Issue: June 2017
What will the world look like when we move beyond the keyboard and mouse? Interaction designer Sean Follmer is building a future with machines that bring information to life under your fingers...
The total number of devices connected to IP networks is projected to be three times the global population by 2021. Internet of things (IoT) technologies specifically are expected to represent more than half of the total 27.1 billion devices and connections.
It’s popular to predict the death of the textbook—and these days even textbook providers seem eager to move away from their age-old publishing model. Read more in an interview with OER pioneer, David Wiley.
Cristin Barrett says, "I’m working to be more intentional in addressing students’ disconnect between what I’m really teaching and what they think they’re learning. I’m committed to showing them that what they’re learning will help them reach their professional goals. Here’s a list of things I’ve been trying."
A backchannel communication, in an educational context, is a secondary electronic conversation that takes place at or near the same time as a lecture, instructor-led learning activity, or conference session.
Lectures, when properly delivered, can be wonderfully stimulating episodes in students’ learning journeys. So what are the lecturing practices that students say keep them engaged in their learning? Check out this article from Dr. Stephen Brookfield.
Course gets redesigned using the flipped classroom model and Just-in-Time-Teaching techniques that promote the use of class time for more active learning.
Zombie films offer a framework for understanding key elements of the learning process, including the need for a hook, collaboration, risk-taking, and more.
Giving effective student feedback involves targeting specific skills, keeping track of progress, and considering the individual needs of each student.
New Facebook features intended for developers could, if expanded, turn the social networking site into an online learning platform.
If you're looking for some innovative formative assessment strategies, you'll find some great ideas in this article. Try them out in your own classroom.
Including data in your presentations is a great way to bolster your points. Displaying data can enhance your words even further, but sometimes the usual graphs aren’t the best option for visualizing relationships between concepts. If so, perhaps trying a Venn diagram is the way to go.
How can I support students to move beyond negative past experiences and make positive ones? How can I empower students to break these cycles?
Most introductory courses contain hundreds of terms that are new to students, and those terms refer to things that are also unknown to students.
Spoon-feeding: it’s a familiar metaphor that implies doing for students what they should be doing themselves, and making something easier than it should be.
Helping students discover who they are as learners and how learning works can create opportunities for deeper and more integrative learning to occur.
One of the most vexing complexities involves finding the balance between structure and the lack of it—between controlling the content and opening it up for exploration.
Education World offers a teacher’s response to the controversy surrounding this myth and ways to embrace the changes in mindset it might propose.
Students have to discover for themselves what they can do. The challenge is creating the assignments and learning experiences that promote that discovery.
As virtual reality goes mainstream and provides new ways for students to interact and gain hands-on experience, it's important to experiment and demonstrate the technology's potential learning benefits.
There’s no perfect grading system. This post is about point systems—not because they’re the best or the worst but because they’re so widely used.
There’s a tipping point at which we stop referring to innovations as “emerging” and simply say, “They’re here.” We are rapidly approaching that point with virtual and augmented reality. In this article, read how colleges embrace VR to develop students’ technical skills and expand their experiences.
One of the paradoxes of higher education is the gap between students’ fluency in technology and their ability to use digital tools to further their own learning.
Instructor, trainer and blogger, Jessica Brogley sees a bright future for teaching — and plenty of room for new solutions and strategies. "When I started teaching, we used the internet to consume information, but it’s now a tool for making things." Hear her views on teaching with technology.
An awesome science show from the 80s makes it to YouTube, and it shows just how pointless the traditional lecture is. "The point is...to go beyond the traditional lecture by creating an environment in which students actively participate in class."
Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.
If you've been teaching in higher education for any amount of time, you've probably encountered more than a few instances of what I like to call EESS — Extreme Evaluation Skepticism Syndrome.
In today’s world, literacy goes beyond just the basic ability to comprehend text. Today’s students will also need to master a new skill—digital literacy. Cornell University defines digital literacy as “the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.”
Industry leaders have been looking toward and anticipating the Internet of Things for quite some time. EDUCAUSE Review asked five experts in the field to share their insights on lessons learned, on current problems solved and created, and on the possible future impact of the IoT.
A handful of online assignment ideas that will keep online students interested and motivated in their work.