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Engaging Education: Q&A with Tonya C. Hegamin

Margot Douaihy | June 8, 2016 12:54 pm

Medgar Evers College was founded as a result of collaborative efforts by community leaders, elected officials, the Chancellor and the Board of Higher Education of The City University of New York. The College, named after the civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was established in 1969 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of Central Brooklyn. With a legacy for community engagement and a dedication to innovation, I wanted to learn how Medgar Evers’ students and teaching staff are using educational  technologies, specifically mobile tools.


The technology of higher education

June 29, 2016 11:15 am
For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and create unprecedented access to higher education, so the argument goes. Likewise, adaptive learning will improve — or replace — the art of teaching as the right digital content is delivered at the right time to each individual learner.


An Idea for Free Digital Chapters for Students From Amazon

June 29, 2016 11:06 am
So Amazon is going after the education market.


ISTE Works with Microsoft to Help Schools Adopt Technology for Learning

June 29, 2016 11:03 am
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Microsoft are teaming up on several programs intended to help schools and educators prepare for the use of technology in education. The initiative includes development of a plan for guiding schools through their digital transformations; contributions to curriculum for massive open online courses (MOOCs) in relevant topics; and development of tools intended to help schools incorporate ISTE’s learning and teaching in a digital environment.


The Education Institution of the Future is Here – It’s Up to Leaders to Seize It

May 31, 2016 10:35 am
In many ways, higher education is much the same today as it has been for generations. Although significantly more of the population attends college than in our grandparents’ era, post-secondary institutions have largely maintained the status quo. And, they have been notoriously slow to change – despite the shifting needs and demands of students. But with advances in technology in our world more broadly and in higher education, the status quo has to change.


I-Light Speeds Up Indiana Research with 100Gbps Upgrade

May 31, 2016 10:32 am
Institutions across Indiana will soon experience faster bandwidth, thanks to a new upgrade to the state’s high-speed fiber optic network.


Should You Use an “All-In-One” LMS?

May 31, 2016 10:25 am
I have seen it countless of times.