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

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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. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

Measuring success of online education

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Online education comes with higher interactivity between students and teachers and learning materials, and also more feedback. These skills may not develop only in an online learning environment, but they surely aren’t hindered either. Success. What a fine idea.

Colleges Need to Build Digital Quads to Support Social Learning for Online Students

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The act of talking with others—having social debates and conversations—is key to human learning, and this “social learning” has now become an important tenet of teaching and learning. If we can scale formal learning by taking it online, we can scale social learning there as well.

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Assigning Homework In the Digital Age: The Benefits of Virtual Classrooms

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Over the past few decades, schools have relied on computer technology for delivering educational content or equipping students with resources to enhance their learning. Virtual Classrooms Help Teachers Create Homework Assignments. Virtual Classrooms Can Turn Homework into a Game.

The Future of Education and VR

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With falling prices of hardware, lesser limitations in terms of tech specs, and more and more parents and teachers waking up to the benefits, immersive technologies are poised to become a standard part of every classroom in the future. Data and intelligent analytics. Digital Learning

Interesting: Rural schools are outpacing others on in-school tech access

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Although schools in rural areas traditionally hit roadblocks when it comes to securing technology tools and high-speed internet access in classrooms and student homes, a new study suggests students in those schools actually outperform their urban and suburban peers in access at school.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. But I am sort of all-in on analytics as a concept.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

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STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Collective Learning with Social Features.

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Campus Tech 2016: Recognizing—and Questioning—“Inevitable” Futures

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In Boston, conference-goers heard how higher-ed tech will affect teaching and learning in years to come, questioned the values and assumptions behind those predictions, and learned predictive techniques to apply to their daily lives. RISK, LOVE AND TECHNOLOGY: Amy Collier , associate provost for digital learning at Middlebury College, spoke in the closing keynote about the roles of risk and love in education. “We

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Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

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So we got some very passionate phone calls and lost a lot of time in the classroom. And that is a very conservative number, based only on time saved using the top six critical core web applications from Pearson, McGraw-Hill, PowerSchool, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Google Classroom. We’ve alleviated barriers to using technology in the classroom—along with the anxiety. We’ve alleviated barriers to using technology in the classroom—along with the anxiety.

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

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An interactive digital STEM curriculum will help them understand the concepts of science, engineering, and math in an engaging manner. Combine this with guidance from teachers in the classroom, students will be able to comprehend various complex topics and concepts in a much better way. Related: How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning. School is a place where students are allowed to learn, experiment and make mistakes. What is STEM?

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

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Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Instead it seems to be a learning strategy, sometimes driven by state governments.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.