In the mid 1960s Stanford University psychology professors Patrick Suppes and Richard C. Atkinson experimented with using computers to teach arithmetic and spelling via Teletypes to elementary school students in the Palo Alto Unified School District in California. Stanford’s Education Program for Gifted Youth is descended from those early experiments.
University of Flordia provides a “portal” for the University known as myUFL which provides a variety of services and applications for the university community. This portal myUFL is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the business process and access for the students, faculty and staff and others who would like to avail the services.
We’d like to inform you of a change in Classroom Polling Software (commonly known as clickers). Starting Fall 2016, the existing software (Turning Point 5) will be replaced by a newer version called Turning… More Point Cloud. It is brought to you by the same vendor, Turning Technologies. With the new software, you can continue to conduct polls as you have done in the past, and students can respond with clickers – that part will not change. [ 405 more words ]
Augmented reality (AR) provides students and teachers the opportunity to create layers of digital information, that includes both virtual world and real world elements, to interact with in real time. There are already a variety of apps which offer a lot of variations and possibilities.
In the early days of the internet, I had a chance to read one of the early translations of The Japan That Can Say No. The point I took away was the critique of short-term decision making driven by the need for shareholder returns.
Technology is “rapidly and profoundly altering our brains.” High exposure levels stimulate brain cell alteration and release neurotransmitters, which causes the strengthening of some neural pathways and weakening of others. This leads to heightened stress levels on the brain that, at first, boost energy levels, but, over time, actually augment memory, impair cognition, lead to depression, alter the neural circuitry of the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex. These are the brain regions that control mood and thought. If unchecked, the underlying structure of the brain could be altered. Over-stimulation due to technology may begin too young. When children are exposed before the age of seven, important developmental tasks may be delayed, and bad learning habits might develop, which “deprives children of the exploration and play that they need to Media psychology is an emerging specialty field that embraces electronic devices and the sensory behaviors occurring from the use of educational technology in learning.
The workaround is to view quiz data by sections (i.e. filter section) so that the data points being displayed fall under the 10,000 point threshold. Additionally, if you have one large section in your course, you may want to create sections in myUFL and add students to them to view quiz statistics.
To stop this and still give students a chance to see their quiz responses, you can manually uncheck the box at the end of the semester OR click the box that says “Only once after each attempt.” With the latter option, if you give a student only 1 attempt at a quiz, they can see their quiz responses (and the quiz questions) once, and then it is locked.
It’s very exciting to learn about and invest in the latest trends in educational technology. Who among us hasn’t been swept up by the allure of gamification , the promise of curation , and a desire to embed microlearning at every conceivable moment of learning need? No matter how enticing these new ideas might be, we are always (rightly) concerned about adoption. MORE
OIT will be conducting emergency maintenance on the Load Balancer System today, 2/16/2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST. We do not anticipate any impact to production environment, however the following services could be impacted:
A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. When hosting an online course, it makes sense to make the best use of all the resources the Internet has to offer. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. There’s nothing wrong with that, so long as it has a purpose. MORE
Our study group centers around using the free Quizlet app to advance knowledge of The University of Texas at Dallas courses. We will offer an environment that rewards performance based on the Quizlet Live app and group participation. Our functions will be on a per course basis and my not include all courses listed at UTD. We will help with facilitating competitions among a given study group and assist with an award program for the winning team of four in a given competition. All rules are subject to change without notice and per the guidelines of The University of Texas at Dallas. All study guide materials will come directly from a professor’s study guidelines per the eLearning website and student class notes notes.
There is an assumption that technology is inherently interesting so it must be helpful in education; based on research by Daniel Willingham, that is not always the case. He argues that it does not necessarily matter what the technological medium is, but whether or not the content is engaging and utilizes the medium in a beneficial way.
Instructor Username: Please enter the Gatorlink ID of the Instructor. If you are completing the form on behalf of the Instructor, be sure to put the Instructor’s Gatorlink ID in this field. The system will create the course under this person and will also notify us that you made the request for the Instructor and you will be added as a Facilitator. You will be added to the course manually by us so you will not have access until this is done, but the Instructor will have access immediately once the course is created and they can add you at that time.