2013 Horizon Report

Emerging technology forecast

Instructional Support Blog at Wright

Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years.

HR2013.pdf (application/pdf Object).

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2013 are:

Time to adoption: One Year or Less

  • Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
  • Tablet Computing

Time to adoption: Two to Three Years

  • Games and Gamification
  • Learning Analytics

Time to adoption: Four to Five Years

  • 3D Printing
  • Wearable Technology
The areas of emerging technology cited for 2012 were:Time to adoption: One Year or Less
  • Mobile Apps
  • Tablet Computing

Time to adoption: Two to Three Years

Time to adoption: Four to Five Years

  • Gesture-based Computing
  • Internet of Things

 

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 were:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less
  • Electronic Books
  • Mobiles

Time to adoption: Two to…

View original post 149 more words

Advertisements

Instructional Support Blog at Wright

Flipped Teaching = traditional classroom based teaching and “homework” time are reversed.  Lectures, readings and videos can be delivered prior to class. The students can discuss and do activities based upon what you learned.

Isn’t this an old concept with new delivery methods? Read before class and we will discuss is now view or listen to the class lecture and then we will discuss.

Good in theory, but does it work in reality?  A general rule of thumb for college classes is that you should expect to study about 2 to 3 hours per week outside class for each unit of credit. Do students really devote themselves to homework for these prescribed hours?  Or does everyone think that is a good rule for somebody else?  We are all special just like everyone else? I was probably one of the worst offenders devoting myself to ‘homework’ time when it was convenient…

View original post 32 more words

Instructional Support Blog at Wright

I love Ted Talks. These funny, inspirational, thought-provoking talks are often my go-to source for refocusing myself.  I use these light, informational videos to inspire, educate and enlighten.

Ted Ed ties these and other videos to online interactions.  With Ted Ed’s suite of tools: videos, quizzes. and conversational prompts, these learning modules exist premade, customizable or blank for you to mold it to suit your own needs or style.

education.ted.com

 

View original post

Assitive Technology

In the world of IT, which is fast pace and constantly changing, it is an unfortunate occurrence that many groups of users are often left out, one of those groups in particular are those who are faced with learning disabilities, physical handicaps or both. One tool that I found to be helpful when utilizing the web with this particular group is Cynthia Says. Cynthia Says is a web database offered by HiSoftware and is used to analyze how handicap accessible a website is. To utilize the database, simply follow the link below and upon reaching the page, type in the URL of the website in question, check the boxes corresponding to what it is that you would like tested and click the Test My Site. The database will then generate a report that will inform you on the strengths and weaknesses of the site in mind. Enjoy!

 

http://www.contentquality.com/