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Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Yet, while none of the jobs at play during my doctor’s visit seems to be threatened anytime soon by the digital doomsday tales we hear about in such reports, each employee had clearly been impacted by a pretty standard software transition that occurs every single day across all industries.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Covering the 6 key elements in creating the right foundation for modern education with the arrival of the 4 th industrial revolution and the changing educational environment.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers. Generally, universities are doing very well financially, so they don’t feel from the data that their world is going to collapse.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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To reach the uninsured, new insurers are getting creative

The Christensen Institute

The insurance industry has grown from covering mercantile operations over 300 years ago to a U.S. However, despite the industry’s incredible growth, there are still four billion people, approximately 55% of the world’s population, who remain uninsured in one form or another. Whatever the reason, nonconsumption is often a fertile breeding ground for disruptive entrants to emerge in an industry.

The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Children likewise rely increasingly on mobile technology and social media to stay in touch with one another.

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4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

Edsurge

Education has been a recurring theme throughout the many programs of the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership where I serve as an Executive Director. How can teachers use immersive media to educate citizens and keep our communities vibrant? These are just a few of the top-of-mind questions that NYC Media Lab’s consortium is thinking about as we enter the next wave of media transformation.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

NeverEndingSearch

Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

Future Proofing Your Video Platform: A Cautionary Tale About Obsolescence

Edsurge

Famous failures abound: Blackberry remained committed to the physical keyboard as its competitors leapfrogged them with smartphones and mobile apps. Newspaper executives ignored the shift as multi-modal “readers” gravitated toward sites that blended text, video and social media. The dominant technology platforms (SIS and LMS) used on campus were never architected to make effective use of live media. Colleges and universities are awash in digital video.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

So there needs to be industry standards. Compton’s defense attorney, Glenn Rossi, filed a motion to suppress the pacemaker data evidence as an unreasonable seizure of Compton’s private information. Tagged on: July 28, 2017 Legal skirmishes break out over ITT documents, data | Indianapolis Business Journal → ITT Educational Services Inc.—the Knorr of Common Sense Media. Yet,the student transportation industry is struggling with how to properly use the data.

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MDR Releases Digital Marketing Trends in Education Report

techlearning

The company analyzed nearly 400 million prospecting emails and 100 million web ad impressions across three years and dozens of industries to reveal the kinds of digital marketing to which educators respond. SHELTON, Conn.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

I think their trends fall into three categories: advances in artificial intelligence; growth of the Internet of Things; mobile intelligence, or the first two categories mashed together. 3: mobile intelligence, i.e., 1+2 mashed up. How will computing change over the next few years?

The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

Educators can’t imagine a world where their industry isn’t able to stay the way it’s always been. Or the teacher allows the students to log into outside services that are collecting huge amounts of student data. Most of the education industry is consumed with testing and assessment.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

This proves helpful as students don’t have to spend time on the search engine browsing for relevant data. Download: Can the US Higher Education Publishing Industry Leverage A Subscription Model. Digital Textbooks Enable Collaboration: Keeping up with the social media trends, most digital reading devices are equipped with sharing features. Digital natives are no strangers to sharing posts and daily activities on social platforms.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Tagged on: April 8, 2017 Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data | Google Research → Fascinating and promising approach.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you. Mobile is where Google and Apple continue their bitter struggle.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

This year feels different too than the previous years in which I’ve written these reviews because education technology – as an industry – sort of floundered in 2016, as I think my series will show. I suppose some analysts would argue education technology, as an industry, “matured” this year – young startup founders were replaced by old white men as chief executives, young startups were acquired by old, established corporations. Data and Privacy.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Tagged on: April 8, 2017 Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data | Google Research → Fascinating and promising approach.

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The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

Recently, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo)and Senator Ed Markey (D-Ma) drafted some modifications to COPPA that have the potential to create an catastrophic damage in the Ed-Tech industry, particularly for all publishers and schools who use literally anything on the internet in educational ways. This OpEd was submitted by The Learning Counsel , a research institute and news media hub focused on providing context for the shift in education to digital curriculum.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). Data Insecurity. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Education Data and Learning Analytics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “The number of career colleges and the number of credentials they award have dropped by roughly 20 percent in the last four years, new data from the U.S. Meanwhile on Campus… “ Here’s How Higher Education Dies – A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as Wired’s Steven Levy put it in 2012 – and many publications and pundits dutifully cover Meeker’s observations, often adding very little analysis of their own. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. How accurate is her data? (I’d

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Image and data credits are listed at the bottom of this post. And even if partially true, we are not required to respond the way those in power or in the technology industry would like. But the data is flawed. This data is big data. Digital data is fragile.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the Udacity blog : “ Udacity Launches Mobile Developer Education with Facebook at F8.” “Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry ?” Via Edsurge : “ Schoolzilla ‘File Configuration Error’ Exposes Data for More Than 1.3M Via iNews : “ University to monitor student social media to gauge well-being.” Blackboard says it is “Putting data in the hands of students.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” All this pseudoscience is, of course, part of the “social emotional learning” hype. Speaking of Microsoft … “ GitHub ’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools,” says Edsurge.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The department says it won’t start the 45-day clock on data challenges from colleges (initially slated to begin today) until ‘later in June.’” City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. Via The New York Times : “Dreams Stall as CUNY , New York City’s Engine of Mobility, Sputters.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Try this exciting new app to “catch ’em all” and participate in a mainstreaming of surveillance culture : a mobile app for finding bank robbers, built by the FBI. Via The Guardian : “ Facebook ’s new app for teens is ‘always public and viewable by everyone’ ” Bill Fitzgerald on “ Students and Social Media.” Education Politics.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. These skills and much more can be applied through Graphite, a free service by Common Sense Media.