Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students. Making Computer Science Accessible for All.

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OER and you. The curation mandate

NeverEndingSearch

At the #GoOpen Exchange on Friday, everyone was talking about OER and the need to curate. The Twiter feed shows the buzz around the trending event and it shows school librarians were at the table. Some OER background: Launched in October, GoOpen is a U.S. What are OER?

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Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

On April 14th Cable Green, many participants, and I explored this question on the 11th Future Trends Forum. He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER.

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Open education’s long revolution: Cable Green on Future Trends Forum #11

Bryan Alexander

On April 14th Cable Green, many participants, and I explored this question on the 11th Future Trends Forum. He also identified several key themes: Structuring open education through linked data to resources, which could yield real time feedback and better linkage to OER.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Lastly, I forecast continued incremental growth of open educational resources (OER) and open access in scholarly publication. If we look back on 2017 in educational technology, some of the biggest surprises were political and cultural. The first is the spread of free public-university tuition programs in American cities and states.

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Higher Ed’s Biggest Pressure Cookers in 2019

Edsurge

What are the three topics or trends that will dominate higher education in 2019? The question is when we will see large universities become active buyers in states like Texas and California to gain better access to growing markets. That will trend will continue to be exacerbated by the Trump effect on international applications, which was a source of sustainability for some institutions. OER is here to stay, and 2019 will be around what its presence enables.

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Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

On February 25th Casey Green and I met online for the third Future Trends Forum. Casey noted some long-term persistent trends, such as campus IT seeing technology as an underutilized aid for instruction, and not feeling satisfied about institutional promotion of technology for faculty.

The design and future of open education: Curtis Bonk on Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

After one conversation with Cable Green , my Future Trends Forum pursued this theme further on April 27th with excellent and dramatic guest Curtis Bonk. Access and convenience remain major motivations that bring learners to open content. However, most people remain unaware of OER.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. But they argue that their new business models—subscription options and inclusive access plans—benefit students and colleges and reduce the cost of course materials thanks to economies of scale.

VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year

Edsurge

In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year , and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. High Hope #4: Cleanly Curated Open Education Resources In order for high quality OERs to be combined with high quality instructional design, teachers need tools that allow them to curate the resources. Office of Education Technology launched GoOpen last year, OERs have gotten a big boost.

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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content.

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Are K-12 Curriculum Tools a Smart Investment? What Investors and Our Data Say

Edsurge

In conversations with edtech investors, some reported that the K-12 market has seen an influx of instructional content, particularly in the form of open educational resources (OERs). The trend has won admirers in the upper echelon of the education system as well.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI

NeverEndingSearch

Back at ALA Midwinter, I was honored to present on LITA’s Top Tech Trends panel , with fellow panelists Kate Tkacik, Suzanne Wulf, Becky Yoose, James Neal and Cynthia Dudenhoffer. Each of us was initially assigned two trends to explore and discuss.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

A toolkit for teachers will be made available at the end of the 2015-2016 school year as an OER (open education resources), allowing other teachers across the world to follow this method of quad engineering. “So Education Flat Classroom News & Trends STEM

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The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing (Redux)

Doug Levin

As compared to others, I am more likely to tag local/regional and state-specific news stories, in-depth policy analysis, open resources (OER, open source software tools, open data, open access, etc.), Blog News Trends journalism news trendsAbout a year and a half ago , I launched a ‘reading list’ feature on this site in an effort to expand folks’ perspectives on technology in education.

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

Edsurge

The teachers who have access to Vivi-enabled classrooms have been using more interactive tools to engage their students, so it's made them feel more confident in being able to quickly connect, share, show something, get feedback from students. Education Technology Technology Tips Teaching & Learning Student Engagement STEM Video Instruction Instructional Trends Education Research Student Voice Computer Science

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology.

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

Iterating Toward Openness

Last year Bob Reiser invited me to contribute a chapter to the fourth edition of Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology , to be published by Pearson. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.).

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How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

Edsurge

And some credit it for helping kick-start a trend—now known as open educational resources, or OER—that has sent shockwaves through the traditional publishing industry. Some professors have aesthetic objections to OER materials.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.

Why American higher education faculty tend to resist digital materials: new study

Bryan Alexander

“[One] tenth (11 percent) were using OER materials and 4 percent were currently using OER in their classes and also making their own course materials available as OER.” Casey Green will be my guest this week on our new Future Trends Forum.

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology.

George Siemens and David Wiley Join Forces for a MOOC About Open Education

Edsurge

George Siemens, professor and education technology researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington, and David Wiley, co-founder and chief academic officer at OER company Lumen Learning, will lead the free course that aims to introduce graduate students (though anyone with internet access can take the classes) to open education, and how the field has evolved. Faculty that don’t want to access the content in edX can easily download and use any of content we’ve developed.

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

It offers a large number of students access to study high-quality courses online through video streaming. Anyone can access these courses and there is no minimum qualification to take them. Wearable gadgets such as Google Glass and Apple watch is the new trend that has innovated the e-learning industry in the last ten years. Open Education Resources (OER). Open Education Resources are accessible courses available online which can be viewed by anyone.

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More College Students Are Downloading Course Materials for Free—Or Skipping Them Entirely

Edsurge

That figure includes texts procured legally, like open educational resources (known as OER), and illegally, such as pirated files shared through torrent websites. A third may be the growth of so-called inclusive-access programs.

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Securly

Being a good digital citizen not only improves the user’s experience but also foils the growing trend of cyberbullying. OER Commons provides a database of free learning materials commonly used by teachers nationwide.

The Pin that Popped the Textbook Bubble: Open (Notes for my 2015 #sxswedu talk)

Iterating Toward Openness

Publisher’s refusal to sell copies of educational materials, now only allowing students to access educational materials as long as they are subscribed , wages a war on private ownership of property. See Efficacy, the Golden Ratio, and the OER Impact Factor.). The entire internet is free to access and read – CNN, BBC, National Geographic, HuffPo, etc. See The Access Compromise and the 5th R.).

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Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

Edsurge

Department of Education to improve access to open-licensed educational materials, or OER. Ben-Naim says the acquisition by Pearson could “affect the plan,” which was to build OER content on Smart Sparrow.

Musings on the Economics of Commercial and Open Educational Resources

Iterating Toward Openness

I have a chapter about open educational resources that will be appearing in a book on trends and issues in instructional design and technology later this year. Educational materials published under an open license are called open educational resources (OER).

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Further reflections on EDUCAUSE 2015

Bryan Alexander

Many quiet signs of OER. ” On Twitter I asked her for access to the slides, and she promptly webbed them up. Not all the way, but watch this trend. Last week was the major EDUCAUSE annual conference.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

TESS101x: Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER. Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom. Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs. Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Learning.

Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

While the efforts by MIT ( starting in 2001 ) and others in the "Open Movement" served as strong social statements about the importance of access to education - if not education, then educational content - they also put the university on display to an unprecedented degree.

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Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

A paper and pencil version of the SAT will continue to be available in order to make the test as accessible as possible to all students. Couldn't an immutable database with access privileges do the trick?

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