Magazine article Talent Development

Expanding Horizons: These Innovative Learning Technology Programs Connect People and Nations. (News You Can Use)

Magazine article Talent Development

Expanding Horizons: These Innovative Learning Technology Programs Connect People and Nations. (News You Can Use)

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Learning technology is about more than just e-learning--it's also about e-connecting. People connect using learning technology, and they connect in order to develop it. In countries around the world, learning technology is bringing people near and far together in innovative ways. Here are some examples of note:

* Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates with roughly the population of the U.S. state of Delaware, is building a Knowledge Village of more than 1 million square feet. In it will be an innovation center, a multimedia library, offices of e-learning companies, science and technology institutes, incubators, research and development organizations, and more. One important goal of the project is to enable the region to not only compete, but also to innovate in the global knowledge economy

* Universities in Australia are collaborating to develop voice-recognition software that converts an instructor's words into text projected on a screen. The technology, developed with the help of speech-recognition experts from IBM's T.J. Watson Speech Science Laboratory in New York, will aid disabled students, migrants, indigenous learners, and anyone whose first language isn't English. …

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