For a decade the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project has, through its research, obtained consensus from experts about the technologies that most impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. NMC Horizon Project research, shared in its annual NMC Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition and other NMC Horizon Project publications, also identifies metatrends and global challenges for education--providing some important perspectives and context for campus technology planners. CT talked with NMC CEO Larry Johnson about the latest list of metatrends from the NMC Horizon Project.
Bristol Community College, an urban college in southeastern Massachusetts, has redesigned many of its courses around common learning outcomes. With the help of a Title III grant from the Department of Education, BCC has supported faculty by developing Course Design Toolkits and identifying an array of digital instructional artifacts relevant to course content and supportive of learning outcomes.
Kaltura, provider of an open source online video platform, has launched new versions of two of its learning management system extensions, Kaltura Video Package for Moodle 2.x and Kaltura Video Building Block 2.0 for Blackboard 9.x.
Educators debate what it means to be a digital citizen, and how higher education should prepare students to assume the mantle of citizenship.
ePortfolio technology is maturing and opening up the potential for evidence-based learning. The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) was established three years ago to provide a "home" and focal point for the community as the technology and related education practices evolve. Here, Executive Director Trent Batson gives CT an update on AAEEBL and on the ePortfolio marketplace.
Panopto has come out with a new version of its media capture and management application, which will shortly be available with an app version for the Apple iPhone and iPad.
College and university students will test drive Thuze, a new e-textbook platform, at CES this week
The United States Naval Academy is tapping wireless AV systems in an effort to enhance physical training among its students.
California community college uses $2 million grant to develop a state of the art digital learning studio for students.
Virtually everyone who works at an academic institution has experienced the complexity, uncertainty, and sometimes turmoil that has resulted from the collision of the new and evolving digital media world with a system of copyright that was originally created for more traditional media. Ray Uzwyshyn, director of online libraries for the American Public University System--with 104,000 all-online students--sees these challenges often and suggests that it’s time to rethink digital copyright assumptions.