Hey Siri, want to be friends? Children talk to tech, but does it respond?

A University of Washington (UW) study has examined what authors describe as “a missed opportunity” for voice-activated devices, or digital assistants, such as Siri and Alexa, to reach every member of the family.

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by Freya Lucas

Innovation leading “Nursery of the Future” opens its doors in Dubai

A new early learning centre has opened with 22 learning spaces, interactive digital walls, age specific smart sleeping pods, mindfulness zones, a yard complete with race track and splash pad, a fully equipped science lab, a climbing wall, a staffed medical centre and much more housed in a specially designed futuristic setting spread across a 600 square metre area, Gulf News UAE has reported.

2 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Round the clock childcare proposed for Sydney shift workers

The southern suburbs of Sydney could be home to a 24 hour childcare centre, should a proposal put to local council be successful, the Sydney Morning Herald have reported. The centre would be the second in the New South Wales capital to provide education and care to children whose parents work shifts.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

HEI Schools named a finalist in World Changing Ideas Award 2019

Selected from over 2,000 entries, HEI Schools has been named a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award 2019 for its work in “globalising nordic wellbeing through education”.

6 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Meraki Foundation recognised as Early Ed pioneer in efforts to solve literacy crisis in India

The Meraki Foundation, an Indian organisation that focuses on creating parent engagement programs that enable low income families to support the development and learning outcomes of their young children, has won the Education category of the World Changing Ideas 2019 Awards hosted by business publication, Fast Company.

9 days ago

by Jason Roberts