Game-based learning should just be another tool in the belt, as far as educators in higher ed think, particularly useful for "learning moments" that can help students succeed, according to new research from Muzzy Lane. Likewise, game-based learning is no good if it's pricey and complex to develop; it needs to be inexpensive and "authorable" by the faculty members themselves. And don't forget, students say, to make the games mobile so they work on the same devices the students like to use.
A study published in the Journal of Media Education this week reported that students spend a fifth of their time in class doing things on their devices that have nothing to do with their school work.
A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Rand and Google has come up with a set of guidelines for "properly" designing privacy notices that will help users make "informed privacy decisions."
A company in the security segment has opened up a new academic program to provide training to students and faculty in colleges and universities in security incidence response.
To address the challenge of getting girls and women of color, specifically, interested in science, technology, engineering and math will be the focus of a new center at Arizona State University.
A university in Nevada has commissioned the development of a custom campus safety app that will now be configured for eight other public colleges and universities in the state.
The University of California San Diego (UCSD) offers multiple mentoring programs — matching students with students in the same disciplines, new faculty with experienced faculty and students and staff with librarians. But it's a mentoring program that connects students with retired professors that may offer the younger participants the best preparation for a successful college career while giving the older ones the chance to continue serving their schools.
An analysis by Campus Management notes CRM implementation can take either a domain-based approach or a lifecycle-based approach.
Epson has introduced three new projectors designed to be integrated with Smart Technologies' interactive whiteboards.
Digital signage company Videotel has released an "industrial-grade" media player that includes a built-in scheduler.