Abbie Brown

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Mozilla's new Firefox Reality browser brings the web to your VR headset

Mozilla has launched Firefox Reality, a web browser custom built for use with VR headsets. Version 1.0 is now available for free in Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores.<p>The goal with this project, which the organization has been working on for years, is to make it easy to enjoy 2D and …

Mozilla

iOS 12 review: Finally, the fear of upgrading is over

iOS 12<p>$0<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Lightning fast • even on older phones • A smarter Siri is compatible with more third-party apps • Password management's …

iOS

New data on gender gaps in benefits of nondegree credentials

New America has released an analysis of federal data on nondegree credentials to get a better sense of gender gaps in the labor-market returns for …

College & University

A Rubric for Evaluating E-Learning Tools in Higher Education

The Rubric for E-Learning Tool Evaluation offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an …

eLearning

Interactive Course Materials Associated with Student Outcomes Boost at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University has seen a 48 percent reduction the D.F.W.I. (D, fail, withdraw, incomplete) rate in one of its core curriculum courses …

Education Technology

OER planning 101

Open educational resources (OER) are gaining momentum among stakeholders in higher education. From students to faculty to administrators, the …

Intellectual Property

Microsoft launches ‘groundbreaking’ Flagship School initiative with 17 schools globally

Microsoft is deepening its efforts in education by literally getting in on the ground floor. On Tuesday, it launched its Microsoft Flagship School …

Technology

Three Ways to Create Online Reading Logs and Progress Trackers

Google Forms and Microsoft Forms and their corresponding Google Sheets and Excel sheets are excellent tools for collecting data then looking at in a …

Education Technology

Capturing the Past in Virtual Reality: An Interview with Simon Che de Boer

Earlier this summer, <i>eLearning Inside</i> reported on a virtual reality experience that would go on to top charts on Steam and become a huge success for …

Virtual Reality

Higher Education: Late to Online Learning - Chief Learning Officer

In his book “Thank You for Being Late,” Thomas Friedman analyzes why the world seems to be accelerating away from us at a remarkable pace. His …

Higher Education

Making Lessons Memorable Designing from Two Perspectives

Making Learning Memorable<br>August 9, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>23</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Making Lessons Memorable: Designing from Two Perspectives<p>Harvey …

Teaching

Google Home handles accents better than Echo or HomePod

Not all voice platforms are created equal. Google Home speakers are 3 percent less likely to give accurate responses to people with Southern accents than those with Western accents, according to studies commissioned by the Washington Post. And voice validation datasets like Switchboard have been …

Google Home

iPhone XS' industry-first A12 chip gives Apple big advantage over rivals

To get an idea of how small the electronic elements are on the Apple A12 Bionic chip at the heart of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, first squint really hard at a human hair.<p>It's thin, obviously. But it's still thick enough that you could fit about 10,000 of an A12's electronic components across its …

7 Nanometer

As tech giants focus on accessibility tools, the equation changes for education

(Upper right: Microsoft via YouTube; others: Getty Images)<p>The door to education is communication, some say. And the big technology companies are …

Accessibility

Fake News, Confirmation Bias and Selective Attention: Teaching Digital Literacy #DLNchat

How do educators support digital citizenship? Does information need singular meaning to be useful? Has cognitive dissonance grown in the digital era? …

Digital Literacy

How Apple’s Safari browser will try to thwart data tracking

New privacy features in Apple's Safari browser seek to make it tougher for companies such as Facebook to track you.<p>Companies have long used cookies …

Safari (Browser)

Dog Introductions, Humanization and Other Ways Online Ed Can Better Serve Students

Online education has been touted as a way to increase access to education. But it’s increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its …

Online Learning

3 Tips to Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom

3 Tips to Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom eli.zimmerman_9856 Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:24Immersive technologies such as …

New cold boot attack affects "nearly all modern computers"

Security researchers find a new way to disable current cold boot attack firmware security measures to steal sensitive data from high-value …

Cybersecurity

Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit: Rewarding builds with better games

Adventure mode justifies the price.<p>Nintendo Labo has been out for a while now. We've been charmed by the company's inventive designs and the way they fuse cardboard with the Switch's powerful Joy-Con controllers. The product line hasn't been a runaway success, though. In its last quarterly …

Nintendo Labo

Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, Watch turns to health

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones.<p>The relatively small changes to its lineup, …

Steve Jobs Theater

Universities cannot afford to buy in to blockchain mania (opinion)

One week ago, <i>Inside Higher Ed</i> and "Inside Digital Learning" published the essay "What Every College Leader Should Know About Blockchain," by Daniel …

Great Depression

Coursera's CEO on the Evolving Meaning of 'MOOC'

When you can bring huge numbers of students together with lots of well-branded universities and global enterprises seeking a highly skilled …

Coursera

5 Instructional Design Principles to Improve Your Course

How to use instructional design to create a more effective learning environment.We all want to create the best possible course to offer our learners. …

Instructional Design

Grammarly now saves you from embarrassing mistakes in Google Docs, too

Grammarly now supports Google Docs. Over the course of the last few years, Grammarly has made a name for itself as one of the better grammar and spelling checkers on the market. As a Chrome extension, it neatly integrates with virtually every major online tool and social media site, but until now, …

Startups

iOS 12 arrives on September 17

Apple today announced iOS 12 will become publicly available on September 17. The news was shared Wednesday at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Apple today also announced the debut of iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, each powered by the A12 bionic chip, as well as Apple Watch …

iOS

Artificial Intelligence in Online Proctoring: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going

Artificial intelligence will undoubtedly change the landscape of many industries in the future. Find out how it's being used to advance and …

Artificial Intelligence

Does technology really enhance our decision-making ability?

ADELPHI, Md. -- An Army scientist recently won a best paper award at the Association for Computing Machinery's 26th Conference on User Modeling, …

U.S. Army

Can You Measure Learner Engagement By Watching a Student's Face? | eLearningInside News

Measuring learner engagement in education is tantamount to assessment and efficacy. An engaged student intakes content easier, understands it better, …

Venture Capital

The Evolving Transactional Nature of Credentialing: Alternative Credentials Today

Credentials provide the means of skills verification for educators and employers alike, but traditional methods of credentialing haven’t kept pace …

Employment