Category Archives for Emerging Technology

More on MOOCs

This past Friday Sarah Hews gave the NS Lunch talk about MOOCs and how they could be used at Hampshire. She has had a number of students make use of open educational resources over the past year: some for independent … Continue reading

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01. March 2013 by Asha Kinney
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Time Shifting

Happy new year. It’s about time I did a new post, and this post is about time. When I was little I remember saying to my mother “Wouldn’t it be great if we could somehow save a TV show and … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by Asha Kinney
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MOOC Attack: Confessions of a Coursera Drop-out

Moo-what? A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, generally offered by an educational organization or affiliation for free for all who want to participate. A MOOC is connectivist education in its purest form, and some of the earliest ones … Continue reading

15. October 2012 by Asha Kinney
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The Kindle Fire: “Appears Serviceable”

We’re in the process of buying a house. The home inspection process introduced me to the single most common word used by home inspectors: serviceable. Doors appeared serviceable. Furnace appeared serviceable. Sauna, hot tub and indoor lap pool appeared serviceable … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by Asha Kinney
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iPads, GPS, and one Bad Elf

This semester Myrna Breitbart’s class “Creative Interventions: Locating the Spatial Practice of Social Change” is experimenting with a mapping project, with support from Caro Pinto, our CSI and Emerging Technology Librarian. They’ll be using mobile devices and an app called Fulcrum … Continue reading

28. September 2012 by Asha Kinney
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Clickers!

We’re starting the semester with a bang- we got a batch of clickers in today to try out! Megan Dobro, new NS faculty, used them with good results in her previous position at Cal Tech. This semester she’s teaching a … Continue reading

21. September 2012 by Asha Kinney
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Classrooms 360°

Hampshire College is a real-world experience. This may not seem like a huge revelation, but it puts us at odds with the current trends in higher education and life in general. If we plan to stay rooted on earth and … Continue reading

25. April 2012 by Asha Kinney
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