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Recommended Reading


  • Assessing Graduate Engineering Programs with ePortfolios: A Comprehensive Design Process
    http://advances.asee.org/vol03/issue03/10.cfm
    Educators at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have published research demonstrating that ePortfolios are a flexible and effective way to showcase learning and projects of graduate students. - Keith.Williams Keith.Williams Aug 20, 2013 valuable overview - Russ.Meier Russ.Meier Aug 20, 2013Very much agree with Keith that this is an important article.
  • Credit for Datasets
    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/22/royal-society-wants-britain-see-equal-value-datasets-and-journal-articles#ixzz1ykbWRT3n
    In a major report on open data the learned society says that the potential of the Internet to facilitate collaboration among both professional and amateur scientists "may pave the way for a second open science revolution as great as that triggered by the creation of the first scientific journals."- Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013

  • Defining Youth Outcomes for STEM Learning in Afterschool
    http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/STEM_Outcomes_2013.pdf
    Afterschool programs are increasingly recognized as playing a valuable role in improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. However, the expectations for how such programs support young people’s STEM engagement and learning are varied. This study aimed to identify what STEM learning outcomes these program leaders and supporters believe that afterschool programs could contribute to, what the indicators of progress toward such outcomes might be, and what types of evidence could be collected by afterschool programs, without regard to whether or not appropriate data collection tools currently exist. Afterschool programs are great but there also needs to be more attention to STEM in school too. - Sam Sam Apr 14, 2011- Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013

  • Development and Application of a Systems Engineering Framework to Support Online Course Design and Delivery
    http://advances.asee.org/vol03/issue03/07.cfm
    The Engineering department and Software Engineering department at University of Houston-Clear Lake have built a framework to assist in the design of an online engineering course.
  • Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy
    http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_technology/disruptive_technologies
    This report from the McKinsey Global Institute identifies 12 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years. The report also looks at exactly how these technologies could change our world, as well as their benefits and challenges, and offers guidelines to help leaders from businesses and other institutions respond. Zeinab.El.Maadawi Yesterday michael.lambert today 5:36 am David.Lowe Uriel.CukiermanYesterday
  • Engineering and Education Report
    http://ohm.ieec.uned.es/eer/survey.php and http://www.engineeringeducationreport.com
    This web-based platform facilitates the analysis of the impact of new technologies on engineering education and gathers the opinion of engineering education experts to create visual comparisons of the results. The analysis offered by the platform is cross-discipline, cross-country, cross-continent, and cross-technology comparisons.none;" Uriel.CukiermanYesterday - Russ.Meier Russ.Meier Aug 20, 2013
  • The Future of Smart Systems
    http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Future-of-Smart-Systems/Main-Findings/Section-6.aspx
    This report conveys that smart systems are still not affordable for most today, and people’s minds are on other issues when it comes to change.- Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013

  • Gartner Says Worldwide PC, Tablet and Mobile Phone Shipments to Grow 5.9 Percent in 2013 as Anytime-Anywhere-Computing Drives Buyer Behavior
    http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2525515
    Gartner has released a market forecast report that projects traditional PC shipments will decline 10.6 percent in 2013, while tablet shipments will increase 67.9 percent. The market is being driven by sales in tablets, smartphones, and to a lesser extent, ultramobiles, as PC shipments are on the decline.
  • iPads in the Science Laboratory: Experience in Designing and Implementing a Paperless Chemistry Laboratory Course
    http://ojs.jstem.org/index.php?journal=JSTEM&page=article&op=view&path[]=1827&path[]=1519
    In the fall of 2012 general chemistry honor students at the University of New Haven were issued the new iPad 3 to incorporate these devices both in the classroom and the laboratory. This paper will focus on the the integration of the iPad into the laboratory curriculum while creating a paperless experience over the course of the year. 'Can't seem to download.'michael.lambert Today 5:43 am
  • Learning Analytics 2012: Review and Future Challenges (PDF)
    http://kmi.open.ac.uk/publications/pdf/kmi-12-01.pdf
    This technology report, drawing from the LAK 2012 conference, charts the development into the current state of learning analytics, and finally predicts future challenges. Still wonder how, as a classroom teacher, will I find my valued currency of time to use LA effectively. This will be a great challenge to embrace. michael.lambert Today 5:40 am David.Lowe>38 minutes ago (The technical report is not available any more as it has been replaced by a peer-reviewed 2012 publication titled: Learning analytics: drivers, developments & challenges, please visit the following link to access the full article >http://oro.open.ac.uk/36374/1/IJTEL40501_Ferguson%20Jan%202013.pd Zeinab.El.MaadawiYesterday- Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013
  • Mismatch Between Graduates’ Information Skills and Employers’ Needs
    http://blog.imls.gov/?p=3545
    A study by a research team at the University of Washington’s Information School found that students aren't learning to effectively integrate virtual research with physical connections & interactions in their higher education. Most graduates reported that they went to the first answer they found on Google. But the large majority of employers we interviewed said they needed college hires to carry out comprehensive research using both online sources and in-depth discussions with co-workers.
  • Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/may/30/mobile-phone-developing-world-elearning The ubiquity of mobile phones in areas with little else, makes mobile learning a cost-effective and compelling proposition according to a report by the GSMA mobile industry. "The study looks at Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra, in India, identifying young people's aspirations and priorities, exploring the education and employment challenges they face, and scrutinising their mobile phone use."Zeinab.El.Maadawistyle="font-size: 80%;">Yesterday Uriel.CukiermanYesterday - Keith.Williams Keith.Williams Aug 20, 2013 http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/11/10/9532/ Researchers are using an RFID system to track marine animals’ behavior, even in saltwater, with a network of antennas set up in a given area that read data from the tiny transponders attached to the organisms as they pass by.
  • Multi-Year iPad Deployment At UC Irvine Med School: The Results Are In
    http://edudemic.com/2013/05/ipad-deployment-at-uc-irvine-med-school/
    The University of California, Irvine has been using tablet PCs in a pilot begun in 2010 and has proven to be successful. Students enrolled in the college’s med school that are part of the program that is using the mobile devices are getting better results than their university peers, they are developing apps for the technology and they are even working to improve healthcare overall.
  • Open Access and its impact on the future of the university librarian
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/oct/25/open-access-university-library-impact
    As the UK shifts to an open access world for publishing, librarians will be sharing services between one another and the library model will change drastically. An organization, SAGE, has been studying the roles that librarians will play in moving towards an open access future and recently published a report highlighting the beginning of more in-depth discussions on the impact of open access. - Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013 - Russ.Meier Russ.Meier Aug 20, 2013

  • Preparing a 21st Century Workforce http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/2014_R&Dbudget_STEM.pdf
    President Obama strongly believes that the United States must equip many more students to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). That’s why the President’s 2014 Budget invests $3.1 billion in programs across the Federal government on STEM education, an increase of 6.7 percent over 2012 funding levels. Wondering if this budget is being taken from a different program currently funded- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Aug 19, 2013 - Christian.Guetl Christian.Guetl Aug 20, 2013

  • Teacher training: 'Industry of mediocrity,' says controversial report
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0618/Teacher-training-Industry-of-mediocrity-says-controversial-report
    A recent survey of more than 1,000 teacher-training programs finds they have become an industry of mediocrity, churning out first-year teachers with classroom management skills and content knowledge inadequate to thrive in classrooms with an ever-increasing diversity of ethnic and socioeconomic student. fully agree with first-hand experience in this- Holly.Lu Holly.Lu Aug 19, 2013
  • Technology-Enabled Nurturing of Creativity and Innovation: A Specific Illustration from an Undergraduate Engineering Physics Course
    http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/6371/view
    This paper focuses on a group of student engineers that are using pen-enabled mobile computing devices (iPads, tablet PCs, Android devices, etc) and web-based real-time formative assessment software to brainstorm in group settings. - Keith.Williams Keith.Williams Aug 20, 2013
  • Tech Trends 2013: Elements of postdigital
    http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/Services/consulting/technology-consulting/technology-2013/index.htm?id=us_furl_cons_general_tt13_main_121212
    Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report examines the ever-evolving landscape of technology put to practical business use. The topics selected to impact businesses over the next 18 to 24 months include next-generation mobile and IPv6. David.Lowe 38 minutes ago
  • 10 things university CIOs told us they care about right now
    http://www.educationdive.com/news/10-things-university-cios-told-us-they-care-about-right-now/138190/
    The "Mobility in Higher Education" CIO survey was conducted by the Education Dive editorial staff and underwritten by Sprint Higher Education Solutions. The most popular answers we received dealt with infrastructure and security. David.Lowe 38 minutes agZeinab.El.MaadawiYesterday
  • UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning
    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/m4ed/mobile-learning-resources/unescomobilelearningseries/
    Today there are over 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere Uriel.Cukierman Yesterday - Zeinab.El.Maadawi Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2013 - Keith.Williams Keith.Williams Aug 20, 2013
  • Where are the STEM Students?
    http://www.stemconnector.org/sites/default/files/store/STEM-Students-STEM-Jobs-Executive-Summary.pdf
    This STEMconnector report funded by Cisco profiles the national high school student population including over 1 million students interested in STEM careers. The student data is combined with the current STEM job outlook and projections of STEM-related jobs by 2018 and includes highlights of both national and state data for students and jobs.
  • Who Benefits From Online Ed?
    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/25/study-finds-some-groups-fare-worse-others-online-courses
    New data from a long-term study by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College suggests that students who perform poorly in traditional college courses usually perform even more poorly in online courses.
  • The World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report
    http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-information-technology-report-2013
    The Global Information Technology Report 2013 analyses the impact and influence of ICTs on economic growth and jobs in a hyperconnected world, covering 144 economies. It shows that digitization has a measurable effect on economic growth and job creation and highlights the lack of progress in bridging the new digital divide – not only in terms of developing ICT infrastructure but also in economic and social impact Uriel.CukiermanYesterday - Zeinab.El.Maadawi Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2013 - michael.lambert michael.lambert Aug 20, 2013
    Internet Scale Experimental Design and Deployment for Educational Games using BrainPOP®
    Originally published in the Games + Learning + Society 2012 Conference Proceedings 8.0, this research represents a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Carnegie Learning Inc, and BrainPOP. - kstubbs kstubbs Aug 19, 2013