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Learning Technologies Innovation Gallery
Browse the gallery for insight into emerging and future learning, academic and research technologies.
"Identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the globe."
Students tweet about upcoming topics. Instructors incorporate tweets in lecture slides and notes.
Students use the wiki to look up and add entries for unfamiliar terms.
Web-based tools used for student response, note-taking and inquiry. Designed to improve student engagement and attentiveness.
Students complete readings and assignments before they enter UVA’s 4,500-square-foot circular room. Class time is spent working in teams of eight on test cases designed to reinforce critical thinking and knowledge acquisition.
These technologies have become critical educational and research platforms for engineering, design, and medicine.
Mapping tools and data sets in Geographical Information Systems offer novel opportunities for collaboration, observation, and analysis in the real world.
Students can use computers and smart devices to respond to polls incorporated in lectures.
An OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality college and university-level educational materials. These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content.
Classrooms are being redesigned to facilitate interaction between teams of students who work on short, interesting tasks.
Abilene Christian University's report is in mobile format.
Laptop use in class yields responses to instructor-posed questions and information literacy discussions.
Learning Analytics collects and analyzes the“digital breadcrumbs” that students leave as they interact with various computer systems to look for correlations between those activities and learning outcomes.
Applications aggregate content from personal social media networks and other sources, presenting the information in a snappy magazine-style format and inviting further investigation.
The learning commons has evolved from a combination library and computer lab into a full-service learning, research, and project space.
The open educational resources model has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-reader devices, and a trend in publishing toward electronic media.
Apps allow the iPad to be used as an e-reader but with more interactive features than other e-texts, redefining what a textbook can be and do. iPads can also serve as part of a student response system.