If artificial intelligence wasn't on the minds of school district IT leaders and educational technology professionals when they got to the 2018 Consortium for School Networking's annual conference, it is now. AI has been subject of many conversations, conference sessions and at least one of the keynotes held during the weeklong festivities in Washington, D.C.
Simply giving community college students a laptop doesn't ensure them success. Research by Robert Fairlie, an economics professor from the University of California, Santa Cruz and Peter Bahr, an associate education professor at the University of Michigan, found that giving students access to computers has little impact on their college success or future employment, Campus Technology reports.
Six years ago, inspired by a big idea to democratize higher education, the University of Michigan (U-M) became a founding partner of Coursera. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) were born. While the issuance of MOOC death certificates by skeptics is only rivaled in frequency by those filed by South Park writers for Kenny, MOOCs consistently find ways to survive and indeed thrive in nurturing environments.
While Culatta and Elia both see technology’s role in the classroom as a foregone conclusion, they also recognize that there is no guarantee that technology will live up to its promise if more isn’t done to help teachers use it. Culatta, for one, believes the use of technology in America’s schools is at a tipping point.
Edtech vendors should strive for clarity and specificity in their privacy policies to enable school administrators to make smart choices.
Is the internet an essential tool for learning, or should parents be able to decide if they want their kids online at school? One lawmaker is pushing a plan to scale back on teaching with technology.
The tried-and-true credit hour is so entrenched in higher education, it’s hard to imagine a system that doesn’t measure students’ academic progress in units of classroom time. Generally speaking, if a student reaches 120 hours, he or she will be walking across the stage to claim a bachelor’s degree. But the conversation around learning outcomes is changing, in part because of new technology-supported capabilities.
NPR reporter Anya Kamenetz joins the EdSurge OnAir Podcast to discuss her new book, “The Art of Screentime: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life,” and offer listeners some answers to challenging questions about the ever-evolving education technology landscape.
Motivated by fairness and accessibility, personalized digital learning in the classrooms has become a topic of interest, and many sophisticated intelligent learning environments have been created to provide individual students with an appropriate level of tutoring, challenge, and engagement that will level the playing field for all students.
Online lessons can enhance students’ understanding of science and help underachieving students close the gap with their peers, according to a new study. Students who took web-based units made significantly more progress than those who relied on textbooks, while the improvement was particularly marked for students with lower prior achievement.