Technology Trends in Higher Education




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Exploring the Effects of Digital Note Taking on
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• Mobile computing has been the emerging technology
  that has never settled into its niche
• By 2015, voice services will...
The Pulse smart pen records and links audio
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  1. 1. Technology Trends in Higher Education Stone Soup Seminar May 11, 2010 Presenters: Robin Baneth, Laura Davidson, Jeff Howlett , Becky Kirstein, Barry Koster, Diane Sherman & Cheryl Todd
  2. 2. Disclaimer Video: Future Technology NOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYMn1RR7Y0
  3. 3. What is it? Who’s doing it? How does it work? Users can create their own environment or use many of the environments created by Millions of users others. Second Life is the including many largest virtual world Universities and VoIP enables lecture and with VoIP. Colleges. discussions Virtual environment allows interactivity and experimentation. 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  4. 4. What are the Why is it What are the Where is it implications for significant? downsides? going? teaching and learning? New A more Access simulations are collaborative anywhere with Modification to teaching and created daily for learning web lesson plans students to environment at connectivity experience Meredith College. Many Training to professionals and Share with the Professors working teach in a artist are together with world or keep different adopting, allowing professionals in private environment students access to their field of study. them and their work 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  5. 5. Visual Understanding Environment: http://vue.tufts.edu/ IBM Many Eyes: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
  6. 6. What is it? How does it Who’s doing it? Why is it work? students to significant? portable, download presents electronic e-readers are low-powered, textbooks versions of text, changing the high resolution typically using economics for buyers devices e-ink, a display and sellers of text- technology designed universities & based intellectual to simulate printed colleges to make property, including paper text books educational materials designed to available digitally display digital versions of written material: it offers similar a move to digital books, textbook publishers resolution as textbooks and magazines, have joined forces with newsprint and, coursepacks would have newspapers, and e-reader manufacturers relative to an LCD broad implications both other printed to produce texts in screen, eliminates for the traditional sources e-book formats, giving campus bookstore and glare and reduces rise to new distribution eyestrain models for an institution’s library 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  7. 7. What are the Where is it going? What are the downsides? implications for teaching and learning? publishers have growing numbers of redefinition of roles more flexible content channels & formats for & conventions in aggregation and their content traditional chain of prompt information content transfer updates susceptible to damage- though electronic inclusion of articles not content can usually be class materials will published through recovered be available in traditional channels multiple modes* the ability to loan a digital highly customizable text to multiple users course materials* simultaneously challenges the paradigm of traditional publishers have libraries-would need to growing numbers of change services & modes channels & formats for interactive maps, charts, of distribution to their content graphs, all illustrating accommodate them lecture points 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  8. 8. • Multiple author collaboration • Some use non-linear branching • Hierarchy of ideas, overview to detail, through zooming and panning • Live audience input (like polling/ Clickers) 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  9. 9. • Accessible by all team members. Unplanned directions. • One canvas rather than a sequence of slides. • Explain how facial recognition software analyzes images. • Human face image in center of canvas and labels features. • Team members can put explanations and web links further out on canvas. • Xoom in and out and draw focus to different paths. • The group divides canvas into 4 regions and places comments, images, videos, and links in respective areas. • Audience can follow on own computers. 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  10. 10. http://prezi.com
  11. 11. • Access from anywhere, anytime Access, import, edit and share presentations anywhere anytime • Sharing and Collaboration No more emailing around of presentation files. Share your presentations with your friends/colleagues and the shared presentations can be viewed/edited with just a browser. • Present from Remote Give a presentation to a client who is half a globe away. Do your demos while at your seat. • Embedding Make your presentations public. Embed them in your blog or website for easy viewing for your readers.
  12. 12. Zoho Show
  13. 13. GLOGSTER PREZI Free presentation tool on web. Equivalent to Great free way to distribute a Powerpoint on web beautiful one page/slide “poster” with music and video, etc. like for Reduced feature but quick and easy. No need organization and classroom teams. to carry flash bob Example: Instantly upload and share Transformation zebra interface to rotate, linked video of yourself, like topic move objects intro. As with blogging, folks could Hierarchical idea/brainstorming comment on it or rate it if you registered and logged in. Zoom in Zoom Out; supports mouse wheel Also could be used for simple classroom presentations. Could embed in Prezi blog Concurrent log-ins only available in $11.95/mo version. Multiple remote editors. Video must be Flash at the moment 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  14. 14. • Those who enjoy experimenting with alternative presentation applications • Users who want to save money or do not own MS powerpoint • Faculty who enjoy rich feature sets 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  15. 15. • Move application off desktop and onto the internet • Reveal information in a non-linear fashion • Greater audience interaction • Zoho Show, more like Powerpoint, allows audience members to comment and changes to presentation in real-time • Live collaboration 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  16. 16. • Shift away from click and talk paradigm • Platform independent • Multiple contributors • Stored for public use • Compilation of insights, snapshots, interpretations of data • Use multiple times in different ways • Make libraries of presentations 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  17. 17. • Distracting viewers (zooms, pans, animations) • End product can be disorienting if not controlled • Presentation can vary each time it is given • Will not replace PowerPoint • Metaphors may not be effective as presenters might think • Functionality might vary depending on browser • Require internet • High res images, could be slow • Don’t allow presentation to be permanently downloaded or user- owned media devices • Extra effort to ensure attributions are correct • Host sites could go out of business 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  18. 18. • Further changes to presentation model • Broader acceptance and wider use • Complex layers and 3D images 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  19. 19. • Re-examination of the nature of information presentation and sharing. • Non-linear thought patterns (student queries, experimental results, group brainstorming) • Free-form lecture branching • Audience collaboration, multimedia integration, cross platform viewing • Merging of in-person and remote classroom audiences 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  20. 20. Poll Everywhere Pie Charts from BB Survey in 4 steps • Polleverywhere.com • Pivot charts in Excel • Live Audience polling • Don’t need to exit BB; Excel • Web-based polling tool opens automatically with • Can do 30 for free default answers • Device is Student’s own • Beautiful and informative cell phone pie charts for free • Create polls and receive results • SMS, Twitter too. • Embed into Powerpoint
  21. 21. • Charles Darwin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aTjIJyXcB8&feature=related • Ben Franklin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpdO6gnzg2I&feature=related
  22. 22. chalk board -- tests -- like hand words, diagrams, done but in the Software: equations, .... computer Jarnal .. easy to pick up http://www.dklevine. research, cartoons -- com/general/softwar next class where you anything you used to e/tc1000/jarnal.htm left off do on paper taking notes -- Hammer out It’s FREE! students can keep equations, sketches (Jmaker add-on ALL of their notes on ... on the pad. helps with the computer, A $25 way to fake drag'n'drop). including math, having a tablet! biology, ... 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  23. 23. JING™ SnagIt™
  24. 24. Audacity is a free, VoiceThread is a Animoto automatically audio editing program. slide show that produces beautifully holds images, orchestrated, completely documents, and unique video pieces from videos and allows your photos, video clips people to navigate and music. pages and leave It takes just minutes to comments in 5 ways create a video which can bring your lessons to life. 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  25. 25. 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  26. 26. What is it? Who’s doing it? an online service that allows users to create used for activities ranging from news, current their own social networks and join and events, and professional development to participate in other networks entertainment, dating, and support groups creators of networks determine the site’s appearance ,functionality, and whether the site is public or private networks can be municipal, regional, international networks include features such as: photos , videos, lists of members , events, groups , and communication tools such as forums or blogs alumni groups (high school, college & university) develop networks where graduates can reconnect and stay in touch no technical skill is required to set up a network can be used as a complement to a primary no limits to the number of networks a user can website or as the primary platform for the join website 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  27. 27. How does it work? Why is it significant? users can create new social allows users to connect and What are the downsides? networks in very little time, build community with no technical skill required. some networks are in a near- once a name and a URL are constant state of change, with selected, assembling the uses technology to discover connections between people no clear model of organization network is a simple process of & content and function that will best suit working through four screens a particular community the user indicates whether the users design and build a social network is or public network that looks and behaves exactly as its creator the user may add a tag-line, or members believes it should description; assign keywords; choose from a selection of can add to the “burden” of network creators ,who have managing involvement in features (such as photos or the technical ability, can multiple personal networks videos, a blog, events, groups, create new tools and features and keeping track of “friends” or gadgets) use drag-and-drop tools to place features on the to respond to the changing across the network needs and demands of the page; choose a visual theme network members (colors, fonts, sizes), etc
  28. 28. Since its introduction in late 2006, the Wii has been a favorite of the gaming community, which has praised the system for transforming the gaming experience into a physical activity. The controller has also captured the interest of academic researchers and hackers, who seek to apply the technology to other uses. • Using custom hardware and software he developed, a PhD student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University created an application that uses Wii technology to turn any surface into an inexpensive, interactive whiteboard. • Faculty at the University of Illinois and the University of California, Berkeley, developed an application based on the Wii concept that allows choreographers to collaborate from a distance. The application senses the position of the dancers and renders those people on a screen, which simultaneously shows dancers at several locations, providing a shared, virtual experience. • A professor in the department of biomedical informatics at Arizona State University has conducted research into the use of Wii games for training surgeons. He found that students who played a Wii game that requires hand- eye coordination and manual dexterity to move a marble through a series of obstacles showed considerably higher improvement in their surgical techniques than students who did not play the game. 7 Things you should know about... Educause
  29. 29. • WYNN 5 is the first product that fully integrates all the support capabilities of a powerful literacy software program into the Internet, rather than merely superimposing "floating" tool bars on the text. • With WYNN 5, students can have Web text read out loud as well as access the study tools that they rely on for their traditional classroom work, like dictionary and highlighting features. • WYNN 5 is also the only software that offers struggling students WebMasking™. This patented feature highlights selected text on a Web page by line, sentence or paragraph while blocking out distracting elements like advertisements. This enables the reader to better focus, read and comprehend text. • WYNN 5 is also the only software allowing users to highlight several pieces of selected text on the Internet and extract that highlighted text directly into a single document with one mouse click; no cut and paste required.
  30. 30. Exploring the Effects of Digital Note Taking on Student Comprehension of Science Texts Mark A. Horney, Lynne Anderson-Inman, Fatima Terrazas-Arellanes University of Oregon William Schulte, Jon Mundorf, Sheri Wiseman Collier County Schools, Collier County, Florida Keith Smolkowski Oregon Research Institute Jen Katz-Buonincontro, Mindy L. Frisbee University of Oregon This study investigated the effects of text notes and voice notes on the comprehension of science texts by fifth grade students. The study was conducted to determine whether digital note taking was an effective reading strategy, and whether one form of digital note taking was more effective than the other. Results revealed that general education students made statistically significant gains for both science texts: Cells, and Heredity. For Cells, the voice notes group outperformed their text note peers at a level that was statistically significant. Special education students also made greater test gains using voice notes rather than text notes, and this difference was statistically significant for short-answer tests on Heredity. Additional analyses revealed diverse note taking strategies, which appeared consistent across media.
  31. 31. • Mobile computing has been the emerging technology that has never settled into its niche • By 2015, voice services will make up only 10% of the over $1 trillion, mobile services market • Convergence is always attempted, but a new technology or class of hardware shifts the consumer marketplace – Currently the mobile computing market has begun to stabilize with the Smartphone as the defacto standard – Outside forces that could change this stabilization are the iPad, net books, commoditization of monitors and prototype devices
  32. 32. The Pulse smart pen records and links audio to what you write, so you never miss a word. • Transfer your notes and recordings to your computer to play them back. • Search for words within your handwritten notes. Find what you want in seconds. • Share your notes and audio online for everyone to see. • Transform your notes, drawings, and recordings into Flash movies. • Automatically convert handwritten notes into text with available software
  33. 33. http://www.atomiclearning.com/highed/en/google_docs Meredith College has chosen Atomic Learning as an online software training resource for faculty, staff and students. It is our goal to prepare our community of learners and educators with the 21st century skills needed for today’s world. Atomic Learning provides training on over 110 of the most commonly used software applications for Macs & PCs, such as: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Inspiration, Firefox, Google, and Audacity. AL also provides training on subject specific software, for example: SPSS (now PASW) and TI-84. You will also find tutorials on a variety of social networking tools/blogs, such as: Twitter, Netvibes, del.icio.us, Itunes, and flickr.
  34. 34. To begin using Atomic Learning, please follow these steps: 1. Go to: http://www.atomiclearning.com/highed/en/home 2. To access to all of the features please log in using the following format: Username: email address (ex. smithg@meredith.edu) Password: mc email username (ex. mcsmithg) For an overview of the features please go to: http://www.atomiclearning.com/highed/en/atomicsite • Since each faculty member and staff member now have a unique login and password (You may change your password under My Profile & Settings.) you will be able to track your own progress, once you have assigned tutorials to yourself. • Faculty will be able to assign tutorials to their students once they have been set-up as a course administrator and the students have been added to AL (Atomic Learning) by a system administrator. Presently, to use either the Assign Training or Recommend Training feature, a faculty member will need to email a request for admin access and their class list to Jennifer Kane kanejen@meredith.edu or Cheryl Todd toddcher@meredith.edu Presently, all students still have access to AL using the following generic login: Username: mstudent Password: angels Please take advantage of this powerful resource, whether you use Atomic Learning for professional development, in the classroom, or even for your own personal growth. If you have questions about using any of the AL features please contact: Jennifer Kane at ext 8199 or Cheryl Todd at ext 8753.
  35. 35. Animoto http://animoto.com/education Atomic Learning http://atomiclearning.com Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ E-Books http://barnesandnoble.com/nook/ http://apple.com/ipad/ http://books.google.com Glogster http://glogster.com Google http://google.com/intl/en/options/ Jing http://jingproject.com/ Ning http://ning.com Poll Anywhere http://polleverywhere.com/ Prezi http://prezi.com Second Life http://secondlife.com http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ACS/50/50/50 Slideshare http://slideshare.net/ Smart Pen http://livescribe.com/store/ Snagit http://snagit.com Tablet Software http://dklevine.com/general/software/tc1000/jarnal.htm Virtualization http://vue.tufts.edu/ http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/ VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/#home Wii http://nintendo.com/wii Wynn http://freedomscientific.com/LSG/products/wynn.asp Zoho http://zoho.com/

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