Big Data

Leading academic innovation through technology As someone who has been working all of my career in the area of teaching and learning innovation at universities, it has become almost instinctive in conversations with most teachers to place technology second. Particularly in the early days of emergent digital leaning technologies—say, 1995 to 2010—the levels of anxiety, or even downright suspicion held by many of my academic … Read more

Connecting with Kids

The right age to give kids their own phone has always been… up to the parents. Should I give my 11-year-old daughter a mobile phone? Giving one to her is a passport to technological freedom and opens 
the floodgates to problems like cyber game addiction and other social issues. Is there an appropriate age for … Read more

Digitally Crossed Cultural

The global market presents new challenges for graphic designers to address language barriers and ethnic nuances Most designers assume that designing products for foreign markets only requires a language translation, switching currencies, and potentially updating a few fields. However, cross-cultural design can be much more complex. Because I’m from Brazil and most of my clients … Read more

The Age of Computing

The importance of computational thinking at an early age When you think back over the last hundred years, the technological achievements that we’ve accomplished have been incredible. Transport, communication and medicine – these are just a few areas that have seen considerable change. So, it begs the questions: What will we witness over the next … Read more

Lucky Number 21

Tech startups to keep an eye on Earlier this year , the Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Vietnam Silicon Valley project (www.siliconvalley.com.vn) – a four-month program that offers funding and mentorship to tech startups. It is still unclear how independent and strong these startups will be once they hit the market, although many … Read more

Grab it and Rock on

Grab[Motorbike]Taxi On just about every Ho Chi Minh City street corner there are idle xe oms waiting for a fare. Hoping to capitalize on this unused resource is GrabTaxi. The company has started to connect and incorporate xe oms into its taxi app. It’s a beta project currently only available in Vietnam. I recently tested … Read more