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Has the digital textbook finally come of age?

For many years now the promise of digital textbooks surpassing hardcopy texts has been a desired, if not expected, outcome of the ‘digital age’.  The suggested gains have been around ease of access, use anywhere anytime, affordability and potential for interactivity. Unfortunately, the results up to now have seen proprietary software limiting both development and access, expensive subscription services and a lack of useful features in the delivered product.

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Please touch the artefacts: 3D technology in education

This article was originally published on The Conversation.  Read the original article.

3D technologies have been around for years – but it’s only now that 3D scanning and printing devices have become both accessible and affordable for many users. The result? New uses are blossoming in every field.

A symposium at Macquarie University on the 8 July investigated the uses of 3D technologies in education, including how they may revolutionise museums and galleries as learning spaces.

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What’s new on the Horizon? Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education

Ed Studio Event:
Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education

with Dr Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium
Monday, 7 July 4pm – 5pm

The Education Studio is hosting Dr. Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium, at an event to present his insights into the recently released NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education: A Horizon Project Regional Report (see http://teche.ltc.mq.edu.au/digital_fluency/). Continue reading What’s new on the Horizon? Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education

Digital fluency of academics: a great challenge?

The 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education indicates that  the digital fluency of lecturers and professors is a great challenge, it also suggests that the solutions are clear. Professional development for teaching staff is one aspect but the report suggests the setting of clear expectations for a basic digital fluency skillset for all teaching staff is key.

What’s on the Horizon? Macquarie connection

NMC and ELI Release the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition

horizon at RhodesThe New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)  jointly released the 11th edition of the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education today. The NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.

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