Tech company awards classroom innovation
May 5, 2011
Education technology is becoming a central part of many IT companies' business strategy. However, while there is a viable market for digital learning devices, software developers are quick to patronize education as a means of investing in America's future.
Recently, IBM awarded education technology grants to university professors who that are currently developing innovative research and learning programs, reports Smartplanet. Some of the beneficiaries include educators at the State University of New York in Buffalo, and Pace University in New York City.
In all, some 40 professors from 50 countries throughout the world are getting a $10,000 grant from the IT giant. Furthermore, the technology funds have the intended purpose of patronizing education programs that make way for "deeper - and automated - insights into the world around us," stated the news source.
Technologically advanced devices may be a critical tool for professors that hope to bring their scientific innovations to the classroom. Additionally, these teachers may find their efforts helped by a statistical analysis program, a high-tech computer or a DLP projector.
According to IBM, the program was designed to prompt college professors to create "innovative curricula" that will address the future needs of society.
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