The New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition has just been published. It highlights emerging technologies and practices that are likely to have significant impact in the higher education sector over the next five years.
The 2014 edition covers 18 topics that an expert panel selected: six trends, six challenges, and six technological developments that are “very likely to impact technology planning and decision-making.” The topics are also organized by timeframe, from immediately relevant topics to those that will take up to five years to hit their stride.
The topics covered in the report are as follows:
- Growing Ubiquity of Social Media
- Integration of Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Learning
- Rise of Data-Driven Learning and Assessment
- Shift from Students as Consumers to Students as Creators
- Agile Approaches to Change
- Evolution of Online Learning
- Low Digital Fluency of Faculty
- Relative Lack of Rewards for Teaching
- Competition from New Models of Education
- Scaling Teaching Innovations
- Expanding Access
- Keeping Education Relevant
- Flipped Classroom
- Learning Analytics
- 3D Printing
- Games and Gamification
- Quantified Self
- Virtual Assistants
The NMC Horizon Report 2014 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. It is part of the NMC Horizon Project, a larger research programme that focuses on current and upcoming education technology.
Gain high-level perspective on the world of business and organisations today in preparation for a better understanding of tomorrow
Bett is the global meeting place for the education technology community, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom.
Although Bett is an award-winning trade show, the event certainly surpasses the expectations of a conventional trade show. Bett 2014 will include three CPD accredited summits, the "learn live" lecture series, and numerous networking and fringe events. Bett is free to attend and you can register online.
This is an e-course of Tallinn University Department of Music for MA-level students about multimedia in music education.
- Handling of information/text, graphics/images, sound and video interactive teaching material necessary in music education and their integrative/interactive connection and sharing principle.
- Basic knowledge in copyright issues of digital material usage, e.g. teaching feasibility and individual usage.
- Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in handling internet freeware and/or priced image, sound, and video editing software installed with several operation systems in web-based (free) environments and social media.
CEIT 626 is a fundamental course on instructional technology. It covers most of the topics related to the field. It gives ideas to novels about what the field is, knowledge of its history, what the future of the field will be and so on.
You have to prepare short papers on given topics/questions that must be submitted weekly. In addition to them, there will be 2 major assignments and 1 term paper. Further, each student will be expected to participate actively in class discussions and show evidence of personal reflection.