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Gmail Played a Role in Changing Higher Ed

Gmail Played a Role in Changing Higher Ed

Gmail celebrated its 10th birthday on April 1st. Reflecting back, they altered higher education more than we know according to Inside Higher Ed. Transitioning from enterprise platforms to consumer platforms, Gmail is helping the technological world retreat from centralized technology control with a slick, free platform that any higher ed institution can use. UW BothellRead more about Gmail Played a Role in Changing Higher Ed[…]

Google Form for Peer Review of Group Members in Group Project

Google Form for Peer Review of Group Members in Group Project

Teaching group work is difficult. Students often dislike group work, because one or two people carry the weight for everyone else. To solve this problem, one best practice for group project assignments, particularly those that require sustained collaboration and shared leadership over the course of many weeks in the quarter, is to build in anRead more about Google Form for Peer Review of Group Members in Group Project[…]

Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education

Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education

A recent study published on Educause takes a look into the mobile learning practices of students in higher education. The study notes that mobile device usage has increased significantly among college students, and that they favor small and lightweight devices such as smartphones and tablets. However 85% of students still consider a laptop to beRead more about Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education[…]

Chromebooks, Yay or Nay in the Education World?

Chromebooks, Yay or Nay in the Education World?

With prices starting at $240, students cannot help but to be attracted to Google’s Chromebooks. Its operating system is simple, to the point, and extremely fast, relying on Chrome and Google Drive. The catch? You cannot install desktop software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, or any PC games. This may be a letdown forRead more about Chromebooks, Yay or Nay in the Education World?[…]

Students’ Thoughts on Their Technology in the Classroom

Students’ Thoughts on Their Technology in the Classroom

In today’s classrooms, technology is a vital tool in making teaching and learning much more interactive, engaging, and empowering. Students use their mobile devices and computers to access the Internet, electronic resources, and other educational software/applications, resulting in an independent, student-driven learning environment. For instructors and educators who are curious as to their effectiveness inRead more about Students’ Thoughts on Their Technology in the Classroom[…]