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Strategic Discussions on Technology 9/10/2018

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Worth Noting

  • Berkeley College Faculty Test VR for Learning

    In a pilot program at Berkeley College, members of a Virtual Reality Faculty Interest Group tested the use of virtual reality to immerse students in a variety of learning experiences. During winter 2018, seven different instructors in nearly as many disciplines used inexpensive Google Cardboard headsets along with apps on smartphones to virtually place students in North Korea, a taxicab and other environments as part of their classwork.

  • CMU, Oxford Research to Explore AI and Advanced Analytics

    Two universities will be working with international digital media intelligence firm Meltwater on artificial intelligence research. Both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Oxford have announced projects that use the company's AI platform. Fairhair.ai, as it's called, provides tools for building AI models and doing advanced analytics.

  • Educause Explores Future of Extended Reality on Campus

    An Educause project is examining the integration of 3D technologies — 3D scanning and printing, virtual reality and augmented reality — into education to create "extended reality."

  • Mott CC App Includes Wayfinding Feature

    A Michigan community college has launched a mobile app that includes wayfinding. Mott Community College developed Mott Mobile App for iOS and Android devices using Meridian Mobile Apps.

  • New Resource Offers Ideas for Advocating OER Adoption

    Lumen Learning has created an online resource to help proponents of open educational resources make the case for O.E.R. use on campus.

  • Study: Job Earnings Data Does Not Impact Students' Choice of Major

    An issue brief published by Rutgers University specifically examined whether access to labor market data changed students' choice of major or perceptions of earnings or job security. The bottom line: When students didn't know any better, they expected to earn more than they should; yet having access to earning data didn't sway students to consider changing majors.

  • Two New Conferences Explore Blockchain in Education

    Oral Roberts University, which recently held a conference to educate colleges and universities about blockchain, will be co-hosting two new one-day blockchain events, one on the east coast and the other on the west coast, to reach educators and IT leaders in both higher education and K-12.


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