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How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. The post Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

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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.

Shifting to a Digital Teaching Model? Here’s Some Advice

Edsurge

The transition to a digital teaching environment is a great opportunity to be reminded of a simple fact: You don’t have to do this alone. It required me to really rethink teaching, and how best to do it in a digital environment. What can you learn to do without?

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

techlearning

A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information. Digital STEM k12 education edtech The Wire

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s episode, she shares what she’s doing and how her students are learning. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!

McGraw-Hill launches K-3 reading, language tool

eSchool News

Company to introduce new comprehensive K-3 reading, writing and language arts program. Next: More details about the tools’ reading and literacy strategies. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. Digital Learning Collection. My Best Self (Social Emotional Learning). Digital Learning Collection.

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Will this semester forever alter college? No, but some virtual tools will stick around

The Hechinger Report

Online education is using digital technologies to transform the learning experience. There will be some important lasting impacts, though, experts say: Faculty may incorporate online tools, to which many are being exposed for the first time, into their conventional classes.

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

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The learning management system provider—best known for its Canvas product popular among colleges—is officially under private equity ownership. To meet the expectation of demands is priority,” Benson says. “I So what else is next for the Salt Lake City-based edtech company?

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Learning Engineering is Learning About Learning. We Need That Now More Than Ever.

Edsurge

They may learn, for example, that the Q&A portion of their lecture class was actually the part where students learned the most, rather than from the meticulously crafted presentation from the lectern. This is the heart of learning engineering. Determine a company’s valuation?

New diagnostic tool measures reading skills, targets success

eSchool News

Lexia Learning’s RAPID Assessment offers predictions for reading success; provides guidance for instruction. Data-driven instruction” has become a watchword in education, but interpreting and using data for instructional planning remains a formidable hurdle for teachers, many of whom lack the necessary tools, time, or training. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

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Over the years, higher ed institutions have deployed data analytics and technology tools to help advisors in their work. In other words, instead of meeting with an advisor, some students simply didn’t register for classes at all.

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This tool boosts science, engineering interest

eSchool News

An online teaching tool is helping students in Tennessee become more engaged with science and engineering. Hannah Strobl likes animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and recently, she was clicking through a specialized online STEM teaching tool at a snappy pace.

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New Ownership for an LMS Giant: Private Equity Firm to Buy Instructure for $2 Billion

Edsurge

Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday that it is set to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2 billion—unless a better offer comes along in the next 35 days.

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. Then, it becomes about the content and not the tools. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection.

Epiphany Learning updates personalized learning tool

eSchool News

Research, observations inspired updates to the K-12 web-based personalized learning application. Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning ed-tech company, has launched version 2.0 of its Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application. At Epiphany Learning we’re on a mission to transform education by putting the learner back in the center of their education,” states Laura Henderson, founder and CEO of Epiphany Learning. “A

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

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It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. The rest will be paid in cash, with the help of a $250 million loan from Owl Rock Capital, plus $150 million of the company’s available funds.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

Meeting this year’s students “where they are” is going to look different than it did for last year’s class. Don’t be the company that rests on its performance in the classroom from the year before. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale

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When schools and educators augment or replace classroom-only teaching with high quality, multimedia online instruction, they’re embracing 'learning experience design (LXD.)' Some companies had a cookie-cutter approach to course development.

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

When it comes to digital assets, I have found almost universally that schools do not know what they have. Inventory controls are minimal when it comes to digital curriculum for a very good reason. Lesson plans of any digital flavor. Virtual reality and field trip tools .

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Varsity Blues, Online: Georgetown U. Parent Paid $9K for Stand-In to Take Online Courses for Her Son

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The college counseling company at the heart of the “Varsity Blues” cheating scandal did more than just help students get into college through fraudulent means. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

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Meanwhile, college researchers and innovators are diving into learning science and experimenting with new teaching methods. That guest is Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford University professor who is the director of the Center for Advanced Research Through Online Learning.

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

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Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

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Learn more at ed.unc.edu/meite, on IG @UNCmeite , and Twitter @unc_Meite. But first, let’s meet a pair of academics who run a linguistics podcast called “ The Endless Knot ,” Mark Sundaram and Aven McMaster. Davis now works at a company building a platform for these podcasters.

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How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. But she quickly realized that turning the tool into a sustainable edtech business model was no small feat.

How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

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Perched in lime green desk chairs, dozens of employees of OpenStax work here to transform physics, calculus and psychology materials into digital textbooks that students can study at no cost. The books are openly licenced, digital-first and free.

Can Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

EdNews Daily

We have a growing number of non-traditional students (homeless, poverty, minority) who come from non-traditional families (merged, minority, single parent, two-working parents) and who learn in non-traditional ways (technology). By Charles Sosnik.

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Open educational resources get federal attention

eSchool News

In order to ensure that all students – no matter their zip code – have access to high-quality learning resources, we are encouraging districts and states to move away from traditional textbooks and toward freely accessible, openly-licensed materials,” U.S.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Enjoy this fun, free tool. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. As a jotting/sketchnoting tool, it actually is really robust and fun.

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Using Tech to Bring Listening Comprehension to the Classroom

edWeb.net

Learning is evolving on several fronts with regards to technology. In addition, most teachers acknowledge and use a multisensory approach to learning, providing materials for students to fit their learning style. General use: Voice devices make a great research tool.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. This work can potentially impact policy changes related to procuring instructional materials to best meet the ever changing individual needs of students in the digital age.”.