Workshop: Geoscience Education in a Digital World
December 13, 2016 - Marriott Hotel, Room Pacific H - San Francisco, CA, USA
Speaker: Shaun Graham
Geoscience Applications Development
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Hotel
780 Mission Street (at 4th)
Room Pacific H
Refreshments will be served
The world we are living in is changing rapidly, as digital technology is more and more integrated into our everyday lives. Smartphones are common possessions for most, big data is shared, analyzed, and interpreted around the world using Cloud technology and people are continuously connected via the world wide web. It is, therefore, safe to say, that in the last 10 years, we have truly undergone a third industrial revolution: the digital revolution.
Digital technology is now truly revolutionizing the way we educate and communicate. These digital capabilities are now being applied to Geoscience and mineralogy education. In a student laboratory, equipped with ZEISS Primotech light microscopes and iPad technology, all the microscopes are connected to a wireless network, where images can be acquired and shared. Supervisors can view down all the microscopes at once and any images from any microscope can be projected onto the screen.