submitted by Paul Kreider
Quote: “Ray Brown, the director of institutional research for Westminster College, who studies laptop-requirement programs” — Googling him brings up this potentially useful page:
Continue reading… Laptop Initiative Institutions List
submitted by Paul Kreider article 21st Century Campus Technology
Nine years into the 21st Century, a millennium that many expected to be characterized by the Internet generation, many classrooms at higher education institutions are looking a little….old-fashioned.
Sure, a growing number of institutions have embraced wireless 802.11n. And yes, more and more colleges and universities now boast hardware such as electronic podiums, interactive whiteboards, student response systems, classroom management software and lecture capture software.
Continue reading…. Reality Check
THE FUTURE IS NOW
University of Georgia Student Offers Inside Look at the 21st Century Campus
In science-fiction and fantasy books, seers and prognosticators usually are ancient men with white beards down to their knees. They wear cloaks. They carry scepters. Sometimes, they’re even wizards.
Continue reading…. Future is Now
submitted by Paul Kreider article from Campus Technology
The economy notwithstanding, Ball State University has just announced an Emerging Media Initiative that targets $17.7 million toward the evolving use of technology and digital content.
Continue reading…. Ball State Initiative Targets Emerging Media
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2009 — Colleges and universities are using social media to recruit and research prospective students, and it is becoming increasingly clear that online behavior can have important consequences for young people. This was one of the key findings of a new research study, “Social Media and College Admissions: The First Longitudinal Study” conducted by Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Research Chair of the Society for New Communications Research and Chancellor Professor of Marketing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Eric Mattson, CEO of Financial Insite Inc., a Seattle-based research firm.
Continue reading….Adopt Social Media
Understanding the New Students, by Diana Oblinger, CEO and President of EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Magazine, July/August 2003
Submitted by Dean Bonnie Smith Skripps
An essential component of facilitating learning is understanding learners. The learning styles, attitudes, and approaches of high school students differ from those of eighteen- to twenty-two-year-old college students. The styles, attitudes, and approaches of adult learners differ yet again. How well do college and university faculty, administrators, and staff understand these differences? How often do they take the differences into account when designing programs or courses?
Although this article dates from 2003, the information is still very relevant to mobile computing. This article provides good foundation material.
Continue reading…. Boomers’ article in PDF
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