Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

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 […]

Digital Literacy Resources: https://www.digitallearn.org

If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.   https://www.digitallearn.org    

What’s the point of digital resources? A Digifest discussion

How do students use digital resources? How does this change the way we teach? Digifest speakers reveal how creative teaching, and co-creating with learners, can turn online archives from passive stores of information to spaces for innovation. Jisc

The Future Trends Forum

The Future Trends Forum is an ongoing, participatory, and open video conversation about the future of higher education. Each week a different guest – an inspiring expert, visionary, practitioner, or researcher – speaks to their area of interest.  I kick off the discussion with a question or two, then facilitate further questions and comments generated by participants via […]

Digital Archive Shares In-Depth Stories of Black America

With stories from President Barack Obama, Gen. Colin Powell, B.B. King Langston Hughes’ assistant and more than 2,700 others, The HistoryMakers is the largest African-American oral video archive in the world. Carnegie Mellon University 

Portfolio, text, data, page

‘I can use things, but I can’t make anything’: a qualitative exploration of team networks in the development and implementation of a new undergraduate e-compendium

In higher education, undergraduate teaching materials are increasingly becoming available online. There is a need to understand the complex processes that happen during their production and how social networks between different groups impact on their development. This paper draws on qualitative interviews and participant drawings of their social networks to understand the dynamics of creating […]