Mashable: The Case for the Virtual Classroom

6. Januar 2011

Online education is often dismissed as a pipeline for expensive degrees of little value and a sponge for veterans’ tuition payments. But while it’s true that for-profit universities have made a hefty business out of e-learning, it’s becoming apparent that learning online can also benefit almost everyone else.

“It’s very clear that five years from now, on the web, for free…you will be able to find the greatest lectures in the world on the web,” Bill Gates recently predicted in an interview at Techonomy 2010.

Gates is not the only smart guy pulling for online education to extend the reach, affordability, and even quality of education. Here’s why the virtual classroom counts deans of prestigious universities, entrepreneurs, and people who want to change the world as its advocates.


NYTimes: Math That Moves – Schools Embrace the iPad

6. Januar 2011

As part of a pilot program, Roslyn High School on Long Island handed out 47 iPads on Dec. 20 to the students and teachers in two humanities classes. The school district hopes to provide iPads eventually to all 1,100 of its students.

Cisco: Creating Connected Learning Societies: Connect, Collaborate, Innovate.

6. Januar 2011

Connected learning inspires new connections: between students, with faculty, within the campus, and with the wider community. Colleges and universities can thrive by taking advantage of Cisco solutions to create connected, on-demand learning environments. The rewards are increased administrative efficiency, enhanced safety and security, and engaged students who are drawn by the interactivity and collaboration they have grown up to expect. We want to join in your vision for a connected campus that inspires students, faculty, and staff to engage in lifelong learning.

NYU Stern’s IT makes cultural changes to enable collaborative environment

6. Januar 2011

In implementing a new collaborative learning environment and educational portal, the IT department at New York University’s Stern School of Business has had to make some cultural changes.

„The Future of Work“ – Collaboration erleben

23. Dezember 2010

Collaboration umfasst die Gesamtheit aller multimedial vermittelten Kommunikationsformen: Der Bogen spannt sich von Unified Communications über Social Media, integrierte Web-Konferenzen und Video-Kommunikation bis hin zu hochwertigen Telepräsenzsystemen. Auf der diesjährigen Cisco Expo in Berlin waren vom 01. bis 02. Dezember unterschiedliche Anwendungsszenarien rund um den Themenschwerpunkt „The Future of Work“ zu sehen. Unser Moderator Wolfgang Rudolph hat gemeinsam mit Andreas Benez, Business Development Manager Collaboration bei Cisco, die neuesten Entwicklungen erkundet und nimmt die Zuhörer des Cisco ITPods mit auf den Rundgang über die Cisco Expo.

IT Pod

Web-Based Creativity: Can Working in Virtual Communities Be More Effective Than Face-to-Face Cooperation?

16. Oktober 2010

Common sense and experience would suggest that people are more creative when they work together in a face-to-face environment. But, as remote working and online interactions become more and more commonplace, there is growing evidence that working in virtual communities and using online tools together can be even more effective in some areas than face-to-face cooperation.

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