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Does VR Have a Place in EdTech?

Having a good look at a new (virtual) reality for students in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Monica Burns Over the past few weeks I’ve had a handful of conversations with influencers, educators, and developers who are exploring Virtual … Continue reading

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2018: New Horizon for Learning in World of Constant Innovation

Where forward-thinking companies and higher ed institutions will be looking. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Swearer We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in time, where technology is advancing faster than ever before. This poses a challenge for … Continue reading

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Big Changes Occurring on College and University Campuses

As higher education modernizes, some guidelines on who might pay. GUEST COLUMN | by Mary Scott Nabers College and university executives struggle valiantly as the gap between their critical funding needs and the revenues they receive grows larger each year. … Continue reading

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Re-examining a Quality Higher Education

As digitalization permeates classrooms, modern IT and cable infrastructures drive quality. GUEST COLUMN | by Sean Graham It’s no surprise that technology is changing how students learn and how administrators deliver education. A recent report from McGraw Hill Education found … Continue reading

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10% There: The Future of Edtech and Personalized Learning

A slow evolution, but with the opportunity to innovate and disrupt wide open. GUEST COLUMN | by Michał Borkowski Think about a time when you had a problem – any sort of problem. What did you do? Look for a … Continue reading

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Five Trends for Successful EdTech Deployments in 2018

In the coming year, a shortlist of what’s likely to impact the field.  GUEST COLUMN | by Charles Duarte While students are looking forward to an extended holiday break, chances are administrators are knee deep in budgeting and planning for … Continue reading

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Three EdTech Trends to Watch in 2018

Analysis from an experienced educator and edtech company director of instructional strategy. GUEST COLUMN | by Kellie Ady Earlier this year, my company issued an invitation to educators to answer a questionnaire about digital learning. The goal was to get … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Hottest EdTrends of 2017

Game-based platform and educator surveys say, what’s hot and not, reflections on trends and learnings over past 12 months. GUEST COLUMN | by Erik Harrell As 2017 is coming to a close, not only this is a great time to … Continue reading

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What Is Edtech’s Role in Out-of-School Time?

5 lessons learned from the edtech community and working with solutions providers.   GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Oliver Out-of-school (OST) time is a major factor in educational development for students. However, it’s not always afforded equal attention in the … Continue reading

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Social Media’s Role in Higher Education

It’s part of the technology ecosystem, and helps students—and institutions—thrive. GUEST COLUMN | by Elena Cox Universities spend millions building the best possible recreation and athletic facilities—such as lazy rivers, rock walls and football stadiums—to dazzle prospects in the ritual … Continue reading

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Future Focused

The why and how of shaping the future of learning with exponential technologies.  GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Ziegenfuss Today’s Kindergarten students will be graduating in 2030! What will the world be like? How will exponential changes in technology influence … Continue reading

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What’s in Store for the 2018 Education Industry

Perspectives from a maker movement mover. GUEST COLUMN | by Ricky Ye 2017 has been an interesting year for education; interesting because after the Trump Administration took office, there’s been conflicting conversations about how national education initiatives will change in … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Technology Evangelist

Or, how AR and VR will (really) transform education to create a meaningful future. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Richmond I was recently asked to give a keynote talk on virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VAMR) for a group of … Continue reading

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The Technology and Learning Conversation Has Shifted

From transactional use to transformational learning experiences, 6 critical factors for teacher success. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Ziegenfuss In a previous article, I shared a framework we’ve engaged to guide our digital transformation over the past seven years. During … Continue reading

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When the ‘SCI’ is the Limit

Applying technology to an all-too-common financial barrier for students. GUEST COLUMN | by Barbara Freeman and Reginald Berry Federal student loan programs were founded on the premise of access and equity. The aim: to enable young people to finance their … Continue reading

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School of Thought for Innovators

This ‘farmer’ has an interesting crop, and you’ll never guess what it is. GUEST COLUMN | by Nancy Conrad The occasion was an advisory board meeting of a young tech startup company. The group attending was filled with brilliant, millennial … Continue reading

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Generation Alpha

Teaching and learning with post-Millennial students. GUEST COLUMN | by Mark Wu During my years as an elementary school vice principal, I had the opportunity to wander in and out of all the classrooms in the school—ranging from junior Kindergarten … Continue reading

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership

An opportunity for success—and some helpful principles on which to make it happen.  GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Harris Edtech leadership, worldwide, is a growing market. The complexity of schools, the challenges of modern learning, the ever-changing nature of technology, … Continue reading

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Backing Up to Get a Wider View of EdTech Funding for Your School

How a total cost of ownership approach to edtech can affordably power learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Charles Duarte Digital learning, though still in its youth, has been shown to enable students to learn more quickly and adeptly, while improving … Continue reading

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4 Pillars on Which to Build EdTech

Creating dynamic, digital, and interactive learning experiences tailored to learner needs. GUEST COLUMN | by Tracey Roden Children are born into a world swimming in technology; most have a space in the digital world before they are even born. Parents … Continue reading

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5 Collaboration Tools Teachers Shouldn’t Live Without

A 7th-grade math educator shares the tools she uses to stay connected with fellow educators, experts, and her students. GUEST COLUMN | by Stacey Ryan Connected educator month just happened, but in reality, the connecting never ends. “What does it … Continue reading

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For Long-Term Success, EdTech Needs to be Part of a School’s DNA

Starting early with curriculum and pedagogic models, how to effect authentic change. GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Harris We know that educational technology (edtech) offers the potential to enhance learning to meet the needs of contemporary students. It does what … Continue reading

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How to Teach Math Without Worksheets

An engineer’s perspective on making a digital shift in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Marie Mérouze  When looking for alternative ways to teach math, avoiding the use of worksheets seems like it would be a simple task considering technology … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Streamline Higher Ed Tasks

Digital transformation has at last made its way to higher education, and staff need to take advantage of the perks. GUEST COLUMN | by Jamie Riepe It’s no secret that higher education staff are often spread thin across their many … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Alice in Jakarta

An international school educator rekindles a passion for exploration in her students and herself. GUEST COLUMN | by Stephanie Mathews After starting the British School Jakarta, with an Apple one-to-one student laptop program, I wondered how I would manage to … Continue reading

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