20. April 2011
With the click of a mouse, it is possible to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world. In a matter of seconds, you can see them, speak to them, and share a document to make simultaneous contributions. Forward-thinking university professors have been using these online tools to enhance students’ learning for years, but the stories of transformative learning experiences have been isolated to individual classes, project teams, or academic departments. Unreliable technology, poor video quality, and risky security have limited widespread collaboration.
4. Februar 2011
A private liberal arts college in Oregon took Apple’s iPad through its paces to test its value as a a tool for learning inside the classroom and out. The evaluation followed a pilot of Amazon’s first-generation Kindle, which the college eventually decided against. In the words of the college’s CIO, the Kindle just wasn’t an adequate „alternative to paper.“ Did the iPad fare any better in the college’s rigorous and methodical testing process?
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.
20. Dezember 2010
Jeder dritte Teenager (32 Prozent) wünscht sich zu Weihnachten 2010 einen Computer. Das hat eine repräsentative Umfrage im Auftrag des Hightech-Verbandes BITKOM unter 10- bis 18-Jährigen ergeben. „Ein eigener Computer ist heute ein fester Bestandteil der Lebenswelt von Jugendlichen“, sagt BITKOM-Präsident Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer.
5. Dezember 2010
In a small Local Authority in Scotland, thousands of students, parents and teachers have been getting together to learn and share their snow-day experiences on an open source blogging platform. 25,000 visits a day, 1827 posts and 2477 comments were left throughout the three or four days of closed school this week on eduBuzz.org in East Lothian, Scotland.
9. November 2010
Nearly 1,700 students at Kearns High snagged a sleek new tool for their book bags on Friday: an iPod touch. Students at the high school screamed with delight during a kick-off assembly that featured students break dancing to digital beats.