A professor of Africana studies who has maintained a longstanding virtual environment to teach his students about the Harlem Renaissance recently took a trip to Paris with a group of students to create an augmented reality tour of sites related to famous black expatriates.
As 3D printing grows in sophistication, the technology is moving from cool trick to learning tool.
A sense of isolation is a leading cause of dropout among online students. CT looks at proven strategies for building an inclusive, collegial atmosphere in online classes.
The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.
Barco has unveiled a new base unit for its ClickShare wireless collaborative presentation system.
Schools and libraries will soon have a new way to access and stream video, at no charge, directly to computers and mobile devices.
Glip has made its conversation platform available for free to educators and students.
Sally M. Johnstone, a true pioneer in the use of technology in higher education, joined a 25-year retrospective session at the recent WCET annual conference in Colorado, with panelists particularly reflecting on changes online learning. Below, CT asked Johnstone to share some of her own perspectives.
Courseload, a provider of e-textbooks and digital resources for higher education, has joined the Readium Foundation, a non-profit consortium that seeks to advance EPUB and Open Web Platform publishing.
Higher ed library leaders commend last week's court decision to dismiss the long-running lawsuit between Google and The Author's Guild over Google Books.