"Connecting Your Institution’s Achievements to Demonstrate a Culture of Compliance," by Susan Paraska, director of institutional effectiveness at Kennesaw State University, presents a method for integrating strategic plan implementation and the planning requirements of the accreditation cycle using project management tools.
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"Today at its I/O event, Google announced Google Play for Education: A version of the Play store that is aimed and curated for young kids.
"Applications that are in the Play for Education store are sorted by age and genre. So, users can find math-based applications that are appropriate for their kindergartener, who wants to learn more math.
"However, what is most interesting about Play for Education is the ability for administrators to send out applications to their entire tablet fleet. So, if a school wants to send an app to their 200 Nexus 7 devices, they can do so, by simply inputting the group’s name. The app will be pushed out by Google."
Resulta indispensable elaborar una serie de propuestas didácticas, contenidos y recursos que permitan que los distintos grupos que componen la sociedad sean alfabetos en esta materia y puedan hacer un buen uso de estos medios y tecnologías.
Després d'un dia d'emocions i de felicitacions toca tornar a la feina, així doncs avui us presento Yacapaca!, una aplicació per a professors i alumnes que ens permetrà crear i gestionar continguts educatius.
Tablets offer both educational and financial advantages to schools.
Tablets are increasingly replacing textbooks in U.S. schools due to their ability to increase student interest, reward achievements and cut costs.Around 2,000 schools are partnered with Google to use its Chromebooks (which start at $199), numerous districts like Austin's Eanes Independent School District have deployed iPads and NewsCorp. now offers its 10-inch Amplify tablet for $299.Two of the biggest advantages of issuing digital textbooks via tablets include fast turnaround on the addition of new information to texts and lower costs--Discovery's "Techbooks" cost around $38-$55 per student, compared to an average of $70 for traditional textbooks.
The investigation shows that almost all objectives, teaching tasks and concepts of thecurriculum can be promoted with the aid of tablet computers. Nevertheless, a lot ofprerequisites in terms of hardware and software are required for a successful integration of tablets. In addition, there are some drawbacks, such as the lack of teacher training and slower text production.
Testing any mobile app presents a wide range of challenges. The often repeated but rarely followed software best practice of test early, test often is harder to adhere to than usual due to the fragmentation of the target environment and the relative maturity of tools. The increased acceptance of apps by mainstream consumers and intense competition have raised the bars for user experience and quality. There is more to test than ever, yet often very limited budget for doing so. Fortunately every challenge presents an opportunity and a vast array of tools vendors are racing to fill the gaps.