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7 Things You Should Know About Drones
January 9, 2015

Drones , widely recognized for their use in military and police activities, are finding a growing number of uses in education and scholarly research. They provide a relatively inexpensive …

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 Cloud Storage and Collaboration
May 5, 2014

Higher education has seen a move from consumer-level adoption of cloud services to enterprise deployment of full-scale cloud storage and collaboration platforms. Enterprise services can now o…

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…

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Learning Spaces
January 8, 2013

Alternative classroom designs have emerged that support collaborative learning and shift the focus away from lecture-based formats. Collaborative learning spaces generally involve new…

7 Things You Should Know About Group Texting
December 12, 2012

Group texting is an easy means of sending one brief missive to many people by means of cell phone text messaging . Instructors create a group, or “cell,” for each class or learning tea…

7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation
October 8, 2012

An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest, Scoop.it, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources , parti…

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…