Speak Up, Speak Out! The Student Voices That Stirred Higher Ed in 2016

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Adaptive courseware. Such are the tools that many education entrepreneurs are building—and which educators are increasingly adopting—to improve outcomes for students. But what do students themselves think of such “innovations”? Students often lack a voice in shaping the institutions they attend and the broader narrative around how programs, tools and services can better support their increasingly diverse needs. If Credits Don’t Reflect What I Learn, What Does?

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. More lessons learned.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. More lessons learned.

How Teaching Using Mindfulness or Growth Mindset Can Backfire

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He might just change the way you think about things like growth mindset, comprehensive testing, and encouraging students to make mistakes. Because the brain is a complicated organ; it's embedded in social systems, in cultural systems, and it's constantly learning. You can't raise somebody in a closet so that they don't learn a language, right? Even some colleges are trying it out as a way to help students. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

Educational publishers, who till now had a steady stream of income compared to non-educational book publishers, due to the recurring need for textbooks every year by students, are now gradually shifting towards digital publishing. This change is the result of overpriced textbooks which drove students towards less expensive sources like eBooks, used textbooks, rental books etc. A similar choice can be offered to higher education students. Students seek value for money.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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has had immediate effects on scholars and students. More than 17,000 students in the U.S. ” Via Buzzfeed : “Colleges Are Warning Thousands Of Muslim International Students Not To Travel.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” million to a former student on the Santa Cruz campus who said that she had been raped by a professor, in one of the largest individual settlements of a campus sexual-assault case.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”