Technology News for August 10 2017

Ajenda Technology

The 50 Best Tech Products of All Time

So what’s the best tech product to come out of the digital age? And what qualifies a product as being “Best”? First and foremost, it must be a quality product. Beyond that, a product should have attained a certain level of popularity, had staying power, and perhaps made some sort of breakthrough, influencing the development of later products of its ilk. So after considering hundreds of products and engaging in many hours of painstaking debate, PC World presents the 50 best tech products. Instead, you’ll find gear that, in all likelihood, you used yourself at one point or another-and, in many cases, products you’re still using today. Oh yeah, you may think our choices are ridiculous or that we’ve left out much more important products.
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Information Technology

By earning your B.S. in Information Technology from Oregon Tech you will be prepared to begin, or advance your career with the knowledge and skills that employers across the country and around the world are looking for in this high-demand field. Working with your faculty advisor you will select one or more of these areas to focus your studies on through additional advanced coursework in our one-of-a-kind Enterprise Technology and Cybersecurity Lab.
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Throughout the workshop, common areas of concern were: appropriate faculty development, determining both qualitative and quantitative measures of the effectiveness of learning and teaching in environments rich in educational technology tools, wide dissemination of effective practices, recognition of successful innovation using information technology in education, identifying the cost(s) of the information technology infrastructure, and defining the outcome(s) and challenge(s) of implementing small-scale applications of educational technology on a larger scale. The primary purposes of the workshop were: to identify examples of effective uses of information technology and education technology; to consider the impact of using information technology on various parts of the undergraduate enterprise; to investigate issues of dissemination and of evaluation that arise with the use of information technology; and to speculate on and help NSF anticipate the impact of future developments. Alternately, the term educational technology was proposed, and offered to mean “The systematic application of human and technological resources in teaching and learning.” Within educational technology, tools might further be subdivided into instructional technology and learning technology, depending upon whether their use is centered in the delivery of material or its comprehension. The reform process might be described as a four-stage process: Initiation, which for information technology included the innovators and visionaries of the 1960’s and 70’s; Contagion, or the promotion of information technology as “a good idea” through the 1980’s and 90’s; Coordination, where the use of information technology becomes standardized and widely available; and Integration, where the cost becomes nominal and access to the technology becomes assumed, even commonplace. Among these were: the need for faculty development, both for users and creators of information technology resources; the increased need for a human and capital infrastructure associated with information technology and their associated costs; evaluation of the use of information technology; and the need for more research on the learning process as well as learning technologies.
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By combining digital treatment planning and mass-customization, with shape-engineering based on biomechanical principles, we have revolutionized the orthodontic industry. Today, we’ve helped treat over 4 million patients with the Invisalign system and are driving the evolution in digital dentistry with the iTero Intraoral scanner helping to modernize today’s practices by replacing physical impressions, taking treatment planning online, and creating the potential to enable and improve almost every type of dental treatment offered. The iTero Intraoral scanner is an open architecture system that allows for compatibility with multiple laboratory-based CAD/CAM milling systems and over 3,000 dental labs. The iTero Intraoral scanner provides a dental “Chair-side” platform for accessing valuable digital diagnosis and treatment tools, with potential for enhancing accuracy of records, treatment efficiency, and the overall patient experience. The combination enables us to bring innovative new Invisalign treatment tools to customers and extended the value of intraoral scanning in dental practices.
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