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.
The move to the Forti family for Etown network protection brings some changes to the types and quantity of notifications that you might see. FortiClient Notifications: These pop-ups are displayed when changes are made to your computer or the FortiClient software. You can stop the FortiClient notifications by following the steps in this knowledgebase article. You can use these instructions to change the notification settings for other apps too.
Digital Bodies We might get excited by the avatars in our current social VR platforms, such as AltspaceVR and Virbela, but they’re nothing compared to what the future holds. Today, Epic Games provided early ... Read more MetaHuman Creator – Epic Games Reveals Our Future Avatars This article MetaHuman Creator – Epic Games Reveals Our Future Avatars first appeared on Digital Bodies by Emory Craig .
While final examinations do not begin until April 27, preparing now to wrap up your courses will streamline the process for both you and your students. While it has been over a year since Duke transitioned to emergency remote learning and the community has gained more experience with flexible teaching models, challenges — particularly in terms of student, faculty and staff well-being — remain. However, there are strategies you can
Another American campus launched a queen sacrifice this week. (“Queen sacrifice” refers to when a college or university cuts tenure-track faculty members. The source of the phrase is chess, where queens are the most powerful piece, as tenure-track faculty are, in theory, the most powerful members of an academic community. In the game giving up the queen is a desperate move, often an attempt to wrest victory from a very
Public speaking is a powerful skills, yet young students (and even older ones) are often rather fearful of it. In fact, it remains a common fear well into adulthood for many people. Some kids are naturally good speakers and take to public speaking, while others fear standing in front of an audience and talking to them. Public speaking improves young people's overall communication skills, increases self-esteem and confidence, plans
If you are teaching this summer, there’s a lot to plan for! Adapting to the pandemic, teaching part or all of your course online and shorter summer sessions all conspire to impact your teaching. We’ve gathered some helpful guidelines from experiences last summer, student surveys and published reports across higher education. Jump to the section that will benefit you. Course DesignCreating CommunityCentering Students Designing Effective Assessments Start with Course
Blursday Socials with e-Literate LIVE! We have a great group of featured guests coming to our Blursday Socials this month: Engageli CEO Dan Avida (4/15 at 4 PM ET): Engageli has gotten quite a bit of press (including from me) about its promising approach to creating a synchronous active learning experience that’s quite distinct from traditional web conferencing experiences. CEO Dan Avida can talk to us about the company, what
How do Americans use social media in 2021, during a pandemic and a massive wave of anti-Silicon Valley outrage? Pew Research just published another one of their very useful surveys on how people engage with technology. Here I’ll summarize what I see as the highlights, then add some remarks about implications for higher education. The two most popular social media platforms remain, by far, YouTube then Facebook. Solid majorities use
Digital Bodies The Pico Neo 3 is the latest VR headset to arrive, with a release date of May 10th. We don’t have many details outside of the following: It appears to be a ... Read more The Pico Neo 3 VR Headset Highlights XR’s Expanding GeoPolitical Challenges This article The Pico Neo 3 VR Headset Highlights XR’s Expanding GeoPolitical Challenges first appeared on Digital Bodies by Emory
As spring term proceeds, colleges and universities are planning for this upcoming fall semester. There is a lot going on in this complex process, especially as pandemic conditions change. I have posted about one scenario already, plus a glimpse of all of 2021 from way back in 2020, and there are more posts to come. Today I just wanted to focus on one particular detail, and I’ll phrase it as
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