Lara Tompkins

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Effects of Applying the Site Map Principle in an Online Learning Environment in Higher Education

Web interfaces play a very important role in teaching-learning processes in virtual environments, since this is how students carry out their …

Education

Connected Learning Alliance

For educators ready to connect their students to peers and other educators to collaborate on learning myriad subjects all over the world, doing so …

Education Technology

Why You Now Need a Team to Create and Deliver Learning

Strategic Directions | Feature<p>A Q&A with Daniel Christian<p><i>"</i><i>Higher education institutions that intentionally move towards using a team-based approach</i> …

Education Technology

Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art

At The Space launch event last summer at the Tate Modern over 150 coders, hackers and digital artists were challenged to take any dataset and turn it into a work of art over the course of 24 hours.<p>With participants camped out overnight for the art hack, Tate’s cavernous Turbine Hall was transformed …

Making Makerspaces Work on Campus

When the University of Southern California opened its new Iovine and Young Academy in August, students zeroed in on a problem — no skateboard stand. …

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It’s all about focus, relevance and context<p>At <i>De Correspondent</i>, a Dutch journalism platform with 35,000 paying subscribers (at €60 a year), we're all …

Office Hours Alternative Resonates with Students

Faculty regularly face the problem of getting the students most in need of help to come to the office for help. Not only do a small number of …

Pedagogy

Syllabus

Teaching

Walt Disney: The World’s First UX Designer

I'm a huge fan of the Walt Disney park experience, and my family has traveled to Walt Disney World and Disneyland multiple times. The service we’ve …

Seeing Videos From a New Perspective…

Should we say NO to ‘vertical video’?<b>It’s easy to say yes…</b>HUFFINGTON POST “How many times have we been promised an adorable video of a cat and dog …

Mobile Devices

3D Robotics Launches DroneEDU to Unleash the Power of Drone Tech in the Classroom

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- <b></b>North America's largest consumer drone manufacturer is on a mission to take learning and scientific …

Study Habits: App Gets Students Organized & Motivated

After testing the app for a month with two classes of students, I can endorse Study Habits as the best student productivity app for iOS. Compared to …

How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills

Students love it when teachers provide class notes—the more complete the set, the better. Students want the teacher’s notes online because it’s …

Teaching

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning

Social Media<p>Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. …

In the ‘Library Test Kitchen’

At the Frances Loeb Library, students from the course ADV-09125 were showing off the future of libraries.<p>The advanced seminar at the Harvard Graduate …

The Future of Libraries: Harvard Students Are Thinking Outside the Box

To say that Harvard students are thinking outside the box when it comes to the future of libraries would be an understatement. We all know that …

Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

"Remember before the internet?" asks Joi Ito. "Remember when people used to try to predict the future?" In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT …

Faculty aren’t using OER—here’s why

New report reveals issues of definition, copyright, and ease of use are stalling widespread adoption<p>Faculty across institutions aren’t using OER—and …

Statistician explores how faculty can excel in blended learning environments

<b>Factors for student satisfaction</b><p>The Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida, directed by Chuck Dziuban, …

4 best practices for Flipped Classroom implementation

Professor condenses what he’s learned about implementing Flipped Learning over the last three years<p>The flipped classroom model has undeniably become …

Education Technology

Using Video Grading To Help Students Succeed

Assessment<p>Creating videos to supplement the grading process can personalize the instructor-student relationship, clarify expectations and help keep …

College creates digital teaching certificate for professors

New ‘Digital Drivers License’ aims to help prepare instructors to teach digital natives<p>The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) at …

Education Technology

University of Wisconsin Developers Blend Classwork with Apps

The Mobile Learning Incubator team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is working to help students broaden their classroom experience using their …

Watch These 5th-Grade Girls Send A GoPro Into Space

One of 10 schools chosen by edtech company Instructure to get a space kit, the Baldwin School received a GoPro, a Spot Tracker (for GPS location), a …