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Virtual physics labs are an enticing possibility. Labs are challenging for faculty to prepare, expensive for the university to maintain, and difficult for students to schedule. Yet with all their flaws, they are still an essential part of introductory science courses. These competing values make lab work a good candidate for blended and online coursework. A recent study of students in introductory physics courses at Penn State and Auburn Universities ...
Check out this article about the Orange County Library System in Orlando, which used iBeacon to set up location-based push notifications throughout the library to help patrons find events and collections relevant to their interests. This might be an intere...
What is the best communication strategy for educational teamwork? Even in the most traditional courses, group work is often a blended affair; students coordinate in course-controlled online spaces, but also may communicate via personal email, instant message, or mobile. A recent study tasked college students in South Korea to use either mobile instant messaging, computer-based instant messaging, or an online discussion forum to generate solutio...
October 13, 2014's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. From baking pies to game design. Full story from VentureBeat 2. Developing an app for adult literacy. Full story from Edsurge 3. Busting through the factory ...
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I'm just wrapping up my last day here in Vegas. I present in a little over an hour and the Ignite sessions have been really well attended! I'll try to tweet a pic from the podium :) Here's a report from my weekend: Saturday: In the morning I attended a session aimed at technical services leaders in academic libraries, the focus was primarily on developing cataloging standards in the age of web searching, but it was great to get a chance to discuss common issues and compare notes with the crowd. I then headed over to the conference center to give my Roomer talk. There were about ...
Greetings from the American Library Association Annual Conference in sunny Las Vegas! I got in last night and have been having many adventures. Here are my daily highlights! Zappos: This morning I toured the Zappos headquarters in downtown Vegas. Zappos moved into a new location last year in the former Vegas city hall and their building cuts boldly into the skyline of the low-lying downtown and surrounding desert. Activity on the campus is centered around this municipal-chic pavilion:
StudyBlue has a simple concept: it provides a space for students to share notes and obtain study materials from site-curated and student-created content. The site has a more global view than other collaborative cramming spaces like OpenStudy; StudyBlue helps students connect across schools and classes to build a personal library of notes based aroun...