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27 mars 2016

The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Virtual reality teeters on the edge of becoming mainstream, with software development outstripping the hardware and memory storage needed. More...

27 mars 2016

Zuckerberg Education Ventures backs learning assistant camera app Volley

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. “This is so fast it feels like cheating” students tell Volley. The education startup’s app lets students point their phone’s camera at a textbook page or piece of homework, and instantly see resources about key facts and tricky parts, prerequisites, and links to snippets of online classes or study guides that could help. More...

27 mars 2016

Online Education Platforms Increasingly Popular in China

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Learning through online channels is growing in China, with over 1,000 online education startups established since 2014, according to an article by China Daily. More...

27 mars 2016

UCLA should add online classes to accommodate higher enrollment

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Improving the quality of these run-down classrooms is valuable, but expanding lecture halls to fit more seats is a step in the wrong direction. Instead, the university should focus on expediting the expansion of online and hybrid courses to accommodate the growing class size. More...

27 mars 2016

Online Courses Should Continue as a Standard for Summer Intersession

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Every year the University of Connecticut adds 35 to 40 new online courses offered over the summer, according to associate director of UConn eCampus Desmond McCaffrey. More...

27 mars 2016

Concordia adds new summer school courses, online options

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Concordia has put in extra effort this year to boost interest in summer school by offering brand-new classes, flexible online options and a large selection of courses. More...

27 mars 2016

Explore Project-Based Learning in Online Education

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Some online programs use projects to give students constant feedback and help them master specific skills.​ ​For online students looking to develop a specific set of skills, or competencies, project-based learning might be the way to go. More...

27 mars 2016

Ten years forward: Will campus look the same?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Technology is constantly moving forward — from hoverboards to virtual reality. Ten years from now, will campus look the same? Brian Quick, University communication professor since 2007, said students’ communication techniques will continue to change. More...

27 mars 2016

Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Back in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it looks like Amazon is taking those learnings to the next level. More...

27 mars 2016

It’s Not About Making Stuff

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. In the past few years, the thinking around 3D printing has shifted, as the technology has become more or less intertwined with the idea of makerspaces and the maker movement. More...

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