Pandemic turns smartphones from luxury to must-have as India’s schools go online [Srivastava]

Pandemic turns smartphones from luxury to must-have as India’s schools go online — from news.trust.org by Roli Srivastava Smartphones help classes continue as schools remain […]

This HoloLens 2 app is helping doctors learn how to ID coronavirus [Feltham]

This HoloLens 2 app is helping doctors learn how to ID coronavirus — from venturebeat.com by Jamie Feltham Excerpt: The app, meanwhile, takes users through […]

How might tools like Microsoft’s new Whiteboard be used in online-based learning? In “learning pods?” [Christian]

Questions/reflections from DSC: How might this be used for online-based learning? For “learning pods” and homeschoolers out there?  Will assistants such as the Webex Assistant […]

Cisco Webex: Is this level of audio quality in your videoconferencing products? If not, please purchase/integrate this co’s tech. [Christian]

[DC] Cisco Webex: Is this level of audio quality in your videoconferencing products? If not, please purchase/integrate this co's tech. "Your answer to high-quality audio […]

Zoom Launches Zoom For Home

Zoom Launches Zoom For Home — from which-50.com Excerpts: Zoom Video Communications has announced Zoom for Home, which it describes as a new category of […]

Macro.io — another example of the forthcoming innovation in online-based meetings & learning

DC: Individuals or teams can use this tool that works on top of Zoom (i.e., doesn’t require the network effect to make a diff). How […]

A new affordance of a 100%-online-based learning environment: A visual & audible “Table of Contents of the Key Points Made” [Christian]

  From DSC: As I’ve been listening to some sermons on my iPhone, I end up taking visual snapshots of the times that they emphasize […]

Microsoft Teams’ “Together Mode” reduces extraneous cognitive load in videoconferencing meetings

Microsoft Teams Rolls Out Virtual Rooms to Fight ‘Meeting Fatigue’ — from cheddar.com by Taylor Craig       From DSC: Again, the longer the […]

Wrongfully accused by an algorithm [Kashmir Hill; New York Times]

Wrongfully accused by an algorithm — from nytimes.com by Kashmir Hill Excerpt: On a Thursday afternoon in January, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was in his office […]

Remote collaboration and virtual conferences, the future of work [Fink]

Remote collaboration and virtual conferences, the future of work — from forces.com by Charlie Fink Excerpts: Ten weeks ago, Jesse Damiani, writing on Forbes.com, told the […]

Learning channels of the future will offer us more choice. More control. [Christian]

  From DSC: And this phenomenon of learning from the living [class] room will likely pick up steam; some learning-related services are already heading that […]

DC: Ouch! Likely a *major game-changer* — esp given the current landscape of #HigherEducation. [Christian]

DC: Ouch! Likely a *major game-changer* — esp given the current landscape of #HigherEducation. If traditional institutions of higher ed want to survive, they better […]

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