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Faculty on the Fence About Providing Computing Devices to Students

Faculty on the Fence About Providing Computing Devices to Students

Some colleges have the wonderful service of providing laptops or a tablet for students who don’t have access to one, or who have simply forgot theirs. It is a service that students value and use quite often. But in a recent survey by Campus Technology’s Teaching with Tech survey, about a quarter of the facultyRead more about Faculty on the Fence About Providing Computing Devices to Students[…]

Instructure and Microsoft add Integration between Canvas and Office 365

Instructure and Microsoft add Integration between Canvas and Office 365

Picture: http://www.filecluster.com/news/microsoft-appealing-us-warrant-demands-access-overseas-customer-data-2591/   Having a connection between Office 365 and Canvas will greatly impact the lives of students and teachers. Not only will it be easier to submit assignments and such, but all of these applications are created in the cloud, therefore minimizing the use of personal storage. If you don’t know what Office 365Read more about Instructure and Microsoft add Integration between Canvas and Office 365[…]

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning

Naomi S. Baron is a woman who walked past her campus bookstore and noticed a sign advertising digital-textbook rentals, and started to worry. She is a professor of linguistics at American University and author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World. She studies the relationship between technology and language. She believesRead more about Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning[…]

Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education”

Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education”

Pindex is also known as “a Pinterest for education”, making use of the powerful educational tool that the Internet can be. Pindex is able to create educational videos for students and teachers. Stephen Fry was responsible for providing creative direction and is also the voice to one of the first videos. Other videos focus onRead more about Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education”[…]