Digital

How to reduce the digital carbon footprint?

Even though digital tools (professional or personal) are essential to everyday life, they are nonetheless harmful for the environment. Despite being seen as ‘virtual’ by many, the digital sector does increase the planet’s carbon balance by contributing to 2% of greenhouse gas emissions, a figure that is expected to double within 3 years. So how can the digital carbon footprint be controlled?   The annual environmental footprint of a user of a company’s IT system amounts to the energy usage of 19 low-consumption lightbulbs, lit 24/7 for 220 days, the air pollution of a 3100 km car ride, and...

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Is a “digital tsunami” about to hit education?

Capital venture funds in the US have been pouring money into ed-techs, (new technologies for education), leading French journalist Emmanuel Davidenkoff to speak of a “digital tsunami” in a new book on the subject   The digital tsunami: is the education sector ready? To research for his book Le tsunami numérique, (“the digital tsunami”), Emmanuel Davidenkoff, Editor in Chief of French magazine l’Etudiant, went to the United States to see how ed-tech is poised to revolutionise education. In the book’s foreword, education specialist Davidenkoff draws a parallel between the worlds of publishing and press, which are already undergoing the digital transformation, and...

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ICT and education: how far have we come since 2011?

Teachers are brushing up on their ICT skills in their free time, and while young people think digital technology is useful, they don’t think it will have a major impact on their future career. An overview of the results of a European survey… ICT in schools: how teachers are acquiring skills, and what students think  Although tablets have only been part of the digital landscape since 2010, they soon found their way into the education environment and have been used in a number of classroom experiments since 2011. European Schoolnet, a network of twenty European Ministries of Education, has...

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Digital education for learners with disabilities

Digital technologies and tools are undoubtedly a major asset for people outside the mainstream education system or suffering from Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). More and more inclusive, personalised education programmes are being developed, and UNESCO has made it one of its top priorities. UNESCO: “mobile learning can meet the unique and varied needs of disabled learners”.  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization regularly updates a series of documents on mobile learning. Mobile learning, according to UNESCO’s definition, offers: “Modern ways to support learning process through mobile devices, such as handheld and tablet computers, MP3 players, smartphones and mobile...

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Digital news: the Best of 2013

What are the latest digital trends? How is mobility transforming the way we work? How can companies appropriate digital technologies? How are they affecting the education, healthcare and retail industries? What’s happening next with the Internet of Things? E-media publishes daily articles on trends and the innovative solutions, services and uses generated by digital technologies. Here’s our pick of this year’s best. Enjoy, and we’ll be back on Monday 6 January with more digital news. Digital trends that are pushing back frontiers Digital vision: the big tech trend for 2014? Smart city: the challenges Trending: PC, laptop or tablet:...

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