Don’t call schools outdated; call them inadequate. Don’t focus on technology; emphasize the benefits for teachers. And try not to talk about testing too much. That’s some of the advice advocates of “personalized learning” offer in a recent messaging document meant to help school leaders and others drum up support.
If you are involved in education technology in any way, you must stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Educational technology is growing at immense speed – practically changing every day. The best place to find out quality information from trustworthy sources is in EdTech research journals. These journals publish articles by EdTech entrepreneurs and educators providing the information you need.
Our current academic model is falling very short of where learners will need to be in order to graduate with digital literacy. The K-12 schools across the nation are determined to help make up for this deficit by purchasing every piece of technology that comes their way.
“The next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) is conceived as an ecosystem--a learning environment consisting of learning tools and components that adhere to common standards.” Ultimately, the next generation of digital learning environment will become more focused on learning rather than administration.
The advent of artificial intelligence could increase societal inequalities, or it could provide teachers with the tools to customize instruction for every individual student. The outcome comes down to how our society lays the groundwork for the rapid changes AI promises to deliver.
NEPC isn't alone in calling out for schools and educators to show much greater caution in their use of social media and digital tools. EdTech Strategies, a consultancy that researches education technology, innovation and policy, recently published a six-part series intended to "shed light" on the use of websites by schools and state departments of education.
The Arizona State University Action Lab at EdPlus and The Boston Consulting Group today released Making Digital Learning Work, a report that highlights new findings about the impact of digital learning on student access, outcomes, and cost.
U.S. teachers still aren't in agreement about the perks and pitfalls of having digital devices in the classroom, a recent Gallup study found. A plurality of respondents said the technology has a positive effect on education, but many of the polled teachers are concerned about whether digital devices are harmful to students’ physical and mental health.
It’s a race to the classroom for tech companies, but the process of sourcing technology for schools is more complicated than one might think. From difficulties in the procurement process, to large disparities in pricing and challenges when it comes to school funding, education technology is a fraught process for many school districts according to Hal Friedlander, Co-Founder and CEO of the Technology for Education Consortium.
The use of technology within education has presented great controversy since it generates a strong debate about whether technology is actually a co-helper or on the contrary hinders the learning process. The accelerated increase in the use of technology within society has led to a proliferation within institutions (both colleges and universities) changing today’s education and the way in which students as teachers communicate and interact within the classroom of class.