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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[…]

Why Colleges Should Have More Online Enrollment Options

Why Colleges Should Have More Online Enrollment Options

Image Source: Flickr Online enrollment on campuses is becoming increasingly more popular.  It brings in more students compared to on-campus course enrollment, and allows institutions to use technology to create more student learning opportunities.  It also provides more financial benefits to the institutions.  Online enrollment is a more effective way of attracting students and isRead more about Why Colleges Should Have More Online Enrollment Options[…]