Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.
Making the Leap to 1:1 a Success Takes Proper Planning Initiatives to place tech devices in the hands of each student are by no means a new practice in K-12 districts. Although classrooms have been transitioning to 1:1 for quite
"Natalie Catlett, an art teacher at an IB World School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, led her students to create “Mutant Go,” where they created their own mutants and hid them around campus, stumbling into a range of learning opportunities while having fun."
"Many people think a PowerPoint published online with audio narration is e-learning. Some assume that an interactive e-book, a video, or a few HTML web pages with visuals and text having the ‘Next’ button is e-learning. In fact, all these notions about e-learning are incorrect. E-learning is a vast topic and it can be hard to really keep track of what is eLearning. So let’s look at what is not eLearning because when you know what’s NOT eLearning, you will definitely know what is."
"In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Goode to discuss the opportunities provided by Faculty Learning Communities (FLC’s), an established method of small-group faculty development... She also shares with us many of the positive outcomes and benefits from FLC’s and how they can be implemented at any institution."
DECADES before online education existed, Isaac Asimov, an esteemed scholar and science fiction writer offered a remarkably prescient foresight about computer-powered lifelong learning during an interview with veteran journalist Bill Moyers.
"One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is ensuring that your students are actually evaluating the information, rather than just regurgitating it back to you. Critical thinking skills are incorporated into nearly every lesson plan now, especially with the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). But how do you “grade” such a skill, and how do you give students the tools and resources to cultivate critical thinking?"
"Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. It is not about malicious intruders hacking or stealing credentials to get into a system to steal corporate intellectual property or records to sell on the dark web. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII."
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