Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Meet the ATLAST Explore participants and start networking using Google+. Session will also include a brief how-to on Google+ and a brainstorming activity of ways to implement Google+ with students. In general, references management software is expensive.

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This Week's Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Matthew Peskay of KIPP LA Schools will discuss what students in his schools have experienced with the Google Cr-48 pilot program. Learn how instructors can use Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing and voice authoring to EASILY create their own podcasts.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Google Google Classroom. Updates and Upgrades: The first of the “Classrooms,” Google Classroom launched in August 2014. Students and teachers using the platform have access to and work within Google Suite products including Docs, Sheets, Slides and more.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

The blackboard or overhead projector for the teacher at the front of the room. Collaborative software. These spaces offer convenient seating plus tech like audio, display, and sharing software. We’ve come a long way since the humble blackboard. Interactive Software.

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Live Interview Thursday: Panel on Search Literacy with Google's Tasha Bergson-Michelson

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, December 1st, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Recordings : The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-12-01.0600.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

By embracing cloud solutions, such as those offered by Microsoft , Amazon and Google , school leaders can rethink computer labs to offer greater flexibility and increase access to instructional technology — and enjoy some cost savings.

How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

Google Expeditions , Discovery VR or NYTVR are just a few examples that allow that to happen. Smart speakers like Google Home , Amazon’s Echo Dot or Apple’s HomePod find their way into more and more households.

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Education and Augmented Reality — Really?

Neo LMS

AR is certainly a technological revolution, being able to interact with reality via an enhanced visual overlay is undoubtedly a clever piece of software, and the web is increasingly populated with amazing programs that “bring lessons to life” in the classroom.

3 Problems with Chromebooks

The Electric Educator

Google''s Chromebooks have some great features: Near-instant start-up time. Seamless integration of Google''s web tools. Virtual meeting (webinar) solution Printing Google Chrome does not support device drivers therefore a student will be unable to connect their Chromebook to a printer.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. You can only do that if you know how to use technology, especially really fabulous software, which teachers who use technology know how to find. Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone.

Teacher Play – 6 Apps to Explore This Summer

Fractus Learning

Google Classroom (web, iOs, Android). You’ll need a Google Apps for Education account to set up your Google Classroom. You can even do your own professional development by taking a Versal course as a student (see Google Tools for 21st Century Learners ).

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

They use the Blackboard platform to communicate with professors and engage fellow students in their courses. Google Classroom —Digital learning management system using Google apps ? MobyMax —Digital personalized learning software ? Autodesk Inventor CAD Software.

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The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

Top-selling LMS vendors include Blackboard, Canvas and Schoology. classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Or the company will have to start charging for the software. In 2018, Mozilla said it would retire Backpack, its platform for sharing and displaying badges, and would help users move their badges to Badgr, software developed by the tech company Concentric Sky.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

One of the most exciting and well-attended sessions covered the new IMS Caliper analytics standard, which can capture and share data on student activities in learning apps and software—thus giving teachers and developers a way to measure and glean insights on how students engage with digital tools. Today, most teachers simply Google around to find videos or PDFs, usually referring to search result rankings to find out which resources are the best.

Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies

EdTech Magazine

Two schools also ­feature interactive touch LED panels running SMART Notebook software. Like many other districts, University City is transitioning from traditional blackboards to writable digital surfaces. “In Google+. Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:36. A frog appears to float in midair.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

Folks still retyped the press releases Google issued and retyped the press releases Facebook issued, lauding these companies’ (and their founders’) efforts to reshape the curriculum and reshape the classroom. A teacher in front of a blackboard.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Personalized learning argues that the entrepreneurial nature of the knowledge economy and the gaping need, diversity and unmanageable size of a typical public school classroom are ill-served by the usual arrangement of a teacher lecturing at a blackboard.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.” Canvas has two more installations than Blackboard in the E-Literate calculations? ” Via Edsurge : “ Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility.”

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Would 20 hours of one student logged into Google Classroom, or 20 students logged in for one hour, suffice? Textbooks have given way to Google Classroom and the Blackboard Learn management system, and lessons are assigned, submitted and assessed online.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

And “personalization” is the underlying promise of the new education software Facebook is itself building. ” Some 20 Facebook engineers work on the software, and according to The Washington Post , the student information it tracks and stores is not housed on Facebook servers, although Facebook does have access to the data. AltSchool, a private school startup, was founded in 2014 by Max Ventilla, a former Google executive. It partnered with Blackboard.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. Investors in tutoring companies this year included Warbug Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Learn Capital, Y Combinator, the Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital, TAL Education, Tencent, Google, and of course, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Neither Pearson nor Blackboard, companies that were quite active in gobbling up startups a year or so ago, bought a single company this year.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Among the survey’s findings: Google Classroom is by far the most popular learning management platform, used in more than 80 percent of districts. Moodle, Schoology, Blackboard and Summit round out the top five.) Natick’s Nolin warns districts against rushing headfirst into buying devices and software without understanding what teachers and students need. Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign.” ” “About The Blackboard Partnership With IBM And Amazon Web Services ” by Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill. In other Blackboard news: “ Blackboard Releases ‘Ultra Experience’ ” – OMG, that name. ” Google has released its 2016 Scholar Metrics. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” ” Elsewhere in algorithms… Via The New York Times : “Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms.” Happy 20th anniversary to Blackboard. Edsurge celebrates by reprinting Blackboard founder Matthew Pittinsky’s blog post “4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. ” Via the Pacific Standard : “ Google ’s Broken Privacy Promise.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. The first online class we launched in 1998 was little more than flat text on webpages, and we closely followed the birth of learning management systems, meeting with both Blackboard and WebCT before they achieved their first $1 million in revenue.

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5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

While Blackboard dominates the marketplace, BrainHoney is a very impressive CMS geared toward the K-12 market. My podcast series " Google, More than Search " [iTunes link] was created entirely using Camtasia Studio. million in free software to Michigan schools and sponsoring #edcampdetroit this May. LearnBoost is also specifically designed to integrate with Google Apps. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The company: RIB Software SE. “ Blackboard ’s Defense of its Finances is not Persuasive,” writes Michael Feldstein. Also from Feldstein : “ Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties.” My apologies that this is a day late. Yesterday was the first day in over a year that I didn’t make a commit to GitHub (which I use to manage all my websites). I wish I could say I was on vacation; rather, I’m moving. Or rather, yesterday I moved.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” “The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Tune into the Contrafabulists podcast this weekend, when Kin Lane and I will discuss the response (or lack thereof) from the tech industry, including Cloudflare , Spotify , Squarespace , GoDaddy , Google , the EFF , and others. Charlottesville and UVA.

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Review: Ask3, a Free iPad App by TechSmith

The Electric Educator

They have produced some great software titles, are strong supporters of education and teachers, and are a Michigan company! Moodle, BrainHoney, BlackBoard, Haiku, etc) Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I''m a big TechSmith fan.

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