AR and VR added to doctoral student’s skills development

The University of Rochester is launching a new initiative to apply augmented and virtual reality to doctoral education. Where the focus is directed on health, education, product design, remote communication, entertainment, and other fields. 62 doctoral students are to be trained in the skills needed to advance AR/VR technologies. With …

Universities as an empowering source of integrating refugees

Currently, 456 volunteer students initiatives at 137 universities are active in Germany in the Refugee Welcome program. The initiative was launched in 2015 and is financed annually by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with more than four million euros. Last year alone nearly 30 000 refugees benefited from …

Competition better than support for physical activity program

Research from Penn Medicine and Deloitte Consulting LLP using a behaviorally designed gamification program to improve the level of exercise. The researchers found that competition was more engaging to increase the daily step counts than support or collaboration. The focus was directed on combining behavioural insights from gaming elements with …

Computer Science for all K-12 Students – New York City shows the way

Hundreds of teachers in New York attended further training in Computer Science in August at the CS Institute in its CS4All-initiative. So far 1900 teachers from 800 schools have received training since the launch 2015. As a result in the 2018-19 school year, 160 000 New York City students learned …