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Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

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The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

How Well Do Soft-skill Badges Work for Job Seekers? New Study Aims to Find Out.

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That’s the kind of deeply human attribute employers say they’re looking for in job candidates as companies try to adapt to modern changes in technology and business strategy. Companies want skilled employees, and talented students want jobs.

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What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

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We’ve largely succeeded—according to a recent Common Sense Media survey , eight out of 10 K-12 teachers have computing devices in their classrooms. Nearpod seized an opportunity to help the classroom teacher deliver tailored lessons and assess learning in real time. Open digital badges.

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Employer Credentials and Community Colleges: A Look Behind Google’s IT Support Certificate Program

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Unfortunately, most employers have difficulty filling middle-skill jobs, and they are more likely to leave vacancies unfilled or hire temporary workers than to collaborate with community colleges or other training providers, according to an Accenture survey That seems to be changing though, with industry waking up to the need to invest in middle-skills development.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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 Badges.

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” (Related: “Theranos investor Tim Draper blames the company’s downfall on an investigative journalist,” Business Insider reports.). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school company. a Florida-based breakfast chain, has joined a growing number of companies offering employee education benefits.” ” Via Education Week : “How (and Why) Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Students’ Feelings.”

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Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

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Digital Promise , a nonprofit with a mission of “accelerating innovation in education,” has been a strong proponent of micro-credentials , describing them as competency-based, on-demand, personalized and shareable. Digital Promise ).