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Duolingo Partners With Pearson to Make New Foreign Language Classes

Duolingo Partners With Pearson to Make New Foreign Language Classes

Image Source: Chips Articles Pearson and Duolingo have teamed up to create an experience that is intended to help college and university students learn foreign languages.  Through the use of gamification, personalized learning tools, and texts that can be accessed on iOS and Android devices, this new tool is a perfect way for students toRead more about Duolingo Partners With Pearson to Make New Foreign Language Classes[…]

Professor Uses Popular Video Game to Aid Their Teaching

Professor Uses Popular Video Game to Aid Their Teaching

Image Source: defense.gov Assistant professor, B. Reeja Jayan, at Carnegie Mellon University is using Minecraft to aid her students with material science properties.  She is using this popular video game as a learning opportunity through classroom activities, homework, and is even basing their final projects around using the game.  Minecraft is a sandbox-world building gameRead more about Professor Uses Popular Video Game to Aid Their Teaching[…]

STEM: Building Online Communities

STEM: Building Online Communities

Image Source: Vimeo In speculation of modern pop-culture’s social use of interactive media applications, the more aesthetically pleasing interfaces are dominant by having quick and convenient means of communication between users and their networks. As a result, social media’s influence has gained a title not only in the networking department, but also serves as aRead more about STEM: Building Online Communities[…]

Optimizing Technology in Higher Education

Optimizing Technology in Higher Education

Image Source: Wikimedia Campus Technology shared a discussion on the potential ways technology can be used to benefit the students of higher education. There are debates on VR/AR and how those innovations can improve the engagement level in students. There’s no disagreement here, VR/AR will be a fantastic way to promote active learning through itsRead more about Optimizing Technology in Higher Education[…]

Accessibility Tools are Coming to More Programs to Aid Students

Accessibility Tools are Coming to More Programs to Aid Students

Image Source: U.S. Department of Defense  Students with disabilities are just as likely to pursue STEM fields as their peers.  Technology design standards are becoming increasingly more accessible for all students.  Major tech companies like Google are already looking into making their programs easier to use by disabled folks. Currently, Google has accessible features likeRead more about Accessibility Tools are Coming to More Programs to Aid Students[…]