Robotics, AI put pressure on K-12 education to adapt and evolve
Developing the technology-enabled workforce has topped the discussion agenda for thought leaders in business, politics and policy. Now, that discussion is rapidly moving to the K-12 education system, where the next generation must prepare for a world in which advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will be the norm and not the novelty.
Why Edtech Executives Need to Go Back to School - as Teachers
I think it’s time for education technology leaders to head to the classroom--as teachers. Whether they’re MBAs, technologists, or literacy leaders, they can all teach a lesson or two about life and business. And in doing so, they might also pick up a quick tip or two that can help them build stronger products and businesses that better serve teachers and learners.
Improving tech education doesn't start with tech
The education crisis cannot be solved by putting students in front of tablets. George Mason University professor of economics Tyler Cowen argues that if humans would follow rules and behave rationally, MOOCs might be the solution. The problem is we don’t. He suggests that students will not learn as efficiently when sitting alone in front of a computer than when surrounded by peers: Students learn better when they are within a community of learners.
AI for education brings benefits to burdened school staff
Artificial intelligence technology is having a big impact on the experience of providing and delivering education. It's already transforming the way students learn, assisting teachers and smoothing application and admissions processes.
Parents See Tech as Beneficial to Education
A new survey of more than 1,000 parents of students aged 17 or younger found that technology is viewed largely in a positive light, at least when it's used in schools as part of a child's education.
Does the 2018 Horizon Report Ask the Right Questions?
Have you been spending quality time with the 2018 NMC Horizon Report? Does the 2018 Horizon Report ask the right questions? An alternative way to ask this question is what types of questions could the Horizon Report address that would cause academics from outside of the edtech world to read the document?
The Future of Technology and Education: 5 Ways Online Learning Prepares You for Tomorrow
When it comes to education, online learning has become an increasingly popular choice for many students. Between the demands of family, work, and extracurricular activities, college and university students today are tasked with more than just earning a degree. Online classes provide the flexibility students need to juggle multiple commitments while furthering their education.
Technical, career education warrants attention
Nationally, the number of high-school students concentrating in career education has risen 22 percent over the past decade, to 3.6 million, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Locally, student enrollment at the Cabell County Career Technology Center now stands at 300, which may not seem like a lot but is double what it was just five years ago.
STEM Worker Shortage at a Crisis, Survey Shows
Despite years of initiatives to recruit skilled foreign workers or increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students in the United States, a new study shows Americans feel the need for additional STEM workers is critical.
How an Oakland Nonprofit Is Teaching Girls Environmental STEM in a Way That Hits Close to Home
Situated in West Oakland, the nonprofit Techbridge Girls works to expose girls from low-income communities to STEM. Environmental education is one of the topics the 18-year-old organization teaches girls, and its efforts in that area recently won $100,000 as the grand prize winner of the UL Innovative Education Award.