Advancing Education Through Technology

Higher Education experts discuss all aspects of improving academics through technology, from experimental ddelivery models to new ideas about assessment to technologies designed to help those with disabilities gain eequal access to educational opportunities


Campus Newspapers to Begin Publishing Weekly Snapchat Stories

College news teams are joining the ranks of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed and other major news outlets through a new partnership with Snapchat that allows them monetize digital stories.

Carnegie Mellon U Creates Global Classrooms with 4K Video System

Carnegie Mellon University has deployed an array of videoconferencing technologies in an effort to enhance the education experience for remote students and faculty.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

Rural Maine Afterschool PD Program Gets $2 million NSF Grant for Online Video Coaching

A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM teaches educators as well as librarians how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.

U of Colorado Denver Teacher Training Program Turns to Video

It wasn’t too long ago that instructors within University of Colorado Denver’s ASPIRE to Teach Alternative Teacher Licensure Program would drive from classroom to classroom all over the Centennial State to train new K–12 teachers. Now, the program utilizes video coaching to support more than 200 teachers across 25 school districts statewide.

Optoma Launches 3 Laser, Ultra-Short Throw Projectors for Education Market

Optoma has released three new, ultra-short throw laser projectors designed to meet the education and corporate markets’ needs for reliability and flexibility, coupled with outstanding image performance. In addition, the company today has launched its Education First program to bring insights, incentives and customer support to K–12 and higher learning institutions.

Peer to Peer Learning: Badging in Higher Ed

William Wisser, instructional designer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, explains how badging can help promote student-driven education and the acquisition of skills and experiences.

Making MOOCs Accessible

Eleven percent of postsecondary students in the United States report having a disability. What's higher ed doing to ensure that those students have equal access online learning?

Technology To Track Learner Outcomes

Three experts reveal new tools and techniques for measuring student outcomes and applying data to help improve retention and other student success factors. Speakers include Scott Helf, CTO and assistant dean of academic informatice in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences; Gerald Thrush, assistant dean, pre-clinical education, Western University of Health Sciences; and Terence Ma, assistant dean for educational informatics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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