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ECAR study of faculty and information technology, 2017

Posted on November 9, 2017

EDUCAUSE’s Center for Analysis and Research has released a study on faculty engagement and use of technology.

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ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2017

Posted on November 9, 2017

In a companion report on student use of technology, the authors look at the same topics that are covered in ECAR’s Study of Faculty and Information Technology.

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Demanding kinder classrooms doesn’t make you a snowflake

Posted on November 9, 2017

Daniel Heath Justice writes about conservative critiques of “student ‘snowflakes’—represented as terminology-obsessed, identity-focused, emotionally overwrought busybodies.”

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Cyberlearning Community Report: The state of cyberlearning and the future of learning with technology

Posted on November 9, 2017

This report highlights examples of work that draws on innovations in learning science and computer science.

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ComPAIR: A new online tool using adaptive comparative judgement to support learning with peer feedback

Posted on November 9, 2017

This research article looks at ComPAIR, an online peer assessment and feedback tool developed at UBC that allows students to evaluate, comment, and rank peers’ submissions.

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Digital Media and Learning Conference (DML) 2017 keynote – danah boyd – Learning all the wrong things

Posted on November 9, 2017

In this keynote speech, danah boyd looks at the topic of young people using social media.

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Skills, competencies and credentials

Posted on November 9, 2017

Alan Harrison looks at how universities can better prepare and showcase students’ skills for the workplace in this research document.

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OER: The future of education is open

Posted on November 9, 2017

This article looks at the Open Educational Resources movement, and how it, while still relatively new, “continues to have a significant impact on students, faculty, and the way teaching is occurring.”

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Quantum leaps we can expect in teaching and learning in the digital age – a roadmap

Posted on November 9, 2017

Stephen Downes explores innovation and technology that is impacting teaching and learning currently and could do so over the next five years.

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UBC students can now study the human brain using holograms

Posted on October 3, 2017

UBC has teamed up with Microsoft Garage to develop an interactive teaching tool that gives students a new way to visualize the brain’s 3D structure.

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