In the midst of those new developments, old concerns remain. Faculty members are still worried that online education can’t deliver outcomes equivalent to face-to-face instruction. They are split on whether investments in ed-tech have improved student outcomes. And they overwhelmingly believe textbooks and academic journals are becoming too expensive.
The app marks more than just a continued collaboration between the two companies -- it’s also the first time they have teamed up for an education-focused project. The app was designed for the iPad, and it’s aimed at helping teachers track the academic performance of students, as well as their special interests, accomplishments, and general behavior. Teachers will also be able to add notes about specific students.
Modern millennial learners consider technology integral to both their learning and non-learning lives. Members of this cohort of 18-to-33-year-olds can’t imagine a world without technology deeply integrated into how they create, share, co-create and consume information and nurture relationships. This age group has always tended be early adopters of technology and want to push the state-of-the-art to its limits more aggressively than any other prior generation.
Digital technology in post-secondary learning is here to stay, according to a new report. Eight in 10 college students surveyed said that the use of tech improves their grades (81 percent), lets them spend more time studying by increasing the accessibility they have to their materials (82 percent) and improves their efficiency (81 percent). A comparable number (80 percent) said they find that their instructors are "effectively" integrating digital learning tech into their courses.
For the past three years, AltSchool’s team of educators, engineers and researchers has been working behind closed doors to build an education technology platform within its own network of lab schools, which will help educators everywhere provide a whole child, personalized education that fosters agency in each child. Now the company will start to open up its platform to other schools. [see related video: School of the Future: Customizing Education]
Considering Sony Playstation’s VR headset sold out in pre-order last week, most of us are aware that virtual reality (VR) technology is hot right now. But outside of just hearing about the hype, what is education actually doing with this technology -- if anything? A new survey from Extreme Networks aimed to answer this question by polling nearly 350 schools within higher ed and K-12.
The majority of higher education faculty today are flipping their courses or plan to in the near future, according to Campus Technology's 2016 Teaching with Technology survey. The survey polled faculty members across the country about their use of technology for teaching and learning, their wish lists and gripes, their view of what the future holds and more.
Technological innovations mark the last couple of decades, and it has widely influenced every area of living. The change is particularly noticeable since the beginning of the 21st century. When education is concerned, the impact is clearly noticeable both when it comes to teaching and learning. The days of chalk and blackboard and printed textbooks seem like ancient history. Let’s discuss the largest technological changes that happened in education.
Parents of students across America have been assured -- by Alphabet and school administrators -- that the carts of Google Chromebooks being wheeled into their children's classrooms won't be used to track their young ones' online activities. But this only applies to the tech company's education-focused apps, and other online activities may not be protected, according to privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Technology is enabling the creation of open learning environments that will eventually replace the idea of a traditional classroom, and this will be significantly enhanced as virtual and augmented reality become more pervasive. Educators are largely embracing these changes, which bring higher levels of engagement and richer learning experiences to students.