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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[…]

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[…]

Machine Learning Will Improve Higher Education Campuses

Machine Learning Will Improve Higher Education Campuses

Image Source: mailgun With artificial intelligence (AI) continuing to advance, machine learning is also gaining some ground in attention. AI usually gets all the headlines, but machine learning is the base for making AI possible, with all the mathematical algorithms. Machine learning is when google corrects us when we misspell a word. Google has comparedRead more about Machine Learning Will Improve Higher Education Campuses[…]