Gartner reveals the top tech trends for business in 2018

The advisory firm Gartner has released a report on the technology trends that will reshape business in 2018. Among them are artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, and event thinking. The report is based on what the company calls the intelligent digital mesh, “the entwining of people, devices, content and services.”

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Education, skills and employability in 2030

Nowadays it is almost impossible to talk about college education without also addressing the issue of employability. In this context and to tackle the threat of automation and the skills gap, Pearson, in collaboration with Nesta and the Oxford Martin School, has published the report The Future of Skills. Employment in 2030, a publication that identifies the skills and competencies that professionals will need to remain relevant in the —not so distant— future.

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Meet the 5 finalists competing for the $15M XPRIZE Global Learning Challenge

XPRIZE has announced the 5 finalists competing for the $15 million Global Learning challenge, which seeks solutions that “will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months.”

Photo: Swathi Sridharan (ICRISAT)

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New study highlights the benefits and challenges of education technology

The advances in education technology offer the potential to expand the access to quality education, facilitate communication, and bring opportunities to more people, but they also pose challenges because the speed and scale with which ed-tech innovations are being implemented may aggravate existing inequalities.

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