Our lab research specialists have identified 8 fields of emerging technologies, which are broken down across 8 learning blocks within the lab. Each learning block contains 3 tech tracks, each of which focuses on a specific technology within that emerging tech sector. Each tech track contains 3 tech kits which are further broken down into three different difficulty tiers: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each tech kit is self-guided and meant to be completed within 30 – 60 minutes.
Beginner is meant for a user who knows nothing about technology but wants to start learning introductory concepts. Intermediate assumes some basic knowledge about the technology and requires more problem-solving. Advanced is open-ended and gives the user a more complicated task to perform in order to master the subject. Check out each tech track page to learn more about the various technology and resources we provide within each level of tech kit.
There are two types of Tech Kits that are available: Lab Kits and Virtual Kits.
Each of the seven learning blocks focuses on three related technologies. Each Tech Kit focuses on a different technology and is broken down into three different tiers all meant to be completed within 30 – 60 minutes.
Beginner is meant for an user who knows nothing about a technology but wants to start learning. Intermediate assumes some base knowledge about the technology and provides less direction. Advanced is open ended and gives the user a more complicated task to perform. Check out each technology page to get a description of each level of tech kit.
The first kind of Tech Kits that are available must be done in the Gladstein lab due to hardware requirements and resources only found within the lab. These are specifically referred to as Lab Kits.
The second kind of tech kits available is to be completed virtually through the VIBE portal on HuskyCT. These tech kits can be done in the lab or any machine at home but may require you to download software. These are specifically referred to as Virtual Kits.