July 14, 2011

New learning technologies prompt a rethinking of traditional course structure

From Chronicle of Higher Education:
By Jeffrey R. Young

"The first question many undergraduates ask professors on the first day of class is whether they really have to show up.

The way they phrase it is a bit more subtle, says Dekunle Somade, a senior at the University of Maryland at College Park. What his fellow students actually ask is: "Will reruns of lectures be available after class, or at least the full set of PowerPoint slides?"

Mr. Somade told me recently that "the general idea is that if I don't have to come to class, I don't want to come to class--and technology is giving students more and more reason not to come."

That leads to a big question: Why even have a traditional college course?..."

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February 16, 2010

After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds

Chronicle of Higher Educations:http://chronicle.com/article/After-Frustrations-in-Second/64137/

The hype is gone, but not the interest, and professors think some emerging projects may have instructional staying power

December 8, 2009

Rebooted Computer Labs Offer Savings for Campuses and Ambiance for Students

No matter what the future holds for college computer labs, one thing is certain: There will be coffee. But computers? Maybe not.

November 9, 2009

Tech Director Trying to Put Herself Out of a Job

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July 21, 2009

Video: A Professor's Plea: Try Teaching 'Naked' - Chronicle.com


Teaching Naked

From Chronicle of Higher Ed:
"College leaders usually brag about their tech-filled "smart" classrooms, but a dean at Southern Methodist University is proudly removing computers from lecture halls. José A. Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, has challenged his colleagues to "teach naked" -- by which he means, sans machines."

April 19, 2009

Software That Guards Virtual Playgrounds

Prototype - Software That Monitors Children’s Virtual Playgrounds - NYTimes.com

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April 6, 2009

Sloan Foundation Ends Major Grant Program for Online Education

Sloan Foundation Ends Major Grant Program for Online Education - Chronicle.com

'Monsters vs. Aliens' in 3-D: Taking filmmaking to another dimension

'Monsters vs. Aliens' in 3-D: Taking filmmaking to another dimension - Los Angeles Times

Blender Basics: Classroom Tutorial Book (Second Edition)

BlenderBasics2.42a.pdf (application/pdf Object)

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Use Blender to Create Eye-popping 3D Graphics

Use Blender to Create Eye-popping 3D Graphics - NYTimes.com

Blender: Creating 3-D graphics and animation

blender.org - Home

March 26, 2009

DimensionM™is an immersive video game world that engages students in the instruction and learning of mathematics

Dimension M - Where there's power in numbers

March 23, 2009

computer simulations have introduced some strange problems into reality

The Trouble With Computer Simulations - Chronicle.com

February 27, 2009

Alice: An educational software that teaches students computer programming in a 3D environment