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7 Things You Should Know About VR Headsets
December 5, 2014

Virtual reality (VR) uses visual, auditory, and sometimes other sensory inputs to create an immersive, computer-generated environment . VR headsets fully cover users’ eyes and often ears…

7 Things You Should Know About IPAS
November 5, 2014

IPAS is an institutional capability to create shared ownership for educational progress by providing students, faculty , and staff with holistic information and services that …

7 Things You Should Know About New Directions for the LMS
September 9, 2014

Most of today’s learning management systems were developed in an era when virtually all of higher education was organized around courses and credit hours. Changes in pedagogy, new models of l…

7 Things You Should Know About Lightboard
August 18, 2014

A number of colleges and universities are i mplementing lecture-recording tools in their video studios that allow instructors to face the camera while also writing on a transparent s…

7 Things You Should Know About CBE Tools
July 10, 2014

As competency-based education (CBE) programs become more prevalent, tools have emerged to support them , ranging from software utilities that enable a single type of student project to com…

7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking
June 3, 2014

Design thinking is a structured approach for human-centered, creative problem solving that follows an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach where disparate perspectives are e…

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 Web Syndication
April 4, 2014

For print and broadcast media, syndication is the process by which content from a single source is distributed in multiple other venues. Web syndication applies the principles of discovery and …

7 Things You Should Know About Games and Learning
March 11, 2014

Educators have long understood that the interactive dynamic of games has the potential to benefit teaching and learning , and recent years have seen considerable activity surrounding the u…

7 Things You Should Know About Competency-Based Education
February 11, 2014

Competency-based education (CBE) awards academic credit based on mastery of clearly defined competencies . CBE replaces the conventional model in which time is fixed and learning is variab…

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