The Borough of Manhattan Community College, a City University of New York (CUNY) campus, is preparing students in media production for the real world. The college maintains an HDTV production facility stocked with professional-level tools and offers top students a chance to work with CBS pros during "boot camp."
The center of technology activity in academia has moved from the computer center to the faculty. and, now, after more than 30 years since the microcomputer took technology outside the computer center, it is moving to the students themselves. No, not texting and Twittering but students using learning management tools whose primary clients are students. What impact will this market shift have?
We asked two web 2.0 gurus in higher education for their favorite tools that offer the most impact on instruction. All are easily accessible software tools with a low technology threshold, making them generally easy on tight IT or departmental budgets and personnel resources.
The increased availability and use of open educational resources (OER) may complicate assessment, but assessment methods such as student commentary may help.
ePortfolios have been used widely in recent years for institutional assessment, but now academic ePortfolios have finally "arrived."
Momentum is building for open content in higher ed, from MIT's OpenCourseWare to a whole slew domestic and international initiatives. New Media Consortium's Larry Johnson describes some of the hurdles that still remain.
Houston Community College is giving their students more flexibility while taking some of the enrollment pressures off Texas universities. Campus Technology speaks with Houston Community College's Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, William E. Carter, about flexible, online programs--in particular, HCC's Ready When You Are.
Eighty-two percent of students in higher education turn to Wikipedia for their course-related research. But, according to a new report out of the University of Washington, most are doing it just to give their research a jump start.
In this candid and eye-opening interview, Philip Hutchison, a household name in SCORM and the man behind Pipwerks, gives his thoughts about the current state of SCORM and e-learning in general, touching on subjects such as how he became one of the go-to SCORM resources, why the authors of SCORM were trying to do too much, and how the PowerPoint-ization of training isn't a good development for e-learning.
A new book on Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications was published this past week by Course Technology as part of the popular Shelly Cashman series of introductory IT texts.