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Essay on the way higher education reformers misunderstand the role of professors

Essay on the way higher education reformers misunderstand the role of professors | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

For a rising generation of administrators in higher education, the heart of education is innovative technology -- and faculty get in the way.


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Flood of Investment, Products Stirs Fears of Education 'Tech Bubble'

Flood of Investment, Products Stirs Fears of Education 'Tech Bubble' | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Analysts and business officials wonder if the education technology market faces the risk of a crash, similar to what occurred during the dot-com bust in the 1990s.
Heather Perkinson's insight:

Analysts' opinions certainly differ about whether the Ed Tech market will suffer the same fate as the dot-coms, but there is one thing all educators can agree on:  Buyer Beware!

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Five Future Technologies That Will Shape Our Classrooms

Nick Grantham (@FractusLearning on Twitter) is an Australian education enthusiast living and working in Ireland.

"Yes, the future sounds exciting . . . and scary. Electrodes on our children as they study? Monitoring their scent for signs of distress? These are far-fetched concepts and in truth could only ever be implemented with strict guidelines, care and understanding.

In ten years time, will I be comfortable with subliminal data being collected from children as they learn? No, absolutely not. But ten years ago I would have said there was no way I would upload my private videos for the world to see, or freely enter my personal information into a giant online database."

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: Buzzwords

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: Buzzwords | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This is the first in a 10 part series which reviews the major educational technology news of 2014. Blogger Audrey Watters' style is earthy and colloquial but she has a knack for sifting through the shiny sparkly technology news to get to the important pedagogical and philosophical ideas that teachers really care about. 

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Isaac Asimov Imagines Digital Learning in the Electronic Age … and Gets It Quite Right (1989)

Isaac Asimov Imagines Digital Learning in the Electronic Age … and Gets It Quite Right (1989) | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

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Back to the future, circ. 1989:  Sci-Fi writer Isaac Asimov, in an interview with Bill Moyers, predicted ways in which technology might change education.

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