Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Emerging Technologies (ETs) in Education: A Systematic Review of the Literature Published

Abstract—This study systematically reviews, classifies and synthesizes the research related to Emerging Technologies (ETs) in the field of formal education between 2006 and 2016, aiming to identify areas of uncertainty for future research. In addition, this study is a tool to guide teachers in their decision making when incorporating technologies in the classroom. The research approach was mixed and it […]

The NextGen LMS – Not Just An eLearning Portal

Had the same Learning Management System for the last few years? Guess what – a lot of exciting things happened while you weren’t looking! eLearning Industry   

Collaboration between Ball State, other state universities ensure affordable access to essential software

There’s strength in numbers when it comes to higher education software agreements. Five Hoosier public institutions capitalized on their combined size to secure a new deal to provide Microsoft products to tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff at a significant discount. Ball State University 

Cisco Survey Reveals Close to Three-Fourths of IoT Projects Are Failing

LONDON – The Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), May 23, 2017 – IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 20251. At this rate, the Internet of Things may soon be as indispensable […]

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for K-12 Market, and Loyalties of Educators

If there’s a common thread that unites the rival technology giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft in the education market, it’s this: They’re big. The three major tech companies—along with Amazon, a relatively new player on the scene—go head-to-head in vying for big chunks of school business, most notably in sales of devices and operating systems, […]

Back to the Future of Edtech: A Meditation

Understanding the past is important, and thinking about the future is fundamentally human, but more fascinating still is the combination, the history of the future: the road pointing back to where you were, the road pointing ahead to where you’re going, and the moment at the crossroads contemplating both. Here EDUCAUSE President and CEO John […]

3 Keys to Introducing Virtual Reality in E-Learning Courses

Virtual reality (VR) has found its way into the educational space, and by all indications, it’s here to stay. Since VR glasses can be obtained for as low as $10 apiece, cost is becoming less of an issue, although the expensive headsets are still out of reach for many. Nonetheless, the actual applications beyond the […]

Computing Devices to Remain Stagnant as Traditional PCs Slide Ever Downward

Worldwide, enthusiasm for new computing devices seems to be tapering off. According to a new report from market research firm Gartner, overall device shipments will remain flat in 2017, even as traditional PCs (including laptops) go into a decline that’s forecast to last at least through 2019. Campus Technology 

Web’s Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Wins the Nobel Prize of Computing

Berners-Lee says Web access is a human right—and the technology he created needs a rethink. MIT Technology Review 

Blockchain: Letting Students Own Their Credentials

Very soon this nascent technology could securely enable registrars to help students verify credentials without the hassle of ordering copies of transcripts. Campus Technology