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MIT Media Lab Learning Initiative

The ML Learning initiative is built around a cohort of learning innovators from across the diverse Media Lab groups. We explores learning across many dimensions, ranging from neurons to nations, from early childhood to lifelong scholarship, and from human creativity to machine intelligence.  In addition to creating tools and models, the initiative provides non-profit and […]

Elsevier takes on Wikipedia with science definitions service

Publisher argues Topics platform will provide ‘breadth, depth and currency of knowledge’, and remove the need to leave its website Times Higher Education

Experts share their shortcuts to creativity with STEM: Join #MSFTEduChat on Sept. 19

Learning has no limits. When educators and students truly connect in the classroom, they see endless learning opportunities in the world around them, today and tomorrow, and inspire creativity within each other. On September 19th, we’re bringing in the experts to help you inspire student creativity and curiosity with STEM during our #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet at 10:00am PDT. Microsoft […]

FreeBook From Routledge: Social Media in the Library (Registration Required)

Using social media effectively enables libraries to connect with users in a space that they already occupy, while bringing added value to existing activities. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with suggestions on how librarians, and academics, can use social media to improve audience engagement, create a […]

New series explores the dark reality behind the disruption economy

New two-part television series Secrets of Silicon Valley investigates the reality behind Silicon Valley’s endless faith in its power to change the world for the better. The so-called ‘Tech Gods’ believe progress is powered by unleashing technology to tear up the world as it is and create a new one – a process they call “disruption”. Presented […]

Higher Education Faculty Perceptions of Open Textbook Adoption

The high cost of tuition and textbooks can have a negative impact on potential students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Open Educational Resources (OER) offers students a way to save educational costs while utilizing high-quality open textbooks. Up until now, there have been few studies focused on a specific provider of open textbooks. This study investigates […]

Inside Digital Learning — Digital Field Trip to Smithsonian

For the 24 students in Virginia Miller’s Principles of Chemistry 1 class at Montgomery College last fall, almost every lesson featured a “trip” to a world-class museum. Miller transformed her traditional, face-to-face course through the use of an expansive digital collection from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Inside Higher Ed

OU supports year-long BBC science and technology season

The OU is supporting a year-long season of science and technology programmes that will bring science to life for millions. Launched under the banner Tomorrow’s World, the radio and TV programmes and online hub, will take science out of the lab and into peoples’ homes, addressing how science is changing peoples’ lives, reshaping the world, […]

Colleges, universities now have tech to automatically make course content accessible

Major company’s accessibility solution now available to assist instructors and institutions in increasing the accessibility of online course content. eCampus News

GoAnimate

GoAnimate enables people to produce a wide range of custom videos – from scratch – in the cloud – using drag-and-drop tools. Businesses and educators recognize the power of video but find it difficult, time-consuming and expensive to produce high-quality content. GoAnimate is the quickest, simplest, and most cost-effective solution for producing and sharing a […]