The ETS Blog
We post on exciting developments in educational technology. Managed by the faculty Learning Technology Rover.
May 5 — You can easily describe a picture, or recognize a familiar face in a photo. What makes teaching a computer these things so difficult?
April 28 — Read on to learn more about how technology enhanced instruments could change music education!
April 21 – Many of us here at ETS are big fans of podcasts. They’re perfect for passing the time during our daily commutes, and keep us informed about what’s happening around the world. They can make you happy, silly, sad, mad, angry, excited, elated, contemplative, anxious, hopeless, or hopeful. But the best ones are always worth listening to.
April 17 — There has been a huge amount of buzz about the educational potential of Google Maps and Google Earth. Now you can see these futuristic technologies integrated with history in a blast from the past.
Apr 15 – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superma- no wait it’s a drone, and it might be coming to your local high school!
April 1 – Classroom Aquatic is certainly a very immersive virtual reality experience! Students might not get along swimmingly, though.
March 30 – What if you take that to the next step and immerse yourself to an entirely new dimension? Enter Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality display that will be commercially available later this year. But what does this mean for educators?
March 26 – MIT is launching an exciting in-depth course on high-quality game design next week. This is a great opportunity for a closer look at one of the fastest-growing fields in learning technology!
March 23 – Wearable technology has been the buzzword of late. With exciting new devices like Fitbit, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, and Google Glass, people are claiming that in the future wearable tech will change the way we use technology and even our lives. But how does wearable technology fit into the realm of learning and formal education?
March 20 – Video lecturing requires technical skills, but it opens up more material than face-to-face lectures. Read on for engaging examples of this method!