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How VR Can Change Your Education

How VR Can Change Your Education

Article Source: EdTech Magazine – http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2016/11/how-virtual-reality-could-change-way-students-experience-education Image Source: http://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality-military/ Virtual Reality (VR) continues to grow in popularity as finances start to hinder students’ abilities to travel and practice medicine in real world applications. The world has seen a rise of educational software that help elders retain memory, pilots fly planes, and hikers to virtually climb the mostRead more about How VR Can Change Your Education[…]

Using Badges in Higher Education

Using Badges in Higher Education

In a recent blog post by Trent Batson on The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning’s (AAEEBL) website, an interesting topic about centralization and democratization of education emerged from the use of information technology. Either side of the issue, whether to centralize and control technology or to allow students to have control over theirRead more about Using Badges in Higher Education[…]

Suggestions for Improving Privacy in Higher Education

Suggestions for Improving Privacy in Higher Education

In a blog post written by Tracy Mitrano for Inside Higher Ed’s “Law, Policy — and IT?” blog, three suggestions for improving privacy in higher education were stated: Reform the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Mitrano suggests that FERPA, which was passed by Congress in 1974, should be reformed to meet the needsRead more about Suggestions for Improving Privacy in Higher Education[…]

6 Ways Technology Will Change Education in the Future

6 Ways Technology Will Change Education in the Future

Just recently, a group of academics, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs gathered at New York University’s Stern School of Business to discuss educational technologies and their effects on the future of higher education. A critical question was posed about the future of higher education as technology continues to play a crucial role in the accessibility andRead more about 6 Ways Technology Will Change Education in the Future[…]