At VSO, we recognise that technology is no magic bullet solution but can empower teachers to deliver their lessons effectively. Unlocking Talent is part of a broad strategy for improving education in Malawi that is also increasing the number of teachers trained in using child-centred teaching methods.
Wherever you source your news, you're never far from a story about dementia. Recently we heard how dementia is set to become a trillion dollar disease by 2018, then news that exercise could prevent early onset of the condition was in the headlines again.
A body of research concerned with e-books on laptops and PCs shows that high quality e-books can support children's vocabulary, story comprehension and word reading. However, e-books and digital books on tablets with many hotspots and multimedia features which do not correspond to the narrative can diminish children's story comprehension and vocabulary.
Do you ever check what permissions the apps you download to your smartphone or tablet require? Just why is it your torch app needs access to your contact lists and location? Or why your calendar needs to access your phone records?
New technologies can inspire and facilitate teaching, working arrangements and communication, but they can also introduce new kinds of crime, disorders and anti-social behaviour.
In spite of the threat to my IQ and sleep quota, I've shed all guilt of cheating on print books. I'm afraid that e-books are here to stay and I suspect eventually a large number of us will also ditch print in favour of e-books. Here's why I've converted.
Year by year more parts of our lives are becoming impacted and influenced by technology. It has made us more connected than ever but arguably also less social (in the real sense of the word). But love or loathe 'this sort of' technology it is fair to say that most of us couldn't now live without it without taking a serious drop in our standard of living.
Just as we were thinking about launching a magazine independently, financed by maxed out credit cards and money found down the back of the sofa, it seemed that suddenly we could slug it out with the big boys and girls on an almost even playing ground. We would be able to get to our niche audience via the magic of the internet.
Nowadays, libraries are unfortunately losing their appeal to the new generations. How can a visit to the library compete with playing Minecraft on an iPad?
As the transition away from relatively easy to manage corporate laptops and desk-bound computers, personal tablets and smartphones gathers pace, it's no surprise that hackers are choosing these mobile devices as their next target.
While smart phones, tablets and laptops are becoming our 'go-to' devices, creating a boon in productivity, the move towards Bring Your Own Device is increasing security risk to the corporate network and corporate data.
Not only are its current users the most brand-loyal, the iPhone is the handset that people are most likely to recommend even if they don't own one. Samsung might have a clear lead over Apple when it comes to ownership, but it's level pegging when it comes to recommendations.
The holidays are a time for giving, we all know, and 2014 continues the trend of the past few years - one of the most popular gifts this year will be a new tablet, smartphone or laptop...
That's how Vive was described to me by a friend last week and immediately it caught my interest; because I like the concept of Chatroulette, to video chat with a random selection of people, but I'm not particularly keen on hairy men's willies.
It is an uncomfortable but perhaps unavoidable fact that modern slaves do not have much of a voice... modern slavery no longer always involves whips, chains, sweat and black skin. But we lack an accurate image through which we can portray the lives of around 21 million modern slaves.
Ofsted's chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw recently stated on Radio 4 that "More than two-thirds of our poorest children - and in some of our poorest communities that goes up to eight children out of 10 - go to school unprepared,".