On the Academic Minute, "The Phantom Vibration Syndrome," Robert Rosenberger describes the sensation of feeling your phone vibrate, when it actually has not vibrated at all. In a study of undergraduate students, approximately 90% reported that they experienced this "phantom vibration syndrome." When medical staff were surveyed, approximately 70% experienced the syndrome. Although many have experienced it, … Continue reading The Academic Minute: Technology & Education
In ‘Are lectures the best way to teach students?’ from the Guardian, a handful of academics discuss whether or not the traditional lecture, synonymous with higher-education for many years, is still relevant and effective in today’s climate. Bruce Charlton, a reader in evolutionary psychiatry at Newcastle University believes that we are now seeing a pale … Continue reading Lectures – Relevant or Redundant?
In What Teachers Can Learn From Vsauce's YouTube Show, Jessica Lahey interviews Michael Stevens, one of many internet educators who are effortlessly engaging children across the nation. His YouTube education channel, named Vsauce, has managed to attract 8 million subscribers and amass around 700 million views. The channel is home to a mixture of scientific and philosophical … Continue reading YouTube Education
Most schools around the country (both at the primary level and in higher education) offer some type of foreign language class. The foreign language(s) offered in a typical primary school usually depends on what foreign language(s) is predominantly used in the school district community and/or the country. Colleges and Universities on the other hand offer … Continue reading A New Foreign Language?
Tom Rosenberger, Instructional Media Technology, discussed technology use in the classroom, how it is used, and how it can be improved. A student survey at Saint Rose showed that over 30 percent of the students who were surveyed believed their professors understand technology and integrate it into their classrooms. The survey also showed that close … Continue reading Teaching With Technology II
Everyday new technology is created. Jokes are made that by the time a person buys the new version of a piece of technology another newer version will come out the next day. In fact some people avoid using technology all together because they don’t want to have to adapt to new rules every time an … Continue reading The Amazing World of Technology
The New York Times has given technology another praise worthy review in the article "A Scholarly Role for Consumer Technology." It seems many Parisian Business schools have begun using everyday technology such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Students are given access to these online tools through tablets such as i-Pads. Schools such as Essec believe … Continue reading Professor Technology