Evolving with tech education will help your career

| February 13, 2020

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Part of promoting the future of engineering is understanding the changes happening in engineering education. Just as technology has to constantly be updated to meet with what’s being done in the business and industry, so must all programs and curricula adjust to keep up with the new standards.

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Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. Located in Searcy, Arkansas, it is composed of the following academic units: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and Religion, College of Business Administration, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Nursing, College of Sciences; and graduate and professional programs in business, education, marriage and family therapy, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, and religion.

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The benefits of using virtual reality in college

Article | February 11, 2020

The use of virtual reality in education has been a rising trend for a while now. At first, the equipment and software necessary to use VR technology for academic purposes were not as affordable as it is nowadays. However, because of the benefits that both students and universities experienced through the use of digital learning aids VR became quite an appealing tech for professors and students alike. Still, there is a wide misconception that VR equipment and software are only intended for entertainment systems like video games and virtual roller-coaster rides. In this article, we’re going to list some of the major benefits of VR for college students.

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Best VR Apps and Games to Help your Kids Learn in 2020

Article | April 14, 2020

The best educational VR games and apps turn the world into a classroom. These incredible experiences encourage children to explore new cultures, conduct experiments, create dynamic artwork, challenge their minds, and visit places they may never see in person. Our top choice, Google's Tilt Brush, encourages creativity without ever feeling like work: the ideal for child-centric content. This guide lays out the best VR-based activities, field trips, brain-bending games, and thought-provoking films most likely to inspire and educate your kids.

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InstaVR launches affordable remote teaching pricing during outbreak

Article | March 16, 2020

InstaVR Inc., a provider of web-based virtual reality authoring and publishing, today launched organization wide academic pricing to give universities a more cost-effective way of using VR to provide remote learning and online classes during the coronavirus outbreak. The nationwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous statewide and citywide closures of schools and universities, leading to the mandate of online classes for the remainder of the semester for many. The use of VR in remote teaching enables a far more immersive method to provide information than its 2D counterpart, so it’s a way to allow students to experience the classroom more closely without being there.

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eLearning Gamification: Its Role, Effectiveness, and Open edX Applications

Article | November 4, 2020

Gamification in eLearning is a must-have way to make training more effective and engaging. But how do you implement it for the Open edX platform? In this post, we share some recommendations and examples. Using the game elements, eLearning gamification, provides an effective, informal learning environment and leads to a more engaging learning experience, facilitating better knowledge retention. It is important to mention that gamification tools are based on psychological behavior that governs our everyday decisions and provides a strong platform to share achievements, manage work progress, and build competition. These factors make gamification a powerful tool for learner engagement.

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Harding University

Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. Located in Searcy, Arkansas, it is composed of the following academic units: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and Religion, College of Business Administration, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Nursing, College of Sciences; and graduate and professional programs in business, education, marriage and family therapy, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, and religion.

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