The 2013 Campus Computing Survey | The Campus Computing Project PRESS COVERAGE -- Inside Higher Education -- Chronicle of Higher Education -- Edsurge The 2013 National Survey of Computing and Information Technology Campus IT Officers Affirm the Instructional Integration of IT as Their Top Priority, Offer Mixed Reviews on IT Effectiveness and Outsourcing for Online Education New data from fall 2013 Campus Computing Survey reveal that CIOs and senior campus IT officers view instructional support and IT service issues as their top technology priorities over the next two-three years. The survey participants also offer a mixed view about the effectiveness of campus IT investments. And as a group, campus IT officers are not sanguine about MOOCs or outsourcing campus efforts to expand online programs as viable instructional strategies or as effective revenue strategies for their institutions. More Colleges Go Mobile The 2013 survey documents another year of solid gains in the proportion of colleges and universities that have activated mobile apps.
Campus Computing 2014 | The Campus Computing Project The 2014 National Survey of Computing and Information Technology in US Higher Education Four decades into the “computer revolution in higher education,” new data from fall 2014 Campus Computing Survey reveal that although CIOs and senior campus IT officers proclaim IT user support to be one of their top institutional IT priorities, many campuses continue to struggle with providing adequate support services and IT training for students and faculty. The new survey also documents a serious challenge of providing digital resources and services for disabled students, major concerns about IT security on the Cloud, and a big decline in the percentage of IT officers who view MOOCs as offering “a viable model for the effective delivery of online instruction.” Assessing the Effectiveness of Campus IT Investments The focus on IT services becomes even more interesting when viewed in the context of how campus IT officers assess the effectiveness of campus investments in information technology.
Mix delivers LTI support and integration with major LMS providers We’re pleased to announce the availability of Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) support for Office Mix and the addition of Microsoft to the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member. In this role, Microsoft represents the needs of our users as we participate in future standards development work. Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that makes it easy to author and share interactive online lessons. Through support of LTI, we have made it easy for educators to embed mixes into all major Learning Management Systems (LMSs), including Canvas, Engrade, Blackboard, Haiku, Moodle, Brightspace, EDUonGo and Schoology. After Office Mix has been set up to work with an LMS via LTI, educators can easily embed interactive mixes, created by themselves or the community, within their LMS as assignments or assessments. Until next time, Happy mixing!
Edu App Center - Basics - Introduction The main thing with LTI™ is the identity assertion. LTI is a way for one system (the tool consumer, typically an LMS) to send a user to another system (the tool provider, some service that integrates with the LMS) in a trusted way. The most common reason for the trust assertion is to allow the user to be automatically signed in and directed to a specific course or module when the provider renders content. The consumer and provider have a predefined relationship via a consumer key and shared secret which are used to sign any messages passed between systems. All messages are signed with an OAuth signature that can be verified by either party. The identity assertion happens through an HTTP POST request from the consumer to the provider. Here is a list of parameters that can be sent as part of the POST request.
Philosophy The design and development of Moodle is guided by a "social constructionist pedagogy". This page attempts to unpack this concept in terms of four main, related concepts: constructivism, constructionism, social constructivism, and connected and separate. Constructivism From a constructivist point of view, people actively construct new knowledge as they interact with their environments. Everything you read, see, hear, feel, and touch is tested against your prior knowledge and if it is viable within your mental world, may form new knowledge you carry with you. Knowledge is strengthened if you can use it successfully in your wider environment. This is not to say you can't learn anything from reading a web page or watching a lecture, obviously you can, it's just pointing out that there is more interpretation going on than a transfer of information from one brain to another. Constructionism Social constructivism A very simple example is an object like a cup. Connected and separate Conclusion
Sakai | Open Source Learning Management System (LMS) | Longsight Sakai is a flexible learning management system that doesn’t require you to compromise your teaching. It will help you achieve your unique vision. Because it’s truly open source, you’re not confined to the features defined by a vendor. You are in control, not the learning management system. Engaging every student – isn’t that each instructor’s goal? So how does Sakai help learners and teachers achieve this? Sakai makes it easy for students to engage with their coursework. A Closer Look at Sakai: Author collaborativelyStore private contentShare resourcesDevelop presentations and blogsStay on track with course calendarsPrivate spaces for writing drafts and journalsGroup spaces for structured and unstructured collaborationPublic spaces for blogs, wikis and portfoliosManage fully online coursesConduct blended models of delivery; online and in personGive community groups and organizations tools to be effectiveSynchronous and asynchronous interactions
Improve Personalized Learning in Your Classroom | Acrobatiq | Acrobatiq At Acrobatiq, we know that technology will never replace passionate instructors. But we believe that technology can help instructors enhance their teaching in new and surprising ways. In fact, our cloud-based, adaptive learning courseware offers students a personalized learning experience superior to that found in traditional textbooks and other course materials. At $70 per student, it’s a cost-effective textbook replacement comprised of expository text, multimedia, assignments and assessments. This unique learning experience provides students with engaging, rigorous, and interactive activities. The courseware also provides instructors like you with the data and tools you need to guide each student toward success. How Personalized Learning Courseware Can Help Our personalized learning platform is effective because it helps you: To take a look at our personalized learning platform, sign up for a preview of Acrobatiq’s adaptive learning courseware now.
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