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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.

 

Visit us at: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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CésarAdrián Suaste's curator insight, January 25, 2017 8:39 PM

la educación tecnológica en nuestros días a tomado una gran importancia

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Carlos A Hernandez's curator insight, October 23, 2017 12:51 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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Career Advice From an Instructional Designer

Career Advice From an Instructional Designer | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A recent webinar sparked a ton of discussion on career development and showing the value of your work. Our own Chris Willis, Senior Product Manager for Customizable Courseware, was kind enough to get even deeper into the topic of instructional design career advice for the blog.
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Why Millennials Are The Future Of eLearning

Why Millennials Are The Future Of eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Whether you are a Millennial interested in pursuing online education or you are eager to invest in this rapidly growing industry, it is important that you understand how Millennials have impacted online ed, and how they will do so into the future."

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Research-informed ways of using #edtech to help learners revise effectively 

Research-informed ways of using #edtech to help learners revise effectively  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"I’ve long shared that effective use of technology to support learning doesn’t mean using flashy tools. Using fantastic tools that can create amazing things can lead to lots of engagement, but as we all know, this is a poor proxy for learning. It is far better to use a simple tool that allows a learner to focus on the content that *might* produce a beautiful outcome rather than one where the learner has to spend lots of time working on the technology to make a quality outcome. The learning content should be the focus. Using technology as a gimmick devalues us as teachers and the technology we are trying to utilise."

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Video Games Score Points with Teachers on Academic Benefits 

Video Games Score Points with Teachers on Academic Benefits  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
New educational opportunities arise as competitive mainstream video games and education continue to mix.
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Infographic: What Does An Educational Technologist Do?  

Infographic: What Does An Educational Technologist Do?   | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As online technologies have exploded into mainstream education and corporate training, the need for professionals who are highly qualified in designing, developing, implementing, and assessing instruction has increased. However, the roles and responsibili
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Free MOOCs Face the Music: EdX introduces support fee for free online courses 

Free MOOCs Face the Music: EdX introduces support fee for free online courses  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.
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How to use social media for classroom assignments

How to use social media for classroom assignments | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Social media is embedded in our culture. Online users regularly visit multiple sites each day to interact with their online community of family and friends, post and distribute content, and consume information. Social media sites are databases where our students go to communicate before and during class sessions. Since our students are using the platforms regularly, I wanted to find a way to integrate social media assignments and interactivity within my courses.
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Beyond Point and Click: Real Coding for Students Across the Curriculum

If we need students to be learning coding now, yet the schools are not ready for it on many levels, where does that leave us?
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How to use online courses and e-learning to monetize your knowledge

How to use online courses and e-learning to monetize your knowledge | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Discover how to use online courses and e-learning to monetize your knowledge, as well as how to get started with your very own online school.
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Understanding the Difference Between a Bot, a Chatbot, and a Robot

Understanding the Difference Between a Bot, a Chatbot, and a Robot | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Learn the difference between a bot, chatbot, and robot.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 13, 12:52 AM

Just in case you were wondering. ;)

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A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
After year one of a five-year plan to expand personalized learning from its use in a small program to the entire district, teachers, administrators and students at San Diego’s Vista High School look at the program’s promises and pitfalls, successes and failures.
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Tips for Teaching with Apps

Tips for Teaching with Apps | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Teaching with apps is not new. We have compiled lists of apps and tech resources that can be used in the classroom and for education outside the classroom. However, we haven’t necessarily offered any tips for successfully using apps for teaching. Finding, downloading, and having students use apps for learning is one thing. Teaching with apps effectively and making use of the data they track is another task entirely."

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New debate on 'regular and substantive' interaction between instructors and students

New debate on 'regular and substantive' interaction between instructors and students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.
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Where Learning Analytics Go Wrong

Where Learning Analytics Go Wrong | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Imagine keeping track of each student’s digital footprint, class attendance, and individual needs. Essentially, this is what learning analytics does. Learning analytics is defined as the measurement and dissection of data about learners used to optimize their learning experience. Learning analytics makes learning personal and tailored. With learning analytics, educators can assess where learning gaps occurred. In universities, learning analytics is being used to predict student success or identify students who are “at risk.” While there is much excitement about learning analytics and the ways it can shape the classroom and transform education, it is not without flaws."

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This concern was the inspiration for our new edited book titled, "Responsible Analytics and Data Mining in Education: Global Perspectives on Quality, Support, and Decision-Making" https://amzn.to/2OBOmd8

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Ten things every educator should be able to do with their iPad 

Ten things every educator should be able to do with their iPad  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When I reflect back to early versions of iOS and the workarounds that teachers and students used to have to jump through hoops to complete through third-party applications, the iOS operating system has come a very long way from where it used to be. No longer do you have to mirror your iPad to record your screen. No longer do you have to go through lengthy processes or use additional hardware to do things like split screen or drag and drop. In this post, I’ll share ten of what I think are the most important things educators should think about in order to make the most of their iPad..."

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If you don't know how to do some of these things, ask a student. 

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Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza 

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Technology programs need a solid foundation from which to build.
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All too often, school districts go all in on spending for hardware and software but fail to allocate adequate funding for teacher professional development.

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Microsoft's AI Roadmap

Microsoft's AI Roadmap | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Digital transformation is in full effect, and giants of the tech industry are investing heavily in new technologies Due to its nearly limitless potential, artificial intelligence is at the forefront of much of this research, and Microsoft has been making headlines with new technologies, major acquisitions, and innovative ideas. The tech giant has long been moving toward a cloud-based future, and investment in AI is helping solidify its path toward becoming the AI leader in a number of fields."

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The Campus of the Future

The Campus of the Future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A project at eleven colleges and universities investigated the ways that AR, VR, and 3D technologies can benefit teaching, learning, and research.

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Research universities quietly collaborate with Facebook. What are they working on?

Research universities quietly collaborate with Facebook. What are they working on? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A growing number of academics are working with the social media platform to build new products, but few want to talk about it.
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10 ways colleges use analytics to increase student success

10 ways colleges use analytics to increase student success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The success of higher education institutions depends on the ability to excel across the student life cycle. Regardless of the type, size, or focus of a college or university, they all strive to attract and enroll high-quality students, retain and graduate students, and maintain strong relationships with alumni.
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Case Closed: Work-From-Home Is the World's Smartest Management Strategy

Case Closed: Work-From-Home Is the World's Smartest Management Strategy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Research from Stanford and other sources reveals that working from home vastly increases productivity.
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Teaching with Technology: Instruction in the Connected Classroom 

Teaching with Technology: Instruction in the Connected Classroom  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Teachers are at the center of students’ educational experiences, and it is the responsibility of teachers, parents, and schools to provide learners with the technical skills they need to succeed in the connected world.   Educational technology has evolved into a tool that can foster deeper learning, and can be an inspiration for many students who have been disengaged in traditional learning environments.  Teachers are now able to leverage technology to create learning environments that develop 21st-century skills, teach digital literacy, and ensure students become good digital citizens."

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Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says

Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As digital natives, Generation Z diverges strongly from millennials, their older counterparts, according to new research from Pearson.
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How teachers can help save children from big data 

How teachers can help save children from big data  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers are ideally placed to understand and communicate the data protection needs of students, writes Lord Jim Knight
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Before Adopting New Tech, Try it From a Students Perspective First

Before Adopting New Tech, Try it From a Students Perspective First | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It’s July, and you are a school administrator that just finished watching a brilliant presentation from a salesperson representing an up and coming edtech company. The product looks good, the research behind it is sound, and you even got a chance to demo it for yourself. You are ready to pull the trigger and sign on the dotted line. But wait, when you demoed the product, did you do so from a student’s perspective?"

EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

Good point. Sometimes we look how easy EdTech products are to set up and use from the IT and faculty perspective. Yet, do we consider the product from the learner's perspective? What does the learning environment look and feel like?

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