Tag Archives: knowledge

“Libraries of the Future”

J. C. R. Licklider has as strong a claim as anyone to be called the inventor of the Internet–or at least the inventor whose vision and tireless evangelizing propelled the Internet into being. From his 1960 essay “Man-Computer Symbiosis” to … Continue reading

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From Instruction Manuals to Collaborative Course Resources: The Future of E-Textbooks

What publishers typically call “eTexts” in 2011 do not radically reimagine the idea of an interactive learning resource. We need to move toward the untapped potential for course-based learning resources to foster students’ abilities to be more “knowledge-able” (to move … Continue reading

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Pedagogy, Faculty, Resources

Three primary elements for evaluating the strength of a program are pedagogy, faculty, and resources. Pedagogy is, of course, the most difficult to gauge for visitors; however, its mix of philosophy, technique, and sense of “mysticism” are the engine that drives faculty engagement … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech’s Mission

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and … Continue reading

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Smart Assessment & Learning Analytics

Imagine this as a university campus. Imagine this is what we could do with our data. Can we build this at VT? Can we foster an interdisciplinary “meeting of the minds”: instructional design, learning technologies, brain science, education, psychology, computer … Continue reading

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Learners and Agency

“Are we teaching in a way that is going to create the types of students who can harness and leverage this new media environment, or are we failing our students?” –Dr. Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State … Continue reading

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Invent The Future

The will to learn in an intrinsic motive, one that finds both its source and its reward in its own exercise. The will to learn becomes a “problem” only under specialized circumstances like those of a school, where a curriculum … Continue reading

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