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Teaching the Internet Generation, Anywhere

James Careless | February 16, 2017 11:28 am

A cohort of always-in-motion Millennials who are wired to their handheld multimedia/interactive devices are not inclined to sit attentively during 19th century-style lectures, let alone plow through thick, text-only reading materials. This is why colleges such as New Jersey’s Rutgers University (and Roger Williams University) are moving into multimedia-centric and interactive teaching approaches that keep Millennials engaged.


What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion

March 17, 2017 11:46 am
Student discussion differentiates online education from the old correspondence courses. But there are still many questions to answer in order to facilitate good discussion online. Hong Zhiu, of the University of Texas at San Antonio, did a meta-analysis of studies of online discussion over the past 15 years and has interesting findings about participation. These findings can help instructors maximize the benefits of discussion.


VR in Education

March 17, 2017 11:44 am
Of all the areas where virtual reality technology is now being used, VR may hold the most promise in education. By enabling immersive experiences, VR can engage students’ imaginations in ways previously impossible. Whether experiencing the undersea wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, walking the streets of ancient Rome, or seeing inside the cells of the human body, the educational scope of VR is truly limitless.


Kansas State U Working on Centralized Video Repository

March 17, 2017 11:42 am
An effort at Kansas State University seeks to preserve thousands of hours of video content amassed over the last three-plus decades. The legacy content, including historical footage, guest lectures and more, is being imported to Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite video content management platform, which will serve as a central repository for all academic video files on campus.


Higher ed leads to unicorn breeding grounds

March 17, 2017 11:39 am
Higher ed institutions in the U.S. lead the world when it comes to producing graduates who go on to create unicorns—private start-up companies worth in excess of $1 billion, such as Uber, Facebook or SpaceX.


What Does it Mean to Prepare Students For a Future With Artificial Intelligence?

March 16, 2017 2:18 pm
Last year, in the height of the election season, the Obama administration quietly released a national strategic plan for artificial intelligence (AI) research and development. The plan was the beginning of a national effort to prepare Americans for a future with AI—a future some computer scientist believe our nation is ill-equipped to handle.


CD-ROM Databases Bridged the Gap Between Library Card Catalogs and the Internet

March 16, 2017 2:16 pm
For students attending a university in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the experience was vastly different than it is today. Technology was an exciting prospect, rather than a given part of everyday life.