How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

The stakes are higher for educational institutions because to stay relevant, they have to aptly identify the needs and requirements of the students and the future to adapt. So here are some of the approaches and adaptations the institutions are currently relying on to address the shifting trends and needs of both the industry and the future. More and more companies are focusing on skills rather than degrees to hire talent. Include alternative mechanisms for teaching-learning.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

This competency-based system made sense; if students were chronically absent, holding them accountable to a pacing calendar would prove futile. Abbas Manjee's standards-based Algebra 1 scope and sequence. At the time, I had no idea this system was called “standards-based grading.” This worked nicely for my students, who felt like I was carefully attending to their learning pace and providing them with targeted learning materials.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. Other features and functionality include interactive puzzles, word-free block based programming, different stages for all learners, and more.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A bill backed by President Trump and announced Wednesday aims to reduce overall legal immigration by half while putting in place a new points-based system for applicants for employment-based green cards that would privilege graduates of American universities.” ” Via The New York Times : “DeVos Abandons Plan to Allow One Company to Service Federal Student Loans.” ” VR company AltSpaceVR is shutting down.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s