InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

the future of news

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd May 2015

I am regularly asking my students where do they get their news from Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/snapchat-twitter-facebook-the-future-of-news-2015-5#ixzz3Z5647url So, where will millennials get their ‘news’ now? http://fusion.net/story/47387/jon-stewart-leaving-daily-show-millennials-audience/

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Recommendations for games and gaming at LRS

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th March 2015

Gaming and Gamification in academic and library settings (paper) Based on the literature regarding games, gaming, gamification, game-based learning, and serious games, several clear trends emerge: Gaming and gamification in the sense of game-based learning is about using games and game-like tactics in the education process, for greater engagement and better learning outcomes. However, this […]

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Our future students: Augmented Reality in the Classroom (+ info about wearable tech)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th July 2014

Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom The wink of an eye, the simple one-finger tactile swipe down — these are the sights, sounds, and kinesthetic gestures that are changing the context of modern learning. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/putting-the-world-in-their-hands-augmented-reality-in-the-classroom Wearable technology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wearable_technology http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/wearable-technology-ces-2014/10/ http://www.wired.com/2013/12/wearable-computers/http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2014/02/12/the-case-against-wearables/ (Google Glass)

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Generation Z – the time of emojis approaching

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th June 2014

Millennials Are Old News — Here’s Everything You Should Know About Generation Z http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-z-spending-habits-2014-6#ixzz35n9ubTYy http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/09/19/the-distracted-generation/ Generation on a Tightrope http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/review_of_higher_education/v037/37.2.miller.html Generations X,Y, Z and the Others – Cont’d  http://www.socialmarketing.org/newsletter/features/generation3.htm Beyond Millennials: How to Reach Generation Z http://mashable.com/2014/08/20/generation-z-marketing/ 52% use youtube or social media for typical research assignments Infographic from: http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/gen-z-infographic-can-help-marketers-get-wise-future-159642 http://www.brucemayhewconsulting.com/index.cfm?id=20209 http://rainmakerthinking.com/assets/uploads/2013/10/Gen-Z-Whitepaper.pdf Millennial Impact Report: […]

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engaging Web 2.0 skills to bridge cultures and classrooms

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th March 2014

Stephen Noonoo in his THE JOURNAL article: Global Collaboration Projects that Go Way Beyond Skype http://thejournal.com/Articles/2014/03/26/Global-Collaboration-Projects-that-Go-Way-Beyond-Skype.aspx?Page=1#QtGjrl5J4swVCRoI.99 describes the “flattening” of the high school classroom, where students use communication technologies well beyond Skype (Edmodo) to works with peers in real time around the world. The idea of flattening involves peer-to-peer mentoring (Vygotsky’s “zone”) besides high school […]

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Who is coming to college after the Millennials?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th March 2014

How did you figure out the Millennials? I found the following book Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2000). Millennials rising : the next great generation /by Neil Howe and Bill Strauss ; cartoons by R.J. Matson. New York : Vintage Books, 2000. http://smallbiztrends.com/2009/09/33-useful-presentation-tools.html#! very helpful. Here is more about their “generational theory” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory The Millennials […]

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