The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance. Butash is right in pointing out the risks involved in this quick shift to using digital technologies.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. These divides, in turn, can lead to unequal educational access.

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Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Administrators at Dorchester School District Two in suburban Summerville, South Carolina, were well aware of the digital divide when they decided to give students both paper and online resources after shuttering schools because of coronavirus.

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

There is a concern that without net neutrality, broadband providers would give fast speeds to companies that can pay for it, and slow speeds for those who can’t. CONNECT WITH US: Website | Center for Digital Education. Facebook | Center for Digital Education

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

There is a concern that without net neutrality, broadband providers would give fast speeds to companies that can pay for it, and slow speeds for those who can’t. CONNECT WITH US: Website | Center for Digital Education. Facebook | Center for Digital Education

We must not shut low-income students out of computer sciences

The Hechinger Report

I tell her about what I do and how my company addresses society’s need to educate citizens for millions of unfilled jobs — in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs, as well as jobs in computing. Idit Harel.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

There is a full web console to control and monitor things and you can either create a Celly login or login with Facebook or Twitter. The company also announced today availability of the Celly Android App for free download on Google Play. “We

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Big data, open spaces, employability, utilizing maker movements, balancing innovation and accountability, privacy, collaboration, closing the digital divide, personalized learning, and navigating the hostile political climate were just a few of the concerns the audience members brought up. Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy , danced around the same theme in a provocatively titled talk, “Will Robots Eat Your Job?”

3 Essential Ingredients for Making Edtech Work in the Classroom: Leadership, PD, and Ongoing Support

Edsurge

The “digital divide” is still very real. At the same time, in schools of all kinds, I’ve seen firsthand what others have called the digital use divide. In some schools, digital tools are driving new models of teaching and learning, ones where technology helps teachers personalize learning so each student can learn at his or her own pace—whether a grade level behind or a grade level ahead of classmates.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal | NZ Herald → "We will be reminding all schools that boards of trustees can ask, but can't compel, families to bring their own digital devices because schools can't deny a child's access to learning if their parents can't provide them one," she said. "In I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal | NZ Herald → "We will be reminding all schools that boards of trustees can ask, but can't compel, families to bring their own digital devices because schools can't deny a child's access to learning if their parents can't provide them one," she said. "In I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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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

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two sports apparel company executives and an aspiring sports agent were found guilty Wednesday of wire fraud charges in connection with the most significant sports scandal in recent National Collegiate Athletic Association history – a scheme to pay off the families of men’s basketball recruits and secure their commitment to teams at Adidas-sponsored universities.” Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly. Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” Education Technology and Digital Polarization.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). ” Via The Richmond Times-Dispatch : “ Police seeking Facebook release of Virginia Tech instructor’s activity.” the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. “This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’,” Edsurge writes.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Rather Harvard has outsourced instruction to the for-profit company Trilogy Education. Short-term-jobs-for-students company Student Pop has raised $3.4 It’s not clear from its self-reporting if it’s also raised money from the Chinese company TAL Education which it describes as a new partner “central to the deal.”) ” Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Used People’s Data to Favor Certain Partners and Punish Rivals, Documents Show.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” Via the Naples Daily News : “ East Naples teacher reassigned after Facebook post about immigrants.” Here’s a trend to watch in 2017 : companies and organizations who “help” schools buy ed-tech : The Hechinger Report looks at a couple of these , LEAP Innovations and LearnLaunch. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

In addition to funding this lawsuit, Thiel sits on the board of Facebook , which itself is playing a huge role in the “ future of news.” On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. Also off campus, not on-: “ Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide.” Its Crunchbase description is great : “TX-based edtech company.”

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