This Will Be The Biggest Disruption In Higher Education
A new study of parents of K-12 students adds fuel to a potentially powerful new model for work and higher education on the near horizon. One where we will see a shift from "going to college to get a job" to "going to a job to get a college degree."
Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?
Stanford's Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work in quantum mechanics. With a new book, he continues his efforts to spark systemic changes in how universities teach science.
Introducing a Framework for High Quality Project Based Learning
By: Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. Projects are an easy way to engage students in authentic challenges, but delivering all of the possible benefits requires well-constructed, sustained and supported experiences. This new Framework can help develop such experiences.
OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet - The Hechinger Report
Education critics often see technology as unnecessary bells and whistles to a curriculum that has sufficed for decades. But the reality is that technological innovation today is opening the door to entirely new methods of teaching that have never before been feasible. New tools have changed how teachers interact with their students, and how the […]
3 Ed Tech Trends Stuck on the Horizon (and Why) -- Campus Technology
It isn't often that forward-looking organizations take the time to look backwards too, but that's exactly what Educause has done in its latest Horizon Report. The association for IT professionals in higher education included a section in the report titled "Fail or Scale," which pulled out three technologies — adaptive learning, augmented and mixed reality and gaming and gamification — that have appeared in previous forecasts, to understand what's happened in the intervening years since they…
Do classroom clickers improve learning? It depends.
Clickers in the classroom allow instructors to quiz students in real time, gauge student progress and reinforce lessons. Do they improve learning?
Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2) - EdSurge News
This is the second and final part of a series that explores how the market dynamics the K-12 education sector have changed. Read Part 1 here.Twelve ...
Wiley buys Knewton, an adaptive learning technology company | Inside Higher Ed
After failing to live up to the expectations it (self-)generated, the adaptive learning company Knewton goes out not with a bang but with a whimper.
New database offers contact information for teaching and learning centers nationwide | Inside Higher Ed
Centers for teaching and learning at institutions across the U.S. will be easier than ever to find and contact, thanks to a new interactive tool from the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network. The organization drew from an existing, now-defunct database hosted by the University of Kansas, coupled with data from the network's own list, according to Hoag
How to improve digital instruction with the science of learning | EdScoop
Commentary: edWeb.net's Eileen Belastock explains how the brain's thinking, feeling and sensing systems can come together to maximize knowledge retent
Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses? - EdSurge News
A lot has changed since 2012 or, the year the New York Times dubbed the "Year of the MOOC." The premise back then was that classes would make ...