15 juin 2019

Teaching with 3D anatomy tools

eCampus NewsThe impact on faculty and student learning outcomes are greatly expanded when 3D anatomy tools come into play. More...

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Why simulations (not VR) are the next big thing in education

eCampus NewsWe’ve been hearing a lot recently about virtual reality (VR) as one of the hot new trends in education. VR will revolutionize learning, we’re told, because of its immersive qualities and its ability to transport students to previously inaccessible places, like inside a cell or to a penguin colony in Antarctica. More...

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Enhancing the student experience through hands-on, tech-based learning

eCampus NewsSince the first Intranet was created for students at University of Illinois in 1960, and Electronic University Network offered its first online course in 1986, universities all across the country, and world, have worked to meet the growing demand of the online world and meet the student experience. More...

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Guided Pathways to faster graduation: Supporting students with new tech

eCampus NewsFor schools embracing Guided Pathways, new technology to manage advising and degree-planning is essential. More...

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Laser projection makes 4000 lumens the new Higher Ed standard

eCampus NewsWith the introduction of lamp-free projectors that use Lasers & LEDs as a light source instead of lamps, you can now get projectors that provide the same high brightness and vibrant colors without the need to ever change a lamp. More...

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14 juin 2019

RDA: Resource Description and Access

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: RDA: Resource Description and Access, Joint Steering Committee [Edit][Delete] September 15, 2006
More evidence that people don't listen to me. (*wry grin*) I have written and spoken about the difference between syntacti standards (which are about structure and how things fit together) and semantic standard (which aRE about meanings). Syntactic standards work fine, because you're not committing yourself to an ontology, world view, religion, science or whatever. Semantic standards fair for precisely the same reason. So when someone says (as does Robina Clayphan in an email) "There is more to creating useful metadata than URIs, schemas and syntax. More...

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Mastering Ajax

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brett McLaughlin[Edit][Delete]: Mastering Ajax, IBM Developer Works [Edit][Delete] February 16, 2006
This series is now up to three parts (Part One, Part Two, Part Three) and while it's pretty technical (read: if you don't code, you won't like it) it is a pretty sound technical introduction to the new read-write capabilities of the web. For me, well, this is just the sort of link I like to have handy. Also, on a completely unrelated note: Developing games with Perl and SDL. More...

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Student Achievement and Technology

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Christopher D. Sessums[Edit][Delete]: Student Achievement and Technology, Christopher D. Sessums : Weblog [Edit][Delete] February 17, 2006
I agree with the sentiments expressed in this post. Asked whether technology improves student learning, the first response may be to say that there are other factors involved, and then to hunt about for those surveys that point to a grade increase. But this is the correct response: "Because the technology becomes part of a complex network of changes, its impact cannot be reduced to a simple cause-and-effect model that would provide a definitive answer to how it has improved student achievement. More...

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Multimedia Learning in Games, Simulations, and Microworlds

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Lloyd P. Rieber[Edit][Delete]: Multimedia Learning in Games, Simulations, and Microworlds, ITForum [Edit][Delete] February 20, 2006
This paper highlighted the discussion about online gaming on ITForum last month. The paper is a good overview of learning in games, simulations, and microworlds. It doesn't really offer a perspective so much as offer an overview. I found the ITForum discussion that followed disappointing, kicked off as it was with an 'I hate games' post and not really (to my view, though I will admit I just started deleting the posts) advancing much beyond that. More...

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The Most Popular Educational Technology Diagram

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Catherine Howell[Edit][Delete]: The Most Popular Educational Technology Diagram, Ever, EDUCAUSE Blogs [Edit][Delete] February 8, 2006
I didn't catch the significance of Josie Fraser's post when it came out, but this article helpfully contrasts the diagram it describes to the E-Learning Framework diagram "(which quickly became known as: 'Another Brick in the Wall')" and links, in turn, to a fascinating Flash visualization of some of the approaches in the educational space. More...

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