Classroom Tools and Products

Classroom Tools and Products
Jun 11, 2020
Cybercriminals successfully targeted three colleges and universities using ransom tactics new to higher ed. Experts say more institutions are likely to be affected.
Dec 12, 2019
Many universities and colleges are needlessly duplicating accessibility evaluations for learning tools. Why can’t they share them?

Opinion

January 20, 2021

Zoom (and other videoconferencing) fatigue was recognized early in the remote learning efforts of 2020. It is real. We have learned much about the cause and some about how to avoid the symptoms that impair communication and learning.

January 6, 2021

Online learning has helped rescue higher education from the pandemic and from natural disasters, wars and untold disasters. Will it now inject higher ed into the fourth industrial revolution?

December 11, 2020

As we prepare to launch another semester mostly online, we are facing what may be the most severe mental health crisis in the history of American education. The next three months promise to bring the most dangerous and stressful period in American medicine.

December 2, 2020

As we prepare to launch another semester mostly online, we are better informed than we were in the spring and fall semesters. From experiences with rapidly applied pedagogies to better understanding of how our students’ radically altered lives impact their learning, we must adapt.

November 19, 2020

As we continue to advance online services to distant students, bandwidth becomes ever more important. Virtual laboratories are beginning to take advantage of virtual reality, augmented reality and an assortment of associated technologies that rely on highly sophisticated networking.

November 10, 2020

Many colleges are closing their campuses after Thanksgiving and moving online. Spring terms will be delayed, break canceled, and online strategies remain at the forefront of delivery modes for the rest of 2021. What lies ahead?

October 29, 2020

An instructor wonders: Which leaders from history will my students see as weak and strong?

October 28, 2020

A series of events has converged to put new impetus behind sharing courses online. The COVID-19 pandemic, rapid deployment of remote learning, growth of MOOCs and mounting financial pressure on colleges and universities have combined to open minds on this topic.

October 14, 2020

We are planning for AI to help universities recruit, oversee adaptive learning and drive intelligent chat boxes, but there is much more ahead in the near future. Are we are underestimating the future of AI connected through a brain-computer interface in education?

October 1, 2020

Worldwide, lives are stressed and strained by COVID-19. Nowhere is that more evident than in the lives of students, staff and faculty members engaged in the transformed role of online learning.

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June 11, 2020

Cybercriminals successfully targeted three colleges and universities using ransom tactics new to higher ed. Experts say more institutions are likely to be affected.

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December 12, 2019

Many universities and colleges are needlessly duplicating accessibility evaluations for learning tools. Why can’t they share them?

August 7, 2019

Digital transcribing tools just might free students up to do more beneficial things with their time in class, write Perry Samson and Fred Singer.

July 5, 2019

Study finds students are modestly less likely to come to class when lectures are recorded, but the videos bolster their learning.

April 26, 2019

When an Arizona State professor accused the university of an unethical partnership with Cengage, the university denied it received grants from the company. But there was a financial relationship that wasn't revealed at the time. Students seek more details.

April 3, 2019

Carnegie Mellon spent millions of dollars developing tools to help instructors improve their teaching. Now other institutions are invited to use them, too.

September 19, 2018

Professors share what they're doing differently in the classroom this fall -- and how they'll measure the success of their experiments.

March 1, 2017

At Cornell, student government wants professors in most courses to stay away from bans.

 

February 22, 2017

The initiative, set to launch in fall 2017, will provide students and faculty and staff members with Apple devices to enhance their work in and out of the classroom -- while also trying to make sure people are sometimes off the grid.

February 13, 2017

Authors discuss new book on how colleges and students can gain the most from an increasingly popular tool.

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