12 September 2012
The higher education world is on the cusp of massive upheaval spurred by competition from digital learning systems, according to a report by Pew Internet/Elon University. Some of the most prestigious schools in the United States are fighting encroachment from online class providers by joining the digital revolution.
[Source: Desert News]
26 July 2012
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.
17 July 2012
Tablet changes the way scientists design experiments, record results, and read journals.
12 July 2012
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]
11 June 2012
Project Bamboo is currently piloting a directory of tools, services, and collections that can facilitate digital research. This evolution of Lisa Spiro’s DiRT wiki includes new ways of browsing and commenting on the entries. Please send us feedback on how to improve the site!
via Welcome | Bamboo DiRT BETA.
24 April 2012
The rising cost of journal subscriptions has created an “untenable situation” for the Harvard Library, according to the library’s Faculty Advisory Council. In a frank open letter to the Harvard faculty, the council warns that the library faces a subscription crisis “exacerbated by efforts of certain publishers” to bundle journals into high-priced packages. The letter does not name those publishers but says that Harvard now pays almost $3.75-million a year for their journals. “Continuing these subscriptions on their current footing is financially untenable,” the council says. It urges faculty and students to “move prestige to open access,” and lays out several steps that researchers and librarians can take.
via Saying Costly Subscriptions ‘Cannot Be Sustained,’ Harvard Library Committee Urges Open Access – The Ticker – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
19 March 2012
Director Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project provides a look at some of the most recent survey results obtained by the Pew Internet Project on will mobile computing and the use of handheld devices.
6 February 2012
A growing body of evidence from the classroom, coupled with emerging research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, is lending insight into how people learn, but teaching on most college campuses has not changed much, several speakers said here at Harvard University at a daylong conference dedicated to teaching and learning.
[Source: Chronicle of Higher Education]
17 January 2012
Published in the journal Review of Educational Research, the findings revealed a significant positive effect from the utilization of technology in the classroom over more traditional instruction, and that computer technology that supports instruction has a greater effect compared with technology applications that provide direct instruction.
[Source: Review of Educational Research]