Berkeley Launches Online Master of Information and Cybersecurity
By Joshua Bolkan 11/16/16
The University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information (I School) has tapped a private partner to help launch a new online program, Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS).
Dubbed cybersecurity@berkeley, the new program was developed in collaboration with the university’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and College of Engineering.
The 27-unit course will use 2U’s online learning platform for live, weekly meetings. Between sessions, students will have access to interactive content designed by MICS faculty. Students will also have the opportunity to visit campus to meet faculty and classmates and attend lectures and workshops curated specifically for students in the program.
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Iowa District to Use $54K Google Grant for VR Hardware
By Sri Ravipati 11/29/16
Council Bluffs Community School District (CBCSD) in Council Bluffs, IA has received a $54,500 grant from Google’s Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation. With the funding, the district will purchase 28 kits (each with 15 headsets) that cost about $4,500 per kit, according to a report from the Omaha World-Herald and other sources.
The hardware will enable teachers to incorporate VR into their curriculum, like VR tours on Google Expeditions, Alchemy VR, Discovery VR, zSpace and other platforms.
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High Impact ePortfolio Practice and the New Digital Ecosystem
A regional ePortfolio conference jointly sponsored by AAEEBL, City University of New York and Pace University, ReBundling Higher Education will offer sessions that highlight best practices, evidence of impact, and exciting innovations.
In March, 2017, the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), the City University of New York (CUNY) and Pace University invite you to a conference exploring and discussing ePortfolio practice and its role in the future of higher education. Use the links above to review the Call for Proposals (which outlines the themes of the conference), to register for the conference or to submit a proposal.
Call for Proposals
Conference proposals are due Dec. 2, 2016, and notification will take place by January 15, 2017.
Special note: Due to recent budget cuts to NYC area colleges, registration fees will be kept to a minimum for this conference. Students (graduate or undergraduate) will be admitted free, and registration for all others will be $25, payable at the door.
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Technology Use Among Teachers Strong and Growing
By David Nagel 11/17/16
The study, conducted by adaptive learning provider Front Row Education, found that 75 percent of teachers use technology with students on a daily basis and that a bit more than half have a 1-to-1 ratio of devices to students in their classrooms (up 10 points from last year’s survey). That increase in student devices is helping to drive an increase in the use of technology, with about 60 percent of teachers surveyed saying they expect to increase the use of technology in the 2016–2017 school year.
60 percent of teachers have access to Chromebooks, up 15 percent from last year; 64 percent have access to iPads, down 5 percent from last year. iPads tend to be the tool of choice in lower grades (75 percent in K–2), while Chromebooks dominate the middle school years (66 percent). Interestingly,
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курсове по технологии за преподаватели
Курс 1. Въведение в образователни технологии
Прогнози за образователни технологии: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2016/01/27/4710/
описание на курса
Този онлай асинхронен курс цели въвеждането на преподаватели и администратори в огромното и сложно разнообразие на технологични теми в образованието. Чрез дискусии и групови упражнения, ще се фокусираме върху изграждането на знания и умения, както и на успешни прфесионални практити в образованието. Целта на курса е да изгради разбиране относно основни понятия и концепции, както и разбиране относно успешното прилагане на различни технически средства в учебния процес и тяхната организация в различни учебни програми.
Курсът е също така включва преглед на най-новите тенденции в технологиите и дискусии относно възможно и целесъобразно използване в образованието. Цел на курса е да предостави възможност на участниците да търсят рабиране и използване на Уеб 2.0 и Уеб 3.0 от степен на фамилиарност до експертно ползване, както и използване на социални медии, мултимедии и интерактвност Едновременно, паралелно с обучението за използване на тези технологии ще се водят дискуссии за тяхното въздейстие върху училищния живот и ролята на учителите и администрацията.
Особено внимание ще се отдели на значението и способността да се развият и поддържат учбни планове и административни документи, които да отговарят на постоянно променящия се технологичен свят. Спомагателни, но не по малко важни теми като правни въпроси, авторски права, етични въпроси и подобни въпроси относно цифрово гражданство (digital citizenship) ще бъдат обсъдени
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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks
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Well, technically not the first for 2016, but certainly beautiful:
Best experience with VR goggles: Google Cardbox, Veve etc. (please ask for more info if needed). If you have goggles, choose “VR Mode” (1), if viewing on your computing device (desktop, laptop, smart phone, tablet) and/or don’t have goggles, choose “Panorama Mode” (2)
If you would like to brainstorm ideas to apply Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and/or 360 video in your courses, please let us know…
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