“Higher education responds to calls to provide more real-world training and experience with high-tech tools that also boost campuses’ cool factor.”
Several interesting example of virtual reality, virtual labs, and blended environments are presented in this article.
“iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and iPad Pro were among the products getting their big reveal at Apple’s San Francisco shindig Sept. 9. But the real excitement lies in Apple’s vision for the future of TV.”
Good overview of Moodle tools. I particularly like its reference to Bloom’s taxonomy.
World Safer Internet Day 2016: Play your part for a better internet!
Mark your calendars for Feb. 9 and stay tuned for University- and School-wide activities.
Main site for the event world-wide /
Our blog from SID2014 at NU
And the new SID 2016 blog is coming along!!!
NU faculty and students are grateful to Microsoft Kazakhstan for assistance with Office 365 installation. More details here.
Special thanks to NU student volunteers!
MOOCs, and now GROOCs…
According to the article: “McGill University is partnering with edX to launch what they institutions are calling a “GROOC,” or a massive open online course (MOOC) for groups. The new course, “Social Learning for Social Impact,” launches next month and “aims to inspire social change through global collaboration of like-minded people working to create positive, sustainable impact,” according to a news release.”
The School of Engineering at the University of Kansas has introduced several new active learning classrooms this fall, the largest of which can accommodate up to 160 students. We are working on something similar for the new library extension and NU SEng. More details are in the article.
How are you doing it? This article suggests this approach: copy and paste a learning objective from a particular course into a simple form. The text of the objective is automatically fed into a Web service that extracts key phrases and uses them as search terms in several OER repositories, and the results are displayed in a ranked order.