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New trends in course materials aim to help Millennials

A new report reveals that the cost of student course materials are down thanks to flexible price comparison technology, as well as other student spending behaviors. eCampus News

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Making an Impact With Self-Service Video Recording

Penn State’s One Button Studio has changed the meaning of “video literacy,” giving students and instructors the tools to create professional-looking videos without technical assistance. Campus Technology

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Developing a $10 Digital Textbook

Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device Campus Technology

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Designing, producing and exemplifying videos to support reflection and metacognition for in-service teachers training

In this paper we document a six-phase video production process designed to support teachers’ continuous professional development in three disciplinary areas: scientific, linguistic-literary and foreign languages areas. This production has been carried out within the NOP1 – National Operational Programme funded by European structural funds and conducted by INDIRE between 2007 and 2014.The originality of […]

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Zaption: A Platform to Support Teaching, and Learning about Teaching, with Video

Digital video has exploded on the web, and many assume it will play a major role in education in the future. Just watching a video, however, does not necessarily lead to learning. Realizing the potential of video for learning will require new technologies that make video interactive, engage learners, and enable video to be embedded […]

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Applying Universal Design for Learning in Online Courses: Pedagogical and Practical Considerations

Inclusion of the universal design for learning (UDL) model as a guiding set of principles for online curriculum development in higher education is discussed. Fundamentally, UDL provides the student with multiple means of accessing the course based on three overarching principles: presentation; action and expression; and engagement and interaction. Guidelines are also provided for incorporating […]

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Exploring the effect of materials designed with augmented reality on language learners’ vocabulary learning

The purpose of this study was to determine the motivational level of the participants in a language classroom towards course materials designed in accordance with augmented reality technology and to identify the correlation between academic achievement and motivational level. 130 undergraduate students from a state-run university in Turkey participated in this study and Turkish version […]

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Digital Education Provisions Tag Along in Senate Reauthorization Bill

The Senate’s version of a revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act could help schools and libraries with digital learning. Center for Digital Education

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ConnectHome Program To Provide Broadband for 275,000 Low-Income Households

On July 15 President Barack Obama announced the launch of the “ConnectHome” broadband initiative, which will provide high speed home Internet access to nearly 200,000 children in more than 275,000 low-income households. ConnectHome is the next step in Obama’s Connecting America initiative. Library Journal

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Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015

The Pew Research Center’s unit studying the internet and society began systematically measuring internet adoption among Americans in 2000. Since then, Pew Research has conducted 97 national surveys of adults that have documented how the internet has become an integral part of everyday life across diverse parts of society. Pew Research Center