With so many articles about Higher Ed IT across the web, it can be easy to miss something important. Here we have collected articles from some of the best Higher Ed IT blogs for you in one aggregate feed. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
There's been a bit of an uproar over Pearson's announcement that they are switching entirely to a digital-first model and will be updating their editions more frequently as a result.1 The prevailing take in the media write-ups so far has been fear of increasing prices. I'm not doing as much of that sort of analysis as I used to anymore. As usual, if you want a clear write-up of it,
Image Source Working with fellow educators regularly, I know that we can all use an occasional refresher on Fair Use! – KW Copyright law bestows exclusive rights on content creators. The fair use privilege is the most significant limitation on a copyright owner’s exclusive rights. This legal provision proves quite confusing to most people. Not to worry! Below we have carefully explained the concepts of fair use and where
Why I think that Pearson will (or should) abandon textbooks and go all-in with adaptive learning platforms, and why not assigning OER textbooks is educational malpractice.
K-12 education today needs to cater to the learning style of Gen Z, the generation of “digital natives.” In fact, research shows that 51% of high school students bring a smartphone to school every day. A great way to reach today’s students is through the channels that they prefer using, such as mobile apps. Mobile learning has the potential to ease access to educational resources, and make them accessible
Last week, I wrote about 21 low-cost online master's degrees being offered in collaboration with edX and Coursera. I wondered why our community is not talking more about these programs. In a follow-up post, I speculated about how some universities have been able to drive down the prices for online master's programs, and the campus conversations that would allow this model to spread. On Twitter, and in the comments, my
Inside Higher Ed does many fine things for the post-secondary world. One of them is conducting repeated, careful surveys of key campus players. This week they released a survey of chief financial and business officers, a crucial constituency with vital perspectives on campuses. IHE ran a similar one in 2018 (my notes). Let’s see what these CFOs/CBOs have to say. Here I’ll identify what I think of us the most
It all began in May when our internet connection would periodically drop. I would go to bed and get up in the morning and often I would see my VPN connection reconnect after a drop. My wife also experienced such drops and was really concerned about the stability as she was getting ready to teach her online course in June. I called Comcast (Xfinity) a couple of times and all
Also: Write OR Listen, not Both (re: Note-taking) This weekend I listened to Vicki Davis‘ podcast with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, “Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways To Superior Teaching”. I agree with Vicki (a.k.a. Cool Cat Teacher) – this is essential listening for every teacher (and it's only about 15 minutes long). The second of five insights Dr. Horvath gets into focuses on the challenge of learning while trying to
Updating a statement of principles.
If you follow augmented reality developments, you read the recent speculation over Apple’s AR Glasses. The project’s been canceled. No, it hasn’t. Or so the tech media headlines scream. The original rumor came from DigiTimes, which ... Read more Did Apple Actually Kill its AR Glasses? This article first appeared on VR, AR and AI | Digital Bodies.
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