According to the College Board, students pay $1213.00 a year on average for books and supplies. A recent survey of 1095 undergraduates released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) found that 70% of students had forgone the textbook at least once because the price was too high. How will students do in the course without the required materials? Read More »
The staff at Quinnipiac University Online have selected the top ten most interesting and useful educational apps for 2011. Do you have a favorite? Mention it in the comments – we’d love to hear from you!
Looking to capture quick video on the go? Thinking of adding video vignettes to your online course to increase instructor presence? Gone are the days of renting out enormous camera equipment and a cameraman to go with it. Now with the Flip Camera, you can carry around all of the technology to record digital video right in your coat pocket!
What is it?
The Flip Camera is a handheld digital camera that can quickly capture video that you can download to your computer! Read More »
Flash cards have long been used as a strategy for memorizing and reviewing information in a condensed format. Using flash cards can be a beneficial learning strategy for students who are required to commit large amounts of information to memory. Read More »
Are you using mobile technologies in your department? Do you or any of your colleagues have an example of mobile learning that you would like to share? The Technology User Group invites you to share your experiences on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM!
Mobile learning or “mLearning” is broadly defined as any learning which takes place outside the classroom and away from a desktop computer. This includes a vast variety of technology tools such as mobile phones, laptops, flip cameras, Kindles and well known mobile devices like the iPod Touch and the iPad. Our next TUG seminar will be a sharing session with lightning round examples of mobile learning followed by breakout group discussions lead by our presenters. If you would like to participate as a presenter for this TUG session, please contact Frances Rowe by Friday October 22, 2010.
Instructional Designers from QUOnline recently attended the NERCOMP Seminar on Mobile Learning in Higher Education at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
In the opening presentation by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, mLearning was broadly defined as any learning which takes place outside the classroom and away from a desktop computer. This included a vast variety of technology tools including: cell phones, smart phones, laptops, flip cameras, iPads, etc. Various institutions presented their innovative mobile learning projects, inspiring QUOnline staff to consider how we might leverage mobile technology to enhance our own teaching and learning here at Quinnipiac. Projects include: Read More »
Within 10 years we have hit technology peaks and our technology is rapidly
growing and changing. I remember thinking my Sony Walkman and beeper was the coolest thing growing up. Between you and me, I didn’t have a cell phone until just a few years ago. Needing to pick up a phone every time it rang whenever and wherever I went was ludicrous. Read More »