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Trends | EdTech Developers Tour

The Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education is back on tour. They’ve traveled to several cities since they launched the Ed Tech Developer’s Tour back in May in D.C. with 1776, a global incubator and seed … Continue reading

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Trends | Apps and Freshmen Retention

For colleges, freshmen retention continues to be a concern — most students who drop out of college, do so in their first year. That fact has colleges seeking opportunities to engage, prepare and welcome students to campus and ease the … Continue reading

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MOOCs in Review

A study of 74,000 MOOC reviews – from one of the world’s largest source of student-powered MOOC ratings – suggests online course providers should not be afraid to charge for classes, assign challenging workloads or point students to third-party review … Continue reading

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Trends | Mobile Learning in the United States

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Trends | Happy Workers

Results of a new survey are in, tracking the often circuitous career path and unusually high job satisfaction rate of web developers. Carried out on behalf of SkilledUp, a curator of online and alternative education sources, the online study was conducted by … Continue reading

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Trends | Teachers Know Best

In today’s classroom, digital instructional tools can provide teachers with information to tailor instruction to each student’s strengths, needs, and interests. A new survey from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of more than 4,600 teachers explores how teachers use … Continue reading

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Trends | Restructured E-Rate Guide

Filled with expert analysis and insights, the newly released Guide to the E-Rate 2.0 provides program and market information to help education technology providers understand how the newly restructured e-rate program will impact school district capabilities and needs for technology and digital … Continue reading

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Trends | M&A Overview for Education

A confluence of factors continue to help shape the evolving education sector, according to a new white paper from Berkery Noyes. This includes rising local and state tax revenues, the adoption of innovative pedagogical and blended learning tools, continued investment … Continue reading

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Trends | Transforming the Education Experience

Our education system is in need of dramatic improvement. Too many students are not being adequately prepared for college, careers and life. Michael Golden has dedicated his career to solving this problem. He recognized the opportunity to leverage the convergence of … Continue reading

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Trends | Are You Edcasting Yet?

There’s a new way for everyone to share their knowledge easily with bite-sized insights pushed out across all devices. If podcasting and tweeting made it easy to share general content, edcasting promises to empower people to share their knowledge and … Continue reading

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Tweet Learning

Inspire innovation with Twitter in the classroom.  GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders  To innovate is to “make changes to something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas or products,” according to Oxford. Twitter, the social platform with more than … Continue reading

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Trends | 10 Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students’ Digital Learning

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Hire Learning

Solving the education-employment dilemma. GUEST COLUMN | by Himanshu Aggarwal and Varun Aggarwal We’ve always been suckers for thorny problems rooted in inefficiencies. That certainly describes the education-employment marketplace. Consider that 8.5 million people are seeking work while 5 million … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Grovo

As digital skills become a more integral aspect of our daily life, at home, school and the workplace, student demand for digital skills has increased. According to a 2014 study by Internships.com, 52 percent of students think more practical skills development – … Continue reading

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Trends | The Future of Digital Learning

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Trends | Digital Learning Report Card

Digital Learning Now, (DLN), an initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), today released the 2014 Digital Learning Report Card. The Digital Learning Report Card measures state policies on digital learning based on their alignment to the 10 … Continue reading

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Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom

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Trends | For Educators (from Apple)

An FYI that Apple has released a cool new “For Educators” page designed to be a good first place to look for apps, books, courses and collections of interest to professionals in the field of education. The education resource brings … Continue reading

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Trends | Technology Security by Design

Educators, lawmakers, and virtually everyone else concerned with young people’s security have wrestled with how to make best use of educational hardware and software while maintaining a safe and secure environment since schools began connecting to the Internet. However, each … Continue reading

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Trends | Keeping Pace with Online Learning

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Trends | Teaching Digital Natives

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Trends | Music as a Teaching Tool

When you think of a classroom singing a song together, you probably envision a kindergarten class learning the alphabet or counting. But a new generation of classroom songs has arrived, and this time they’re helping older students learn difficult topics … Continue reading

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Trends | Blending Education and Technology

In this guide, learn more about the gap in technology skills in teaching, how technology is enhancing the learning revolution, what future educators need to know about technology in the classroom, and what future trends may be on the horizon for … Continue reading

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Trends | International EdTech Conferences

Outside the U.S., the concept of education technology isn’t exactly a ‘foreign’ idea. There’s plenty happening in the area, what with the BETT show in the U.K., with pioneering efforts in Australia, and with a smattering of conferences exploring where next … Continue reading

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Trends | Demand for Big Data Skills

Pick up a magazine or newspaper these days and you’ll likely see something about statistics and data science and how it’s become one of the decade’s hottest fields. Unsurprisingly, the demand for Big Data skills has had a big influence … Continue reading

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