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Exploring trends and news in education including learning analytics, policy, professional development and other relevant information
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Study: Students With Smartphones Study More Often| The Committed Sardine

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Mobile learning for schools - a class without walls

Mobile learning for schools - a class without walls | Shift Education | Scoop.it
A topic-led curriculum backed by mobile technology and home-school links is putting the fun back into school for many students...
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Open-Source Textbooks Most Affordable for Community College Students - US News and World Report

'Open' learning resources are more economical than e-textbooks, education advocates say.
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18 Enlightening iPad Experiments in Education | Online Universities

18 Enlightening iPad Experiments in Education | Online Universities | Shift Education | Scoop.it
These studies show whether iPads help make learning fun or waste money.

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Why mobile learning?

Mobile learning is seen by many as a disruptive technology. This is because it has been identified as a technology which holds great potential to transform ...

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How New Startup Knewton Will Solve the Global Education Crisis @PolicyMic | Sehreen Noor Ali

How New Startup Knewton Will Solve the Global Education Crisis @PolicyMic | Sehreen Noor Ali | Shift Education | Scoop.it
CEO Jose Ferreira has an ambitious agenda to fix global education, and he might just do it.
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MITx and Khan Academy: How the Digital Age Will Improve and Revolutionize Education @PolicyMic | Robert Taylor

MITx and Khan Academy: How the Digital Age Will Improve and Revolutionize Education @PolicyMic | Robert Taylor | Shift Education | Scoop.it
A new market centered around the open-source, low cost, individual-orientated, and decentralized speed of the digital age has the chance to fundamentally transform education.
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The Potential of Augmented Reality in Education

The Potential of Augmented Reality in Education | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Augmented Reality's potential in education


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Motorola Mobility could make rugged tablets for health, education and retail markets

Motorola Mobility could make rugged tablets for health, education and retail markets | Shift Education | Scoop.it
In an interview with Forbes yesterday, Christy Wyatt, vice president and general manager of Motorola Mobility’s enterprise unit, said that the firm could develop rugged tablet market for the health, education and retail markets.
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BYOD Class Takes Their Learning to YouTube -- THE Journal

Even as YouTube is pushed out of most classrooms because it's deemed distracting, high school algebra teacher Vito Ferrante is committed to the idea that having his students create videos for the site can be a powerful means of engaging them in...
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Technology and Education: Grockit Founder and Chief Product Officer Farb Nivi Shares his Opinion

Technology and Education: Grockit Founder and Chief Product Officer Farb Nivi Shares his Opinion | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Get connected with local developers, innovators and entrepreneurs.
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South Carolina School Embraces Cellphones in the Classroom | Education News

South Carolina School Embraces Cellphones in the Classroom | Education News | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Northwestern high school in South Carolina is making use of smartphones and other technology to engage teens in the classroom.
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Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2012

Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2012 | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The trend toward active learning may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years.
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10 Benefits & 10 Concerns About the Shift to Digital Learning

10 Benefits & 10 Concerns About the Shift to Digital Learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Rhode Island has produced leading innovations like the Big Picture network but it is in the back of the pack when it comes to online and blended learning (see the Digital Learning Now scorecard) but Gist's team is working hard to change that.
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Why do we force students to work digital, but learn analog? – The Storage Effect

Why do we force students to work digital, but learn analog? – The Storage Effect | Shift Education | Scoop.it
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iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 1

iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 1 | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Reading RT @bjnichols: iP@ds can’t improve learning without good teaching http://t.co/QwdoNwfy ...


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An iPad for every child: Inevitable or impossible? | ZDNet

An iPad for every child: Inevitable or impossible? | ZDNet | Shift Education | Scoop.it

One way or the other, e-textbooks are coming. But will it be an Apple-dominated market?


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Apple now offering education model 13-inch MacBook Air for $999

Apple now offering education model 13-inch MacBook Air for $999 | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Almost immediately after discontinuing the white plastic MacBook once and for all, Apple has replaced it with a MacBook Air designed for educational...
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The Devices of Change: What's To Come -- THE Journal

The Devices of Change: What's To Come -- THE Journal | Shift Education | Scoop.it

"Change is both frightening and liberating"

New technologies like iPads and cloud computing are driving changes in the way students learn and the way teachers educate. But change is about much more than the device, according to Rushton Hurley, executive director of Next Vista for Learning.

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Mobile Studying & Online Flashcards on Smartphones - an Infographic

Mobile Studying & Online Flashcards on Smartphones - an Infographic | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Students use smartphones to study more, and more efficiently.

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Why tablet strategies for academia differ from that of corporate enterprises

Why tablet strategies for academia differ from that of corporate enterprises | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Academia is an enterprise, too, although it exhibits some markedly different characteristics.
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K-12 Student Data and Learning Management Systems Miss the Mark -- THE Journal

Teachers and administrators both cited technical issues and a culture of mistrust as factors hindering more effective use of school data systems, including learning management systems and student information systems.
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