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New center to stress active learning, technology in course design

by Cassie Lipp, News Record In response to the University of Cincinnati’s emphasis on online and technology-based learning, the university will open its Center for Engagement in eLearning in the beginning of fall semester. The center’s design, technology and creative teams will allow faculty members to innovate learning. “We’ve got people who are professionals in graphic [...]

Carnegie Mellon To Lead Internet of Things Expedition

By Leila Meyer, Campus Technology Google has selected Carnegie Mellon University to lead a multi-university project to create new technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things involves adding sensors and network connectivity to everyday objects so people and other devices can interact with them. Google funded the Open Web of Things expedition [...]

How MOOCs helped University of Hong Kong apply e-learning tools on campus

by Victor Wang, South China Morning Post E-learning has taken off since HKU launched its first online course last year, with benefits for on-campus education too. A year after launching its first online course, the University of Hong Kong is not only rapidly expanding its virtual programmes, but also reaping unexpected results for its [...]

Blackboard unveils LMS redesign

By Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive Blackboard has announced the New Learning Experience at its annual user conference in Washington, D.C., and the new platform, focused on student user experience, unites all of its disparate tools and services in a single place. The platform is being billed as a simplification of Blackboard’s existing products, able to [...]

Free coding sites drop costs of teaching Web languages

by Mitch LeClair, St. Cloud Times Entering a computer science profession is a more accessible goal than ever. A university-level education is available with a few clicks, at times from a distinguished school such as Harvard University. And it’s often open to all at no cost. One portal teaching students of all ages is Free Code [...]

Training Faculty for Mobile Learning

By Toni Fuhrman, Campus Technology At the University of Central Florida, instructional designers offer faculty ongoing mobile technology training courses. “It’s all about planning, and thinking creatively,” said Luke Bennett, instructional designer at the University of Central Florida’s Center for Distributed Learning. Bennett and his team support about 2,000 faculty members by conducting research and developing [...]

College goes open source for training

by eCampus News UMBC Training Centers, a mid-Atlantic provider of technical, engineering and professional skills training, has announced a merger with /training/etc Inc., a leader in the design, development and delivery of content-rich Open Source technology training. “This merger with /training/etc combines two regional leaders in technical training and comes at a time of exciting growth [...]

Developing a $10 Digital Textbook

By Leila Meyer, Campus Technology Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device. Kyle Bowen, director of education technology at Penn State University and chief technology officer of Skyepack, led the team that developed the platform in his previous role as director of informatics at [...]

University aims to advance learning with “mixed reality

by eCampus News Starting in February, Canon provided a mixed reality expert to mentor and work with the students bi-weekly throughout the competition, demonstrating the use of mixed reality solutions to advance and develop the future of education. With the help of the MREAL Solution, the winning team demonstrated the proper emergency response procedures, applying simulated [...]

This Ruling Could Change Online “Free Speech” Forever

by Tauriq Moosa, the Daily Beast The digital landscape has transformed how we perceive and do harm. Ellen Pao, the now ex CEO of Reddit, writes: “We were naive in our initial expectations for the Internet, an early Internet pioneer told me recently. We focused on the huge opportunity for positive interaction and information sharing. We [...]