The global spend on technology for education is on the rise, fuelling a market that is projected to reach $19 billion by 2018.
Software in the classroom:
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1) Flipped Learning
The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom
2) Remote Learning
Predominantly delivered through online learning, remote learning allows students to study in their own time and space
3) Device Agnostic Learning
Device agnosticism is the capacity of a computing component to work with various systems without requiring any special adaptations
This refers to the policy of permitting students to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their education institute and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications
The gamification of learning is an educational approach to motivate students to learn by using video game design and elements in learning environments.
Education institutions can improve their productivity and lower the costs of managing the paper produced by students and staff with ABBYY’s recognition technologies and products.
ABBYY FineReader is an intelligent OCR solution for streamlining document conversion among workgroups in academic environments. Combining unmatched accuracy with ease of use and the ability to automate document conversion, FineReader speeds up document processing.
Case Study - FineReader PDF 152KB
The introduction of desktop virtualisation in education is increasing, meaning IT administrators are facing new challenges. vWorkspace from Quest addresses these challenges, combining multiple desktop virtualisation technologies into one easy-to-use, integrated system for rapid, secure administration. Administrators can easily deploy virtual desktop environments of any size in minutes
The solution also helps to enable bring your own device (BYOD) by delivering Windows desktops and applications to a wide variety of devices.
Case Study - vWorkspace In Education PDF 610 KB
iSpring Suite is one of the most powerful e-Learning toolkits for PowerPoint, allowing teachers to develop quality courses, video lectures and assessments that will work on any desktop, laptop and mobile platform. Developing e-Learning content has never been so fast and easy!
Keep all planning activity in one place with Mindjet’s MindManager. Flexible mind maps promote freeform thinking and quick organisation of ideas, so creativity and productivity can live in harmony. Start with a central topic and branch off into limitless other topics. It provides a graphical way to capture information, plan essays and lessons and improve revising
Case Study - Duke Universtiy PDF 119 KB
Case Study - Florida State Universtiy PDF 467 KB
Prezi is the cloud-based presentation software that connects powerfully with an audience. Unlike slides, Prezi's zoomable canvas shows relationships between the big picture and fine details, putting ideas into context and engaging viewers in a unique and visually exciting way.
Prezi's zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable and fun.
Both teachers and students have become numb to conventional classroom presentations, where they’re confronted with slide after slide containing too much information in quick, disjointed succession.
QuarkXPress is page layout and graphic design software that lets anyone create and publish rich, compelling materials for print, web, e-readers, tablets, and other digital media using one easy tool.
QuarkXPress is designed to work closely with other applications, including common graphics and video programmes as well as Word, Excel and the major components of Adobe Creative Suite.
Case Study - London College of Communication PDF 464 KB
Teachers worried about how understandable their lessons are? Students stressing about the fact their presentations don't look professional enough?
Smartdraw is the easiest way to create charts and diagrams. This visual processor creates 70+ visual templates for all types of business roles including flowcharts, org charts, floor plans and more in minutes.
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Web Help Desk is an easy-to-use and affordable IT help desk software for K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. Web Help Desk enables users to:
Give students the opportunity to express themselves and change the way they learn and understand what's being taught with TechSmith’s software solutions.
Say no to boring hand-outs! With Snagit, teachers can create colourful, attention grabbing presentations and dynamic study materials to give out to students using annotation tools such as arrows, edge effects and more. Get snapshots of websites or anything on a screen even when it scrolls. Save the full screen or just a small section when researching. Users can use the highlight tool, take notes or document bibliography information in a few simple clicks.
Camtasia allows educators to easily create videos that encourage students, inform parents and boost learning. Record live presentations or lectures giving students the opportunity to refresh their memories and return to lessons.
Case Study - Camtasia - Stillwater PDF 846 KB