Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

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 […]

A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found. The New York Times

Write Ideas an app for iOS

Write Ideas offers students the best prewriting tool to get a jump-start on their writing assignments. It eases students through their writing assignments using structured prompts and questions. Using Write ideas, students are able to express their creativity in a variety of ways such as voice, doodles and text. Students can then export their work […]

eLife reveals publication costs to spark debate on journal prices

Life sciences journal spends just over £3,000 per article, and has challenged high-profile rivals to release details of their costs Times Higher Education 

UT Professors Create New Repository for Research into Education of Black Males

AUSTIN, Texas — To help researchers, journalists and policymakers locate available research on the education of black males, University of Texas College of Education Professors Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown launched The Black Male Education Research Collection, a new website. The University of Texas at Austin  

Amazon unveils online education service for teachers

Just before the back-to-school season, Amazon is making a major foray into the education technology market for primary and secondary schools, a territory that Apple, Google and Microsoft have heavily staked out. Santa Fe New Mexican