Can technology decentralize the hospital?

The Christensen Institute

Now, as healthcare technology improves, the decentralization of the hospital may finally be coming into play. Primary care providers are already leveraging new technologies for a wide range of care needs, from monitoring blood pressure to tracking prescription compliance. From the expediency in which a patient can access medical care to the consistent monitoring of chronic conditions, new technologies are allowing for interventions to be taken before a patient’s health worsens.

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology Imagine going to school without getting out of bed. Educational technology seems to be progressing at warp speed, with new advances emerging every single day. Classroom Management Software Course management systems (CMS) are designed to provide a platform for teachers to reach thousands of students all at one time in one course. When he isn’t working he enjoys hiking, spending time with family and researching new technology.

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Friday 5 — 7.15.2016

Perry Hewitt

As someone who has been through the process more times than I'd care to admit, her observation about "irrational uniformity," the tendency to slavishly shoehorn everything into the CMS, is apt. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally. Friday Five app augmented reality brand cms content facebook Friday5 nintendo social strategy video

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Friday 5 — 11.27.2015

Perry Hewitt

Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally. Friday Five app cms culture Friday5 messaging open source research trends WordPressIt’s been an odd, three-day work week on the interwebs.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Breaking the cycle of educational inequity

eSchool News

While gaps in technology access were highlighted during the pandemic, many school and district leaders are trying to make strides with an even older issue: battling educational inequity for children of all races and economic backgrounds.

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A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. Perhaps this is old hat for you, but there may be a teacher still understanding how to implement technology in the classroom. 1:1 Technology. Course Management Systems (CMS). The post A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology appeared first on TeachThought.

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Carousel Digital Signage And Moki Announce Partnership

eSchool News

To be integrated within Carousel Cloud’s CMS, Moki’s cloud-based mobile device platform (MDM) will establish a unified interface for digital signage networks with a diverse mix of media players, and remove the burden of working across different device management interfaces.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained


The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology. IT – Instructional Technology (the use of tech for instructional purposes).

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30,000 Chromebooks reach middle schoolers in N.C. district

eSchool News

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is equipping each of its 30,000 middle school students with a laptop this year in the district’s latest move to make its classrooms more tech-savvy. The district began distributing Google Chromebooks in November, and the rollout should be complete by next month, said Valerie Truesdale, the CMS chief of technology, personalization and engagement. In August, CMS finished bringing Wi-Fi to every mobile classroom.

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Pulling Care Out of Hospital—By Phone, Ambulance, and Good Ol’ House Calls.

The Christensen Institute

In the 20th century, hospitals completed their transformation from the hospice-like institutions of the Middle Ages, into large, gleaming centers of advanced medical expertise and technology that save and improve lives every day. trillion annual health care expenditures, according to CMS.

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Breaking the Link of Education Inequity Requires Courageous Conversations

While gaps in technology access were highlighted during the pandemic, many school and district leaders are trying to make strides with an even older issue: educational equity for children of all races and economic backgrounds. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools Expands Relationship with Discovery Education to Support STEM Education


New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) announced today it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education for 3 more years to support a new K-12 STEM strategy set for implementation in 10 district schools. For a number of years, CMS’ educators have used Discovery Education Streaming, the award-winning comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, to create dynamic digital learning environments.

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The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric


The LMS was originally the CMS—Course Management System. Today, the LMS is a technological staple for all courses across higher ed, whether online or traditional brick-and-mortar institutions. Students want learning technology that straddles their social lives and school lives. In the post-LMS world, learning technology is student-centric in its design because today’s students are vocal, creative and eager to share their blue sky ideals and ideas.

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The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

Social learning takes the base components of human interaction and group dynamics and applies them to the modern technological age. Video learning, gamification, and mobile learning have never been so immersive when paired with augmented and virtual reality, and the technology is improving all the time, so look forward to seeing this eLearning trend continue for a while yet.

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Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

EdTech Magazine

He knows firsthand what it’s like to merge technology and pedagogy. EDTECH: What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and what should educational technology leaders know about it? For educational technology leaders and our students, faculty and staff, it’s important to prepare for what’s to come, while equipping our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Our CMS community members are a part of the entire process — people, processes and technology.

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10 districts that have seen big blended learning success

eSchool News

We’re glad to recognize these schools and districts for effectively executing on a vision of using technology to empower students and teachers, and we look forward to sharing what these schools have learned to help more and more students across the country.”. Technology allows us to accomplish this goal. Edgenuity highlights schools, districts implementing blended learning.

?A Playbook to Go Open: 5 Steps to Adopting OER


Once you’ve defined your first program, the next step should be to assess technology infrastructure. When considering a platform to house all the content and metadata, think about what tools are already being utilized, such as your district’s Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Object Repository (LOR) or Content Management System (CMS). Education Technology Open Educational Resources Technology in School

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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Institutions should grant authority and responsibility for coordinating technology accessibility efforts among communications and IT staff to an executive-level leader, says Jay Cooper, content strategist for Campus Suite, a CMS provider for schools and colleges that has created an online website accessibility center. “At Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. As educators continue to embrace a transformative shift in classroom instruction and design, the Union City School District in New Jersey pioneers district-wide STEAM curriculum through the integration of 3D printing technology with the Dremel Idea Builder.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

Ask a Tech Teacher

The term ‘LMS’ is often conflated with ‘SMS’ (student management system) and ‘CMS’ (course management system) because their purposes and tools are so similar. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Personalizing Path & Pace Through Mastery Learning


Learn more about CMS’s personalized learning work here: [link]. Which technologies can help enable and enhance mastery learning for my students? by Tom Driscoll. A core element of personalized learning involves tailoring students’ path and pace to their specific needs and interests. This practice is often coupled with the overarching philosophy of mastery learning, sometimes referred to as competency-based education.

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The Midas Touch shatters Theranos’ dream of disruption

The Christensen Institute

Early last week, reports surfaced that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had threatened to sanction Theranos Inc., Allegations started just six months ago when a Wall Street Journal article raised questions regarding the validity of Theranos’ proprietary technology. Instead, the diagnostics company insisted that its technology was superior to conventional blood tests, since it required only a small drop of blood from the finger tips.

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Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

Here is my old classroom site and Physics blog as an example: [link] I also know some teachers who use Google+ as their CMS using Circles and posting resources and announcements there and most teachers are now using Google Drive in some way to host files and share them. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider


As I discussed in a prior post , educational technologies can amplify the impact of proven formative assessment strategies. CMS Learns (Visual). While next-generation assessments and instructional data can help educators gain a deeper understanding of students, the sheer amount of information available can prove challenging.

ASSIST Integrated K-12 Education Management System Announces Integration with Scantron® Online Diagnostic Student Assessment


The company offers software and services to meet the needs of school customers’ assessment programs regardless of where they are on the technology spectrum—pure paper, pure online, or anywhere in between. ASSIST is a single integrated system with a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system. Education assessment leader Scantron joins the fully integrated instructional content of ASSIST’s cloud-based program RENO, NV, Feb.

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District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

Liz Homan, Administrator of Technology and Education Integration for Waltham Public Schools noted, “We needed a professional looking design and features, but wanted to give schools control over the content on each of their sites but could not invest in a district webmaster. RediSite websites are built with the user-friendly content management system (CMS) concrete5.

NEC Displays reveals interactive 4k touch displays

eSchool News

The synergy between True Definition Network and NEC provides the perfect fusion of art and technology, delivering new-to-market design concepts and experiential visual solutions to discerning customers,” said Aaron W. Targeting the retail and transportation markets, this solution combines the NeoFace Engage analytics solution from NEC, the Microsoft Kinect camera system, the Microsoft Kinect Ambient Intelligence Toolkit (KAIT) and StratosMedia Content Management Software (CMS).

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5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the first of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five people to follow in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 2011 The folks over at Prezi continue to make their presentation product more and more compelling. Alongside my search for curriculum providers I also began researching content management system (CMS) for virtual schools.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Educational Podcasting


As time went on, I decided to create my own podcast based on our work and formula but give it the twist of being educationally focused rather than technology focused. My advice is to start out simple with a FREE account at and get your feet wet using the worlds most popular Content Management System (CMS). In this post, we will take a look at 7 things that you may be doing with your podcast that you might need to rethink.

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Classroom centers to support learning

Kathy Schrock

For a technology-based center, consider including a video overview of the instructions which includes a transcript to support both accessibility options and the visual learner. With the infusion of technology into the classroom, the pendulum then moved to “computer learning centers” which were totally digital experiences. Submitting work to Google Classroom or another CMS can streamline the process of review, peer editing, and grading.

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Thank You, Common Sense Ambassadors!

Graphite Blog

We want to support top educators in the field who are furthering our mission to help students harness the potential of technology for learning and life. This superstar group consisted of 48 percent classroom teachers, 50 percent technology and resource personnel, and 2 percent administrators. The Common Sense Ambassador Program was created to elevate and cultivate a community of our Certified Educators as speakers, presenters, and overall ambassadors for Common Sense Education.

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You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

Then.there''s all the new technology that you have to get, use, and master! It''s OK to date new technology (or teaching innovation) you don''t have to marry it! You can simply "pilot" and "beta test" new technologies and new teaching ideas. Makerspace — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox CMS Makerspace: The Beginning | Mighty Little Librarian Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps | Renovated Learning.

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

Here you can get the code to publish your educator forms into your bog website or CMS, or get a link to email out to students. Related links: Learning technology news portal Web Tools for Learners Creating Social Polls and Questionnaires Using Urtak Survey Creation Tool for Students Create Quick Online Polls Create an ESL EFL Video Quiz Make your own chat room Best Nik Peachey.

iNACOL Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

From feasibility to pilot to launch: putting vision into action More than technology: preparing teachers for the online environment. Life after the CMS: the future of the platform Engaging a Gaggle of Googlers Rather than write a summary of each of the above sessions, here are some of the general things that I gleaned from the conference as a whole.

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