Enhancing Cybersecurity in Our Education Systems

EdTech4Beginners

Education has drastically changed with the emergence of technology. Approximately 80% of children now have access to a computer at home and start using the Internet at an early age. The 2019 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index reports that the education sector is the ninth most targeted industry. In this regard, cybersecurity education programs that teach students about things like phishing and malware should be integral to school curricula.

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Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. What does accessibility mean?

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. Students can access learning materials outside of school.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education. Read more: How AI is changing special education. Some Individualized Education Program (IEP) modifications can be provided through the use of a device. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

Learning management systems 101

Neo LMS

Today we’re going back to the beginning to discuss one of the basics tools in e-learning which is the learning management system, LMS, learning platform or whatever you like to call it. A learning management system is totally different from the usual school-based learning. Most learning management systems today require users to log in (teachers, administrators and students) to gain access to full LMS features, such as lessons and assessments.

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Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize the top innovative products and services in the education and business technology industries.

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How Internet Access Can Help Your ESL Students

Kajeet

According to Education Week , there are an estimated five million English-language learners in America’s public school system.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

There are a number of organizations emerging to tackle these shortages by using technology to expand students’ access to adult supports in ways never before possible. This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.

How academic management systems can improve daily academic activities.

Linways Technologies

So in our previous blog, we saw how academic management systems can improve some daily classroom aspects like quality assurance, attendance marking, and student-teacher interactions. Moving on from that, we will look at the next phase of classroom management using Academic Management Systems.

SXSWEDU 2018 Wrap-up: Systems Change for Adult Learners?

Digital Promise

for Higher Education & Workforce Development , during which each panelist pointed to one key thing they thought should characterize future philanthropic funding: systems change. So I thought more about those prevailing themes I was hearing at SXSWEDU, and reflected on what it would mean to take a systems view. Public and private sector efforts in education, health care, and workforce placement are the result of the partnerships forged by this systems view.

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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students. Read more: 3 Benefits of using Augmented Reality in education.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Within one of the nation’s most segregated school systems , Maker Academy has attracted a mix of black, Latino, white and Asian students in which no single group makes up less than 10 percent or more than 46 percent of the population. They also embraced a nontraditional educational model.

How can academic management systems improve daily classroom activities

Linways Technologies

Education technology is on the rise. Quality based education , student-centric education , online learning and assessments, simplifying the administration etc. Course plans are important for every higher educational institution.

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

Edsurge

GEAR UP NC VR App is a partnership between the UNC System, GEAR UP NC, AdmitHub and SeeBoundless production company. Through 360-degree videos of the UNC System colleges, students can imagine themselves in an environment after high school.

Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

outlined his three-part proposal for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): simplify the FAFSA, restructure and streamline student loan repayment, and hold programs accountable for student loan defaults. Education Blog

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EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). LRMs join a larger wave of student-centered, next-generation infrastructure tools that put individual students—rather than instructors, courses, or compliance-driven data collection—at the center of learning systems architecture.

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Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

Digital Promise

Putting a thoughtful transition to digital learning in place affords us the opportunity to provide greater clarity and coherence regarding our district’s vision of teaching and learning to educators, students, and our community. Blog Educators League of Innovative Schools

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How presidential candidates can reimagine our nation’s broken healthcare system

The Christensen Institute

There was an understandable sense of urgency around fixing a healthcare system that is not working for many patients, employers, or medical professionals, making healthcare one of the critical policy issues of our time.

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“Free college:” Why offering access to something broken does not make it better

The Christensen Institute

But what the promise of free college fails to consider, as The Hechinger Report astutely notes , is not just whether it expands access to those who need it most, but also whether a narrow solution to tuition cost ignores the more critical question of value. Expanding access.

What a summer prototype taught us about measuring quality in an unbundled education system

The Christensen Institute

In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. A brand new education system?

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School system makes world languages available to military and ELL families through digital access program

eSchool News

Tennessee’s Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) is on a mission to bring language learning resources to its diverse community and student body of more than 33,500. About Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

Keeping up with this ideology, Indian education system has also spread its periphery, in order to accommodate widespread technology. The reach and economical access to mobile learning, has the potential to take the Indian education system, several levels ahead.

Califone upgrades PA system with wireless accessibility

eSchool News

As educators continue to deploy more sophisticated audio-visual technology in the classroom and outside, Califone International LLC has upgraded its portable PA419-02 wireless speaker with new wireless capabilities.

The Self-Aware Educator -- Developing systems for the educator’s mind

Education Elements

Today we have access to more instructional strategies, procedures, and technologies than ever before. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Technology Blended Learning Models Anthony Kim District LEaders School Leaders EdTech

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The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

In a recent paper , I highlight five institutions that are innovating against a triple threat: (1) rising costs, (2) students who are shut out of higher education, and (3) persistent misalignment between what higher education is producing and what the labor market is demanding.

A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

Edsurge

This week on the podcast we’re talking about cybersecurity at schools—and how secure, or in some cases how vulnerable, the tech systems in school systems are these days. Essentially these are the computer systems that store grades and the student records of his school.

OPINION: ‘Tests may not be biased, but the system is’

The Hechinger Report

Elected officials, policymakers and community members are outraged when these numbers are printed in the news, but year after year we engage in vehement debate, with little action to change the status quo: an unequal and inequitable education system.

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EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Summer Cox is an exceptional student education coordinator at Henry County Public Schools in Georgia. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. In some ways, personalized learning is catching up to what special education advocates have long believed. As Cox explained: It’s my opinion as a special educator that not all students are the same.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

How the Georgia governor’s race could influence college access there

The Hechinger Report

In Georgia, the governor has a high degree of influence over spending for higher education. A report released two weeks before the election portrays two Georgia university systems, split along racial and class lines.

How to Protect Education Data When No Systems Are Secure

Edsurge

Survivors from high-profile breaches at two education technology companies—Edmodo and Schoolzilla—shared what they learned at the SF Edtech Meetup on Sept. We’re working in education—and education is key to all of this, adds Mollie Carter, Vice President of Marketing and Adoption at Edmodo. Districts, companies and users have to be educated” around the best practices to protect sensitive information. This May, hackers accessed and put for sale 77 million user accounts.

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New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

We’re pleased to partner with Lightspeed Systems to help schools harness their device data – rather than be burdened by it – so they can make better decisions about their technology investments, optimize technology use and protect their students’ safety.”

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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. First, the presenters agreed that while there are multiple potential uses for school technology, their main goal is to provide students with a competitive education.

OPINION: School counselors must ‘move mountains’ to help undocumented students access US higher education

The Hechinger Report

It is no wonder that so many young immigrant children, or children of immigrants, whom we are serving in our education system feel unwelcomed and scared. Doe (1982) ensures that students, regardless of immigration status, have access to free K-12 public education, we have created an environment that confines these students and hampers hopes of higher education. The generations after us will look back at 2019 one day and be ashamed of our apathy.