The Week in Learning Technology - November 16-23, 2010

posted Nov 29, 2010, 5:56 AM by
 Title Description Source Links Date
 More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor Students and Engage Them Though the technology is relatively new, preliminary studies at Harvard and Ohio State, among other institutions, suggest that engaging students in class through a device as familiar to them as a cellphone — there are even applications that convert iPads and BlackBerrys into class-ready clickers — increases their understanding of material that may otherwise be conveyed in traditional lectures.
 NYT 11/15/2010
 Professor Wants a Camera in the Back of His Head An assistant professor at New York University wants to implant a camera in the back of his head for an art project, the Wall Street Journal reports. Wafaa Bilal plans to have the surgicallly placed camera take pictures every minute and transmit them to a museum in Qatar, a proposal that has raised privacy concerns among NYU faculty, staff, and students, who do not expect all of their campus activities to be publicized.
 The Wired Campus 11/16/2010
 Enrollment in Online Courses Increases at the Highest Rate Ever Despite predictions that the growth of online education would begin to level off, colleges reported the highest-ever annual increase in online enrollment—more than 21 percent—last year, according to a report on an annual survey of 2,600 higher-education institutions from the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group. The Wired Campus 11/16/2010
 New Learning Technologies 2011 SALT Conference The deadline for early-bird registration is November 23rd. Registration fees for SALT Members, currently $650, will be $700 after that date. Registration fees for non-members, currently $700, will be $750. Register on or before November 23rd to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. SALT 11/16/2010
 8th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Seeking proposals on research, effective practices, and transferable strategies for the field of blended learning. Tracks include Access, Blended Evidence and Impact.Teaching/Learning, and Seeking Sloan 11/16/2010
 Professors Publish Guide to Copyright Issues of Multimedia Projects “Copying Right and Copying Wrong With Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms,” attempts to educate students about both the appropriate and inappropriate ways to use copyrighted materials that are available to mass audiences on the Internet. The Wired Campus 11/17/2010