Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

In this disturbing trend, convincing videos, audio, and photos are viewed and shared by those who somehow think you can trust what you see and hear. With respect to school change, he describes himself as a “catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning.”

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities.

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Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

What’s the balance between investing in the latest trend and following your school’s charter, vision – your North Star? But as new trends crop up year after year, the most important place for educators to start is with the principles that define your district’s or school’s vision.

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How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

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.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

With more than 4 billion users now connected to the internet, 50% of the global population (Forbes, December 2018), it is not surprising that the education sector has embraced devices and software to interact, engage, and enhance the learning environment for students.

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What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for Higher Ed

Edsurge

Open, personalized and adaptive—the latest trends in digital learning promise to help more students get to and through college. At EdSurge we’ve heard inspiring stories of faculty developing digital learning environments that take students to virtual medical labs and outer space and into the inner workings of cells. The Digital Learning Network is a hub for stories, resources and community exploring the future of digital learning.

How Schools Can Protect Themselves From the Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats

Edsurge

That account is valuable because many companies will give you discounts on all sorts of things with an.edu email address. Google "company name + disclosure policy".

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In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase

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.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

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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Edtech Earnings Roundup: How 2U, Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight Fared in Q2 2019

Edsurge

The latest quarterly earnings for publicly traded education technology companies was especially rough for 2U , which revised its loss guidance for the year and stated that it expected enrollment challenges to its core business of running online graduate programs with universities.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon. Second, expect more development of the effort to build a new virtual learning environment ecosystem to rethink the LMS, through a project called Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE). Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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This week’s Forum features Jim Groom and radical digital learning

Bryan Alexander

At the University of Mary Washington Jim inspired the edupunk movement, and then invented and taught the famous digital storytelling counter-MOOC DS106. And now he’s moved to Italy, where he helps run the innovative and excellent Reclaim Hosting company.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

Edsurge

Even as many traditional textbook providers are transitioning to digital formats, paper and ink have proved stubbornly resilient. The nonprofit publisher of K-12 curriculum launched in 2016 expecting an audience for its digital offerings. Digital versions are made available for free. “We

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In the marketplace: Digital learning, NGSS resources, IT partnerships, and more

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

What does it mean to be human in a digital age? A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

Edsurge

The corporate learning environment has been experiencing a great deal of development over recent years. Gone are the days when the organization dictated what should be learned and how. The teams usually responsible for corporate learning within companies, human resources, are also undergoing a period of change as they identify areas where they need to come up to speed to deliver the most tangible results for their companies.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Vaidyanathan has her students learn the basics of coding by creating clever art and animations—works that would be nearly impossible to create with a pencil and paper but can be done with just a few lines of code. Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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

Edsurge

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

EdNews Daily

The cyclical nature of education allows for an annual review of what went well, what didn’t, how to augment the effort and what best practices were learned across the board should be shared – both in and out of the classroom. Some people will say K-12 has a new “trend” every year.

What If No One Seeks Credit for a Credit-Eligible MOOC?

Edsurge

Now, only four Global Freshman Academy classes remain active, and ASU is shifting its focus to Earned Admission, a program designed to help transfer students and employees at Starbucks and other partner companies qualify for admission to the university by passing online classes.

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As Instructure Revenue Grows, Questions Emerge Over Bridge Corporate Learning System

Edsurge

Instructure’s third quarter performance left some investors beaming, but the company’s long term strategy appears more muddy. For one, the CEO of the learning management system provider didn’t shirk away from a possible sale of its corporate LMS, Bridge, which launched in 2015.

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Tackling the education-to-employment gap

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, CareerBuilder and Capella Learning Solutions announced an innovative partnership, RightSkill , to bridge the growing talent gap in the United States. Qualified job seekers are enrolled in a RightSkill learning experience to learn, refine, and practice their job-ready skills.

Who Should Truly Have the Power in K-12 Edtech Adoption?

Edsurge

They do what they can to keep up with industry trends. Enterprise, a battle droid, or a replica of the Elder Wand emblazoned with a slick company logo? Because teachers typically lack purchasing power, edtech companies often hesitate to target them in marketing efforts.

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Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?

Edsurge

In 2012, First Book , a nonprofit that provides affordable learning materials to kids in need, approached the publishers of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and asked: Can you make a bilingual version of the popular children’s book? And many of them have expressed a desire for digital tools.

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How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

Edsurge

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.

Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

Edsurge

So, seven years after the “Year of the MOOC,” we’re wondering: Where are these courses and companies today? The speakers included Dhawal Shah, founder of Class Central, Amy Ahearn, associate director at Acumen+, Kapeesh Saraf, head of growth and consumer products at Coursera, and Kristin Palmer, director of online learning at University of Virginia. The first one is the advent of AI and digital transformation. And so, a lot of people are gonna be needing to learn new skills.

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The Edtech Buying Process Is Broken. ISTE Says Teachers Can Fix It.

Edsurge

Most districts do not have a clear or effective process for purchasing educational technology products and services, especially when it comes to establishing clear communication channels between educators and district leaders, says Joseph South, ISTE’s chief learning officer. Alignment with students learning goals and standards What do students need to learn, and how will the tool in question help them get there?

Should students learn coding? Students, schools disagree

eSchool News

Poll finds different views surrounding the ever-popular coding trend. are eager for their children to learn coding and other computer science skills, but their message hasn’t yet hit the in-box of school administrators. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News STEM Top News

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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.”.

In Move to ‘Unlimited’ Pricing Model, Cengage Hopes for a Comeback

Edsurge

It’s been about five years since Cengage Learning filed for bankruptcy , stumbling under the weight of shrinking print sales, a rough transition to digital and too much debt. The company reemerged a year later intent on growing its digital offerings and making more strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Faculty have asked us over the years whether we care about the cost of learning materials. The company continues to be very profitable.

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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment. Digital Learning and Tools News

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Just for me learning

Learning with 'e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable.

Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

ViewSonic Education

Understanding your school’s Digital DNA will help you identify the technology you need today and for tomorrow. Edtech promises to bring learning from chalkboards to slick computer screens and more. What is Digital DNA? Let us start with defining Digital DNA.

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Why one district gave students a virtual learning day

eSchool News

Students, teachers executed a virtual learning day to develop online learning and working skills. gave its 500 7-12th graders the option to stay home as part of a planned virtual learning day. There also are a lot of companies that give employees the chance to work from home.”