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Future of Education Technology

Using Technology to Improve how the Brain Learns

July 28, 2015

Creative Commons license image source We’ve Only Just Begun to Explore the Ways in Which Technology can be Used to Improve How we all Learn It is common knowledge that an array of technological advancements have made many medical miracles a reality over the centuries. The ways in which technologies are being applied to solve […]

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Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality

July 21, 2015

Creative Commons licenses image source Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using this powerful digital technology. Shaw Wood Primary School use Aurasma throughout the school, and it […]

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Wireless Charging: No Cables. No Matts. Truly Wireless.

July 15, 2015

This Technology Will be a Boon to Mobile Device Users in All Walks of Life (Education Included)! Last week I had the pleasure of enjoying a presentation by the very entertaining (and informative) David Pogue, our opening speaker at the NYSCIO 2015 conference in the gorgeous finger lakes region of New York.What a blast! If […]

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The Future of Augmented Reality: Limitations, Possibilities and Hopes

July 13, 2015

AR is an Emerging Technology Worth Paying Attention to Technology is endlessly evolving, and the introduction of brand new devices sometimes act as a touchstone to the arrival of a completely new technological paradigm. Recently, Google sought to commercialize the cutting-edge Google Glass, which together with other wearable technologies popping up all over signaled what […]

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Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

July 6, 2015

Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the last few years at The College of Westchester, and faculty reaction has generally been quite positive. These initial room changes have revolved around modifying the layout […]

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My Coursera Experience – Quality Professional Development, and an Inexpensive Verified Certificate

May 26, 2015

Teachers can Earn a Verified Certificate for Convenient, Affordable PD Back in 2012, I took a Coursera course in Operations Management, to test the waters of the new world of MOOCs. I shared my experience in a number of articles here. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the course (in fact, I did not […]

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The Shocking Truth About Competency Based Education

May 14, 2015

The Rise of Regionally Accredited Competency Based Education in HigherEd I’ve been a fan of the idea of Competency Based Education since I first heard of it. It seemed like such a positive development and a step ahead in the evolution of higher education here in the US and abroad. But I figured it would […]

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Render and Manipulate 3D Virtual Images in ‘Real Space’ With zSpace

May 6, 2015

This Technology from zSpace is Just Amazing! How would you like your student to be able to strap on a pair of special glasses and see and manipulate detailed renderings of multi-layered objects in 3D? Sound a little too much like those faked holographic displays and other imagined technologies we see in movies that don’t […]

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D2L Introduces Next Generation Adaptive Learning Technology in Brightspace LMS

April 29, 2015

Advanced Adaptive Learning Tool is one of Several Enhancements Targeted to Help Accelerate Attainment Rate to 60% D2L has just released its Spring 2015 update for its Brightspace LMS and has backed it up with a bold goal: “Given the current trajectory, the Administration’s target of 60% [degree attainment rate] by 2020 is in jeopardy […]

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Higher Ed Survey on BYOD, 1-to-1, VDI and Student Computing (Using or Planning to use)

April 15, 2015

Survey looks to gather insights, trends regarding BYOD and 1-to-1 Device Programs for Students in Higher Education, as well as the Growth of VDI and DaaS to Support Those Approaches. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/byod1to1 We’re working through a new multi-year Strategic Technology Planning process at The College of Westchester and we’re thinking about BYOD versus 1-to-1 device programs […]

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