CES 2019: which products and innovations will revolutionise uses this year?

From 8 to 11 January 2019, the main new technology players got together in Las Vegas for another edition of the Consumer Electronics Show. Founded in 1967, the event was attended by over 182,000 visitors and 4,400 exhibitors this year, including 420 French startups. #CES2019 - which products will really revolutionise...

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Digital at school: teachers are innovating, and word is getting round

Using a smartphone, tablet, blog, social network, 3D printing or VR in school: a number of teachers have tested it. Their experiments are now more and more visible in France and the Ministry of Education would like to extend these exemplary practices to the whole school system. The “Twictation” is almost an international star. It promotes the learning of spelling through a collaborative approach. The experiment was conducted for two years in the Freyming-Merlebach elementary school in the Nancy-Metz area. In terms of results, it has highlighted “visible improvements in the pupils’ spelling skills”. For the teachers, Twitter was...

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Digital classrooms, where robots help children

New technologies are increasingly being used to fight against school dropout rates. After tablets, robots are now being introduced to help children with learning difficulties and disabilities. This new type of support has the advantage of quickly engaging pupils and getting them to focus. Once the robots enter the classroom, the effect is immediate: the children are captivated and attentive, the robots get pupils working together on projects. That’s what happened at the Willy-Brandt school in Élancourt (on the outskirts of Paris) for example. From pre-school onwards, young pupils are introduced to digital culture through new robotic companions, as...

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How big data can boost students’ employability: a solution in the USA

Exploiting data and learning analytics, collaborative and mobility are some of the main IT trends used for post-graduate studies in the US. A French delegation who attended the last Educause congress reported back on the various digital strategies deployed and presented some of the solutions implemented by some of the top American universities... Educause is a community of digital technology and IT experts, committed to bringing higher education in the States into the twenty-first century. This non-profit organisation implements a number of initiatives including its annual conference, which this year will take place at the end of October and...

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#EdTech: “There is no ‘Uber for Education”

“New technologies will revolutionise education, but it won’t uberise it.” This observation was made by Audrey Jarre and Svenia Busson, two HEC Paris students who launched a research project called Edtech World Tour. By studying methods in 5 continents and 8 countries, they gained valuable insights into the impact and adoption of digital in the education sector, the role of startups and their ecosystems. After completing their trip in the spring of 2016, they drew up a report, which we outlined below.    “Education is still a major issue and an area that has resisted globalisation: it’s a local...

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