Interactive Education

The New Media Department takes the view that the future of education may be very different from the way universities work today. Apart from encouraging curricular innovations such as collaborative test-taking and interclass collaboration, the department’s research arms have explored interactive education beyond default applications like PowerPoint, which offer limited interactivity at best. The Still Water team developed The Pool as an online mechanism for sharing art, code, and text. ASAP’s numerous interactive educational systems include X-Power, a collaboration between U-Me, the University of Hawaii, and the Department of Defense Educational Activity for developing a CD-web synchronous distance learning Algebra I course; and 100 Years of Bangor History, a conceptual analysis for integrating interactive technology into the Bangor Museum Permanent Exhibit.