Once again a New Year is upon us. As we say goodbye to 2012 and usher in 2013 we hope that the New Year will bring innovative new technologies that will further progress virtual communication and aid online learning. The field of telecommunication is expanding rapidly and it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest news and breakthroughs in the field. Although it is virtually impossible (pardon the pun) for one to know all the latest happenings, knowing where to find firm sources of information is one of the best ways to remain an expert on the subject of virtual realms and the possibilities that are offered by advances in technology.
Technology impacts nearly every single facet of life. Technology is essential to the betterment of medicine and medical equipment. It is tantamount to reporting on world events and maintaining strong communication ties with people near and far. It affects merchandise, consumerism, quality-of-life and numerous other subjects. Although technology can be examined via all of these scopes, for people who are interested in the actual systems that make these breakthroughs possible, there are a number of sources that promise to keep online advocates well informed.
First and foremost, newspapers like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek make a point to report on the latest technology breakthroughs that impact the world, specifically in pertinence to businesses and educational institutions. There are also an assortment of magazines that are dedicated to technical topics such as Discover Magazine and PC. Academic journals are even more inclined to pay close attention to online systems, especially those with connections to colleges which are increasingly relying on the Internet to gain students. MIT Technology Review, Science Alert, Journal of Information Technology, and JOLT (Journal of Online Learning and Teaching) all offer readers the opportunity to learn about the most recent advances in technology as well as the possibilities that are currently being considered by leaders in the field.
All of these publications have websites, many of which offer users the chance to speak with likeminded people. Creating a community of technology savvy individuals ensures the continued increase in demand for virtual reality to entwine with offline reality, resulting in an easier way to do everything from banking, to working, to getting educated. Staying informed with the latest news and updates is essential to remaining “in the loop” with informational technologies that will undoubtedly continue to make headlines in 2013.
Happy New Year!