Education

5 Ways Technology Can Accelerate Student Learning

May 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse has released a set of recommendations for how higher education institutions can use technology to boost student success. The guide is designed to help instructors, instructional designers and administrators with retaining students by providing them with five evidence-based recommendations for supporting learning through the effective use of technology. Each of the recommendations is explained below in detail.

2019 STEM for All Video Showcase

May 22, 2019

Over 800 presenters and co-presenters share 242 short videos highlighting innovations in STEM education. We invite you to view all of these videos and to read the discussions that took place May 13th to May 20th.

Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research

May 21, 2019

Lawmakers moved on a host of bills this week centered around educational technology, including legislation aimed at restoring student privacy, bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, funding school security and better understanding participation in science and technology-related subjects among underrepresented groups.

Our Nation's Veterans Are a Perfect Match for STEM Jobs

May 21, 2019

The future of work in 21st-century America will be dominated by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and computer science careers. To further enhance America's position as an innovative, globally competitive leader, job creators should look to our nation's veterans to fill these critical roles. Our veterans are uniquely positioned to excel in STEM and computer science roles.

9 Amazing Uses for VR and AR in College Classrooms

May 20, 2019

Immersive reality is bumping us into the deep end, virtually speaking. Colleges and universities large and small are launching new labs and centers dedicated to research on the topics of augmented reality, virtual reality and 360-degree imaging.

Increasing our investment in the innovation workforce

May 20, 2019

With thousands of U.S. technology positions remaining unfilled every day, the need to grow a larger, more inclusive STEM workforce is clear. The challenge? How to proceed. We can help close the innovation workforce gap if we expand our investments in three key areas -- collaboration, inclusion and innovative educational policies -- including reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

Robotic Technology Helping Sick Young Girl Feel Like She's In Classroom With Friends

May 15, 2019

A sick girl in Delaware County is able to stay in school, thanks to modern technology. Teleconferencing is helping the kindergartner feel like she’s in the classroom, even when she’s learning for home.

How Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

May 14, 2019

Nearly all teachers -- 95 percent -- are using technology in the classroom nowadays. Elementary and middle school grades dominate when it comes to tech usage. What are the most popular tools? Video streaming beats out all others, according to a report released by Common Sense Education. Some 60 percent of teachers use video steaming services, such as YouTube, in the classroom. That’s followed by productivity and presentation tools like Microsoft Office and Google G Suite for Education at 54 percent.

Is technology good or bad for learning?

May 13, 2019

I’ll bet you’ve read something about technology and learning recently. You may have read that device use enhances learning outcomes. Or perhaps you’ve read that screen time is not good for kids. Maybe you’ve read that there’s no link between adolescents’ screen time and their well-being. Or that college students’ learning declines the more devices are present in their classrooms.

Bill Aims to Boost STEM from High School to Workforce

May 09, 2019

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are taking an interest in creating more educational opportunities for students in the STEM field. On May 9, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing on the STEM Opportunities Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by committee chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and ranking member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.)

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