Technology reshapes education, 'making thinking visible'

Technology, she says, makes learning more “robust” and individualized, allows students to embrace creativity and offers new learning strategies. This is not some Orwellian vision of a future. Human teachers will always be needed to guide the prudent use of technology in the classroom. But it could be a revolution, or an evolution. Either way, it’s growing, particularly in grade school.

Department of Education Wants You to Build the Next Great Education App

Games and other apps that may improve education have been getting a lot of attention from the U.S. Department of Education this summer. From special day-long meetings at E3 and Games for Change to a dozen regional meetings with game developers, the federal agency has been reaching out to inspire an entire new kind of educational publisher.

What’s It Like to Get a Ph.D. in Science?

Unlike business, medical, or legal education, a Ph.D. in a hard science is an individualized apprenticeship. No two Ph.D. experiences are identical; your program is unique to you. You and your fellow students will share similar ups and downs in your development, but the content and context will be different for each of you.

Gearing Up for 'Back to School'

Beyond merely supplying hardware to students and teachers, the start of the academic year also entails choosing the best learning tools that will help students, parents and teachers have a productive and enjoyable learning experience. It is relevant at this time, for teachers to recall and reiterate that the introduction of technology into the classroom is a collective learning process;

Rosetta Stone's Former CEO Is Launching an Edtech App

The central design and development theme behind Smartly, Adams described, is to provide a fun, convenient, interactive and extremely efficient learning experience for today’s extremely mobile “student.” Lessons within the app, which are geared around usually complex subjects like macro-economics and statistics, will be reactive.

Survey: Here’s why technology matters to college students

"Technology continues to be of critical importance to students, especially in the classroom," said Cindy Clarke, Vice President of Marketing for Vital Source Technologies, Inc. "The research validates the degree to which students depend on technology to provide them with a competitive edge while they are in school, and after graduation as they prepare to enter a workforce which is increasingly digitally literate and globally connected."

Last 10 years of technology have changed student life for better and worse

Technology is something that is ever-changing. We live in a world that is wildly different than just a few years ago. Our cars are different, our television and radios are different; it is ever-evolving. An evolution this massive cannot only include one aspect of our lives. It is all around us, including the field of education. This can be scary, the thought of something this new and transformative engulfing the world that we live in. But it can also be incredibly useful and used to our advantage.

The 6 best things at Campus Tech 2015

The 22nd annual education technology conference, Campus Technology 2015, took place in Boston the last week of July. It brought together some of the most influential leaders in technology for higher education and offered innovative solutions to the myriad of challenges for IT professionals, faculty, staff and students.

In Education, Technology Helps, But Humans Matter Most

Educators serve as a source of stability in the lives of their students. In many parts of America, teachers represent the only consistent positive adult presence in young people's lives. Principals, guidance counselors, professors, staff, and other school administrators not only expand minds; they nurture the confidence, ambition, and hope that drives our country forward.

10 communication technology trends shaping education

We have a generation of digital natives who aren't keen on a learning model that was made for the 20th century. Here we have 10 of the latest technology trends that are at the forefront of the education ecosystem.

Can Innovation Be Taught?

A thriving economy is based on the ability to develop creative innovations that find a way to do things better. A number of today’s successful startups were born out of that notion — to solve mundane pain points in our everyday lives. The concept also can be applied to higher education: Where innovation is key to a thriving economy, why is it so difficult for us to create an environment where innovation flourishes?

Helping students use smartphones responsibly

For many tweens heading into middle school, the transition from elementary school won’t be marked only by new teachers, class schedules and locker assignments but also by a gleaming new phone. Deciding whether a middle schooler is ready to take on mobile phone responsibility is a personal decision for each family. The device, whether smart or basic, brings up a host of questions and concerns from parents, especially as summer days turn into structured school days and packed after-school hours.

Classroom Management Enhanced by Technology

Technology affects almost every aspect of our lives. One area which technology has a big impact on is the field of education. As technology evolves, so does the need for teachers to learn how to integrate technology in their classrooms. Today, let’s explore some useful tools that educators can use to enhance the learning process in the classroom.

Is Virtual Reality For Everyone?

As the cost to install and support enabling technologies continues to fall, VR-based instruction could soon become the norm in higher education. The building of the immersive environment was a transformative teaching and learning experience, says Aaron E. Walsh, iED's founding director. "As we used to build dioramas in school, when you're building something like this, you're putting down neural pathways in the brain," he says. "You can remember what you're learning much better."

Online Education May Be Poised To Take Off: How political candidates' education plans could benefit Silicon Valley

Clinton's campaign, which provided the major tenets to news outlets, has the overarching goal to reduce student debt and lower the cost of education. Reportedly, one tactic would urge colleges to let students fulfill some requirements with less-expensive streaming classes and other digital initiatives. Sebastian Thrun, the founder of online education provider Udacity, consulted on the plan.


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