Hybrid teaching methods that combine interactive online learning with limited classroom teaching produce equivalent learning outcomes to traditional classroom teaching methods, according to new research.
The BioLite CampStove, designed for outdoor adventure and emergency preparedness, makes cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as petroleum fuels while powering electronics off-grid.
This week, a year-old startup may well have become the most important experiment yet aimed at remaking higher education for the Internet age. At the very least, it became the biggest.
[Source: The Atlantic]
Coursera, the year-old company founded by two Stanford computer scientists, will announce today that a dozen major research universities are joining the venture, which will offer 100 or more MOOCs in the fall. These courses are expected to draw millions of students globally, and at least one university will offer credit.
[Source: New York Times]
The $7 Scanner Pro is my overall winner, but not by a huge margin. The $2 Doc Scan Pro and the $2 Genius Scan+ weren’t far behind.
Tablet changes the way scientists design experiments, record results, and read journals.
Dutch company NXP — best known for it’s NFC solutions — introduced a new audio chip today that’s set to significantly improve the sound quality of the micro-speakers commonly built into mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Coursera Aims To Make America’s Higher Ed System Interactive And Public, Secures $22 Million | TechCrunch17 July 2012
The dream of two Stanford professors of making America’s higher education system interactive and universally accessible just got one step closer, with an extra $3.7 million in funding $22mm total and 13 new university partners, including Caltech and Duke.
The university’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences recently announced the creation of a Mobile Technology Learning Center to provide research-based answers to questions surrounding mobile technology and learning. Also, this fall, the university will offer educators and administrators the first accredited certificate in mobile technology tools, teaching, and metrics.
[Source: Campus Technology]
App Tries to Increase Student Participation by Simplifying Clicker Technology – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education12 July 2012
From clickers to programs like Learning Catalytics—which data-mines to match students with discussion partners—student-response systems are becoming more and more sophisticated. But Liam Kaufman, a graduate of the University of Toronto, thinks that the key to effective feedback is a tool with fewer bells and whistles.