Yes, textbooks are some of the last paper-based books to stick around since, yes, districts are still purchasing paper-based textbooks. (Want a reference? Check with your local school board!) But the paper-based textbook industry is not growing; just the opposite.
New research reveals that many adults suffer from a “digital readiness” gap that impacts their preparedness and comfort in using digital tools for online learning. U.S. adults fall along a spectrum of digital readiness, ranging from those who are fairly prepared to those who are relatively hesitant, according to Digital Readiness Gaps, a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Ed Tech Strategies, a Virginia-based research and counsel consultancy, has published a K–12 Cyber Incident Map, an interactive visualization of cybersecurity-related incidents reported about United States K–12 public schools and districts from 2016 to the present.
According to the CCRC research, many higher education institutions have understaffed advising teams – not exactly news to suppliers and users of the services. But the issue is serious: Understaffing limits the ability of staff to truly help; many adviser are relegated to helping students register for classes and little more. In response, institutions are considering the use of technology to streamline the process with the help of software companies.
Classrooms no longer consist of only 20 desks and a chalkboard - they now most likely have at least a few computers and a projector at their fingertips. Technology has completely changed the way professors teach their classes and that trend isn’t going anywhere.
Internet of Things technology is all around us. From cars to dishwashers, everyday items are becoming connected devices. So, how does that connectedness translate to the future K-12 classroom? According to a 2016 survey by Extreme Networks, smart schools are using IoT technology to track school buses, attendance and student ID cards, and to monitor lighting and security systems, among other things.
Technology continues to grow. The gathering and sharing of information on public domain novels, variety of subject and up-to-date scientific information advances as well. Technology is the new host of new tools and methods that can be used to improve learning. Forbes Technology Council shared 8 ways on how technology can improve education.
The most popular article on eCampus News is a surprising one to the editors: “6 apps that block social media distractions.” This story, which seemed a bit counter-intuitive for us to write (being a tech-cheerleading publication in nature), has held the top spot by a massive margin for almost three years now; which had the editors considering the question, “Are there technologies that should simply be avoided in the college classroom?”
The $70 price drop makes the entry-level iPad more competitive, particularly among schools that can now snag the tablet for under $300 at educational pricing. Businesses that are motivated by price and don’t require more advanced features in the iPad Pro will also be giving the iPad another look as a result of these changes, according to Avi Greengart, research director at GlobalData.
Apple said on Tuesday that Swift Playgrounds would be available in Simplified Chinese. Swift Playgrounds is an app, only available on iPads, that helps kids learn to code through games. Not only does Playgrounds help kids learn to code, but it teaches them Apple's new coding language, Swift, released in 2014.