The coronavirus crisis has been a reminder to Australians at large that the healthy functioning of schools is of paramount importance to society. Schools are vital to the Australian economy, not only because they allow parents to work, but because they educate the professionals of the future. The full impact of the pandemic is yet to be realised but educators nationwide have had to adapt to teaching their curriculum online. Read more
Acer and Intel have launched a new analytics lab in the University of Technology Sydney that will enable research into advanced computer technology and data science.
Once viewed as more of a distraction than a learning opportunity, video games are now finding their place in the modern classroom. For Bass High School in Sydney, the META High School Esports League is resulting in positive learning outcomes, encouraging students to improve their communication, teamwork and leadership skills.
Darren Simmons, Oceanic Managing Director at Acer, discusses how technology has the potential to enable greater levels of personalised classroom learning, assisting educators to better understand the needs of each student.
In the modern-day classroom, esports and gamification are emerging as the next big things to watch. Acer discusses why educators are now embracing these technologies to boost student motivation and engagement.