Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Flexible Mindset, Physical Space Prepare Students for Future

Posted by Heather Noel

Northwest ISD administrators, Dr. Robert Thornell, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and Cara Carter, director of instructional technology, discuss the ways technology has transformed education and how schools should continue to adapt. These responses have been edited for

Conrad High Students Get Free Phones, Internet Connection

Posted by Heather Noel

About 250 students at Dallas ISD’s Emmett J. Conrad High School received free mobile devices and wireless internet connectivity recently.

The donation marked the launch of Sprint and the Sprint Foundation’s 1Million Project, an initiative aiming to lessen the digital …

On Tap: Ignite, Educated City, & D CEO’s Technology Event

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 19 – 26.


PURSUIT DALLAS — 6 to 8 p.m. at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, in Dallas. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department will kick off its six-part …

Vickers Takes Dean’s Post at Dallas Baptist University

Posted by Lance Murray

Jeremy Vickers has moved his educational expertise south from the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson to Dallas Baptist University, where he has been named dean of the College of Professional Studies.

At UT Dallas, Vickers served as executive …

SMU Students Taking Wireless Vehicle Tech to the Streets

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesIn urban areas, trips by cars and trucks are often unpleasant (and all-too-familiar) adventures in avoiding accidents, potholes, construction zones, and other drivers.

Researchers at Southern Methodist University are developing technologies that allow vehicles, traffic signals, and even construction signs …

What’s Ahead in Education? How Schools Will Face the Future

Posted by Heather Noel

John Thompson, executive director at Texas Christian University’s Center for Career and Professional Development and Sue Anderson, TCU associate professor in education technology, talk about what lies ahead for education in 2017, including technology’s role in the classroom, challenges of

UNT Researchers Develop Cooling Cushion to Prevent Ulcers for People in Wheelchairs

Posted by Heather Noel

Consistent pressure against the skin can lead to ulcers for many people in wheelchairs, but UNT Health Science Center researchers have designed a cooling cushion that could help prevent the costly health problem.

The battery-powered system circulates about a gallon …

Unibees App Alerts Students to Campus Freebies, Events

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The hunt for free food, giveaways, and special events can often be a frustrating, cumbersome process with clunky websites and multiple social media platforms that may or may not be reliable.

So, a few University of Texas at Dallas …

UTD Researchers Receive Grants for VR-based Medical Work

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

The University of Texas at Dallas announced Thursday that a team of researchers from the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication has received two grants that will be used to further research into virtual reality-based medical experiences.

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On Tap: Women’s Empowerment Conference, Collidathon, & MLK Symposium

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 12 – 19.


PILOBOLUS — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. Pilobolus’ Shadowland pioneered the integration of shadow theater, dance, and …