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The United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845. Today it is an
accredited undergraduate institution with a student body of
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To plan for future mobile learning two military educational schools conducted a study of current mobile device ownership and use by their students.
Survey results show that a majority of students say they would use mobile learning if
it were available, with a higher fraction of students interested in
mobile learning the younger the student body, which suggests demand for mobile learning will continue to grow in the future.
The results seem to align with general higher education institutions, with younger students showing increasing use of mobile devices and interest in accessing online learning materials.
Besides e-mail and web browsing on their mobile devices, students want to be able to access course management systems; sync course calendars across their devices; access course reading materials; and use mobile applications that support class work and provide remote access to class lectures.
Articles about how free online courses, or MOOCs, could disrupt higher education dominated the headlines last year here at the Wired Campus blog, and they were the most popular with readers as well. Several articles about e-textbooks also topped our list of most-read articles of 2012, highlighting what has been a time of change, and anxiety, for colleges and universities.
While much about being a university professor has remained unchanged for centuries, the way today’s academics research, teach and fulfil administrative duties has changed dramatically, as a result of technological change and a cultural shift in what the public expects of academia.
In the United Kingdom, these changes are about to hit home for academics as the government’s Research Excellence Framework for assessing the value of research will now include a new component called ‘impact’, which requires professors to show how their research makes a direct contribution to society beyond academia...
Pearson, a major textbook publisher, continued its push into digital education on Monday by introducing a service that allows instructors to create e-textbooks using open-access content and Pearson material.
A beta version called Project Blue Sky will begin in the spring with the help of Gooru, a nonprofit search engine. When an instructor enters keywords for the subject he or she is teaching, the system sends back a list of Pearson content, free educational content, and material from other commercial providers...
James Dean, dean and Sarah Graham Kenan distinguished scholar and professor of organizational behavior at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School will discuss the incorporation of online learning into management education.
According to the "Indian Education Sector Outlook -- Insights on Schooling Segment," (PDF, 9 pages) a report released by New Delhi--based research and consultancy firm Technopak Advisors in May, the total number of schools in India stands at 1.3 million. Of these, private schools account for 20%. Educomp's Dhar points out that only around 10% of the private schools have tapped the potential of multimedia classroom teaching whereas in government schools, it has barely made any inroads...
As a presentation and public speaking medium, Prezi is frequently used as an alternative to slide shows and PowerPoint. The product has been used by numerous leadering voices in business and politics to share and explore their ideas. Notably, The World Economic Forum is currently using Prezi as part of its presentation and media strategy..
...In higher education, Prezi is sometimes used to present complex thoughts, narratives or other visual information...