Education Department Clarifies E-Reader Accessibility Rules

The U.S. Department of Education today released a new guide to laws and rules colleges must follow to ensure e-reading devices and other emerging technologies are accessible to all students. Read More...

Making the Case for Learner-Centered Teaching

“Why should we change the way we teach?" a marketing professor asked with an honest gaze and a smile that bespoke sincerity. It was early in a workshop session just after I'd introduced the idea of learner-centered teaching and explained why students should be doing more of the learning tasks themselves. In a lot of ways the question links to one I recently asked myself: "Should I keep working on learner-centered teaching?" The folks at Jossey-Bass have been after me to do an update of my Learner-Centered Teaching book. For quite a while I resisted. Why revisit a place I've already been? At this stage in my academic career, do I have time to go back? Read More...

What You Don't Know About Copyright, but Should

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Nancy Sims handles copyright issues at the U. of Minnesota Libraries. "A lot of people don't realize that they themselves are copyright owners," she says. Read More...

What Do Students Say about Online Discussion?

Find out and see what undergraduate and graduate students in a midsize Midwest university reported matched what the literature suggests. Read More...

Evaluating the iPad for Education

In general, he said students found the iPad to be flexible and versatile enough to allow them to read course materials, annotate and highlight passages of text, pull up reference materials, store notes, and prepare reports.

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UCLA Nursing Students Add iPods to Training

Nursing students at the University of California, Los Angeles have added a new ritual to their move out of preclinical studies and into clinical health sciences. Read More...

Computer Tutoring for Students

Tutoring in basic computer skills is now available in the Ka Lama Computer Lab, room 203 in the Ka Lama building, 984-3358. Read More...

Films on Demand is now being offered at the UHMC Library hosting almost 10,000 videos.

Films on Demand is now being offered at the UHMC Library hosting almost 10,000 videos. Your online course content can have the film embedded, just like YouTube and other online video services. Read More...

Education scientist Sugata Mitra with results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

Education scientist Sugata Mitra gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
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Welcome - First Blog Post

Welcome to the IDS Blog! This is the FIRST post of (hopefully) many that will folow delivering interesting technology & pedagogical topics, information, resourses, and media. Your suggestions and input of what you want to see in the blog are greatly apprcaited. Read More...