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The Mobile Campus: Higher Ed in the iPhone Age

The Mobile Campus: Higher Ed in the iPhone Age

This powerpoint by assistant professor Gerry McKiernan at Iowa State University describes the increasing use of mobile devices such as mobile phones, e-readers, tablets, and laptops by students and the general population to access information on the internet and perform tasks. The author advocates that higher education adopt more of these technologies for instruction with a focus especiallyRead more about The Mobile Campus: Higher Ed in the iPhone Age[…]

Does Wikipedia Suck?

Does Wikipedia Suck?

In an article by Inside Higher Ed, the author discusses faculty’s perception of Wikipedia and its use by students’ for research papers. Some professors immediately decry Wikipedia as unreliable due to its open-editing nature and forbid students from using it. The author who is also an instructor tested the theory by assigning students different topics to research on WikipediaRead more about Does Wikipedia Suck?[…]

New National Ed Tech Plan could mean Radical Changes in Schools

New National Ed Tech Plan could mean Radical Changes in Schools

The US Department of Education recently released the draft National Educational Technology Plan which critiqued many aspects of the American educational system. The plan would implement major and sometimes radical changes to education including longer school hours as well as blur the current model of the K-12 system being separate from higher education. One ofRead more about New National Ed Tech Plan could mean Radical Changes in Schools[…]