In 2015, 40 governors committed to providing their K-12 students with equal access to educational opportunity by ensuring that all of their classrooms were connected to high-speed broadband. During 2016, 34 of these governors took action, taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the modernization of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate program, to begin the process of delivering on this commitment.
Kaswell -- now in his tenth year teaching at MS 88, a large middle school in the South Slope section of Brooklyn -- has always been drawn to combining face-to-face instruction with online learning. But now he’s implementing a particularly intense approach to it, known as personalized learning. His seventh-graders set their own learning goals and focus on mastering skills and knowledge via a combination of online resources (such as BrainPOP and Kahn Academy) and painstaking guidance and support from a team of teachers.
Forget MOOCS, say technology investors. What higher education institutions should invest in are personalized learning platforms that provide simple data on outcomes. This was the main take-away from a panel hosted by the National Education Association (NEA) on investing in education.
The consumer experience has changed drastically in just the last 10 years. Long gone are the days when customer service interactions happened face-to-face, as consumers increasingly prefer the convenience and automation of mobile experiences. This rise in on-demand services has created a new consumer who expects personalization: a timely experience catered to their unique preferences and interests.
Looking closer at students’ MOOC habits, researchers found that some people quit watching within the first few minutes. Many others were merely “grazing,” taking advantage of the technology to quickly log in, absorb just the morsel they were hunting for, and then log off as soon as their appetite was satisfied. Most of those who did finish a MOOC were accomplished learners, many with advanced degrees.
School choice, support of teachers unions, and her record in Michigan have been the leading controversial talking points in education when it comes to Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. But with a background in technology investment, could DeVos be a leader in the support of successfully-implemented edtech?
This document is an outgrowth of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). The NETP presents a shared vision and call to action for transformational learning enabled by technology at all levels of our education system.
What does virtual reality mean? Do universities and colleges even need virtual reality? And if so, how can they affordably integrate virtual reality? How can they make sure that an investment in virtual reality pays off? Virtual reality is a powerful tool, and can provide an experience that’s both memorable and influential.
A virtual world is typically a multi-user, computer-based environment in which users interact with one another through pre-programmed avatars or digital representations of the user. These worlds allow teachers to “take” students to otherwise impossible locations. Science, medicine and maths tend to be particularly suited to virtual environments.