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Where Is All The VC Money Going In Education Technology? - Edudemic

Where Is All The VC Money Going In Education Technology? - Edudemic | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Everyone and their mother seems to have an edtech startup these days. You know I love a good hyperbole, but I’m not exaggerating too much on this one. We get literally hundreds of emails a day asking for coverage of the “latest and greatest” new edtech products. There’s even been talk of an edtech bubble. …
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Learning in Progress: SAMR Smash - Integrating iPads into Teaching & Learning Practices

Learning in Progress: SAMR Smash - Integrating iPads into Teaching & Learning Practices | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
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5 technologies that will help big data cross the chasm

5 technologies that will help big data cross the chasm | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Big data has been a buzzword for years, but it’s a lot more than just buzz. There are now so many tools and technologies for creating, collecting and analyzing data that almost anything is possible if you know where to look.
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Why (And How) Teachers And Students Should Backchannel

Why (And How) Teachers And Students Should Backchannel | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
What is a backchannel you ask? A backchannel is a conversation that takes place alongside an activity or event. In most cases, this happens using a digital or mobile device. There are many different ways you can backchannel. You could use Twitter, Today’s Meet, or Google Moderator just to name a few. Having a backchannel …
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The Augmented Web: Simplifying Augmented Reality In Education

The Augmented Web: Simplifying Augmented Reality In Education | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

If you spend time on twitter looking at the #augmentedreality and #edutech hashtags you will know that there is quite a lot of discussion going on about Augmented Reality, and how it can be used as an educational tool. And with good reason.

The web is full of innovative examples of how Augmented Reality is used in classrooms around the world every day.

The ability to overlay digital content and information onto the real world, using triggers like images and locations opens up a world of rich learning opportunities. Students are using Augmented Reality to make their artworks interactive, solve complex mathematical problems, interact with planets in the solar system by scanning an image, make their textbooks come alive, or engage in interactive treasure hunts in their playground or campus.

There is a wide range of Augmented Reality applications for the classroom currently available and real, practical uses of the technology are easy to find.

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Is Flipped Learning Really that Effective? You Might Be Surprised

Is Flipped Learning Really that Effective? You Might Be Surprised | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2013, over 403,000 students, parents, teachers, and administrators were administered the 11th annual Speak Up online surveys asking them questions about their feelings on flipped learning and the use of videos in the classroom.
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Apollo Education Group Starts Nontraditional Course Catalog

Apollo Education Group Starts Nontraditional Course Catalog | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

The Apollo Education Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, is starting a website to help people find courses that teach skills they need to land specific jobs in the technology industry. Call it a course catalog for nontraditional courses, most of which have no connection to colleges’ degree programs.

The website, called Balloon and announced on Tuesday, will be pitched to adult learners who want to pick up skills that have been flagged by technology companies as requirements for certain job openings. The idea is to make recruiting more efficient for companies, while giving learners a better idea of what skills employers in the tech industry are looking for apart from the general ones indicated by a traditional degree, said Robert W. Wrubel, chief innovation officer at Apollo

 

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Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World

Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that we must stem the tide of rising costs and tuition and adapt our current business models to change. But as one provost I talked with put it, "The future of education is not 18-year-olds going to college in their bedrooms. L...
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Provosts, business leaders disagree on graduates' career readiness

Provosts, business leaders disagree on graduates' career readiness | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

In a new survey by Gallup measuring how business leaders and the American public view the state and value of higher education, just 14 percent of Americans -- and only 11 percent of business leaders -- strongly agreed that graduates have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace.

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Digital Badges Need Mass to Matter

Digital Badges Need Mass to Matter | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Parts of the edtech world are abuzz about “open” digital badges.

But despite the excitement about, and real potential of, these intelligent graphics in education they will need more than current passion or even eventual ubiquity to succeed. They will need to mean something to more than just those
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Getting Out from Under the Contract: The risk of over relying on third parties for eLearning

Getting Out from Under the Contract: The risk of over relying on third parties for eLearning | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

Once you've primed your management and stakeholders to green light the budget and resources needed, you can focus on assembling the right team and technologies to support your eLearning. As those of ...

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E-learning trends for 2014

E-learning trends for 2014 | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
E-learning has been around for quite some time now, and as its popularity continues to grow within the corporate and educational sectors, so does its capabilities. Computers are becoming increasingly essential as educational tools, while technologies are becoming more portable and cost-effective - mobile learning is a perfect example of this.
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The Future of Education as Seen Through Google Glass

The Future of Education as Seen Through Google Glass | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
"OK, Glass . . . reform education." (If only it were that easy.)

I've been lucky to be a member of the Google Glass Explorer Program for the past month, and this device has my attention. I was skept
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Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic

Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
The How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic reveals information about how digital devices have changed the traditional education landscape.
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The Future of Education

The Future of Education | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
A discussion with experts on the future of MOOCs and higher education.
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Using Twitter for Learning | Anything and everything about eLearning

Using Twitter for Learning | Anything and everything about eLearning | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

The simplest method is to use Twitter simply as a communication channel to publicise school and college activities, or to remind students of important dates.  With this you just set up a standard twitter account, promote the name and remember NOT to follow any of your students.  This prevents any issues there may be from direct messages or receiving unwanted updates of students.  Remember, students and parents can always message a you, even if neither of you are following each other.

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The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning

The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning
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Slow and Steady Wins the EdTech Race

Slow and Steady Wins the EdTech Race | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
Much has been written about L.A. Unified’s $1 billion iPad initiative, which has generated a heated national debate about what a school or district needs to consider before starting a blended learning program of its own.
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High-Tech in Higher Ed

High-Tech in Higher Ed | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

The overlap between corporate learning and higher education could get messy.

 

Now that colleges have finally embraced online learning, there’s an interesting overlap happening between higher education and corporate learning. There are challenges, benefits and potential consequences to consider as the two partners compete. There are also questions to be answered:

Do certain subjects lend themselves to classroom?Can you really teach soft skills online?What about the importance of student interaction?Who owns the content once a course is created?Should tuition for online programs cost the same as classroom ones?
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Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10

Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it

When you think about the advance of technology in society in the last decade, the progress has been phenomenal – just take a look at these examples to see how far we have come in such a short space of time. Now, think about education. Think about the technology in your school ten years ago – perhaps a computer suite with an unreliable bank of PC’s; CD-ROMs; discs; slow, irrelevant programs; staff scared of using IT; and so on.

OK, we concede, there are some schools where this is still the picture, but the future of Educational Technologies are a lot brighter, and here is why we think that the next ten years of tech will be staggering. Belt up, and prepare for the voyage…

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University of the People gains accreditation

University of the People gains accreditation | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
An online university established to take higher education to disadvantaged students around the world has received accreditation
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7 New EdTech Startups To Watch

 

Book & Table is an educational marketplace for people to create, discover, and purchase personalized coursesCampuscene is a college search platform that serves both applicants and admissions officesCueThink has created a game called Quantum, which is designed to be a game-based peer-to-peer learning platform for math problem solvingHstry is a digital learning tool for constructing interactive historical timelines for the digital classroomQuadWrangle is a software platform for more personal and valuable alumni engagementSkaffl is a mobile-first teaching and learning platformUConnect is a campus recruiting platform that seeks to change the way colleges and universities provide career services to their students
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OPINION: Let’s Solve This Problem Together (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Let’s Solve This Problem Together (EdSurge News) | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
In last week’s EdSurge, Jeremy Kun pointed to a very real problem—the quality of mathematics to which an average American K-12 student is exposed. He is hardly the first to notice this problem. He is following in the footsteps of mathematicians such as Paul Lockhart, Hung-Hsi Wu and Keith Devlin. Th
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The Elusive ROI for Learning Through Technology

The Elusive ROI for Learning Through Technology | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
“ROI for learning through technology can be an elusive number, but it does not have to be. By following some prescribed steps, designers and developers can make a huge difference in the success of eLearning, pushing it to impressive levels of success for application and impact.”
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Online classes present cost challenge for students

Online classes present cost challenge for students | Ed Tech Landscape | Scoop.it
UNC sophomore Sarah Morton couldn’t find the nutrition class she needed on Connect Carolina this semester, forcing her to enroll in an online course at N.C. State University.
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