Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

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Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. What about Machine Learning?

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

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

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Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." 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.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast , and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs.

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

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The end of the report is stuffed with tantalizing promise about how future learners will engage with robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable tech (think data-collecting headbands, and skill-tracking sensors) that could explode into classrooms in as little as four to five years.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

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The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. But the graphic still underscores (probably unintentionally) how haphazard the predictions about coming technological developments just might be.

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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Education Technology in a Time of Trump.

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Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

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Or rather I’ve never believed the hype that we should put all our faith in, rest all our hope on technology. ” But President Trump has brought to the forefront many of the concerns I’ve tried to share about the politics and the practices of digital technologies.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Apple ’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds AR lessons.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). Via Campus Technology : “Recipients of 2018 McGraw Prize in Education Revealed.” Because technology imperialism. The third: lifelong learning.

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“In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.” “Why the Best Personalized Learning Programs Start Way Before High School,” according to Edsurge.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Personalized learning instructional models” is just chef finger kiss perfect.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” The survey was conducted by learning analytics company Civitas Learning.

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Via the MIT Technology Review : “For $14,000, a Weeklong Firehose of Silicon Valley Kool-Aid.” ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Apple , as always, helps us see how criticism-free technology journalism can be. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” " Inside Higher Ed on its 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.

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The Department of Education has released a “Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan ,” just in the nick of time I guess. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive.

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The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].