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VR, PBL, and OERs: Four High Hopes for Learning with Edtech in the New School Year

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In 2014, I wrote about strategies for edtech success in the new school year , and in 2015, I wrote about edtech teaching trends for the new school year. I’ve seen the students in my own school get pretty excited about the robots they’ve built and programmed with code. High Hope #4: Cleanly Curated Open Education Resources In order for high quality OERs to be combined with high quality instructional design, teachers need tools that allow them to curate the resources.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

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Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. These edtech approaches received both buzz and practice over the past decade, but no longer seem to win attention in media and at conferences. Looking ahead to 2018, here are three predictions: First, we will probably see more work on the many ways automation (AI, robotics, etc.) If we look back on 2017 in educational technology, some of the biggest surprises were political and cultural.

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians! it’s an interesting trend.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Techcrunch says that “ EdTech is having a renaissance , powered by the emerging world.” ” “ OER , CARE , Stewardship, and the Commons” by “Econproph” Jim Luke. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” “ Robot abuse ”?!

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Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. “ Will these four technology trends change education in India? Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and Eddie Watson introduce The CARE Framework for OER. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” “Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe,” according to an investor in Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Edsurge : “Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think.” ” (Yes, I’m tracking on this sort of thing as part of my 2017 “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Edsurge on the business of OER. Edsurge on ”Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company." Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Tarena International has acquired the K–12 robotics company Wuhan Haoxiaozi Robot Technology (a.k.a. From The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ The 2018 Trends Report.”

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. ” Via TeacherCast : “Why Teachers Will Never Be Replaced By Robots.” ” Inside Higher Ed on Robot-Proof : “Northeastern president discusses his new book on how higher education can train students for careers where technology cannot make them redundant.” (National) Education Politics.

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The business of OER. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The company, which makes educational and entertainment robots, has raised $520 million total. ” Via EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin : “The COPPA Rule, FERPA , and the Security of Student Data.” From investors Chian Gong and Jennifer Carolan, writing in Edsurge : “ Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments.” (National) Education Politics.

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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” Lots of press releases were issued this week to coincide with the ISTE conference in Denver – Amazon’s new OER platform, for example. edtech https://t.co/DOo11lof2f “US Edtech Brings in $225M in May.” Education Politics.

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” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. I wrote about social-emotional learning (algorithms) as a “trend to watch.” ” Via Edsurge : “Why Moodle ’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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“Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “How Robots Will Save Liberal Education.” Via Campus Technology : “ MIT , Segway Robotics Hackathon Focuses on Eldercare.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies.” Education Politics.

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” If you repeat these stories enough, it’s almost as if you can convince people to make it a trend. Stephen Downes and David Wiley debate OER : “The Cost Trap, Part 3” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER” by Stephen Downes. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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The robot startup, formerly known as Play-i, has raised $35.9 From Berkery Noyes, the “ Mergers and Acquisitions Trend Report ” for the first half of 2016. According to Edsurge’s calculations , “US Edtech Brings in $122M in June.” ” Phil Hill also weighs in on the latest Babson survey on OER. Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2. This time, it was the Democrats ’ turn.

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” (“Reinventing the transcript” seems to be one of the things folks are hoping to make “ trend ” this year.). ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Common Sense Media : “2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report.”

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