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We shouldn't waste time teaching students basic IT skills

We shouldn't waste time teaching students basic IT skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"University students should already know how to use Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. The real gains are in being taught programming, says Martin Paul Eve. In recent days, several sources, primarily in the US, have suggested that all undergraduates should be taught computer programming. Right-thinking institutions will see the sense in this suggestion, but it may be hard to implement at the departmental level within the UK system that does not operate on a major/minor system."

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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 elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments. Visit us at: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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CésarAdrián Suaste's curator insight, January 25, 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, 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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6 reasons why course visuals are a must for today's college students 

6 reasons why course visuals are a must for today's college students  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How to use visual communication, especially in online and blended learning, to set a good student learning foundation.
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Four tips for adult digital learners

Four tips for adult digital learners | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
When considering online classes, e-learners need to decide what they want to get out of a course before choosing
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5 Ways to Create a School of the Future

5 Ways to Create a School of the Future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The fast-paced advances in technology, as well as the changes that we are experiencing in education, will create an entirely new vision for how schools in the future will appear and function. What is the future of education? What is a “school of the future?”"

 
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The Past, Present and Future of Social Media

The Past, Present and Future of Social Media | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A big part of my work as a digital analyst and anthropologist is to track emerging and disruptive technology trends and study their impact on business and society. In the early 2000s, much of that work was focused on what was Web 2.0, collaboration (office 2.0) and the rise of social media. It was a very special time in my career. I had the good fortune to be in the center of a very important shift in technology an
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30 Percent Harder to Design for the Online Learning Environment

30 Percent Harder to Design for the Online Learning Environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
It's 30 percent harder to design training for the online environment because there is one more entity that needs to be designed for—the technology.
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danagz's curator insight, November 18, 4:54 PM

takie sobie różności

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What Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Ourselves 

What Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Ourselves  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For all of the great capabilities and benefits that AI can provide, there is also a potential dark side. AI solutions can easily codify our prejudices, bias, gender stereotypes and promote injustices intentionally or unintentionally. This threat, as real and serious as it is, can also be seen as an opportunity to evaluate who we are, what we want the future to look like, and then codify a better tomorrow."

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Tech, Digital Citizenship Support Social and Emotional Learning for K-12 Students

Tech, Digital Citizenship Support Social and Emotional Learning for K-12 Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Certain education technologies can facilitate lessons on empathy and compassion.
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5 reasons why analytics tech is a game-changer for universities 

5 reasons why analytics tech is a game-changer for universities  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
What can we learn from the University of Alabama’s analytics journey?
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, November 17, 4:47 AM
Not really a game changer but certainly something to pay attention to more closely
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Increased Hours Online Correlate With Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Increased Hours Online Correlate With Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression."

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VR immerses prospective teachers in classroom chaos

VR immerses prospective teachers in classroom chaos | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"From field trips to renowned museums and landmarks to simulating environments and situations from the distant past, virtual reality has been hailed as an opportunity to present students with scenarios they may not otherwise be able to experience due to factors like geographic location or resources. And now VR's journey to the classroom has also brought it to the realm of teacher training."

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Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Do you really believe that watching a lecturer read hundreds of PowerPoint slides is making you smarter? I asked this of a class of 105 computer science and software engineering students last semester. An article in The Conversation argued universities should ban PowerPoint because it makes students stupid and professors boring."

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I can't say I disagree.

 
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The Parent’s Guide to Educational Technology

The Parent’s Guide to Educational Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"We all know children use devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops at school and they also often use a vocabulary full of technology jargon that may seem completely foreign. One reason is that both tech-savvy and tech-hesitant parents are not always familiar with the world of education technology, or “edtech.”

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When Students See Themselves As Digital First

When Students See Themselves As Digital First | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Coldly, and as a matter of “settings,” they are able to dictate when, how, where, and by whom they are seen. Connectivity has closed the walls of the world around them–or at least made them transparent–until they have zero room to wiggle and squirm. And that’s a real problem in an era of big data, digital branding, and always-on expression. More than any other time in human history, students have an identity problem."

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Here's what to consider before choosing an online degree

Here's what to consider before choosing an online degree | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
With no open days or face-to-face meetings, how do you pick a distance learning course?
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10 Habits of Tech-Savvy Teachers

10 Habits of Tech-Savvy Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Here are the 10 most essential habits of tech-savvy teachers. They are flexible. Technology is constantly changing and evolving. Tech-savvy teachers are able to roll with the punches and adapt as needed. They always have a “Plan B” and even a “Plan C” when things don’t go quite the …"

 
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How would you rate yourself on the 10 habits of tech-Saavy teachers?

 
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Breaking the Digital Fourth Wall Through Experiential Storytelling 

Breaking the Digital Fourth Wall Through Experiential Storytelling  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The fourth wall is the space that separates a performer or performance from an audience. A character, actor, author or storyteller “breaks the fourth wall” when they address the audience directly.  As an analyst, author, blogger, podcaster and creator, I am by default, in the content business. Dedicating time to produce my work matters not if no one happens upon it. But once someone discovers my work, it must convincingly pierce the fourth wall between the medium and the
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How Next Generation Is Your Organization's E-Learning?

How Next Generation Is Your Organization's E-Learning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Where does your organization stand in the e-learning landscape? Take this quiz to find out.
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3 reasons to introduce kindergarteners to robots

3 reasons to introduce kindergarteners to robots | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Three teachers share their thoughts and experiences on implementing coding and robots in early education.
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Merci beaucoup pour cet article.
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IoT Powers Up the Connected K–12 Schools of the Future

IoT Powers Up the Connected K–12 Schools of the Future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
From better facilities management to smarter buses, secure Internet of Things devices can enhance school operations
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Researchers Look to Pre–K Demographics to Support Tech Trends

Researchers Look to Pre–K Demographics to Support Tech Trends | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The focus of developing today’s tech trends is turning to the youngest of learners.
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Empowering Learners through Online Discussion Self-Grading

Empowering Learners through Online Discussion Self-Grading | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Discussion self-grading empowers learners to improve by employing adult learning principles outlined in the theory of andragogy and reflective learning.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, November 17, 4:58 AM
Bel usage du modèle de Kemper dans une logique andragogie
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How the corporate world's 'microlearning' approach can shake up the industry

How the corporate world's  'microlearning' approach can shake up the industry | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The rise of microlearning opportunities in the corporate world mirrors the increasing popularity of microcredentials in postsecondary education, which allows students, particularly those already in the professional world, to target specific skill or learning gaps to make themselves more attractive to potential employers."

 
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Higher ed is becoming more entrenched in tech — what does this mean for CIOs?

Higher ed is becoming more entrenched in tech — what does this mean for CIOs? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Higher education campuses are hotbeds for cybersecurity threats — college and university servers house countless pieces of data on current and past faculty, students and other stakeholders. But as institutions become more and more technologically entrenched — and customers demand that the college experience be more modern, while still guaranteeing safety — securing this data and ensuring that members of the institution's community do not inappropriately handle ed tech becomes more of a daunting task for administrators, in particular CIOs."

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The field of AI research is about to get way bigger than code

The field of AI research is about to get way bigger than code | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When it comes to developing artificial intelligence, the largest technology companies in the world are all-in. Google and Microsoft say they're "AI-first," and businesses like Facebook and Amazon wouldn't be possible without the scalable personalization that AI allows."

 
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Closing the Digital Divide to Ensure the Future of Learning 

Closing the Digital Divide to Ensure the Future of Learning  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There are three critical challenges facing efforts to move towards equitable access to EdTech for students. Here's how we can face them."

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