The U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse has released a set of recommendations for how higher education institutions can use technology to boost student success. The guide is designed to help instructors, instructional designers and administrators with retaining students by providing them with five evidence-based recommendations for supporting learning through the effective use of technology. Each of the recommendations is explained below in detail.
Immersive reality is bumping us into the deep end, virtually speaking. Colleges and universities large and small are launching new labs and centers dedicated to research on the topics of augmented reality, virtual reality and 360-degree imaging.
A sick girl in Delaware County is able to stay in school, thanks to modern technology. Teleconferencing is helping the kindergartner feel like she’s in the classroom, even when she’s learning for home.
Nearly all teachers -- 95 percent -- are using technology in the classroom nowadays. Elementary and middle school grades dominate when it comes to tech usage. What are the most popular tools? Video streaming beats out all others, according to a report released by Common Sense Education. Some 60 percent of teachers use video steaming services, such as YouTube, in the classroom. That’s followed by productivity and presentation tools like Microsoft Office and Google G Suite for Education at 54 percent.
I’ll bet you’ve read something about technology and learning recently. You may have read that device use enhances learning outcomes. Or perhaps you’ve read that screen time is not good for kids. Maybe you’ve read that there’s no link between adolescents’ screen time and their well-being. Or that college students’ learning declines the more devices are present in their classrooms.
As technology makes continued inroads into education, visions of “robots in the classroom” and children staring at computer screens all day long have stirred a heated debate. On one side are opponents who fear dehumanizing education out of concern that technology could replace teachers. On the other are those who want to implement technology everywhere, as if EdTech can solve every problem.
It is imperative that educators find new ways to incorporate technology to stay current. This can be done by considering tools and applications that will not only enhance a students’ educational experience but also support teaching and learning. We offer three tools/applications that supports this notion here.
Blockchain technology is revolutionizing different areas of our society including educational systems. Students and educators at the high school and university levels are reaping benefits from exciting new blockchain technology applications. We are going to discuss five ways blockchain will improve education in the near future.
The 2019 expert panel agreed on two long-term trends: rethinking how institutions work, and modularized and disaggregated degrees. These long-term trends indicate an expected evolution in the way higher education approaches its mission, as well as a trend toward increased student control over individual learning pathways.
A period of ten years is enough to see a major shift in any aspect of life. And that includes education. Of all the features that will impact the future of education, technology indisputably has the upper hand. It is already happening, but further improvements will definitely be expected as technology is increasingly being integrated into education for better learning. Here are some changes that you should expect by the end of the decade.