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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Companies do a great job showing off the improved bells and whistles of their shiny new products. Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. Rather, I see personalized learning as a powerful means for enabling students to master core knowledge.

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OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

The Hechinger Report

. When technology is offered to schools free of charge, it always comes with the promise of improving teaching and learning. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

On February 25th Casey Green and I met online for the third Future Trends Forum. Community colleges are much more interested in OER than other sectors. Another example: phones are much more important than tablets for less affluent students, but CIOs see them as equally significant.

How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

MindShift

The Liberty Public Schools district sees Langhorst and his colleague as front-runners in an important shift toward open educational resources (OER). The other two days a week are done online. High school students take 90 percent of their classes online.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. ” But it’s a content company.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” When the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman toured the US recently, he hung out with Mark Zuckerberg , Jeff Bezos , and Sergey Brin , for example. And there’s a blog post on Medium , because I guess someone thinks it’s a good idea for the Office of Ed Tech to outsource its website to a for-profit company.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Kenyan Ministry of Education says that the Bridge International Academies are not complying with the country’s laws, and the company, which runs chains of schools across the developing world, has not received approval for its curriculum. ” The curriculum company Great Minds is appealing a lawsuit in which it claimed that FedEx had violated the “open” in its open educational resources by making copies. The gaming company has raised $26.5

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OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

Today, open educational resources (OER) are an increasingly common feature in the K–12 education ecosystem. Department of Education (DOE) has a project, called the Learning Registry , which helps make OER content easier for teachers to find.

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