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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. School buyers have some requirements but they’re also open to persuasion.

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For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

Edsurge

For many students, participating in online class discussions feels like a chore—a box to check off for participation points rather than a lively dialogue. “I I go in there and do it because I have to,” says Bradley Hook, a 28-year old sophomore at City College of San Francisco, and a blogger for EdSurge Independent. He’s taking three online courses this semester, all of which require him to participate in online discussion forums as part of his grade. “It

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. Nobody wants to take responsibility, which is fine.