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5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers. K–12 teachers are interested in adopting technology, but low confidence in their abilities to use it well enough to make the integration worth the investment is a significant barrier. .

To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

Edsurge

In a national survey , we found that providing academic credit for experience and on-the-job learning was among employers’ top priorities for colleges and universities, alongside other work-integrated learning themes such industry validation and including real-world projects in the curriculum.

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

Edsurge

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

Marketplace K-12

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.

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

Edsurge

Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before. In education, does technology create just as many problems as it solves? 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.

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The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

Edsurge

it’s an area that is likely to continue to grow and make up a larger piece of the overall pie, given growing interest from students, more offerings from colleges, and increasing acceptance by employers However, as the online degree market reaches a state of maturity, it is entering an entirely new era in its evolution – an era characterized by a changing competitive landscape, new technological developments and consumer preferences, and growing overlap with non-degree learning.

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

MindShift

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 ).

Is the college degree outdated?

The Hechinger Report

In January, he was hired to develop apps at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology near Tacoma, Washington. Adam Braun started the company as “an alternative for those looking for more career focus.” And there is no count of badges.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” (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. ” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U Issues Blockchain Credentials to College for America Grads.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” “The Indiana Department of Education is seeking $4 million in damages from the company that created last year’s problem-plagued ISTEP test. The state blames the California-based CTB company for the scoring problems and technical glitches that led to delays in releasing last year’s test results,” says Chalkbeat.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). Via Edsurge : “As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico , Coding Bootcamps Follow.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” ” “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that it will receive a $140 million gift from an alumnus who seeks to remain anonymous,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” NPR’s Anya Kamenetz has an in-depth look at the technology and behavior management practices at the Rocketship chain of charter schools: “High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?” Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge.

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