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Google Glass Finds a Second Act at Work

Google Glass, no longer available to consumers, is gaining fans in the workplace. MIT Technology Review

July 26, 2015 | Business, Daily News

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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

July 25, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education

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Ed Tech’s Funding Frenzy

With $2.51 billion invested in educational-technology companies during the first half of 2015, investors continue to defy fears that interest in the sector is waning. Yet analysts say the staggering figure distracts from what and who isn’t being funded. Inside Higher Ed

July 25, 2015 | Business

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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

July 25, 2015 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12

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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

July 20, 2015 | Daily News, Instructional Design, Solutions, Virtual Libraries

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Refining the definition of information literacy: the experience of contextual knowledge creation

A recently-conducted phenomenographic research study described six ways of experiencing information literacy (IL) in nursing practice. These findings and a re-interpretation of those of several other studies into IL experience, appear to show that such experience is always focused on context-specific knowledge creation. This suggests that those definitions of IL which focus on information gathering […]

July 19, 2015 | Government, Higher Education, Instructional Design, K-12, Virtual Libraries

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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 […]

July 19, 2015 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education, Instructional Design, K-12

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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 […]

July 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, K-12

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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 […]

July 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Research

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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 […]

July 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research