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?
Davidson College, in North Carolina, will begin producing live webcasts of its football, soccer and baseball games, starting next fall, thanks to its new Sony Anycast Touch production switcher, with dual touchscreen interface.
The University of Southern California Digital Repository will manage and preserve 320 terabytes of audiovisual material created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the last 50 years.
Marist College has launched a student-driven online collaborative learning environment called The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain).
The latest Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative has identified the top six trends that will drive changes in higher education for the remainder of this decade.
Collaaj, a provider of enterprise video solutions, has launched an education-specific version of its video platform designed to help instructors using a flipped classroom model.
This spring, George Siemens will make the move stateside to the University of Texas-Arlington, where he will base his research on how technology and digital networks influence the knowledge development process within society, and related implications for the future of higher education institutions.
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.
Student reporters are using a new tool to provide news coverage of campus events for their campus television station.
Schools and libraries will soon have a new way to access and stream video, at no charge, directly to computers and mobile devices.