OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
07/22/2013 - 3:51pm | Emerging Pedagogies, tips-icons-emergingpedagogies.png

The very ideas of Atext© and Areading© are changing.  This year Amazon reported that ebooks outsold hardcopy volumes.  Textbooks are changing too; here is how.

07/22/2013 - 3:49pm | Emerging Pedagogies, tips-icons-emergingpedagogies.png

So many mobile apps, so little time.  Yet an app that lets you connect your tablet or phone to a projector to show your slides and documents is worth looking into.  

07/22/2013 - 3:46pm | Emerging Pedagogies, tips-icons-emergingpedagogies.png

Course flipping is a broad term that typically involves positioning lectures outside of class meetings (e.g. online, video) and using in-class meeting time for a different teaching/learning model (e.g. problem-based, collaborative, discussion).  This process may be implemented in parts or as a whole strategy.

07/22/2013 - 3:45pm | Emerging Pedagogies, tips-icons-emergingpedagogies.png

Everyone does 2D printing of pages from their computer and word processor.  Now 3D printing of objects is being done from personal computers and design applications.  OSU has 3D printers on campus.  These tools are becoming more affordable and are being used in classrooms. At OSU the E.E.C.S Platforms for Learning program uses 3D printers. Students may submit models for printing here.

On March 31, 2014 the Valley Library will begin offering 3D printing as well. For details we suggest that you visit their 3D Printing Guide.

This Lixpen Kickstarter Project looks fun!

07/22/2013 - 3:44pm | Emerging Pedagogies, tips-icons-emergingpedagogies.png

Two useful thing about computers in education is that they have lots of time and are very patient. Systems designed to guide learners through study and problem-solving via evaluation, feedback, and branching are aids to self-paced learning.

07/22/2013 - 3:29pm | Emerging Pedagogies, tips-icons-emergingpedagogies.png

Cognitive science shows that chunking information into small units that may be combined by association is an effective way to learn faster and longer.  By creating microlectures you may pre-chunk the lessons and assemble them into sequences or sets.