Google has released a video and some information about a project they’re working on with Harold Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, to open the doors of creating apps for Google’s Android mobile operating system.
The software is App Inventor. Using a drag and drop interface, users can create applications in just a […]
Dr. Helen R. Connors, Associate Dean, Integrated Technologies and Executive Director of the University of Kansas Center for Health Informatics will discuss:
the fundamental building blocks for a successful e-learning program growth in online learning and a vision for the future educational technologies that create higher order learning
Dr. Connors is a recognized […]
At the Duke University School of Medicine, students may soon be assigned an avatar in a virtual hospital setting and tasked with different patient care responsibilities. Dr. Jeff Taekman, in partnership with Virtual Heroes (a local company that develops “serious games” for training), is investigating a prototype game where students’ avatars work with other clinicians […]
From May 12 to May 18, CIT will offer a series of free hands-on workshops on teaching and technology for Duke faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs. Topics include digital video, classroom teaching, web-based resources and going “Beyond the Stacks” in Duke Libraries. Delicious boxed lunches each day at the noon session. More information and […]
Undergraduate online courses at Duke Duke Today recently highlighted two new online courses for undergraduates available at the university. The Center for Instructional Technology is consulting with the faculty teaching the courses, Kristen Stephens in the Program in Education and Cathy Shuman in English. http://news.duke.edu/2010/04/summer_online_courses.html This is the first time that online courses have been […]
Many may not realize it, but South by Southwest (the well-known music and film conference/festival held annually in Austin, TX) also includes an “interactive” conference. Over the last few years, the interactive conference (often referred to as SXSWi) has begun to acquire a reputation for presenting emerging technologies and ideas (for example, Twitter […]
Screencasts are short videos that you can create in very little time on your work or home computer and easily share the results with students. Screencast software records your actions on your computer (as you browse the web, for example) and your voice as you explain what you are demonstrating.
Duke faculty are using […]
Goingon combines the open source platforms of Moodle and Drupal to create online communities that are dynamic and interactive by incorporating social networking and learning management tools into one easily managed system. Goingon offers a user-friendly interface with many plugins and widgets that can add value […]
Join us for a web seminar on Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative. This initiative offers “open courses backed by learning research.”
The course materials are freely available online and can be customized and incorporated by instructors anywhere.
Each course includes frequent opportunities for students to assess their own learning and receive immediate feedback, […]
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