Interesting look at how the new technologies are changing the way journalism is being taught and will be practiced in the future. The part on the ethics of 360 degree shooting is quite an eye-opener.
Colleges around the country have been setting up a new kind of research center—with the goal of continually improving how their institutions teach and work with students…. [Recently], a select group of these leaders gathered at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for a day-and-a-half-long convening.
Doesn’t that sound like fun?! Read the whole account here.
I particularly love this idea: “One group proposed a free online repository of educational innovations, modeled after GitHub, the popular online space where computer programmers share their code.”
Looking forward to what happens next!
5 Things Community College Administrators Wish EdTech Companies Would Do. The list seems to be mostly about helping the institutions understand what they need and whether the proposed solutions are the best ones, or will even work at all. That may sound “needy,” but, if you think about it… heck, yeah! If you’re going to buy technology for home, you often seek out a lot of reviews, opinions, and you often can return something if it just doesn’t work. The community college has far fewer opportunities to compare and contrast, far fewer entities that are “just like it,” and is often months down the road with something before they determine it just isn’t the right tool. If EdTech companies want to sell more, they need to get in and understand better.
The idea of a faculty team charged with investigating, recommending and training associates on educational technology, i.e. the Kirkwood Tech Scouts, is covered in an article in the Educause Review this month.
Virtual reality promises to be a mega-trend that upends how we use computers and just plain get along. So why’s it such a snooze at the world’s biggest tech expo?
At Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, students are applying 3D drafting skills to the restoration of an historic theater. Talk about real-world experience! How are your students using classroom technology skills in “the real world”?
This article about current use of wearable tech to try to better understand how student physiology and mental states affect their learning is a little scary, but pretty interesting. I’d get an Empatica wristband
to help me understand just how I feel about the whole idea, but they retail for $1700…!
Historically, community colleges haven’t always been first in line when it comes to investment or interest from the technology sector. But with community colleges now educating nearly half of the undergrads in the U.S., these campuses are poised to become hotbeds of digital innovation.