20 août 2019

Textbook Spending Stays Flat

Techno-News BlogSurvey finds the amount students spend on course materials each year has decreased, possibly indicating students are increasingly utilizing open-source material and other educational resources. More...

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Hartsville Today -- The Cook Book

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Douglas J. Fisher and Graham Osteen[Edit][Delete]: Hartsville Today -- The Cook Book, Common Sense Journalism [Edit][Delete] August 23, 2006

I hope this item inspires some people to create their own community newspapers (especially in my home town!) but I'm sure it will be of use to educators as well. This cookbook (link to a 1m PDF) offers a comprehensive guide with useful, practical advice. Advice that wears the badge of experience - for example, the authors advise that the best means of promotion is in person. More...

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All You Wanted to Know About Green WiFi

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Adam Clare[Edit][Delete]: All You Wanted to Know About Green WiFi, August 23, 2006
Green WiFi is "a system that uses a solar panel, a charge controller, a battery, and a generic router to create nodes that cost around $200." The idea is that the internet signal travels from one node to the next, through a mesh. Because each node can be stand-alone, and does not depend on any other node (or even a power supply) the network can grow organically. More...

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Why Affective Computing Systems Need Synthetic Emotion

Techno-News BlogAffective computing systems, including care robots and virtual assistants, can facilitate more intimate human-machine relationships. More...

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What Matters More: Skills or Degrees?

Techno-News BlogSo, what we hear from industry is that they want workers with the soft skills that do not go out of date, as well as a basic understanding of the current hard facts and skills that will be useful for just a few years before they must be upskilled for a new generation of technology. More...

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Boosting Degree Completion With Blockchain

Techno-News BlogArizona State is rethinking how this student data might be exchanged. In partnership with Salesforce, the university’s central enterprise unit, EdPlus, is creating a student data network that will enable participating institutions to share and verify students’ academic records using a distributed ledger technology such as blockchain. More...

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3 in 4 Schools Approaching 100% WiFi Coverage on Campus

Techno-News BlogAbout three-quarters of higher education institutions in a recent survey currently offer wireless coverage for 81 percent to 100 percent of the entire campus. More...

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Dancing To the Tunes of Educational Content

Techno-News BlogShort video platforms and live streaming platforms have converted everyone into a celebrity. TikTok and BIGO LIVE are examples of such short video platforms that are trending these days. More...

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Higher-ed tech adoption is surprisingly stressful for faculty

Techno-News BlogA new survey shows that most professors say higher-ed tech adoption is a major pressure point, resulting in anxiety and loss of sleep. More...

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So Much Money is Being Invested in Edtech, But Has This Positively Affected Student Outcomes?

Techno-News BlogThe thing is, educators are not entirely convinced about Edtech. On top of that, they are not being adequately consulted on it. More...

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