In “Bringing Down the High Cost of Textbooks,” the Washington Post notes that textbook prices have risen three times the rate of inflation, spiking by 82 percent between 2003 and 2013. The editorial praises recent efforts to develop degree programs that use online, open-source materials instead of expensive printed books.Read more
EdSurge has published a colorful map of the higher-education conferences that matter in the world of educational technology and innovation. Among the essential events for 2016-17 is the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, scheduled for Aug. 9-11 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.
EdSurge is an informational resource for educators and entrepreneurs involved in educational technology. The map, as part of an article by Ray Batra, highlights 40 “higher-ed edtech and innovation conferences you need to know” from around the world. Along with the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, it includes the EduCause Annual Conference in Anaheim, Cal., and Bett in London.
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In her book Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology, Michelle Miller provides a framework for selecting and using digital technology in higher education. Drawing on her experience as a professor of psychological sciences at Northern Arizona University, she incorporates classic research as well as recent findings on how our minds take in and use information.Read more