Higher education leaders are investing in strategies and technologies that can help make a college experience more relevant. But what will allow students to make sense of their own education, connect it with their priorities beyond the classroom, and finally put learners in charge of their own learning?
A new study from Rice and Duke researchers identified a relatively non-invasive approach to improving student achievement — one that doesn't involve gutting the curriculum or reinventing pedagogy. The researchers found that implementing subtle, technology-based changes to homework resulted in improvements in student performance on tests.
Wichita State University has begun expanding its adoption of Blackboard products and services to provide better support for students, faculty and staff and put in place "the necessary infrastructure" for enrollment growth and support of accreditation activities.
Instructure's Canvas LMS has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.
Google Sheets, the spreadsheet tool that's part of the Google Apps productivity suite, lets users format cells based on certain conditions, including the date contained in a cell and how far away that date is from the present. But the options available through the Conditional Formatting dialog are limited. Here's a way around those limitations.
Smart Technologies has updated its offerings for Microsoft Lync Room System to add a new room size, premium services and to offer more collaboration capabilities.
Bloomsburg University will be upgrading its video capture and management tools this spring, allowing faculty to capture and stream multi-perspective high-definition videos of classroom projects and faculty research.
Open source video platform Kaltura has unveiled a new video app for Instructure's Canvas learning management system.
If crowdfunding can take a university to the moon, how else can technology drive student learning in the 21st century?
Moodle experts Tim States and Emmett Dulaney show how courses can be enhanced with interactive exercises using the Choice activity.