What a great idea! Now you can make an informed decision about which tools to use after reviewing this helpful post. More concept mapping tools and mind mapping resources are available in my Diigo collection.
Khan Academy has partnered with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“The Met launches over 100 videos on Khan Academy featuring areas such as Extravagant Inventions, Books, Music and Literature and Devotion. In addition, The Met will also feature a game focused on the permanent collection, Beyond Battle: Arms and Armor at the Met.”
Here is the direct link.
A report out this week by a business consultant argues that the new Apple Pay service on the latest iPhone could catch on at colleges. We shall see!
From The Harvard Crimson
EdX, the free-course platform started by MIT and Harvard, held a conference this week for institutions using the open-source version of its software, Open edX.
Universities risk becoming irrelevant and irresponsible if they don’t equip staff to deal with the digital age, said Martin Bean, vice-chancellor of the Open University, in the 2014 Sir John Cass’s Foundation Lecture at the Cass Business School in London.
The World Library of Science, launched by UNESCO and two partners on 10 November, 2014, will give students and teachers around the world access to the latest science information and the opportunity to create a “global community for science education”, the developers say.
The Open University recently released the Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report.
This third report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. It explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.
We are hosting Dr. Phil Cornwell, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA, this week. Please see Professor Cornwell’s bio and workshop info online.
Today he facilitated a workshop Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Use this link to view or download the presentation about the educational model at Rose-Hulman, pedagogical techniques such as flipped and hybrid classes, and the future of undergraduate engineering, science, and mathematics education.
Important, Google Drive users:
1. Google updated the Drive for iPad app.
2. Users of the Google Drive desktop app for Mac and PC can now to open files stored in their Google Drive accounts in another desktop application.
3. There is now a new default user interface for Google Drive.
More details are in this FT4T post.