Prototyping Showcase, GIS, and More in Connect
The latest articles in Connect: Information Technology at NYU include a look at innovative creations by students at the NYU Polytechnic Prototyping Fund Showcase, Instructional Video Module Production, Global Learning Innovation, and mapping data with Global Information Systems.
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- Innovation at the NYU Poly Prototyping Fund Showcase
"NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering (SoE) Prototyping Fund Showcase is a collaborative program offered by the Greenhouse at NYU Polytechnic SoE (sponsored by a VentureWell grant) and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. It's one of an increasing number of innovation showcases occurring across the University. Each semester, ten teams of students receive up to $500 to build a hardware or software prototype."
- Connecting a Student's Academic Career with Learning Portfolio
"As part of an ongoing effort to provide a more manageable, consistent experience for NYU students and faculty around the world, the University has recently launched an initiative called Global Arch. The effort currently includes three projects aimed at supporting student and faculty activities across the University's many campuses. Among these projects is the Learning Portfolio."
- Geographic Information Systems: Mapping Data
"The availability of "big data," allows us to capture and contextualize information, and then draw conclusions in ways that were never available in the past. We now have the tools to combine and analyze large, disparate data sets in order to make the data more useful. One very effective and popular way to do this is through Geographic Information Systems (GIS)."
- Global Learning Innovation Brings Technology to Classrooms
"The advent of educational technology has brought with it an onslaught of new resources and studies evaluating their effectiveness. For those professors who want to incorporate technology and media into their lessons, figuring how to do that and which forms of media and/or technology to use can be quite daunting for someone whose expertise is in a completely different field of study."
- Augmented Reality Links Real and Virtual Worlds
"Imagine watching a televised football game and seeing the first down line marking the field. This virtual object that appears on the playing surface (sports scores during a TV match is another example) is, in fact, augmented reality in action. But the use of augmented reality (also known as AR) isn't just limited to the world of sports. Augmented reality - the modification of a user's view using computer graphics, sounds, video, and other data - is used every day to insert digital and virtual information into your real-world environment."
- Digital Studio Instructional Video Module Production to Faculty
"During the Fall 2014 semester, NYU IT, in coordination with the NYU Libraries, launched a new service that supports faculty in the production of instructional video modules (short, self paced media vignettes faculty create to meet learning objectives)."