$2 Million Grant To Develop Game That Breaks Bias Against Women In Sciences: “ The NIH has funded a $2 million proposal to develop a video game that aims to attract a greater number of women and minorities to the sciences. The game will be developed in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for […]
Slashdot reports that George Mason University’s game development BS degree enrollment is going gang busters. They expected 30 enrollees and got 200! The school’s new bachelor’s degree in video game design is the only 4 year program in the DC area.
While researching information for an upcoming manuscript, I came across a link to the Canadian Institutes of Distance Education Research (CIDER). This group addresses a broad range of topics including: learning and teaching application, financial and issues of access, the strategic use of technology in distance education settings, and other factors that influence distance education […]
The Duke Chronicle reports that Duke University will start using the iPad on a limited basis for classes in the fall 2010 semester. The school’s Instructional Technology group only expects about 6 professors to trail the platform. I would hope interest picks up once more “HD” educational applications are available for the platform.
NPR reports California’s 75 community colleges have multi-year waiting periods while CA hospitals can’t fill 10,000 nursing positions. Some of the educational resource bottlenecks are high fidelity simulation labs. This highlights the need for new methods of training health care workers.
The Institute of Emerging Issues (an NC Think tank) named NCSU Digital Games Research Center co-director, Michael Young, the 2010 Glaxo Faculty fellow. The program is to provide the incentive, mechanisms and support for faculty to apply their expertise to current public policy issues. For more info..
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health has awarded, Dr. Lynn Fiellin, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, $3.9 million over five years to develop and study a video game to teach children to avoid risky behaviors associated with HIV. […]
Each year the New Media Consortium along with Educause Learning Initiative publish a report on trends in educational technology. The preview of this report is now available online. You can follow the deliberations choosing the topics on their WIKI. The full report will be available in January 2010. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less Mobile […]
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