Gaming is a big business both in industry and education! Please visit my previous post about gamification in education for more details. Many programs are very sophisticated and expensive; some are user-friendly and free (or somewhat free).
Check out a Game Creator and see if your students will be interested.
In my previous post I mentioned several Open Educational (OER) Resources. There are more available now. Please review and see what might be applicable for your courses and student self-study. All resources are free.
TEI – Technology Enriched Instruction: browse videos, presentations, and other resources to help systemically integrate technology into your instructional practices and improve learning experiences for NU students.
Researchers leverage the Internet to create learning program for robots
Computer scientists at some of America’s leading engineering colleges are working to index millions of Internet files into a single program that robots can draw on to learn how to be more helpful. Dubbed “Robo Brain,” the system leverages YouTube videos, photographs and documents to facilitate “structured deep learning” which, among other things, would enable robots to learn what certain objects are used for and how humans put them to use. Full article is available at Phys.org
Google Classroom was unveiled a couple of months ago. Have you tried it?
Here are first impressions from ProfHacker (The Chronicle of Higher Education): “Beyond a clean interface, Google Classroom in its current form does not offer anything that Moodle or a host of other learning-management systems do not already provide. “
Beginning in September, we are launching a series called “Instructional Technology of the Month”. This series will highlight an instructional technology that can enhance teaching and learning both in the classroom and online. The first spotlight will be posted next week and will feature videos for instructional purposes. Stay tuned…
Are you using social networks for academic and/or research purposes? Nature published its survey results on the subject. Quite interesting findings and good visual presentation of data. Happy browsing!