New Media Consortium Names 10 Top ‘Metatrends’ Shaping Educational Technology

2 February 2012

A group of education leaders gathered last week to discuss the most important technology innovations of the last decade, and their findings suggest the classroom of the future will be open, mobile, and flexible enough to reach individual students—while free online tools will challenge the authority of traditional institutions.

[Source: Chronicle of Higher Education]


Kiss the Podium Goodbye: Six Ingredients for the 21st Century Classroom

13 January 2012

Six suggestions to help transform classrooms into next-generation learning spaces, including physical space, process, and technology considerations.

[Source: Campus Technology]


At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait – NYTimes.com

25 October 2011

The chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to a nine-classroom school here. So do employees of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But the school’s chief teaching tools are anything but high-tech: pens and paper, knitting needles and, occasionally, mud. Not a computer to be found. No screens at all. They are not allowed in the classroom, and the school even frowns on their use at home.

via At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait – NYTimes.com.


VoiceThread – Mobile

12 October 2011

Create dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos, on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

via VoiceThread – Mobile.


Learn to code | Codecademy

14 September 2011

Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It’s interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.

via Learn to code | Codecademy.


William’s College Announces New Center for Media Initiatives

11 September 2011

The future Center for Media Initiatives (CMI) in the new William’s College Library will be an animated new hub of creative activity.


Classroom.NEXT: Engaging Faculty and Students in Learning Space Design

18 August 2011

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University undertook a project to find out what a classroom would look like if it were designed by faculty and students—and then to build that classroom. The goal was to promote innovation in learning space design and to advance instructors’ understanding of how classroom design impacts teaching and learning. Classroom.NEXT initiated a campus-wide dialogue on the design of informal and formal learning spaces, and faculty, students, and administrators identified flexibility and interactivity as key attributes to be promoted in all Texas Wesleyan learning spaces. Collaboration, particularly student-faculty collaboration, was a central component of the success of Classroom.NEXT. Faculty participants commented that they learned as much from their students about learning space design and technology as they did from the research.

[Source: EDUCAUSE]


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