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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

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 e-learning and mobile learning. I am currently researching the effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in e-learning environments.

 

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CésarAdrián Suaste's curator insight, January 26, 2017 1:39 AM

la educación tecnológica en nuestros días a tomado una gran importancia

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Carlos A Hernandez's curator insight, October 23, 2017 5:51 AM
I am finding a greater value and interest of the learning concepts from the Ed Tech which is providing for the future wants and needs of the learning environment.
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5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Chances are, one in three (if not even one in two) students is introverted. So check a few reasons why you should include e-learning in your teaching.
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Giving a nudge: How digital alerts can keep students on track

Giving a nudge: How digital alerts can keep students on track | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Colleges are using student data to craft custom text messages and other prompts to boost retention, but experts warn they can backfire.
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Survey: Online, Blended Dominate Today’s Learning Environments

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, the vast majority of faculty members said they teach in either a fully online or blended format.
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5 things I'm telling my kids to prepare them for the future

5 things I'm telling my kids to prepare them for the future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As young people start to enter the workforce, things are going to be very different than they are now. Here’s how to prepare them.
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Sometimes the Best Tech is No Tech

Sometimes the Best Tech is No Tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The story is told that, in the early days of space exploration, NASA spent millions to develop a pen that could write in zero gravity. Until they achieved this impressive feat, they used a simple pencil. That story might or might not be apocryphal, but it illustrates an important point: sometimes the best tech for the job is no tech."

EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

I agree. The point is to select the most appropriate tool for the job. To use technology for technology's sake is wrong. In some cases a database may be the most appropriate tool for the job. In other cases a 3x5 index card may be the most appropriate tool for the job.

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Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs?

Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Many degrees don’t teach students the skills they’ll need in the future.
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Are you future ready?

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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Let’s take a look at this vague idea of the ‘classroom of the future.’ This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s talk."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 16, 7:47 AM

Interesting stuff! 

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Gen Z is defining a new era in workplace learning

Gen Z is defining a new era in workplace learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A majority of Gen Z members are willing to learn new skills if they'll see financial benefits, according to a new study from LinkedIn.
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A techy transformation: Technology is changing classrooms, altering how and what students learn 

A techy transformation: Technology is changing classrooms, altering how and what students learn  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"School has changed a lot since our grandparents had to walk uphill in a snowstorm both ways to get there. With the rise of e-learning in online classrooms, students don't even have to physically be at school to learn anymore."

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For Students to Succeed, Social Capital Matter Just as Much as Skills—Here’s Why 

For Students to Succeed, Social Capital Matter Just as Much as Skills—Here’s Why  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Let’s just debunk a big ol’ myth right now: No one, and I repeat, no onemakes it entirely based on their own merit. The concept of “meritocracy” as a path to success is misguided, because so many external factors shape the privileges, opportunities and challenges that people experience in life."

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Getting Students to Use Technology Purposefully

Getting Students to Use Technology Purposefully | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The recent data is startling: a quarter of teens say that they are online almost constantly, and teens spend about nine hours per day online. There are legitimate concerns that too much screen time will damage children’s brains. There are also concerns about bullying, security, and other ills associated with social media. So there is a great need to get students to use technology purposefully."

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Juan Diego Ruiz's curator insight, January 14, 10:17 PM
Technology has evolved a lot the last decades, nowadays we have three main categories where the use of internet relies on, creation, consumption and learning. Many of our students are more familiarized with consumption due to the social media and apps that entertain them. The idea is that adults and teachers can guide students for using techonology more purposefully, taking into account that many clicks they do on internet are giving some people money, why? for making them aware what is really useful and what is not. The idea is to focus on creation of content, or even learning about any topic of interest. Also, we are called to teach them face-to-face activities for making them discover their own passions.
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Is AI a game-changer for higher ed?

Is AI a game-changer for higher ed? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
According to a Northeastern University/Gallup poll, most Americans are optimistic about artificial intelligence’s (AI) impact on their futures.
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4 fresh approaches to coding in the classroom

4 fresh approaches to coding in the classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Coding is one of the most crowded categories in edtech. And while there are a ton of great toolsfor students of any ability level, many of these tools have hit on the same formula. So whether you’re prepping for Hour of Code or looking to launch a coding unit or curriculum in your classroom, lab, or library, it’s tough to find the right solution or even determine what separates one from another. Thankfully, there are a few developers out there breaking the mold and doing something different."

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Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Handwriting vs typing in learning: Is it all a sum-zero game? Children should know how to write by hand as well as how to type.
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When reprimanded by his mom for his horrible penmanship, one of my nephews responded, why do I need to learn how to write in cursive when all the work I do is on the computer? 

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Report: Online learning should 'supplement' — not replace — face-to-face instruction

Report: Online learning should 'supplement' — not replace — face-to-face instruction | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A pair of researchers caution against weakening rules around regular and substantive interaction, which they call online education's "Achilles' heel."
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Not all online programs are the same. Some fully online programs are very successful with high completion rates. Also, online learning is not for everyone. Some students need a more teacher directed environment to learn.

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What eLearning developers could learn from Independent Game Developers 

A couple of weekends ago, I was at  Freeplay which is Australia's independent games festival. This blog post is not meant as a review or summary of Freeplay. It's an attempt to distil some ideas that might be useful in the area of eLearning from a dense and exciting weekend.

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Wouldn't it be great if all learning was fun?

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Edtech Should Complement Good Pedagogy, Not Attempt to Replace It

Edtech Should Complement Good Pedagogy, Not Attempt to Replace It | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The newest generation of edtech is downright amazing; it’s no wonder that various education stakeholders might be a little excited about its potential to transform education. However, edtech works best when it is thought of as a tool to achieve a specific instructional objective and not as an end in itself. In other words, edtech should complement good pedagogy, not attempt to replace it."

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The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More

The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We need computers with some common sense.
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How to Gamify Professional Development 

How to Gamify Professional Development  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Just like their students, teachers can benefit from gamified learning opportunities.
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I'm all for spicing up my professional development through gamification... as long as it doesn't lengthen the training or distract from the learning goal.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 16, 6:51 AM

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The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online 

The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"How can you promote digital citizenship in students? We’ve offered that the definition of digital citizenship can be thought of as, roughly, “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In short, citizenship online and offline is very similar. It boils down to treating people and places with the respect and care required to help them thrive."

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Looking Ahead: Future-Proofing eLearning in 2019 and Beyond

Looking Ahead: Future-Proofing eLearning in 2019 and Beyond | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As we begin the new year, many L&D executives and managers are starting to examine their refreshed eLearning budgets. Whether yours has been expanded, reduced, or simply maintained at past levels, how can you get the longest shelf life for your eLearning projects in 2019? These six considerations will help future-proof your organization’s eLearning in 2019 and beyond.
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Can MOOCs Predict the Future of Online Education?

Can MOOCs Predict the Future of Online Education? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Harvard and MIT experiences suggest a more constrained vision for massive free courses.
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2019 AI Predictions: Six priorities you can’t afford to ignore

2019 AI Predictions: Six priorities you can’t afford to ignore | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Businesses have big plans for AI: 20% of US executives surveyed are going all-in this year, rolling out AI across their companies.
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AI's Impact on Ed Tech

Artificial intelligence is making its way into a variety of education technologies. Here, vendors talk about their current and future work with AI in the higher education space.
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Juan Diego Ruiz's curator insight, January 14, 9:07 PM
AI has been a controvertial conversation topic, there are people that argue that AI will take the lead and control us, others say that there are a lot of possibilities that AI can offer us once they are used correctly. In Education AI has been implemented for helping students with doubts, for lowering the dropout rate, improve retention and increase enrollment. The idea for using AI in school is to ease many processes students have to face when resolving doubts or looking for a determined information.
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15 trends that hinder, accelerate, and enable K-12 innovation

15 trends that hinder, accelerate, and enable K-12 innovation | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While new trends such as extended reality and mobile devices are enabling expansive changes in K-12 education, innovation is often impeded by obstacles such as clunky professional development and digital equity, according to new research."

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