Posts Tagged ‘CORDIS’

Semantic Tech’s Role in the Classroom of the Future

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The team at CORDIS recently wrote, “The integration of ICT into every day teaching can have a positive impact on student knowledge and understanding, and can help teachers deliver stimulating and motivating classes.  This has been the major finding of the ground breaking EU-funded ITEC (Innovative Technologies for Engaging Classrooms) project, which since 2010 has sought to bring about a transformation in learning and teaching through the application of advanced learning technology. In fact, the project has been so successful that ITEC has doubled its original classroom target, and now involves over 2 000 classes in its future classroom pilots. These pilots include ‘Future Classroom Scenarios’ and ‘Learning Stories and Activities’, which are designed to inspire schools to adopt new pedagogical practices with the support of ICT. Such classes have been developed with the full participation of teachers.” Read more

Smart TVs and the Semantic Web

CORDIS recently reported, “If you have bought a new television lately, the chances are it is a lot smarter than your old one. Smart TVs, also known as connected or hybrid televisions, featuring integrated internet connectivity, currently account for around a third of TV sales in Europe. They are the end point in a huge and rapidly expanding value chain driven by the intensifying convergence of television and the internet. Just as accessing the internet solely from a desktop PC is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, so too is broadcast TV in the traditional sense – along with the complaint that ‘there’s nothing on television!’ With connected TVs, channels become interactive, content can be shared, rated and commented among friends, videos can be streamed and watched at will, and a favourite programme will never be missed.” Read more