01 août 2015

Weekend Reading: Fourth of July Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy holiday weekend to our readers in the United States and happy regular weekend to everyone else (and a belated happy Canada day to our neighbors in the north)!
According to an article in Vanity Fair, technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: “How iPhones Ruined Summer Camp.”
Also, for the iTunes users among us, or should I say the former iTunes users, Apple has been unrolling Apple Music over the last several days. Read more...

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Weekend Reading: July 31 Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Happy end of the month, ProfHackers! When you you are enjoying a bit of relaxation or riding the productivity wave, we hope that you’ve had a great July. Here are a few links to give you something to think about or talk about (or both) over the weekend. Read more...

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Web Platform Seeks to Give Students an Alternative to the ‘Wall of Text’

By . It’s difficult to keep students engaged — and awake — when assigning them readings from long and often dull textbooks. Two researchers wanted to change that.
Their creation is zyBooks, a web-based platform that mixes learning activities such as question sets and animations with some written content, largely as a replacement for text. More...

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New Model of ‘Smart Campus’? Carnegie Mellon to Embed Sensors Across Landscape

By . Imagine a world where you’re driving to campus, and before you get there, your car tells you to park in one lot because it already knows another is full. That could soon be the reality at Carnegie Mellon University, where researchers have teamed up with Google to place wireless sensors around the campus to connect everyday items with the web. More...

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31 juillet 2015

Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning

By Brian Mathews. A program I’m proud of at Virginia Tech is something we call Course Exhibits. The philosophy behind it is that there are all these great conversations happening behind the closed doors of the classroom—what if we could make that public. More...

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The year abroad 2.0: how technology is changing foreign study

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Technology can help combat loneliness – but won’t solve all the problems you encounter. More...

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29 juillet 2015

Inquiry-Based Learning with Online Labs and Mobile Apps

Résultat de recherche d'images pour This workshop has built on the successful collaboration between the two projects, which was initiated in last year’s JTEL summer school. During that event, a first step towards the technical integration of the toolkits offered by the two projects was achieved. This year’s joint workshop strengthened this collaboration and presented the outcomes of both projects in a pedagogical and technological way. More...

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Modern Ways for Teachers to Engage Their Students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour We can all attest to the fact that over the years, our education system has undergone some major improvements even though it is yet to change. The way technology has advanced in the recent past has totally changed the way we not only communicate but also the way our children are taught in school. More...

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“La tecnología es un servicio”, entrevista con Félix Serrano (INTEF)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Félix Serrano es el Director del Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y Formación del Profesorado (INTEF). INTEF es la unidad del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte responsable de la integración de las TIC en las etapas educativas no universitarias. More...

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“Technology has become a service”, interview with Félix Serrano (INTEF)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Félix Serrano is the Director of the INTEF, the National Institute of Educational Technologies and Teachers’ Training. It is the unit responsible of ICT integration in all educational levels except higher education at the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. More...

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