Trends in Higher Education

By Jan Svärdhagen | This magazine covers trends in higher education with a specifik focus on digital learning in higher education. Tech could be great used the right way...but it´s not always this is the situation ;-)

Digital learning: how to keep your students switched on

Delivering teaching online is increasingly important for academics, but it needs to be more than a content dump<p>Universities will be busy this year adapting to the changes introduced by the government’s higher education reforms. But they mustn’t forget that there is more to the future of higher …

Higher Education

Campus politics get dirty: a security guard reveals all

The general election isn’t the only political battle that matters in universities – student union candidates resort to extra-judicial tactics to secure their votes<p>Election fever hit our campus a month before it started spreading to the rest of the country. A lot of student union officer posts open …

Students' Unions

What is online learning? Seeking definition

Using Kubi robots and iPads for telepresence at Michigan State University: the new online learning?<p>The survey<p>One reason I have not been blogging much …

Learning

The Impact of Virtual Reality on Learning

Virtual Reality<p>As virtual reality goes mainstream and provides new ways for students to interact and gain hands-on experience, it's important to …

Virtual Reality

10 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

« What Will Ed Tech Look Like in 100 Years? | Main<p>| No comments<p>It is no secret that many students are not passionate about math. Students feel …

Calls for 'airport-style' searches of students before exams following Telegraph investigation

Students should be subject to "intrusive" airport-style searches before sitting exams, MPs and university bosses have said, amid fears a growing number are using tiny in-ear devices to cheat the system.<p>It comes after official data revealed for the first time that "cheat tech" is on the rise, as …

Education

Medical Students Practice Critical Skills on Digital Cadavers

By Chris HayhurstVirtual reality tools prepare future medical professionals for complex procedures.

Virtual Reality

Faculty Perceptions about Teaching Online: Exploring the Literature Using the Technology Acceptance Model as an Organizing Framework | Wingo | Online Learning

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NMC Report Identifies Analytics, Collaboration as Key Higher Ed Tech Trends

Many of the innovations in higher education are fueled by technology. Each year, the New Media Consortium (NMC) partners with the EDUCAUSE Learning …

Education Technology

Why use social media to support learning?

<i>The Learning Systems Team of the Open University, the UK’s largest university and a distance learning specialist, talk about why they support the use</i> …

Social Media Marketing

iPads Did Not Revolutionize Campus Teaching (But a Few Colleges Give Every Student One)

When Apple released its first iPad seven years ago, the company thought one area it would revolutionize was education. But today the device’s …

Education

AI Market to Grow 47.5% Over Next Four Years

Report<p>The artificial intelligence (AI) market in the United States education sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.5 …

Artificial Intelligence

Canadian Researchers Design Bendable Sensors for Next-Gen Touchscreen Devices, Wearables and More

Research<p>Images Courtesy of the University of British Columbia.<p>Imagine folding up a tablet and putting it in your pocket or purse after using it. This …

How Digital Literacy Impacts Today’s Classroom

By: Na’ama Y. Rosenberg. Teaching students digital literacy provides the framework they need for appropriately interpreting and interacting online. …

Digital Literacy

11 Digital Literacy Myths, Debunked

5 Big Trends (and 3 Little Ones) in Higher Ed AV

AV Trends<p>Audiovisual offerings seem to change with the seasons. But keeping these trends in mind can help define the products and features that will …

Internet of Things Promises Smart Future for Campus Infrastructure

Traditional approaches to academia — studying the classics, dedicating years to esoteric research — have given higher education a reputation in some …

Interactive Campus Maps Help Students Navigate Universities

In years past, a college student might see a campus map as a throwaway part of a welcome packet. Now, thanks to technology, <b>campus maps could be</b> …

Technology allows teaching in two places at once

Although half the students in Sara Campbell’s 200-person lecture at Rutgers University sit in a room several miles from where she's teaching, she …

The new ‘2 classrooms, 1 professor’ initiative at Rutgers sucks

When I signed up to be in one of these classes under the Immersive Synchronous Lecture Initiative, I really didn’t think I would mind it. The …

Technology and the Future of Online Learning

Online Learning<p>As online learning continues to evolve, technologies like gamification and simulation are poised to advance student engagement and …

When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

Learning Spaces<p>Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms …

Telepresence Robots Give Distance Students Their Own Seat at the Table

Distance learning, or distance education, where students take online courses or attend classes virtually, is on the rise. More than one in four …

Could AI Replace Student Testing?

Artificial intelligence-based systems could provide constant feedback to students and teachers.<p>To call standardized testing a contentious issue would be an understatement. It's more like political trench warfare, in which one group of parents laments the organic student-centered approaches of yore …

Education

Norway lagging ‘far behind’ on internationalisation

The head of Norway’s biggest business university has decried the lack of government focus on attracting international students, warning that the …

Moderna myter om lärande och utbildning. En bok som alla skolor borde köpa in åt sin personal

Skolan är sällan konservativ eller bakåtsträvande. Snarare tvärtom, är det någon organisation som tar till sig nya trender och arbetsmetoder så är …

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017

1. Faculty Development<p>2. Academic Transformation<p>3. Digital & Informational Literacies<p>4. Accessibility & Universal Design for Learning<p>5. CBE & …

Learning

College Leaders Show Growing Interest In Teaching Information Literacy

Interest in teaching digital and information literacy at colleges seems to have spiked since the political rise of Donald Trump, according to a new …

Information Literacy

Study challenges cost and price myths of online education

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of …

Education