NMC Blog

NMC Blog
September 12, 2013
NMC Content Manager, Michele Cummins, highlights the significant stories on our radar this month in our ongoing research for the NMC Horizon Project in the new "EdTech Rec" series. The September edition features how the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator captured the essence of edtech, major challenges to be overcome in assistive technology for disabled students, a finding at the University of Washington that could lead to our devices running on wireless signals without needing batteries, and how CloudU may affect the ever-changing model of online learning. More >

NMC Blog
August 14, 2013
Tom Haymes has taken a leap of faith -- he's abandoned textbooks, thrown away the traditional syllabus, and is encouraging students in his American Government class to design their own educational paths. Inspiring? Yes! Easy? Not even close. In the "Unbound" series, Haymes describes his own experience breaking the educational paradigm at Houston Community College and the often surprising reactions and outcomes that go along with it. More >

NMC Blog
August 6, 2013
Researchers have figured out how to target specific neural activity aiding in the development of devices that can repair or assist users' sensory motor skills. Now people with physical, auditory and visual handicaps can get implants that interact with their surroundings, granting them greater independence than ever before. This type of technology is referred to as a neural interface or brain-computer interface, and it allows its benefactors to bypass their impairments through its direct interaction with the brain. More >

HP Catalyst
August 5, 2013
20 New Offerings Will Expand Corpus of Free, High Quality, STEMx Learning Experiences for Educators Around the Globe The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the New Media Consortium (NMC) announced the second cohort of HP Catalyst Academy Fellows. With this new group of innovative education leaders from around the globe, the HP Catalyst Academy will greatly expand its offering of free, online professional development to accelerate *STEMx education, transform teaching practices, and continue to close the global skills gap. More >

NMC Blog
July 22, 2013
Picture this. An 11 year old is sitting in math class, staring out the window, his mind wandering somewhere between football at recess and making sense of decimals and fractions when the door to the classroom is flung open. A woman dressed completely in black sweeps into the room. She throws down a yellow envelope on the first desk she sees, says something in a strange language and then leaves. More >

NMC Blog
July 15, 2013
Tom Haymes has taken a leap of faith -- he's abandoned textbooks, thrown away the traditional syllabus, and is encouraging students in his American Government class to design their own educational paths. Inspiring? Yes! Easy? Not quite. In the "Unbound" series, Haymes describes his own experience renovating the paradigm at Houston Community College and the often surprising reactions and outcomes that go along with it. More >

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The Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions.
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