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Why Wearables Are the New Gateways to Human Knowledge

The use of Google Glass and other wearable devices in higher education is still experimental, but the technology is opening up exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning. Campus Technology Full Article

October 16, 2014 | Daily News

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Diffusing Innovations: Adoption of Serious Educational Games by K-12 Science Teachers

Innovation is a term that has become widely used in education; especially as it pertains to technology infusion. Applying the corporate theory of diffusing innovation to educational practice is an innovation in itself. This mixed-methods study examined 38 teachers in a science educational gaming professional development program that provided baseline characteristics about personal technology use […]

October 16, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Research

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The Student Writing Archive Project (SWAP): Designing a Searchable Database of Student Writing and Teacher Commentary for English Teacher Preparation Courses

Teacher candidates have few opportunities during their teacher preparation coursework to investigate practices associated with eliciting and responding to student writing. This article describes an attempt to address this problem with a searchable online digital archive of student writing, with and without teachers’ written feedback, as well as other instructional materials from elementary, middle, and […]

October 16, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Improving Virtual Collaborative Learning through Canonical Action Research

Virtual collaboration continues to gain in significance and is attracting attention also as virtual collaborative learning (VCL) in education. This paper addresses aspects of VCL that we identified as critical in a series of courses named ‘Net Economy’: (1) technical infrastructure, (2) motivation and collaboration, and (3) assessment and evaluation. Net Economy is an international […]

October 15, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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iSELF: The development of an Internet-Tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback

This paper describes the theoretical basis and development of the iSELF: an Internet-tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback to stimulate self-directed learning in ubiquitous learning environments. In ubiquitous learning, learners follow their own trails of interest, scaffolded by coaches, peers and tools for thinking and learning. Ubiquitous learning solutions include on- and off-line, formal and […]

October 15, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Using wikis for online group projects: Student and tutor perspectives

This paper presents a study of the use of wikis to support online group projects in two courses at the UK Open University. The research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a wiki in supporting (i) student collaboration and (ii) tutors’ marking of the students’ collaborative work. The paper uses the main factors previously identified […]

October 15, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Coursera Expands Its MOOC Certificate Program

Coursera, the online education company, announced on Wednesday that it was expanding a program that awards special certificates to students who pass multiple MOOCs. Wired Campus Full Article

October 15, 2014 | Daily News

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Reaching Out With Tech

A former New York City schools chancellor plans to use technology — and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s $700 million endowment — to connect more low-income students with prestigious colleges and universities. Inside Higher Education Full Article

October 14, 2014 | Daily News

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Diving into Lake Devo: Modes of representation and means of interaction and reflection in online role-play

This paper outlines an action research project involving the development of an educational online role-playing website, known as Lake Devo. Designed in keeping with constructivist principles, the website is used in select post-secondary courses at Ryerson University and allows learners to work synchronously, using visual, audio, and text elements to create avatars and interact in […]

October 13, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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HP hopes its breakup will benefit higher ed

Venerable Silicon Valley company HP is splitting into two separate firms—one for printers and computers and one for enterprise solutions Innovations in mobile computing, 3D printing, and cloud services are what HP hopes to deliver to colleges, universities, and other customers as a result of its decision this week to split into two separate companies. […]

October 13, 2014 | Daily News