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Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students

Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Access to technology costs money and some fear lower-income schools and students will lag behind the frenzy for newer and better devices, faster connectivity and effective teacher training on digital tools. EveryoneOn is one attempt to make sure that doesn’t happen... The program offers low-cost devices and Internet service, as well as access to digital literacy training programs around the country, hoping to give access to the estimated 100 million Americans who have no broadband connection at home and another 62 million who don’t use the Internet at all."

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Enter your zip code to see if you qualify for discounted technology and internet service: http://www.connect2compete.org

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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, 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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Online education comparable to traditional learning, but still has flaws 

Online education comparable to traditional learning, but still has flaws  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Online classes are convenient. But are they easier?

Sometimes the answer is yes. But the majority of the time, research says it’s no. In fact, some research shows that online classes are comparable to traditional classes."

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I think "flaws" is to harsh a word to describe some of e-learning's limitations. If facilitated correctly by an experienced instructor, online courses are as good as, and sometimes better, than traditional courses.

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A blueprint for creating a successful MOOC

A blueprint for creating a successful MOOC | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"MOOCs have yielded mixed results, but this professor has figured out how to do them well"

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, May 20, 4:14 AM

How to create a successful MOOC ?  Here are some tips to get a truly engaging experience !

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Making the Most of Your Edtech Conference

Making the Most of Your Edtech Conference | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"At a recent edtech conference in Austin, Texas, there were over 40,000 devices connected to the network at the convention hall. This suggests, perhaps better than any other metric, the immense size of a modern edtech conference. Needless to say, this can all be a bit overwhelming to those who attend these conferences. Here are six suggestions for getting the most out of your edtech conference"

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The UTRGV EdTech faculty just wrapped up their participation in the Region One Technology Conference on South Padre Island. It was great to see so many current and former students!

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VR's next horizon: Retina displays right in front of your retinas

VR's next horizon: Retina displays right in front of your retinas | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Nearly eight years have passed since the world first learned about “Retina Displays,” screens with so many tiny pixels per inch (ppi) that the naked eye could no longer see the individual dots. At a roughly 1-foot distance — about where you hold your smartphone — the eye can’t perceive much more than 300ppi, while at tablet, laptop, desktop computer, and TV distances, the ppi number can go lower and lower without pixels being noticeable."

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iPad robot helps hospitalized girl graduate with classmates

iPad robot helps hospitalized girl graduate with classmates | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
When a high school girl couldn't attend her high school graduation, a iPad robot allowed her to virtually collect her diploma.
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Using Digital Learning to Close the Opportunity Gaps

Using Digital Learning to Close the Opportunity Gaps | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The opportunity gap is one of the most bedeviling problems facing education today. The reality is that the educational experience of a student is strongly influenced by the socioeconomic situation of his or her parents. This often means that students who require the most intervention in order to succeed academically have access to the fewest resources. But digital learning tools may provide some ways to close the opportunity gap. Here are four ways that that could happen."

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The 10 Cardinal Rules for Elearning Developers

"One of the biggest misconceptions is that elearning developers are just people who piece the puzzle together. While in some cases, this might be true; especially when a company or school has dedicated instructional designers, artists, and elearning designers. Most of the time though, it’s the elearning designer who takes on the tasks of all three."

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The Rising Scope Of Conversational Interfaces Using LMS - Chatbots In The Workplace

The Rising Scope Of Conversational Interfaces Using LMS - Chatbots In The Workplace | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Latest advancements in technology come in the wake of increasing scope for customized learning needs. The automation of applications saves cost as well as time when learning is imparted through enterprise LMSs. Chatbots help learners to communicate via an easy to access chat interface."

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Infographic: What does an Instructional Designer do? 

Infographic: What does an Instructional Designer do?  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Infographic: The many roles of an instructional designer.

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The Future of E-Learning

The Future of E-Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The future of e-learning is here. We see it in augmented & virtual reality. How much will it impact the job of today's e-learning developer?

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'Teachers, don't fall for AI. It's just spin'

'Teachers, don't fall for AI. It's just spin' | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Like much of the rest of edtech, artificial intelligence is proving to be smoke and mirrors, writes one teacher author
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Is AI in education all spin?

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The New Librarian: How I use tech to build relationships

The New Librarian: How I use tech to build relationships | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"At a Title I school, the library connects students to new ideas, new tech tools, and each other"

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It's time to break silos, look at education as a continuum, leaders say

It's time to break silos, look at education as a continuum, leaders say | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A recent Gallup poll revealed that only about one in four adults believe that students who graduate from high school this year are prepared for college or a career, and Lone Star Community College Chancellor Stephen Head agrees."

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8 classroom grants for STEM and literacy

8 classroom grants for STEM and literacy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Educators and school leaders can find a number of grants and funding opportunities to sustain school STEM and ed-tech initiatives.
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Typing is the Gateway to a Tech-Rich Education

Typing is the Gateway to a Tech-Rich Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"An elementary tech teacher uses typing games to prepare her students for online publishing and coding."

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Evolutionary computation will drive the future of creative AI

Evolutionary computation will drive the future of creative AI | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"AI is arguably the biggest tech topic of 2018. From Google Duplex’s human imitations and Spotify’s song recommendations to Uber’s self-driving cars and the Pentagon’s use of GoogleAI, the technology seems to offer everything to everyone. You could say AI has become synonymous with progress via computing. However, not all AI is created equal, and for AI to fulfill its many promises, it needs to be creative.

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It's time to develop an anti-cyberbullying policy; here's how

It's time to develop an anti-cyberbullying policy; here's how | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As technology continues to permeate our lives inside and outside the classroom, educators, administrators, and students should work together to prevent the development of a cyberbullying culture. Research indicates that cyberbullying is detrimental to students and, in some cases, has been proven to be the cause of self-harm and suicide. Educators and parents need to find ways to actively engage our students and make sure they feel safe in their school community."

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joshua's curator insight, May 18, 6:14 AM
This age that we live in,is governed by the ICT (internet) communication,job seeking,purchasing of things and the mere thing we do to keep our lives going,is now done on the internet. as result abuse has been taking place 
this is known as cyberbullying

this needs to stop!!! as stated in the article "it has affected many"
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Create Your eLearning Course to Grab Your Learner's Attention Faster

Create Your eLearning Course to Grab Your Learner's Attention Faster | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Create eLearning courses to grab and retain your audience's attention with these tips.
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5 Surprising Ways Twitter Can Help With Online Teaching

5 Surprising Ways Twitter Can Help With Online Teaching | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Twitter is more than the squawking blue bird of social media. Here are 5 ways to use it as a powerful online teaching"

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Helping Kids Thrive in a Digital World

Helping Kids Thrive in a Digital World | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Do you ever feel like your kids spend too much time on their tablets, phones, and other electronic devices? Statistics show that children between the ages of eight and eighteen spend more than seven hours per day on screens."

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If You Really Want to Change School, You Need to Change the Lens

If You Really Want to Change School, You Need to Change the Lens | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The lenses through which we see our work as educators have to change, away from what's easy and efficient and, instead, toward what makes common sense for kids and teachers and parents. We have to deepen our understanding and our commitment to how learning really happens in our kids and in ourselves.

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Pearson Will Open Three New Virtual Charter Schools This Year

Pearson Will Open Three New Virtual Charter Schools This Year | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Last week, Pearson announced that it will be partnering with three new virtual charter schools that will open this year. Much hangs on the term ‘partner.’ ‘Opening’ might be more accurate. Each school is an iteration of Connections Academy, the virtual charter school operator it acquired in 2011.
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To balance innovation with protecting students, focus on incentives

To balance innovation with protecting students, focus on incentives | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Online education holds tremendous promise: it has the potential to lower costs, enhance learning outcomes, and make college accessible for students who lack the flexibility or means to attend a traditional program. As a nation, our goal should be to improve and scale the highest quality online programs, thereby reducing costs for students, and making the most of the over $500 billion we collectively spend on higher education each year. We should also do our best to protect students from low quality programs—and we should especially avoid investing federal money in programs that produce poor outcomes."

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Breaking the Code: What Motivates Adult Learners?

Breaking the Code: What Motivates Adult Learners? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
What motivated adult learners to take your eLearning course? Explore the theory behind adult learning and discover actionable techniques to engage and motivate them.
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