disruptive technology initiatives

4 innovative technology initiatives on campuses today

What technology initiatives are colleges and universities proud of?

As the school year gets underway across the nation, many institutions are launching new technology initiatives and programs designed to improve teaching and learning.

Educators love to share their successes, learn from the success of other institutions, and they also love to share lessons they learned along their journey.

eSchool Media and Xirrus have teamed up on the Innovate to Educate Awards to give a national platform for educators to share what they’re most proud of in their colleges and universities. Here, we’ve highlighted the successes of four awards program applicants. Want to apply for the awards? You can do that right here.

[Editor’s note: This is the first part in a series featuring Innovate to Educate applicants.]

A. Harry Moore School-New Jersey City University
Wendy Thompson, Demonstration Teacher
One of the university’s top technology initiatives:
“This past year the A.Harry Moore School students, faculty, and New Jersey City University Doctoral Candidates created an iBeacon project celebrating the 85-year history of the school as a Jersey City landmark. As the first school in NJ to apply pingable technology in a five story structure, this innovative application of technology allowed students to explore historical artifacts fostering a connection to the community. Utilizing mobile technology and the Locly application students enhanced their technology skill base by producing descriptive video content linking the past to the present.”

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Laura Ascione

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