January 23, 2017

Better Learning With Sites and Sound

Guess, A. (2008) Better Learning with Sites and Sound Inside Higher Education, Dec 4

A report of research conducted by Phil Ice, at West Virginia University, that compared the learning of students using basic wordprocessing software with those using Buzzword, a Flash-based suite from Adobe that allowed students to add audio, graphics and diagrams to their work. He found students using the multimedia software were “more likely to explain more complex concepts using a combination of text and non-text based materials. The majority of participants … expressed the view that it was easier to express themselves at a higher cognitive level when they could present material using multiple media sources.”

Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge

Iiyoshi, T. and Kumar, M. (eds.) (2008) Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008

This is a collection of 30 essays by leaders in the “open” movement. A Creative Commons copy of the book can be downloaded at no cost thanks to support from the Carnegie Foundation. You can listen to an interview on the Educause Live! website with M. S. Vijay Kumar, Senior Associate Dean and Director, Office of Educational Innovation and Technology, MIT and  the co-editor of Opening Up Education about the publication and the group that put it together. A summary of the presentation and link to listen to the interview:

Thanks to Laura Proctor, ETUG, British Columbia, for this reference.

Political Economy in the Modern State

Innis, H. (1946) Political Economy in the Modern State Toronto: Ryerson

Quality on the Line: Benchmarks for Success in Internet-based Distance Education

Institute for Higher Education Policy (2000) Quality on the Line: Benchmarks for Success in Internet-based Distance Education Washington, DC: Institute for Higher Education Policy

An Overview of Portfolios Boulder CO

Lorenzo, G. and Ittelson, J. (2005) An Overview of Portfolios Boulder CO: EDUCAUSE