Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. future of education reviews trends

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. future of education reviews trends

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Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

Edsurge

For more than 15 years, Project Tomorrow has run the popular survey effort called Speak Up , which polls hundreds of thousands of students and adults about learning trends and makes the local data available to individual districts.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability. From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

He asks : What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current economic and demographic trends? trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003.

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

The Hechinger Report

The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

14] Because of the way childhood trauma affects the brain, it can seriously inhibit a child’s well-being—especially if the child has no access to support. Trends in Neurosciences, 2008, 31(4), pp. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2003, 12(2), pp.

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Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

This begins with expanding access to teaching jobs and continues by giving hardworking teachers a raise. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C. When it comes to teachers’ roles in shaping anti-racist communities, it’s better to show than to tell.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. Course access has traditionally been mostly for high school students.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

One alarming trend is that the overwhelming majority of 21st-century shooters were adolescents, suggesting that it is now easier for them to access guns, and that they more frequently suffer from mental health issues or limited conflict resolution skills.”

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

million from the foundation since 2003. The study revealed children under 5 years old lacked access to affordable, high-quality education and care, a trend that continues over a decade later. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8(4), 143–145. 2003). Over the past several years, MIND Research Institute has been endeavoring to change the conversation around edtech evaluations.

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. The announcement’s language suggests the site will go away, at least in its current, accessible form.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. FY 2003 $700,500,000. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

Edsurge

Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. The investment thesis behind the Rethink Education Seed is broad, encompassing tools and services aimed at increasing access and affordability for K-12, higher-ed and workforce development opportunities. Portfolio companies are expected to have access to SNHU’s Sandbox and other resources to further test and refine their wares.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Working as an entrepreneur, executive, philanthropist and investor over the past few decades, at some of the very organizations Watters bemoans, I’ve had a unique vantage point for observing numerous successes, failures and—most importantly—long-term trends that make me optimistic about the next wave of education innovation. Although we were convinced that technology could transform education, simple internet access was patchy at best.

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. The announcement’s language suggests the site will go away, at least in its current, accessible form.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 Several school districts in Michigan have taken note of this trend and are participating in homeschool partnerships that are building bridges between the two communities and changing public school instruction along the way.

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

The key mission is to provide a professional learning community where librarians can leverage technology knowledge and expertise to improve school library programs, increase access to information, and foster strong teaching and learning environments in a connected world. link] (2003).

Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Even as late as 2003, there were only a handful of teachers who had access to digital cameras and the understanding of HTML coding to be able to upload those pictures and share them on their own websites. Until recently, we did not have access to fonts, graphics, and beautiful digital products we could buy for a few dollars then print and go. Can I make a confession? This is the time of year when classroom set-up photos are everywhere.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

EdTech 101

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

“Black students who started college in 2003 had a 50–50 chance of defaulting on their federal student loans, according to a new analysis of government data – a virtual coin-flip of default that stands in stark contrast with a 21% default rate for white borrowers,” Buzzfeed reported in October. This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003,” Inside Higher Ed reported in November.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” But when trying to write about ten “trends,” it’s evident: everything overlaps. ” A few months later, Facebook fired all of its “ trending news team ,” arguing that its algorithms would be able to better and objectively surface stories.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. There’s a long list of technology products that I’m sure will appear on many “2016 Top Ed-Tech Trends” lists: Chatbots : As eCampus News pronounced in November : “How chatbots will change the face of campus technology.”

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

While the reasons grandparents raise their grandchildren vary from one family to another, it is clear that the opioid epidemic has had a major impact on the broader trends, particularly within the white community.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Ed access to VR growing as low-cost options expand,” says Education Dive. The private student loan company has raised $50 million total, but I’m told “fintech” doesn’t “count” as ed-tech so let’s just ignore this trend, right? I’ve written about the growing trend of companies and organizations selling procurement consulting services.). Education Politics.

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Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” ” If you repeat these stories enough, it’s almost as if you can convince people to make it a trend. “More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. (National) Education Politics.