Category: Readings

Soft Launch: ACTion

We’ve started a new publication called ACTion: The Journal of the Academic & Collaborative Technologies Group ACTion is a general-interest publication that explores stories related to the how technology is used for teaching and learning at the University of Toronto.

Interesting article about LMS adoption

For those interested in the LMS world, here’s an interesting little article: http://edutechnica.com/2014/09/23/lms-data-the-first-year-update/

Reading: Accessibility, Assistive & Inclusive Technologies & Education

This item is based on a conversation at Ontario Universities’ Council on e-Learning (OUCEL) Summer Institute (Conference site: http://kumu.brocku.ca/oucel/Summer_Institute_2011 ) (Conference Twitter Flow: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#oucel11) Are your school’s website & apps (including your LMS) accessible? Here are some links: http://idrc.ocad.ca/ http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htmhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag http://achecker.ca/checker/

Reading: Bring Your Own Technology / Device

There is a growing literature on Bring Your Own Technology / Bring Your Own Device (BYOT/BYOD). Does your school have a policy? Best practices? Here are some recent links on the topic: http://www.times-georgian.com/view/full_story/14778636/article-BYOT–New-high-school-will-pilot–Bring-Your-Own-Technology–program?instance=west_ga_news http://blog.lightspeedsystems.com/joel/tag/bring-your-own-devices/ http://www.cioinsight.com/c/a/Case-Studies/The-Multigenerational-Workforce-BYOD-at-Unisys-670371/ http://blog.lightspeedsystems.com/joel/tag/bring-your-own-devices/ Please let me know

Reading: eLearning in India

Given the vast numbers of students and challenges of delivery, the Indian education landscape is attempting to adopt technology-enabled learning. With 673 million (60 per cent) of the population below 30 years of age (median age: 25 years), the sector

Reading: MISO Survey of Library & IT Services in Higher Ed

The Measuring Information Service Outcomes (MISO) Survey supplies standardized, highly comparable performance measures for both IT and library decision makers without regard to organizational structure. The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey designed to measure how faculty, students, and

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