Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Open Educational Resources OER _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics digital textbook best practices making transition to digital textbooks successful transition to etexts tips for transition to digital learning materials

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

“Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. Department of Education’s office of special education programs to tackle those problems.

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Open Educational Resources: High-Quality, Empowering and Free

Leadership Lounge

In this series on educational technology game changers, I focused my first blog on one-to-one computing initiatives. Next I'll look at open educational resources (OER), because once all students have digital devices, they can access digital OER. From what we’ve learned so far from school districts using OER resources, the outcomes are promising. • Save money – OER content is free.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

Six trajectories for education and technology

Bryan Alexander

The director of EDUCAUSE ELI describes six major trends (he calls them “trajectories”) for technology and education. Malcolm draws on those to illuminate the titular six: device ownership and mobile-first; the textbook and open educational resources (OER); adaptive learning technology; learning spaces; the next-generation learning management system (LMS); and learning analytics and integrated planning and advising services (IPAS).

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Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

During my talk, I discussed a number of possible scenarios that might result when wholesale adoption of digital technologies occurs in education and training. I touched on personal learning networks, mobile technologies, games and gamification, the use of social media in learning, the role of user generated content, the phenomenon of ubiquitous connection, and technological convergence.

Down with OTT? 3 ways this technology is a new must for education

eSchool News

There’s a new catch phrase in town, and it has massive implications for blended and online learning, especially as OER use begins to ramp up in schools and institutions across the country. Why Should Education Take Notice? Because of recent technology and innovation-based initiatives in both higher education and K-12, OTT technologies will be critical in the delivery of online content for students. Next page: OTT technologies and their influence in education continued).

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

ISTE Highlights: Tips for Effective Blended Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

The panelists discussed current models of blended learning and provided visual examples of what these models looked like in various schools, classroom structure, open education resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), creating flipped videos, flipped instruction , workflow, and challenges. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

Iterating Toward Openness

Stephen has posted Four Conclusions on OERs he has drawn from our conversation. My long term goals in advocating for OER are to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners and (2) radically improve access to education worldwide. Please be aware that if your current goals with regard to OER differ from mine, one or more of the following statements may be either nonsensical or untrue in the context of your goals.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Actually, I think that was the only education highlight. ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department slammed for charter school oversight – by its own watchdog office.”

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

Using mobile for educational purposes is a slightly new concept. The material that is available for e-learning on a mobile device is specifically designed by expert instructional designers to make it compatible with a small screen. This is the level of vitality of smartphones which makes it necessary for the e-learning industry to introduce mLearning, i.e., mobile learning on a large scale. It is a powerful way to educate and train yourself or others.

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New Posted Resources 01/13/2012

The Web20Classroom

Open Education Resources tags: OER ebooks opensource digitaltextbooks favorite Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader tags: leadership favorite Analyzing Primary Sources tags: primarysources favorite Mobile Learning infokit tags: mlearning mobile favorite Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center tags: technology integration tpack favorite Edmodo: Social Networking Reinvented!

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Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds

Edsurge

To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. While grown-ups may be able to adapt children’s resources, these may not adequately address adult circumstances, like the competing time demands of education, job duties and family obligations.

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Show Learners the Possibilities. And Then Get Out of the Way

User Generated Education

It should logically follow, then, that education should take advantage of these amazing developments. As many of us in education know, it has not. This theme has permeated many of my blog posts: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. can be used a metaphor of how education should also be moving, developing, and evolving from Education 1.0 towards that of an Education 3.0. Many educators are doing Education 1.0;

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6 Tips for How to Build an Online College Degree from Scratch #DLNchat

Edsurge

Embed tech skills and certifications in programs targeting broader education goals.” Build on open content Instructional designer Rayane Fayed shared a simple, strong recommendation: “Build content based on existing open educational resources.” As Robert Weisser recommended: “Building open educational resources into the curriculum and giving students more opportunities to access them, evaluate them as part of class discussion, and improve them if possible.”.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape. Education Technology Technology Trends Instructional Trends Student Success

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MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

This new project will take the best of compassion driven innovation, mobile app development, and global collaboration to create a new model of collaborative engineering between students of all ages. A toolkit for teachers will be made available at the end of the 2015-2016 school year as an OER (open education resources), allowing other teachers across the world to follow this method of quad engineering. “So Education Flat Classroom News & Trends STEM

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Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

The report defines self-paced courseware as being accessed on a desktop or laptop and spanning the K-12, higher education, corporate training, and privately marketed software (such as that produced by language-learning company Rosetta Stone) sectors. However, sales of mobile learning, simulation-based learning, game-based learning, and “brain-training” software are all on the rise. market is the trend toward open and free educational resources, or OER.

GlobalEdCon 13 - Final Day + Global Education Declaration

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is the final day of our five-day 2013 Global Education Conference. Join us today for a great set of final presentations, as well as for our closing celebration: we''ll hear a special message from US Congresswoman Nita Lowey, get reports on the five grassroots projects, announce dates for some special 2014 events, and issue the conference-created Global Education Declaration. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network.

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

Edsurge

When she became the district’s first educational technology director in 2017, Briana Allen looked for a better solution. She tried several options before jumping on a free trial of the wireless video streaming and screen mirroring technology by Vivi, an education-focused company founded in Australia. EdSurge: How has Vivi affected teacher mobility? And teacher mobility definitely encourages students to pay more attention to the learning and instruction that’s going on.

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Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Wired Campus

College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. According to the latest Campus Computing Survey of top technology officers at colleges, released on Thursday, 81 percent believe that open educational resources will be an important source for instructional material in the next five years. “The OER movement is still young.”

Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

Here are four people I spent some time with and whose powerful ideas are changing education: Miguel Brechner. He is also aware that wireless provision and the availability of mobile technologies are increasingly important for learning in remote and underprivileged areas of the world. Many will be aware of Wayne Mackintosh through his work as the founder of WikiEducator - an online community and repository of free user generated content for educators worldwide.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

It was a powerful gathering of campus leaders and practitioners, organized around a common focus on liberal education. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” This last point has been a major theme in this quadrant of American higher education as far back as the 1990s. Consensus was: next steps, the future of tech and liberal education.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! This is an amazing and free online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

the Golden Age of Education that never was

Improving Education Environments

The history of edutainment, a mid-20th Century portmanteau used to describe the mix of broadcast contents with an educational context, is a fascinating field, and Audrey Watters’ Story of The Learning Channel is an important addition to a critical reader on the relationship of broadcast media, ownership rights and the education superstructure. What do we mean by “educational content”? How has education become increasingly commercialized?

Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware

Edsurge

Top Hat got its start in the “clicker” business, offering a web-based and mobile classroom response tool that lets instructors gauge whether students understood the lesson (or paid attention).

2017 Global Education Conference - 39 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 14th, is day two of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. Very informative and educative." Korczak - Ruty Hotzen The positive impact of digital exchanges around the globe - Quratulain Hussain 5:00 am My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action - Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, Said Belgra, Asma Albriki 6:00 am Free research-based educational material from Finland - Marianne Juntunen, Ph.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

The overall cost of higher education has been continuously increasing, as is evident by the rise in the textbook prices. Educational publishers, who till now had a steady stream of income compared to non-educational book publishers, due to the recurring need for textbooks every year by students, are now gradually shifting towards digital publishing. It is for this reason that education publishers are now trying out the subscription model.

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Securly

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at OECD, warns that this analysis “should not be used as an ‘excuse’ not to use technology, but as a spur to finding a more effective approach”. Gary Spracklen and his colleagues at IPACA stand by the effectivity of technology in learning and in response have created the Educational Digital Maturity Index (EDMI) –a 6-prong guide to achieve a great technologically-integrated learning environment.

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Today's Newsletter - Curriculum & IT: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

techlearning

Mobile devices. In a recent report by Innovative Educator Lisa Nielsen, she writes, “Successful adoption of technology into the curriculum requires a happy marriage between curriculum and technology. The world of learning has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Social Media. Data Privacy. All of these can cause curriculum and IT departments to spiral into a Kayne-vs-Taylor-Swift-type feud.

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New Posted Resources 10/11/2011

The Web20Classroom

How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement tags: twitter favorite Cyberbullying: An International Perspective | DMLcentral tags: cyberbullying favorite Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand - Project Based Learning tags: pbl projectbasedlearning mobilelearning mlearning favorite What Does "Technology Integration" Mean?

Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

Edsurge

The awards recognize educators’ and institutions’ innovative use of digital courseware to improve outcomes for students, especially underrepresented ones. The awards recognize educators’ and institutions’ innovative use of digital courseware to improve outcomes for students, especially underrepresented ones. The Consortium hopes these educators will inspire other schools and instructors to embrace and expand the possibilities of digital courseware.