Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement.
A "design and build" shop for education at the University of Florida just received a $250,000 grant to build a teacher network to go along with a new tool introduced in 2013 to help students with algebra.
People who play massively multiplayer online games don't necessarily prefer the company of avatars to live humans. In fact, reports new research supported by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, online gaming expands players' social lives.
Mimi Ito, professor in residence in the departments of Anthropology and Informatics at UC Irvine, shares ideas for building stronger connections between formal and self-directed learning.
Robotics are so 2013. Now students are building and deploying "nanocopters." At least they are in a Dartmouth University class led by Andrew Campbell.
Two teams of public relations students at the University of Hartford are vying in their class to promote the use of a higher education social networking service at their own university.
KeyLemon, a company that makes biometric identification tools, and SwissTeach have partnered to demo facial recognition on the latter's online learning management system (LMS), Global Teach.
High altitude ballooning was the key to this year's college-level winner in an annual competition put on by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Vernier, a company that sells scientific equipment for teachers.
Students taking high school or college-level Spanish language courses can now connect to tutors 24/7 via Tutor.com.
Educause is teaming up with the University of Central Florida to offer a free massive open online course on Instructure's Canvas Network.