While automation in the classroom started with automated lights, it is now expanding to automating tasks with artificial intelligence (AI) machines. While some technophobes may paint a picture of robots replacing teachers in the near future, nearly all technology experts agree that this is highly unlikely. Rather, AI will just help teachers increase efficiency and improve their classroom management.
How can you determine if the Chromebooks, tablets, literacy solutions and other instructional systems you’re buying for your schools are having an impact on education? Very few K-12 leaders are tracking the learning outcomes on their technology investments, one expert warns -- but there are a number of resources that can help with measuring ROI.
Larger enterprises have the resources to not only afford the technology needed to grow in the digital age, but they also have the budget and manpower to build security into their overall ecosystems. Does the K-12 education sector have the means to do the same? As the use of technology becomes more prevalent in public schools, will collecting more data potentially increase the cybersecurity risks for the K-12 sector?
Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways. Virtual education leverages these connections to provide everyone, regardless of geographic location, access to experts and high quality learning experiences.
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos as his nominee to head the Department of Education is a strong sign that his administration could increase the use of revolutionary educational technology (edtech) to dramatically improve instruction for millions of children in America’s schools.
In classrooms nationwide, primary school students are booting up laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and other devices on a daily basis. As the barriers around technology equity and access have fallen, the trend toward 1:1 computing in the classroom means many school districts are rethinking their entire approach to education.
Today many universities and educational institutions are beginning to realize the importance of equipping their classrooms/teaching facilities with AV technology. With the innovation and customization features of AV products now even traditional campuses can benefit from an entire AV system tailored to its layout and increase intelligibility.
Children come to school with very different needs and abilities, and millions of students struggle with basic reading or math skills. If teachers had more time to work with their students one-on-one, they would learn exactly where each child is having trouble. Often, that’s not always possible in a typical classroom setting -- but this is where adaptive learning can help.
There seems to be a widespread belief that every college or university is already deeply enmeshed in online learning. The reality is that many schools are still trying to figure out their online learning strategy. If you are thinking about investing in a new online learning program then you will have no shortage of advice.