Wearable Devices- distractions or tomorrow’s fundamental learning tools? by Kate Lyons

Last Fall semester the EdTech office hosted a very well-attended Brown Bag discussion about allowing students to use devices, like cell phones and tablets, in the classroom.  Some faculty members debated that they were mere distractions, adding nothing to learning and taking students’ attention away from the class. Others...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Smartphones in Higher Education by Wilfredo Rodríguez

In general, Technology has made its way into higher education with the purpose of enhancing the teaching and learning experience for students and faculty as well.  Some technologies have been adopted faster than other and some other have failed and never made it to colleges and universities.  Among those...

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Getting Faculty Excited about the new CUNY Institutional Repository

On March 12th Megan Wacha, Scholarly Communication Librarian from CUNY’s Office of Library Services, facilitated a conversation about CUNY’s new institutional repository. The open access repository will preserve, showcase, and facilitate access to our campus community’s works, which can include articles, dissertations, data sets, conference presentations and much more....

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