Training and Education Article Archive

  • Augmented reality is a buzzword at the moment and the commercial world is already running full steam ahead with the technology. With that in mind, Judy Bloxham, Jisc RSC Northwest, explores how augmented reality is making a difference to the learning process.
  • Digital Technology Business Analyst, Vijay Nair, discusses commercial e-learning sectors and then explains how by applying COBIT 5 principles organisations can help improve overall business.
  • By 2020 there could be heads-up displays (HUDs) in over nine million cars. Brian Runciman MBCS looks at some of the impacts of HUDs and Google Glass.
  • My eight year old daughter Natasha is currently teaching her grandmother how to use an iPad. Technology is everywhere and a big part of everyday life now. It’s second nature to most children, but the older generation are having to learn how to use it.
  • Poppie Simmonds is 19 years old. Originally from Leicestershire, she is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Birmingham.
  • Twenty-two year old Computer Science graduate Ed Parry has just started his first job in IT. Originally from Staffordshire, Ed now lives in Cardiff where he works as an IT Consultant for Method4.
  • A revolution in computing at schools starts in September 2014, says BCS President Liz Bacon. It aims to make all schools excel at teaching computing.
  • The ‘millennials’ are here. This Generation Y - born between 1981 and 2000 - are out of school, through university, and they are arriving in the workplace.
  • In recent years, the post-compulsory sector (specialist sixth form colleges and further education colleges) has begun to experiment with the concept of using data amassed about a student to provide targeted one-to-one coaching for success.
  • Whilst many of the headline figures for 2014’s report are still negative there are some points of optimism in the thorny issue of gender diversity in IT.