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Are MOOC-Takers 'Students'? Not When It Comes to the Feds Protecting Their Data

Are MOOC-Takers 'Students'? Not When It Comes to the Feds Protecting Their Data | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The U.S. Education Department wants to encourage colleges and the tech companies they work with to protect student data from misuse. But the agency’s power to protect the privacy of people taking free, online courses is essentially nonexistent."

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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 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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School districts ban cellphones in classrooms

School districts ban cellphones in classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
After approaching cellphones with a "If you can't beat them, use them" attitude, Wisconsin administrators are aiming for consistency by banning them.
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Looking for a New Job? Try Edtech

Looking for a New Job? Try Edtech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Global growth, private and public sector support, and a strong market demand continue to create more jobs in edtech.
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5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers 

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
To K–12 administrators and IT teams who want to integrate modern classroom tools: Teachers do, too, they just need help.
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Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.
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The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative

The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A few years ago, while working as a teacher librarian at Templeton Elementary School in Oregon, I had the opportunity to redesign the school’s library website to include digital resources for the students to use as part of a shift to 1:1 iPad learning. Three years later, I’m replicating this model for the entire district, building a Library Learning Commons where all students have digital access to curated, shared resources in conjunction with full-scale 1:1 learning."

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6 Microlearning Trends We’ve Seen in 2018

6 Microlearning Trends We’ve Seen in 2018 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
These six microlearning trends have been making their way into corporate training programs throughout the year, and will likely only increase in prevalence. Implementing these elements can increase the effectiveness of your training and development programs.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, Today, 9:50 AM

One word, Gamification.

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Closing Digital Divide Requires Focused PD to Support Teachers

Closing Digital Divide Requires Focused PD to Support Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Initial results are in for Digital Promise's Dynamic Learning Project, a program to see what impact there would be on closing the "digital divide" by placing technology coaches into 50 high-need schools in 20 districts and five states. The results so far look "promising," according to Karen Cator, who leads Digital Promise.
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Equity Problems with Technology Persist Despite Adoption Gains

More teachers are requiring students to use assigned devices in their classrooms, but a new report finds inconsistencies with technology adoption in class and at home.
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When 12-Year-Olds Can Breach School IT Systems, Who’s Responsible? 

"Like moths to a flame, curious and tech-savvy students have always pushed the limits of what educators deem ‘acceptable use’ of school technology. This is in no way a new phenomenon. We provide them with access to powerful, general-purpose computing devices, access to the internet, and time—and at younger and younger ages. They explore, tinker, make, express themselves, push back, pursue their interests, and act out."

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The first things students learn to do on school-issued devices is bypass security protocols to download new apps and thwart Internet site blocking software.

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Putting the 'Ed' Back into 'Edtech'

Putting the 'Ed' Back into 'Edtech' | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Edtech continues to emerge as a prominent way for teachers to present individualized learning for their students. Schools are spending more money than ever before on new digital tools and platforms that promise better outcomes for students. Unfortunately, some of these programs are focused more on the flashy design than they are on solving real classroom problems. "

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Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons Over Printed Books

Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons Over Printed Books | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The shifting learning preference is driving curricula and technological changes in some school districts, but also raising concerns about the downsides of too much video use.
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Mini Course: How to Publish Your Print and eBooks on Amazon Creatives1

Mini Course: How to Publish Your Print and eBooks on Amazon Creatives1 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This value-packed course focuses in on exactly what you need to know when self-publishing your book on Amazon.
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Why banning cellphones in schools misses the point 

Cell phones get at "the heart of rule-making" in classrooms: relationships and trust, says Lecturer in Education Anita Charles.
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For-Profit MOOC Providers Are Pushing Margins First and Changing the World Second

For-Profit MOOC Providers Are Pushing Margins First and Changing the World Second | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Some see these partnerships as a democratizing, but that only describes part of the story. Udacity is currently valued at over $1 billion.
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Collaboration is Key to Create Great Learning Experiences

Collaboration is Key to Create Great Learning Experiences | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are some tips that can help achieve better collaboration at each stage of the instructional design process.
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Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too 

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Districts should support these STEM areas that break away from the mold.
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Here's how your campus can tap into extended reality

Here's how your campus can tap into extended reality | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Extended reality, including AR and VR, can dramatically change teaching and learning--but there are some hurdles to cross.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 2:36 AM

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Survey: Teens have doubled their social media use

Survey: Teens have doubled their social media use | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"New research shows teenagers think social media distracts them, but makes them happier"

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Why there is so much more to eLearning than just Cost Reduction

Why there is so much more to eLearning than just Cost Reduction | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The most obvious benefit of eLearning is that it is a great way for organizations to save on the cost of training. But the paybacks are far beyond just cost and there is so much more that can be achieved through eLearning with the right focus."

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FBI Issues Warning on Educational Technology

FBI Issues Warning on Educational Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As the use of educational tools continues to grow, the FBI is warning the public to be aware of the risks of data collection and unsecured systems.
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Campus faculty survey: Give us more classroom tech

Campus faculty survey: Give us more classroom tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Campus digital learning leaders--those who supervise online education or instructional technology--overwhelmingly support more tech use in classrooms.
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7 Ways That Digital Age Teachers Win Over Their Colleagues

7 Ways That Digital Age Teachers Win Over Their Colleagues | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Education is a collaborative process, as it takes many stakeholders working in unison to help students succeed academically. One of the most integral parts of this collaborative team are your peers, as teachers know all so well. So, if you are a teacher struggling to increase peer engagement, how do you fix this issue? In this article, we will discuss 7 ways that digital age teachers win over their colleagues."

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AR & VR: New Study Offers a 360 View on Immersive Technologies 

AR & VR: New Study Offers a 360 View on Immersive Technologies  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new report has offered insight into how enterprises are embracing virtual reality and augmented reality The “Augmented and Virtual Reality in Operations: A guide for investment” study, released by Capgemini Research Institute, surveyed more than 700 executives familiar with their companies’ VR and AR efforts in the manufacturing, automotive, and utilities sectors. It found that 50 percent of organizations not currently implementing VR and AR are planning on exploring their options within the next three years. Initiatives cited include using VR to help train employees and using AR, combined with handheld or wearable devices, to provide real-time access to experts.
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Is Your Company Embracing Just-in-Time Learning?

Is Your Company Embracing Just-in-Time Learning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The writing on the wall is clear: Your company HAS to embrace just-in-time learning to remain relevant to modern learner needs.
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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, September 16, 3:25 AM

What is Just-in-Time learning?  And why is it important for your company?