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7 Things You Should Know About the Internet of Things
October 6, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a state in which vast numbers of objects are interconnected over the Internet and can collect data and transmit and receive information. The IoT is …

7 Things You Should Know About Gesture-Based Computing
January 8, 2014

Gesture-based computing refers to interfaces where the human body interacts with digital resources without using common input devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, game controller, or voice…

7 Things You Should Know About Telepresence Robots
December 9, 2013

Most telepresence robots combine a mobile base with a small screen placed roughly at the height of a person —think of a tablet computer atop a mop handle anchored to a rolling platfo…

7 Things You Should Know About Wearable Technology
November 8, 2013

Wearable technologies can gather data—from the body of the wearer or from the environment —or provide information, or both. Wearables represent an evolution in our relationship wit…

Using Laptops in the Classroom: The University of Michigan
December 3, 2012

Across the University of Michigan, laptops and other mobile devices are appearing in the classroom in greater numbers. Many faculty see this trend as an opportunity for more innovative teac…

Framing Mobile Initiatives to Measure Impact
October 1, 2012

Despite the proliferation of mobile devices and mobile activity—not only in the general population but also in the teaching and learning community, right down to the classroom level— mobile …

7 Things You Should Know About Application Development Tools
September 6, 2012

A new class of application development tools allows nontechnical users to build mobile apps quickly and easily. With these tools, users choose from an available set of templates and menus…

Launching a University Tablet Initiative: Recommendations from Stanford University’s iPad Implementation
April 26, 2012

This ELI Brief describes a program at the Stanford University School of Medicine in which entering students received an iPad and PDF annotation software for use in their curriculum. Key goals…

Closing in on Vocabulary Acquisition: Testing the Use of iPods and Flashcard Software to Eliminate Performance Gaps
March 12, 2012

Vocabulary acquisition is one of the critical building blocks in acquiring foreign language fluency . Instructors typically expect students to learn vocabulary through study separate from the …

7 Things You Should Know About Projecting from Mobile Devices
March 7, 2012

Emerging technologies allow users to connect to classroom projection systems from mobile devices , including tablets and some smartphones. Such tools can change the character of interaction…

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