A school of education in Florida recently opened its first digital classroom to help prepare students for what they'll find in the 21st century classes where they'll be teaching one day.
Epson has unveiled two portable, entry-level LCD projectors, the PowerLite 1221 and the PowerLite 1261W. The company also launched, in partnership with Discovery Education and Atomic Learning, a new training program to help education users get up to speed on using interactive projection technologies in the classroom.
For some, the jury is still out on the potential of Apple's popular iPad tablet device as a learning tool. Not for Jenna Linskens, Kristi Shaw, Robert Wagner, and Marian University, the small Catholic and Franciscan school in Fond du Lac, WI where they all teach.
Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Southern Oregon University, Mt. Hood Community College, and Rogue Community College are all moving to What-Do-You-Think? Web-based evaluations.
Clemson University in South Carolina will be the home of an expanded professional development program for math teachers sponsored by Casio's Education Division.
A community college in Arizona is teaming up with the New York Times to produce online teacher preparation courses.
In a time of knowledge stability, teach; in a time of rapid change in knowledge, learn… Clearly, we have left the time of knowledge stability and entered a time of incredibly rapid change. Web 2.0, a term coined in 2004, is a description of the new Web architecture, but is also a historical marker between the era of comfortable stability and the era of unsettling change. Many in higher education say we have accordingly turned to learning and away from teaching, but in fact we haven’t.
The phrases "faculty resistance," or the "lack of faculty buy-in" to adopting information technology for the core teaching/learning paradigm, have become by-words in academia. Yet both phrases are empty and lead nowhere.... Technology advocates urge faculty members to go away from what they've been doing but don't explain what they should go toward.
Rochester Institute of Technology in New York will be encouraging instructors to develop their skills in open source through participation in workshops sponsored by Red Hat.
Microsoft is giving a boost to accessibility in its Office 2010 suite and launching new training courses and resources dedicated to helping developers produce more accessible sites and software.