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LEARNING IS ALL FUN AND GAMIFICATION LEARNING IS ALL FUN AND GAMIFICATION

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May 20, 2019

Are you still reluctant to have a little fun in your classroom? Don’t be. Games motivate learners in ways that worksheets never will. That’s because gamification socializes instructional experiences and makes them collaborative events that motivate students to learn and excel. Experience...

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THE DIGITAL BREAK YOUR STUDENTS NEED THE DIGITAL BREAK YOUR STUDENTS NEED

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May 20, 2019

You have no idea where you are, other than in a room containing the clues you need to escape. All you have are your wits and the friends who have joined you on this adventure. Escape rooms offer mental and physical stimulation. They immerse “captives” in a hands-on experience that requir...

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High-tech school brings learning to life with VR HIGH-TECH SCHOOL BRINGS LEARNING TO LIFE WITH VR

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May 15, 2019

Just as brands like Volvo are embracing virtual reality (VR) to encourage customers to experience its vehicles virtually, and JCDecaux is seeing the potential to woo advertisers through virtual tours of their airport touchpoints, some schools are realising the opportunities of embracing innovation a...

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AI CURRICULA FOR K-12 CLASSROOMS AI CURRICULA FOR K-12 CLASSROOMS

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May 14, 2019

Don’t assume it will be years before you need to worry about AI in the curriculum you teach. Artificial intelligence already has seeped into nearly every facet of our lives. It’s been permeating the fabric of our world, quite literally.Wearable technology like smart yoga pants and runnin...

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RETHINKING ADAPTIVE LEARNING IN THE AGE OF COGNITIVE COMPUTING RETHINKING ADAPTIVE LEARNING IN THE AGE OF COGNITIVE COMPUTING

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May 13, 2019

Adaptive learning, or also called personalized learning, is actually how education started out. The wealthy had their children educated at home by tutors. It was only later that public schools for the common man came into operation. While schools provide a much needed social environment for children...

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The Emergence of EdTech: How virtual reality wants to help educate your kids THE EMERGENCE OF EDTECH: HOW VIRTUAL REALITY WANTS TO HELP EDUCATE YOUR KIDS

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May 13, 2019

Some members of Generation Alpha, also known as the iGeneration, aren’t even born yet but they’re already dictating future market trends. Born between 2010 and 2025, Generation Alpha will be the first generation born entirely in the 21st century-- and whole industries are already positio...

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How Can Mindfulness Teach Surface, Deep and Transfer Learning? HOW CAN MINDFULNESS TEACH SURFACE, DEEP AND TRANSFER LEARNING?

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May 12, 2019

Transfer-level learning is the ultimate goal for any teacher. The idea that we can inspire students to find connections in their learning to their greater world is something we all hope for, but we also understand doesn't happen as often as it should. Stern, Lauriault, and Ferraro write that &qu...

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How to Introduce your School to STEM: The 5 Most Important Factors for Success HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR SCHOOL TO STEM: THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

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May 12, 2019

Like most educators, we started our STEM projects with way too many guidelines. Our first project had rubrics, journal prompts, criteria(s) for success, timelines and multiple feedback sessions. And while we thought this would signal to kids and teachers that we had it all together, in reality, it t...

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8 GREAT PERSONALIZED LEARNING STRATEGIES THAT WORK EVERY TIME 8 GREAT PERSONALIZED LEARNING STRATEGIES THAT WORK EVERY TIME

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May 10, 2019

Many things are personal to us, and how we learn is one of them. When learning becomes strengthened by a relevant connection between the task and the learner, that's truly personal. We accomplish this by using strategies correlating directly to our curriculum, pedagogy, and the learning environm...

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Tackling Digital Equity in the Classroom – Strategies for Teachers TACKLING DIGITAL EQUITY IN THE CLASSROOM – STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS

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May 08, 2019

Thanks to initiatives such as the Federal E-Rate program, which provides discounted Internet access and funding for schools and districts, most students now have the ability to get online while in school. However, once students head home, they may lack high speed Internet as well as a device other t...

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Initiative Urges Students to Identify Career Goals Early INITIATIVE URGES STUDENTS TO IDENTIFY CAREER GOALS EARLY

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May 07, 2019

At the same time that the Coalition for Career Development (CCD) is promoting a greater emphasis on early career planning in K-12 and higher education, Complete College America has begun pushing a "Purpose First" philosophy for colleges and universities, a strategy intended to serve as the...

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Why education is so important? WHY EDUCATION IS SO IMPORTANT?

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May 06, 2019

Education will play a central role in the future of society. A real collaborative and participative space where teachers and students share a common strategy towards knowledge and creativity as the key drivers of growth and competitiveness. Modern content matrixes give education a new frontier of ca...

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Building a Kinder World: How Maker Education Can Solve Problems and Foster Empathy BUILDING A KINDER WORLD: HOW MAKER EDUCATION CAN SOLVE PROBLEMS AND FOSTER EMPATHY

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May 04, 2019

To help students on the path toward empowerment and empathy, we can start by incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) into curricula. The five core competencies of SEL include self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness. SEL can be ...

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Education Institutions Need a Payments Solution Now More than Ever EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS NEED A PAYMENTS SOLUTION NOW MORE THAN EVER

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May 02, 2019

Today’s modern world includes many commerce conveniences that have filtered their way into everyday life, even to the world of education. The education system, just like many industries, is in the midst of a shift towards embracing technology to help simplify its processes. Payments is part of...

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SCHOOLS ARE TURNING TO VIRTUAL DOCTORS FOR SICK KIDS SCHOOLS ARE TURNING TO VIRTUAL DOCTORS FOR SICK KIDS

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May 01, 2019

In today’s economic climate, it is common for both parents to work. When a child gets sick at school one of the parents must fetch the child and arrange a doctor’s appointment, which may not be possible on the same day – there goes two days off work for the parent.In winter months ...

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This is how the way the world measures success in education is changing THIS IS HOW THE WAY THE WORLD MEASURES SUCCESS IN EDUCATION IS CHANGING

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Apr 29, 2019

Since 2000 when the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched a global academic benchmark for measuring student outcomes by testing 15-year-olds, many global education systems have been impacted by what sometimes looks and feels like a race to rank high. When the OECD la...

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It’s Time to Develop a Progressive Education Agenda IT’S TIME TO DEVELOP A PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION AGENDA

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Apr 29, 2019

During this period of right-wing ascendance, it is easy to succumb to the depressing reality of Trump’s America and not see the opportunities for change. In several American cities and states, liberal and progressive politicians occupy positions of leadership. The opportunities created by thei...

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New Research Project Exploring AI in K–12 NEW RESEARCH PROJECT EXPLORING AI IN K–12

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Apr 29, 2019

A Canadian university is working with a Canadian and American education technology company to research the use of artificial intelligence in K-12 classrooms. Specifically, the project will explore the impact of AI-driven learning experiences on student outcomes, including academic growth and social ...

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3 Ways K–12 Schools Can Maximize IT Management Tools 3 WAYS K–12 SCHOOLS CAN MAXIMIZE IT MANAGEMENT TOOLS

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Apr 29, 2019

Asset management tools can help ensure students, faculty and staff have the digital resources they need without overburdening IT directors and their staff. At Acero Schools, administrators tried to manage a school district of 7,500 students manually, however the demand was too high for the one syste...

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What if the Future of Work Starts with High School WHAT IF THE FUTURE OF WORK STARTS WITH HIGH SCHOOL

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Apr 29, 2019

Nearly 100% of the jobs created during the economic recovery went to workers with postsecondary education training. That training really begins in high school. The work of the future will require a robust system of lifelong learning and high school may just be the fulcrum in that system, best positi...

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools HOW ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY CAN CREATE EQUITY IN SCHOOLS

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Apr 29, 2019

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating.Howeve...

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Effect of virtual reality and augmented reality in education systems EFFECT OF VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY IN EDUCATION SYSTEMS

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Apr 29, 2019

Technology in the education sector is one that has introduced a lot of incredible things. As a fact, studying online has become the new trend today, which makes it hard for people to miss out on learning opportunities. However, along with the right things, there are some inventions of technology tha...

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Digital Natives Or Digital Immigrants? DIGITAL NATIVES OR DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS?

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Apr 28, 2019

To keep up with trends, digital immigrants nowadays are actively involved in performing day-to-day activities and learning using technology. A research finding shows that older adults (aged 65 years and above) have a positive attitude towards using learning technology to perform their daily activiti...

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College Unbound Helps Working Adults Earn Fast Affordable Degrees COLLEGE UNBOUND HELPS WORKING ADULTS EARN FAST AFFORDABLE DEGREES

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Apr 28, 2019

After finding College Unbound, Jose earned an associate’s degree in six months. But Jose reoffended and went back to prison. Fortunately, there was a cohort of College Unbound in prison and he was able to continue making progress. Once released he graduated. Now 35, Jose is house manager at a ...

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The Benefits of Creative Learning Spaces in K-12 schools THE BENEFITS OF CREATIVE LEARNING SPACES IN K-12 SCHOOLS

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Apr 27, 2019

As technology and innovation become the first priority for school districts, it’s important that students are offered creative learning spaces to expand and challenge their knowledge and ability to create. Technology can help students boost their concentration, retain information and encourage...

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8 Tips To Create A Microlearning Online Training Library For Soft Skills 8 TIPS TO CREATE A MICROLEARNING ONLINE TRAINING LIBRARY FOR SOFT SKILLS

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Apr 27, 2019

There is a myriad of abilities that fall under the soft skill umbrella, which makes it difficult to pinpoint which skills you need to cover in your microlearning online training library. However, you can identify current soft skill gaps and focus your efforts by conducting an employee evaluation bef...

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5 Classroom Strategies to Support Multimodal Learning 5 CLASSROOM STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT MULTIMODAL LEARNING

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Apr 26, 2019

Knowing your students’ learning styles is important to understand how they process and retain information, as well as to provide them with personalized learning and instruction. Teach.com discusses how all students are created equally, but differently, and how “It is important for educat...

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How to create personalized learning plans for students with undiagnosed disabilities HOW TO CREATE PERSONALIZED LEARNING PLANS FOR STUDENTS WITH UNDIAGNOSED DISABILITIES

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Apr 26, 2019

Every child deserves an educational experience that fits their learning abilities. That’s why it is so crucial that parents, teachers, and administrators recognize and diagnose any roadblocks students may have to learning. But sometimes students slip through the cracks, and their disabilities ...

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TAMING BIG DATA IN EDUCATION WITH COGNITIVE COMPUTING TAMING BIG DATA IN EDUCATION WITH COGNITIVE COMPUTING

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Apr 26, 2019

The world is drowning in data. We are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That is 2.5 followed by 18 zeros!But that figure is a moving target. Thanks to the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) the data we’re creating is expanding by the second.The thing is, if you can’t ...

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How Modular Education Is Revolutionizing The Way We Learn (And Work) HOW MODULAR EDUCATION IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY WE LEARN (AND WORK)

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Apr 25, 2019

In today’s digital economy, rapid technological change is transforming the workplace, and it has become apparent that we can no longer stop our education after college if we are to stay relevant. We will need to be continually learning, refreshing and updating our skillset as we progress throu...

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How Education Tackles Cybersecurity HOW EDUCATION TACKLES CYBERSECURITY

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Apr 25, 2019

With technology becoming a cornerstone of how many school districts operate, the risks of getting hacked multiplies, and defending against cyber-attacks becomes an important part of any strategic plan. A new report from the IBM X-Force finds attackers are drawn to the education sector owing to the s...

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Virtual Reality in Education: Welcome to the New Age of Learning VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION: WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE OF LEARNING

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Apr 25, 2019

Using new technologies for pedagogical purposes is more than just a fad. It seems to be quickly imposing itself as the future of education. In fact, most professionals working in training and education are already well-versed in various fields such as augmented reality, virtual reality, e-learning a...

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USING AI TO PERSONALIZE EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE USING AI TO PERSONALIZE EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE

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Apr 24, 2019

Personalized learning is learning experience designed with each student’s specific needs in mind. In personalized learning, learning components like pace of learning, content, sequence, technology, content, instructional approach, instructional content and other aspects are adjustable accordin...

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Micro-learning – What can it do for your organization? MICRO-LEARNING – WHAT CAN IT DO FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?

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Apr 24, 2019

How does corporate learning have to change to meet today’s time challenged employees? One way is by utilizing micro-learning – short bursts of learning, three to five minutes long, doing away with long-winded explanations and focusing on key practical tips. Today’s learner is well ...

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5 Ways To Make Teacher Professional Development Effective 5 WAYS TO MAKE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVE

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Apr 24, 2019

Every educator has at least one tale of a teacher professional development session gone wrong. But how can you avoid those mistakes?It’s difficult to plan and execute creative opportunities for teachers to continue to build their skills. Many school leaders will admit that professional develop...

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7 DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF BIG DATA ON EDUCATION 7 DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF BIG DATA ON EDUCATION

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Apr 24, 2019

The term big data stands for an extremely voluminous set of data, which can expose connections, trends, and patterns in the behavior of the target group. In the education sector, data analysis can change the way the teacher teaches and the students learn.A single educational institution receives a g...

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Can education help end America CAN EDUCATION HELP END AMERICA'S CULTURE WAR?

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Apr 24, 2019

America is in the midst of a culture war that has fractured social trust. While Americans may not be on the battlefield at home, it increasingly feels like a war is raging for the American heart, mind, and soul. Americans are growing weary of a culture that feels chaotic and negative, and increasing...

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Is Administrative Bloat Behind Rising Cost of US College Education? IS ADMINISTRATIVE BLOAT BEHIND RISING COST OF US COLLEGE EDUCATION?

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Apr 24, 2019

As the average price tag of a college education continues to rise, many have criticized colleges for “administrative bloat” as one of the potential culprits. However, while a surface level analysis might equate increased spending on administrative positions with higher student attendance...

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Technology Has No Impact on Teaching and Learning TECHNOLOGY HAS NO IMPACT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

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Apr 24, 2019

Pretty bold title for a blog post, right? Especially, coming from two authors who just wrote a book titled Tech Request: A Guide for Coaching Educators in the Digital World. In all honesty, we believe wholeheartedly that technology has no impact on teaching and learning in an environment devoid of s...

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Why are Canadian universities so slow to adopt digital learning? WHY ARE CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES SO SLOW TO ADOPT DIGITAL LEARNING?

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Apr 24, 2019

As a first-year student at Queen’s University in 2015, Alison Carney enrolled in introductory psychology, expecting the popular course would be delivered by a professor at the front of a 400-plus seat lecture hall—just like so many others on campus. She got that, and much more.Along with ...

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Virtual reality as a treatment for ADHD? VIRTUAL REALITY AS A TREATMENT FOR ADHD?

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Apr 24, 2019

It's ironic that technology is being tested to remediate distraction, given that screens are one of the primary drivers of distraction in the world today. But virtual reality has the benefit of offering immersive environments, those in which distractions can be precisely controlled and amplified...

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HOW EFFECTIVE IS INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING IN THE MODERN CLASSROOM? HOW EFFECTIVE IS INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING IN THE MODERN CLASSROOM?

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Apr 23, 2019

Engagement in the classroom plays a significant role in student learning. The challenge is finding a method of cultivating skills that also keeps students interested in the material. Using inquiry-based learning to accomplish this is a popular strategy because it actively involves students in proble...

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4 WAYS THAT MACHINE LEARNING CAN IMPROVE ONLINE LEARNING 4 WAYS THAT MACHINE LEARNING CAN IMPROVE ONLINE LEARNING

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Apr 23, 2019

The number of college and university students taking classes online keeps on growing. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a third of all students now take at least one online course. In fact, if it were not for online education, college and university enrollments would ...

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COGNITIVE COMPUTING WILL REVOLUTIONIZE K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION COGNITIVE COMPUTING WILL REVOLUTIONIZE K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION

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Apr 23, 2019

To say that cognitive computing is a disruptive technology is an understatement of huge proportions. Already it is freeing humans from tedious tasks, streamlining city traffic, improving emergency services, saving lives on operating tables, and delivering parcels to your front door. Cognitive comput...

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How Family Engagement Increases Early Childhood Education Readiness HOW FAMILY ENGAGEMENT INCREASES EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION READINESS

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Apr 23, 2019

Researchers have referenced time and again that a child’s performance in the education environment is based on both parent and teacher expectations; it’s no different for children in their early stages of learning. Childcare programs and families benefit from shared resources and informa...

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6 eLearning Trends To Include In Your Custom eLearning Solution 6 ELEARNING TRENDS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CUSTOM ELEARNING SOLUTION

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Apr 22, 2019

It isn’t possible to talk about trends in digital learning without talking about the “digital” part first. It is what everyone expects. Most articles on trends discuss mobile, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, LMS options, apps, and authoring software. The most forward-looking ar...

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Funding Is Top Roadblock to AR & VR in Education FUNDING IS TOP ROADBLOCK TO AR & VR IN EDUCATION

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Apr 22, 2019

The education sector is forecast to spend more than $6 billion annually on augmented and virtual reality technologies by 2023. Funding for the technologies remains a major hurdle to adoption, but price points for equipment are dropping rapidly, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research.Ac...

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5 Ways to Promote Student Success in Online Learning 5 WAYS TO PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS IN ONLINE LEARNING

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Apr 22, 2019

A new report from Strada Education Network offers key takeaways from last fall's Online Student Success Symposium, a two-day workshop focused on challenges, innovative practices and future opportunities in online learning. Hosted by BYU-Pathway Worldwide and sponsored by Strada, the event conven...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VS. COGNITIVE COMPUTING IN EDUCATION: HOW THEY DIFFER? ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VS. COGNITIVE COMPUTING IN EDUCATION: HOW THEY DIFFER?

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Apr 22, 2019

The first thing to understand is that cognitive computing is part of artificial intelligence (AI), or a subset of artificial intelligence.There are many definitions of AI, with many tech companies formulating their own definitions depending on what their aim is for AI.The Oxford Dictionary defines a...

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AI holds tremendous potential to transform education AI HOLDS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION

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Apr 22, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us. From digital assistants to algorithms that suggest what music to listen to, are all now a part of our everyday lives.While soon we may travel in self-driven cars, the area where AI is poised to most profoundly affect our lives is education. It is no sur...

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Cultural Competency: Finding Ways to Bring Equity Through Personalized Learning CULTURAL COMPETENCY: FINDING WAYS TO BRING EQUITY THROUGH PERSONALIZED LEARNING

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Apr 22, 2019

As more schools, districts, and states implement personalized learning strategies, the focus has shifted from plug and play technology solutions to rethinking the structure of the classroom as we know it. So how are states moving forward with personalized learning initiatives?In this podcast series,...

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5 Ladies Leading Change In Education & Talent Technology 5 LADIES LEADING CHANGE IN EDUCATION & TALENT TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 22, 2019

With the buzz of conference attendees, including renowned thought leaders and investors, who have developed a variety of new innovative technologies walking the venue grounds, ASU-GSV is not a conference to disappoint. The yearly conference, coined by its founders as one of “the most impactful...

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The Pursuit of Happiness is a Noble Goal for 21st Century Education THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS IS A NOBLE GOAL FOR 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION

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Apr 22, 2019

Our cynical world reacted in dismay, lambasting the songs for being fluff and ignoring the dire problems that dominate the news cycle. Why be happy when you could wear your despair like a red badge of discouragement? Well, it looks like the fellas were on to something. Happiness is climbing to the t...

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What’s holding STEM back in the US? WHAT’S HOLDING STEM BACK IN THE US?

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Apr 22, 2019

As organizations worldwide continue to invest in science, technology, engineering and math initiatives, and as students take a higher interest in technical careers, you would expect the number of educational institutions responding to the workplace’s increasing demand for technical talent woul...

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Funding Is Top Roadblock to AR & VR in Schools FUNDING IS TOP ROADBLOCK TO AR & VR IN SCHOOLS

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Apr 22, 2019

The education sector is forecast to spend more than $6 billion annually on augmented and virtual reality technologies by 2023. Funding for the technologies remains a major hurdle to adoption, but price points for equipment are dropping rapidly, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research.Ac...

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How AR and VR are Revolutionizing Soft Skills Training in 2019 HOW AR AND VR ARE REVOLUTIONIZING SOFT SKILLS TRAINING IN 2019

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Apr 22, 2019

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies have recently gone mainstream, exiting the experimental stage. While most of us know about AR and VR from consumer-facing applications like Pokémon Go and Oculus, they also have immense potential in HR. Initially, HR use cases for A...

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Augmented Reality: The Future of Education AUGMENTED REALITY: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

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Apr 22, 2019

By 2025, two billion of the global population is going to be made up by the youngest generation: Generation Alpha, also known as the iGeneration. Generation Alpha are children born between 2010 and 2025.This is the first generation entirely born in the 21st century. These children are considered to ...

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Pros and cons of using cloud computing in education PROS AND CONS OF USING CLOUD COMPUTING IN EDUCATION

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Apr 21, 2019

Educational establishments are underneath increasing pressure to deliver additional for fewer and that they have to be compelled to realize ways in which to supply made reasonable services and tools. With Cloud computing having the potential to supply computation and storage resources as services, t...

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Why the world is due a revolution in economics education WHY THE WORLD IS DUE A REVOLUTION IN ECONOMICS EDUCATION

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Apr 20, 2019

Economic thinking governs much of our world. But the discipline’s teaching is stuck in the past. Centred around antiquated 19th-century models built on Newtonian physics, economics treats humans as atomic particles, rather than as social beings.While academic research often manages to transcen...

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Student Choice to Prepare Students for the Future of Work STUDENT CHOICE TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Apr 20, 2019

The future of work’s rapidly changing landscape requires our students to be flexible in their learning, understanding, and application of knowledge. Because of this, teachers need to prepare students to deal with open-ended questions that require them to decide how to connect and apply content...

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Bootcamps: A Viable Alternative to College BOOTCAMPS: A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO COLLEGE

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Apr 20, 2019

Once thought of as the only path to success, the traditional college education is coming under fire as some students ask themselves if the degree is worth the time and expense, and, if not, is there another viable option?Research still supports the idea that a college degree is the surest path to a ...

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Committee on Grad Education Report Shows Increasing Dissatisfaction Among Grad Students COMMITTEE ON GRAD EDUCATION REPORT SHOWS INCREASING DISSATISFACTION AMONG GRAD STUDENTS

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Apr 20, 2019

Half of University graduate students are not satisfied with teaching training, a new report by the Committee on Graduate Education (CGE) shows. The report also touches on additional concerns regarding academics and student support, and notes a trend of decreasing graduate student satisfaction over t...

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College education today: Worth the massive debt load in 2019? COLLEGE EDUCATION TODAY: WORTH THE MASSIVE DEBT LOAD IN 2019?

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Apr 20, 2019

Everyone says it. It’s standard advice. If you want a decent job, you need a college degree. Back in the day, that was pretty much true. Today, given the massive debt load students incur, maybe not. So why the continuing insistence by parents, friends and relatives that high school grads absol...

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How useful is the use of robots in education? HOW USEFUL IS THE USE OF ROBOTS IN EDUCATION?

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Apr 19, 2019

Over a decade or two, lots of educational institutions have taken interest in robots and thus do initial stepping stones to incorporating these machines into the educational sphere from preschools to colleges, mostly in STEM and special education. The successful incorporation of this sort of innovat...

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EDTECH INNOVATION IN ONLINE EDUCATION EDTECH INNOVATION IN ONLINE EDUCATION

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Apr 19, 2019

The early days of online education looked suspiciously similar to traditional classes taken in brick-and-mortar classrooms.You matriculated for a course, purchased your books or downloaded materials, and attend class via computer – on the day and time set by the school or professor. Eventually...

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HOW COGNITIVE COMPUTING CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER TEACHER HOW COGNITIVE COMPUTING CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER TEACHER

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Apr 19, 2019

Cognitive computing is the end of one-size-fits-all education. The technology will make possible this declaration by Ignacio Estrada: If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way the child learns.This is exactly what will be possible in the near future with the help o...

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Salesforce.org Expands Education Data Architecture to K-12 SALESFORCE.ORG EXPANDS EDUCATION DATA ARCHITECTURE TO K-12

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Apr 19, 2019

The new architecture will support the needs of both higher education and K-12 institutions, including admissions and enrollment, family and community engagement, and fundraising and grants management. A new K-12 Kit (available by June 2019) will offer schools and systems an out-of-the-box way to get...

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Reveling In STEM Education As An Adult Learner REVELING IN STEM EDUCATION AS AN ADULT LEARNER

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Apr 19, 2019

Practical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills are crucial in order to prepare today's students for tomorrow's world.There are many who are working hard to provide our youth with what they need to succeed in STEM careers. This can be difficult, however, for those who didn&...

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6 WAYS OF HELPING STUDENTS WITH OVERCOMING LEARNING BARRIERS 6 WAYS OF HELPING STUDENTS WITH OVERCOMING LEARNING BARRIERS

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Apr 19, 2019

Learning anything comes with some kind of labour whether it’s time spent, a search for meaning, or a simple struggle to understand. After all, every learner is different. With those differences will come the process of overcoming learning barriers of every definition. You won’t always se...

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The Future of Work: How Do We Prepare Our Students? THE FUTURE OF WORK: HOW DO WE PREPARE OUR STUDENTS?

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Apr 19, 2019

Although we cannot predict with certainty the types of jobs that will exist in the future, we know that today’s students will need a variety of skills, “21st century skills.” However, these are skills that our students need today. Knowing this, we must ask ourselves what are the be...

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Grade inflation is ruining education GRADE INFLATION IS RUINING EDUCATION

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Apr 18, 2019

It is common knowledge that universities have been inflating degree awards in recent years. This week it was reported that hundreds of students with the worst A-level results are going on to get first-class degrees. Some 40 universities awarded firsts to at least a quarter of those with the lowest A...

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A Look at Private Higher Education in the UK A LOOK AT PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UK

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Apr 18, 2019

The vast majority of higher education in the United Kingdom (UK) has been delivered by public universities and colleges. The titles “University” and “University College” are legally protected, as are degree awarding powers, and these, until recently, have been exclusively loc...

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When everything clicks: Making sense of online education WHEN EVERYTHING CLICKS: MAKING SENSE OF ONLINE EDUCATION

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Apr 18, 2019

Studying online takes more than a laptop and a comfortable desk chair. Students have to be self-motivated, organized, and yes, even willing to put in some extra work, beyond what their on-campus peers experience.“In a traditional face-to-face class, you might go, listen, take notes and only ta...

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Dual education at universities too? DUAL EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITIES TOO?

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Apr 18, 2019

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development has published the Draft Law on the dual model for higher education, which stipulates that students can spend at least 450 hours (about 60 days) per year, during the course of studies, working at a company and receive at the least 50% o...

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The Importance of the Arts in Education THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS IN EDUCATION

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Apr 18, 2019

Music, dance, theatre, poetry and the visual arts must be seen as fundamental to the education process and should always be at the forefront of educational planning.  An arts-based education is integral to human development, speaking to what cannot be effectively put into words, making us compl...

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HOW HARVARD CREATED ONE OF THE BEST ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS HOW HARVARD CREATED ONE OF THE BEST ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS

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Apr 18, 2019

Are you looking into online learning platforms for your educational institution, but still on the fence about it?Take the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business for example. In what’s been called ‘one of the most ambitious efforts in online education,’ the seventh-r...

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AR and VR Promise Revolutionary Improvements AR AND VR PROMISE REVOLUTIONARY IMPROVEMENTS

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Apr 18, 2019

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are powerful educational tools that can significantly enhance the learning journey and outcome by providing interactive and engaging content, immersive storytelling experiences, and flexibility and independence to students. AR and VR educational conten...

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THE PERSONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT EVERY TEACHER NEEDS THE PERSONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT EVERY TEACHER NEEDS

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Apr 18, 2019

Imagine teaching at a school where your personal assistant takes care of the routine tasks for your classroom. The assistant even prepares lessons for your students. You have additional time to instruct students in small groups or individually, provide thoughtful feedback, and encourage learning. &l...

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Is Online Early-Childhood Education the Next Big Thing? IS ONLINE EARLY-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION THE NEXT BIG THING?

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Apr 17, 2019

Utah rolled this online program out to thousands of young children in the state. The Obama administration funded it through its Investing in Innovation grant program to the tune of more than $11 million.And now Waterford UPSTART, an educational software program whose creators say can help prepare ch...

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Can You Pay Student Loans With 529 Plan Funds? CAN YOU PAY STUDENT LOANS WITH 529 PLAN FUNDS?

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Apr 17, 2019

FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1996, 529 college savings plans offer parents a way to save for college expenses for a designated beneficiary. They are exempt from federal taxes and some states offer special tax benefits as well. And yet, studies show fewer than 1 in 5 people have a 529 plan.With the growing nu...

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How to Be a Better Online Teacher HOW TO BE A BETTER ONLINE TEACHER

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Apr 17, 2019

Whether you’ve taught online a lot or a little, chances are you didn’t enjoy it as much as teaching in person. Maybe you didn’t experience that fizz after a particularly invigorating face-to-face class. Indeed, according to a 2017 Educause survey, only 9 percent of academics prefer...

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Improving Autism Education with Community—And Robots IMPROVING AUTISM EDUCATION WITH COMMUNITY—AND ROBOTS

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Apr 17, 2019

Like other educational institutions in the country, we’ve seen rapid growth in the number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in South Carolina’s public schools. In South Carolina, in fact, we’re serving twice as many students with ASD as we were five years ago.Of cou...

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Poio Is A School Curriculum For Kids With Disabilities POIO IS A SCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES

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Apr 17, 2019

In 2012, my second son Leon was born with a serious hearing impairment which meant that he would struggle with traditional learning methods."With school systems designed for the majority of students that progress at the same pace, my wife and I knew that he would need more time and assistance t...

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It IT'S AN EDUCATIONAL REVOLUTION: HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING UNIVERSITY LIFE

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Apr 17, 2019

Beacon is unlike any other member of staff at Staffordshire University. It is available 24/7 to answer students’ questions, and deals with a number of queries every day – mostly the same ones over and over again – but always stays incredibly patient.That patience is perhaps what gi...

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How YouthQuest Brings STEM Education to At-Risk Youth HOW YOUTHQUEST BRINGS STEM EDUCATION TO AT-RISK YOUTH

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Apr 17, 2019

It was a field trip into the workplace of disruptive technologies you might expect for an affluent high school or college student. They headed to Terrapin Works, the University of Maryland’s 3D printing center, to study the various uses and equipment of their newly formed 3D printing skills to...

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CAN YOU CREATE EPIC DIGITAL LEARNING CONTENT? CAN YOU CREATE EPIC DIGITAL LEARNING CONTENT?

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Apr 17, 2019

You might be able to create epic, or at least nearly heroic, digital learning content, but should you? Being crafty isn’t easy. Being tech-creative is even harder. Social media videos may have led you to believe that a little inspiration can turn anyone into a hobbyist with skills that Martha ...

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Measuring Learning in the Moment: The KPIs of VR Training MEASURING LEARNING IN THE MOMENT: THE KPIS OF VR TRAINING

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Apr 17, 2019

Eighty-seven percent of employees across generations say career development is extremely important to them, yet only 36 percent of those new to the workforce feel they’ve been given the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in their roles.Companies on the Fortune 500 are quickly realizing t...

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Improve Your Capacity for Learning Right Now IMPROVE YOUR CAPACITY FOR LEARNING RIGHT NOW

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Apr 17, 2019

Seizing your learning opportunities today is so important. You have to do as much as you can to look at what it takes to improve your study skills and learn as much as you can. Education matters, and this is what is going to open a lot of doors for the future. It’s this reason that makes learn...

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Is a college education worth it? Grads are divided IS A COLLEGE EDUCATION WORTH IT? GRADS ARE DIVIDED

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Apr 16, 2019

A college education is likely one of the biggest expenses you’ll face in your lifetime.For many, it also requires going deep into debt. Seven in 10 seniors graduate in the red, owing about $30,000 per borrower, according to the most recent data from the Institute for College Access & Succe...

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Waterford-based VR Education to create up to 10 new jobs WATERFORD-BASED VR EDUCATION TO CREATE UP TO 10 NEW JOBS

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Apr 16, 2019

VR Education was founded by husband-and-wife team David and Sandra Whelan. The company last year raised £6m in a listing on Dublin’s Enterprise Securities Market and the AIM in London.Its Immersive VR Education platform provides VR content that can be used in schools, colleges, universit...

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Innovation in higher-education INNOVATION IN HIGHER-EDUCATION

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Apr 16, 2019

Southern New Hampshire University has a traditional campus as well as a large online community. President Paul LeBlanc says he takes pride in the level of service they provide their students. Lasell College president, Michael B. Alexander says despite these demographic and financial challenges, ther...

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Advancing STEM Through Robotics Education ADVANCING STEM THROUGH ROBOTICS EDUCATION

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Apr 16, 2019

Robotics engineers believe that one-third of the world’s job will be automated in the nearest future. This, however, doesn’t mean that life will soon be like “The Jetsons.” As technological developments have done in the past, the next generation of robots utilizing artificial...

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An elusive educational quest AN ELUSIVE EDUCATIONAL QUEST

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Apr 16, 2019

Research is the cornerstone of great institutions. Without it, a professor should not be eligible to teach at the university level as he/she will not be in a position to teach anything new to the students other than what is available in textbooks. The only benchmark to judge the quality of a univers...

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Keeping up with digital learning KEEPING UP WITH DIGITAL LEARNING

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Apr 16, 2019

One of the concerns often expressed by parents, especially of primary students, is the trend towards students doing work online, whether that is at school or at home. Increasingly, parents feel homework becomes a bit of a guessing game because they cannot always ‘monitor’ what is being l...

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A cultural education: online courses gain popularity among professionals A CULTURAL EDUCATION: ONLINE COURSES GAIN POPULARITY AMONG PROFESSIONALS

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Apr 16, 2019

Today, it’s possible to study an array of fascinating subjects taught by world-leading experts from absolutely anywhere on the planet – for free. Online platforms have unleashed fountains of knowledge to anyone keen to learn.Of particular note are Coursera and edX, which have partnered u...

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5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology 5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUYING CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 16, 2019

As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. Districts want to know the money budgeted for technology integration will provide the best outcomes for their particular schools’ needs. Th...

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THE RISE OF THE ROBOT TEACHER THE RISE OF THE ROBOT TEACHER

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Apr 16, 2019

Many homemakers use a Roomba or a iRobot to sweep their floors daily. Talk robot companions like Tapia serve as useful companions who alert, remind, encourage and support their owners in domestic capacities. Interactive robots are making their way into schools, as well. Finland and other countries, ...

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YOU PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA, WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S? YOU PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA, WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S?

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Apr 15, 2019

Data collection on students begins the moment you enroll your child in school. You must provide their social security or state-issued ID number, date of birth, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status if qualifying for free and reduced lunch, and history of immunizations.The school also has your ad...

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Education department to start training teachers on coding EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO START TRAINING TEACHERS ON CODING

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Apr 15, 2019

As the government moves to prepare the country for the fourth industrial revolution, the department of basic education says it will soon begin training teachers for a new coding curriculum. Concerns have been raised previously that SA’s education and labour system appears to not be ready for t...

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Empowering Teachers Means Freedom Says White House Hopeful Pete Buttigieg EMPOWERING TEACHERS MEANS FREEDOM SAYS WHITE HOUSE HOPEFUL PETE BUTTIGIEG

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Apr 15, 2019

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., is officially running for the Democratic nomination for president, and he has a message for educators: You are more than a statistic. At his official campaign kickoff rally on Sunday, Buttigieg ticked off a host of reasons why the Democratic Party embra...

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School Integration Champions Say Broad Support on Capitol Hill Is Possible SCHOOL INTEGRATION CHAMPIONS SAY BROAD SUPPORT ON CAPITOL HILL IS POSSIBLE

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Apr 15, 2019

Can advocates for school integration leverage local control as a winning argument in Congress? The answer to that over the long term could be key to some Democrats' biggest, and perhaps one of their most aspirational, policy goals in Washington. Last week, advocates and elected leaders hosted a ...

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What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? New Standards Are in the Works WHAT SHOULD K-12 STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? NEW STANDARDS ARE IN THE WORKS

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Apr 15, 2019

At least some of them boasted that they’re already using it—or that they’re on the cusp of doing so.While the ed-tech sector’s interest in AI is no surprise, it’s important to recognize that in the K-12 landscape, discussions of the fast-emerging technology are generall...

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Is AI Futuristic Education to Make Career? IS AI FUTURISTIC EDUCATION TO MAKE CAREER?

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Apr 15, 2019

The learning methods are undergoing revamping procedure. AI, machine learning and speech-technologies have configured it. Despite being in the nascent stage, the concept of e-education through AI based apps and software is emerging with promising results and futuristic vision of quicker and easier v...

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Applying Capital Grants for Education APPLYING CAPITAL GRANTS FOR EDUCATION

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Apr 15, 2019

Capital grants in education are used for one-time capital expenses that directly enhance a school’s ability to serve its students and achieve its mission. Grants may be used for such purposes as facility improvements, vehicles, equipment purchases and other non-expendable assets. Many times, f...

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Who does the choosing under school choice? WHO DOES THE CHOOSING UNDER SCHOOL CHOICE?

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Apr 15, 2019

Nearly everyone would agree that every child should have access to a high-quality education, yet there is little consensus for how to make this a reality. Many education reformers believe school choice can help. School choice, broadly defined, proposes that parents can choose to send their children ...

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Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMS PREPARE STUDENTS FOR A TECH-ENABLED FUTURE

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Apr 15, 2019

K–12 students have more access to the internet than ever, thanks to the multitude of personal devices at their fingertips. Kids aged 8–18 years old are in front of screens for seven hours every day on average, CBS News reports. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices...

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How $5 Billion Could Provide a Great Education for Every Kid on Earth HOW $5 BILLION COULD PROVIDE A GREAT EDUCATION FOR EVERY KID ON EARTH

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Apr 15, 2019

“Exponential technology is changing faster than we are,” said a philanthropic advisor, “how could philanthropy accelerate progress in career readiness?”With such high challenge, so many restrictions (both policies and traditions), and new demands to be lean and agile, it&rsqu...

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ASU+GSV where EdTech History is Made ASU+GSV WHERE EDTECH HISTORY IS MADE

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Apr 15, 2019

This year we sponsored and participated in the ASU GSV summit which is THE industry catalyst for raising learning and career opportunities through scaled innovation.  According to Forbes, ASU GSV is the best conference “to get a lay of the land and spot promising new ideas” within t...

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To Read Or Not To Read: Text In An Online World TO READ OR NOT TO READ: TEXT IN AN ONLINE WORLD

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Apr 14, 2019

Does text have a place in online courses? If so, how do we overcome the off-putting nature of the text and the many challenges of reading online? In this article, Mary Burns shares some of the challenges associated with text-based content and design and instructional strategies to address such chall...

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Not enough jobs for science graduates challenges STEM hype NOT ENOUGH JOBS FOR SCIENCE GRADUATES CHALLENGES STEM HYPE

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Apr 14, 2019

Job opportunities for university science graduates have failed to match the push to get more students to study science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, warn policy experts.University of Sydney head of business analytics John Buchanan said while STEM skills were important to s...

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7 Types Of LMS Support Services To Consider 7 TYPES OF LMS SUPPORT SERVICES TO CONSIDER

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Apr 14, 2019

You may not foresee any issues with your new LMS, but you never know what data migration issues, glitches, and authentication errors lie ahead. As such, LMS support services should be a top priority. The trick is finding one that offers the ideal level of support in your price range. While some may ...

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The rising cost of higher education THE RISING COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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Apr 13, 2019

There are more opportunities to attend college today than ever before, but get- ting an education is also more expensive than in years past. The price tag of college has climbed steadily since the 1980s, as college tuition and fees have increased 1,120 percent since records began in 1978, according ...

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MACHINE LEARNING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING IN EDUCATION MACHINE LEARNING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING IN EDUCATION

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Apr 12, 2019

Chances are good that you engage with AI on a regular basis, without realizing how much interaction you have with machine intelligence and machine learning.Predictive text and autocorrect, for example, have streamlined communication, making it no longer necessary to hunt and peck at keys to assemble...

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The World’s Best Universities for Financial Education THE WORLD’S BEST UNIVERSITIES FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION

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Apr 12, 2019

If you are a student of finance and want to pursue your studies in this area, then you definitely need to go for the best institutions out there.You need an institution where you can get time to find finance homework help to advance your learning efforts. Creating a collaborative atmosphere of learn...

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How to successfully use digital signage in K-12 education HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY USE DIGITAL SIGNAGE IN K-12 EDUCATION

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Apr 12, 2019

Most school digital signage systems are run by admin staff who have a lot to balance. Their bosses are telling them to use the most cost-effective means possible to communicate with their target audiences, and there are three distinct groups to communicate with: teachers, parents and students. Each ...

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The Impact Of Online Assessment On The Educational Sector THE IMPACT OF ONLINE ASSESSMENT ON THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR

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Apr 12, 2019

Online assessment is a significant technological advancement that should be involved in the education system. Conducting tests nowadays should not be stressful as technology has revolutionized the whole education system. Conducting assessments online has become easier today as there is no requiremen...

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HOW TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY WILL CHANGE SCHOOLS HOW TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY WILL CHANGE SCHOOLS

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Apr 11, 2019

John von Neumann was the first to see it coming: eventually, the capacity of machine intelligence would surpass that of the human race. His work with algorithms and quantum mechanics opened the door for exponential growth in computers. As people and computers raced toward super-intelligence, compute...

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The Costs of Securing Africa’s Future Through STEM Education THE COSTS OF SECURING AFRICA’S FUTURE THROUGH STEM EDUCATION

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Apr 11, 2019

From Lagos to Dakar, conversations abound about the future of work and how innovation continues to disrupt what we think we know. New technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics still generate understandable uncertainty about what roles humans will be able to play in the labour force in a...

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How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning HOW K–12 SCHOOLS SHOULD DEFINE AND ACT ON DIGITAL LEARNING

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Apr 11, 2019

We could go around any room of educators, ask what they think blended learning means, and get hundreds of different answers. In the Pickerington Local School District, when we decided to modernize our teaching and learning methods and enhance those skills with technology, we knew we had to first pro...

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HOW TECHNOLOGY IS BEING USED IN DIGITAL LEARNING HOW TECHNOLOGY IS BEING USED IN DIGITAL LEARNING

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Apr 11, 2019

In today’s digital age, it may come as no surprise that technology is changing the way we, as a society, perform daily tasks, interact with the world at large and more importantly, how we learn and retain information.The elearning, or online learning industry is experiencing a boom and is proj...

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Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes TEACHING EMPATHY FOR BETTER LEARNING OUTCOMES

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Apr 11, 2019

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. As I promised last time, I am now delving into the concept of empathy in the classroom as a way to improve the learning process. All ...

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How technology can help improve education HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP IMPROVE EDUCATION

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Apr 11, 2019

While we often hear about the negative effects of excessive screen time and the dangers of social media, we don’t always hear about the positive ways technology makes a difference in our lives, especially when it comes to learning. When used well, technology can help improve education for stud...

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How to Use Your LMS to Create a Learning Culture HOW TO USE YOUR LMS TO CREATE A LEARNING CULTURE

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Apr 11, 2019

And the first step toward integration and a successful digital transformation strategy is creating a learning culture amongst employees to help them continuously learn new skills and stay up to date with the latest technology. Your Learning Management System (LMS) plays a central role in creating th...

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5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information 5 WAYS TO SAFEGUARD STUDENT INFORMATION

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Apr 10, 2019

Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families. Laws, regulations and ethical obligations require administrators to take active measures to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. That warrants a combination of technical and process contr...

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How important is technology in education? HOW IMPORTANT IS TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION?

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Apr 10, 2019

Education is key to achieving the necessary knowledge, morals, skills, and values that children need before heading into the real world. It’s also important to be able to educate students as efficiently and effectively as possible, as well as being able to accurately assess their performance a...

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How a Texas School District Took Personalized Learning From Vision to Reality HOW A TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT TOOK PERSONALIZED LEARNING FROM VISION TO REALITY

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Apr 10, 2019

Every parent wants their child to grow up to be healthy, happy, and successful. Research shows that 75% of parents expect their child to earn a college degree. In Pasadena Independent School District, just outside of Houston, Texas, we—like any community—want our young people to have acc...

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BLENDED LEARNING EXPLAINED: MODELS, BENEFITS, AND HOW TO START BLENDED LEARNING EXPLAINED: MODELS, BENEFITS, AND HOW TO START

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Apr 10, 2019

Technology has an enormous impact on our lives, and it is present in almost all fields of our activities. Obviously, we won’t be throwing a farewell party for it any time soon.The learning and teaching methods have been influenced by new tools, digital access to information, which created a br...

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12 Institutes of Technology created for further education 12 INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY CREATED FOR FURTHER EDUCATION

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Apr 10, 2019

The UK Government has announced the creation of 12 Institutes of Technology that will allow students over the age of 16 to study for technical qualifications as an alternative to a university education.It said their creation should help to cover the gaps in STEM education in the UK and prevent some ...

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Forging Pathways to Purposeful Work: The Role of Higher Education FORGING PATHWAYS TO PURPOSEFUL WORK: THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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Apr 10, 2019

Discover actionable findings colleges and universities can use to enhance the undergraduate student experience and increase graduates' likelihood of finding both meaning and success in their work. Representing the views of more than 2,000 college graduates, 600 hiring managers and 1,000 parents ...

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EDTECH INNOVATORS, PROJECTS AND APPS TO KNOW EDTECH INNOVATORS, PROJECTS AND APPS TO KNOW

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Apr 10, 2019

Every year technology introduces the hottest trends in education, and educators are never disappointed with possibilities for student learning.While most people anticipate the ways in which augmented and virtual reality will change the education landscape, edtech entrepreneurs suggest that’s o...

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15 Best Online Resources for College Students 15 BEST ONLINE RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Apr 10, 2019

Online resources have made an entire revolution in education, not only because they are convenient and accessible, but because they make the entire process of teaching and learning more interesting and memorable. There are free and paid online resources for college students and they usually compleme...

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Understanding the Role of Onsite and Online Assessments in Blended Learning UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF ONSITE AND ONLINE ASSESSMENTS IN BLENDED LEARNING

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Apr 10, 2019

You want to test your learners on their ability to assemble a car engine. Would you like to do this assessment onsite (in a classroom setting) or online? Of course, the best platform to deliver this assessment is a classroom environment. A blended learning approach in corporate training offers you t...

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How blended learning helped solve an algebra challenge HOW BLENDED LEARNING HELPED SOLVE AN ALGEBRA CHALLENGE

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Apr 10, 2019

When it comes to math, our school is not unlike so many others. Too many students fail and, consequently, retake Algebra 1. Those retaking the course struggle through it, passing at a rate not indicative of mastery. Without a strong foundation in algebra, they are in for a challenging journey throug...

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How Low-Cost IoT Solutions Can Improve the Student Experience HOW LOW-COST IOT SOLUTIONS CAN IMPROVE THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

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Apr 10, 2019

Implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) on campus doesn't have to be a high-budget affair. By focusing on low-cost solutions and quick wins, the College of Staten Island (CSI) has found a number of ways to assist and support students throughout their academic journey. These include open source...

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The Value of Health Systems Science Education THE VALUE OF HEALTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE EDUCATION

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Apr 09, 2019

Awareness of factors outside the clinic or hospital has increasingly necessitated changes in medical education. In a recent article published in the AMA Journal of Ethics, the authors enumerated the values of health systems science. Since the 1990s, there has been a larger focus on medical errors an...

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Will your preschooler be ready? Get a Head Start on education WILL YOUR PRESCHOOLER BE READY? GET A HEAD START ON EDUCATION

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Apr 09, 2019

The Manchester Southern New Hampshire Services Head Start program is now taking applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Head Start provides a great preschool experience for children 3-4 years of age at no cost to families. Children must be 3 by September 30 and families must meet income gu...

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EDUCATION NEEDS AI AS A MIND MULTIPLIER EDUCATION NEEDS AI AS A MIND MULTIPLIER

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Apr 09, 2019

New technologies change how we work. Each time a new technology enters the workforce, we lament the loss of jobs, but in reality, the jobs don’t go away. They become opportunities to engage in critical thinking and problem-solving.The advent of artificial intelligence brings similar concerns, ...

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Four trends that will shape education sector in 2019 FOUR TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE EDUCATION SECTOR IN 2019

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Apr 09, 2019

The education sector is set for digital disruption with four key emerging trends that will collectively change how students learn and educators teach. The education market in UAE is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.74 percent during the period 2018-2022, said an industry expe...

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Can Learning Analytics Improve Learning? Researchers Discuss at AERA CAN LEARNING ANALYTICS IMPROVE LEARNING? RESEARCHERS DISCUSS AT AERA

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Apr 09, 2019

Underlying much of the ed-tech world is a belief that collecting and mining massive amounts of data can help educators better understand who their students are, what they have learned, and what instruction and supports they need.But does it work? Or is it mostly hype?Three leaders in the field discu...

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Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom DIGITAL HUMANITIES IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM

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Apr 09, 2019

The suggestion when it comes to dabbling in DH (Digital Humanities) in the classroom is to take an exploratory, curious and light approach. Don’t try to tackle all of the concepts and techniques in one go, but rather allow your students to “play” with the tools. In that vein I will...

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4 Common Challenges When Developing Your Mobile Learning Strategy 4 COMMON CHALLENGES WHEN DEVELOPING YOUR MOBILE LEARNING STRATEGY

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Apr 09, 2019

Developing a mobile learning strategy isn’t as simple as it sounds, and you may encounter some challenges along the way, but a solid strategy is the foundation of any change in approach to learning in your organisation. Here are a few common challenges, and how you can overcome them. The imple...

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Why Do Working Professionals Choose an Online Degree Program? WHY DO WORKING PROFESSIONALS CHOOSE AN ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM?

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Apr 08, 2019

Working professionals face a challenge in the effort to maintain their careers while also furthering their education. More people are turning to online degree programs for a variety of reasons, including flexibility, the variety of course offerings, the ability to apply what they learn immediately o...

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Personalized Learning Advice From a Learning Scientist: 5 Questions K-12 Leaders Should Be Asking PERSONALIZED LEARNING ADVICE FROM A LEARNING SCIENTIST: 5 QUESTIONS K-12 LEADERS SHOULD BE ASKING

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Apr 08, 2019

How can the science of learning help schools that are part of the personalized-learning movement? Richard Halverson is glad you asked. “This is a multi-functional model for schooling. Schools want to produce good outcomes, but they also want to invite student interest," he said. "The...

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New NASA-funded program to train K-12 students in STEM fields NEW NASA-FUNDED PROGRAM TO TRAIN K-12 STUDENTS IN STEM FIELDS

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Apr 08, 2019

NASA has awarded the University of California, Riverside a grant of $320,000 to launch a research and training program in STEM fields aimed at enhancing K-12 students’ experiences outside school hours.  Titled “Launch Pad from High School to NASA: A Research and Training Program in ...

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WHY EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS DELEGATE AUTHORITY WHY EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS DELEGATE AUTHORITY

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Apr 08, 2019

Some principals fall into the trap of attempting to be superman or superwomen, working crazy hours, and handling most of the administrative tasks themselves. In the end, they end up burning themselves out and being forced to retire early because of health concerns. There is no viable leadership pipe...

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How has education policy changed under the Coalition government? HOW HAS EDUCATION POLICY CHANGED UNDER THE COALITION GOVERNMENT?

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Apr 08, 2019

The Coalition’s approach to schooling policy since the 2016 election has primarily focused on its Quality Schools agenda. This centres on increased funding (A$307.7 billion in total school recurrent funding from 2018 to 2029). It also attempts to steer national reform in areas such as teaching...

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Workspace Education: A Creative Approach to Competency- and Project-Based Science WORKSPACE EDUCATION: A CREATIVE APPROACH TO COMPETENCY- AND PROJECT-BASED SCIENCE

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Apr 08, 2019

Project-based learning is one of the most promising and scalable strategies for enabling deeper learning available to most schools across the nation. Particularly when centered around extended challenges, PBL helps students develop skills and mindsets that will serve them for the rest of their lives...

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The 6 Themes that will Impact the Future of L&D in New Zealand THE 6 THEMES THAT WILL IMPACT THE FUTURE OF L&D IN NEW ZEALAND

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Apr 08, 2019

As a profession, L&D is undergoing extraordinary change. L&D professionals must determine how best to manage these seismic transformations both personally and professionally. A recent gathering of over 40 L&D professionals in locations across New Zealand was the ideal setting for reflect...

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Studio-Based Learning and Self-Directed Students at NuVu STUDIO-BASED LEARNING AND SELF-DIRECTED STUDENTS AT NUVU

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Apr 07, 2019

Use a design process to solve complex challenges using creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Producing real impact for real audiences. These are the critical components of the studio-based learning model at NuVu Studio  an innovation microschool school between Harvard and MIT in Camb...

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How User Design Can Impact Engagement and Learning for K-12 Students HOW USER DESIGN CAN IMPACT ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING FOR K-12 STUDENTS

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Apr 07, 2019

Today’s youth grow up with toys by their feet and smart devices in their hands. Before forming complete sentences, they are facile thumbing through apps, playing games, and watching videos. Their regular exposure to digital products at such a young age has made today’s kids uniquely crit...

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15 ways to improve education quality and student achievement with outcome-based education 15 WAYS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION QUALITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT WITH OUTCOME-BASED EDUCATION

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Apr 07, 2019

What does improve education quality in higher education mean?With economic growth and globalization, there are debates brewing on how to improve the quality of higher education. Education programs focus on bettering student achievements. Focus on career, improve education quality, professional devel...

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A much-needed boost to quality education A MUCH-NEEDED BOOST TO QUALITY EDUCATION

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Apr 06, 2019

The education in India has suffered immensely over the years due to short sighted approach, withdrawal of state funding and indiscriminate privatisation, resulting in commercialisation right from the primary to higher education. The Human resource is a national asset. The negligence of education has...

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Personalizing and Empowering Special Education PERSONALIZING AND EMPOWERING SPECIAL EDUCATION

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Apr 05, 2019

Across the nation, states are facing pressure to halt charter school growth. California’s Los Angeles school district requested a state moratorium on charter schools. Oakland officials implemented a local moratorium themselves. Kentucky lawmakers refuse to fund charters, and West Virginia dele...

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Triggering innovation in the classroom with digital solutions TRIGGERING INNOVATION IN THE CLASSROOM WITH DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

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Apr 04, 2019

All through our school lives, we have been a part of traditional classrooms powered by textbooks, notebooks, black and white board, question papers, etc. While the system did well to impart knowledge in students, it often reached its limit when it came to triggering creativity and spirit of innovati...

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The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management THE BENEFITS OF AN EMPATHIC MINDSET APPROACH TO CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

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Apr 04, 2019

Empathy in a general sense is the ability to “sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.” That is, empathy drives us to better understand other people, at a cognitive level, or better yet, at a deeper, emotiona...

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Vulture Capitalism and the Future of Higher Education VULTURE CAPITALISM AND THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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Apr 04, 2019

If you haven’t read Kevin Carey’s “The Creeping Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education,” a chilling account of Online Program Managers, drop whatever you’re doing and read it right now. Many of the facts that the author offers will be familiar to anyone involved in onl...

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Why Have Education Politics Gone National? WHY HAVE EDUCATION POLITICS GONE NATIONAL?

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Apr 04, 2019

Over the last 12 months, teacher strikes and walkouts have spread across the country, including in Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and cities such as Denver, Los Angeles, and Oakland, Calif. While it is tempting to tell this story as a simple narrative about teachers pushing back against years of ...

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One Alternative Education Program’s Success with Nontraditional Students ONE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM’S SUCCESS WITH NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS

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Apr 04, 2019

Four words represent the goal of Upper Merion Vantage Academy: “Help students achieve success.” This alternative education program offers options to nontraditional students who are struggling in a conventional classroom. Upper Merion works with public school districts to reach out to stu...

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How Professional Development and Networks for Teacher Support Can Enable Personalized Learning HOW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKS FOR TEACHER SUPPORT CAN ENABLE PERSONALIZED LEARNING

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Apr 03, 2019

As more schools, districts, and states implement personalized learning strategies, the focus has shifted from plug and play technology solutions to rethinking the structure of the classroom as we know it. So how are states moving forward with personalized learning initiatives? A major part of person...

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New technologies are vitally important for K-12 schools NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR K-12 SCHOOLS

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Apr 03, 2019

We talk about digital transformation but we have little idea about the supersonic speed at which we are transforming. What once seemed fantastic and in the realm of science fiction is an everyday reality now.With these rapid changes in technology, adapting and embracing new teaching practices are ne...

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HOW TO TEACH ADAPTIVE SKILLS AND SOFT SKILLS TO K-12 STUDENTS HOW TO TEACH ADAPTIVE SKILLS AND SOFT SKILLS TO K-12 STUDENTS

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Apr 03, 2019

A significant role of teachers is to help students learn soft skills and adaptive skills as a means of preventing behavioral problems. Yet, because of the many responsibilities’ teachers have (e.g., delivering lectures, correcting homework, keeping records, attending staff meetings and profess...

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8 KEYS TO BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR 8 KEYS TO BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR

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Apr 03, 2019

The teacher turnover rate is something that you own. If there is a high rate of teacher turnover in your school building each year, then you have a significant problem. If you don’t correct this, you will have difficulty convincing the best teachers to work in one of your classrooms. Your scho...

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STEM Students Should Learn How to Write STEM STUDENTS SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE

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Apr 03, 2019

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students do not see the significance of writing well. The majority believe that writing skills are for other majors such as liberal arts and humanities among others. Additionally, most education systemsin the worldgroup or categorize students based o...

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Here HERE'S WHERE THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT STANDS

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Apr 03, 2019

The Every Student Succeeds Act turned three years old in December, but only recently have many districts and schools begun to experience the law's impact. That’s because states and districts have only just started identifying low-performing schools. Those schools are starting to create pla...

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Augmented Reality in Kindergarten? AUGMENTED REALITY IN KINDERGARTEN?

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Apr 02, 2019

Over the last decade, the education sector has experienced enormous change. Amidst this, one of the most contended areas of discussion has been around the introduction of technology to children as young as 3. The adoption of STEM education across the globe has quickly filtered down to our littlest l...

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HOW IMPACT INVESTING ADVANCES EDTECH INNOVATIONS HOW IMPACT INVESTING ADVANCES EDTECH INNOVATIONS

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Apr 02, 2019

Investing and innovating in edtech is about more than the money. Conscientious edtech innovators want to know that they’re also making a difference, not just now, but in the future. So do the investors funding the innovations.That’s why innovators and investors have turned to impact inve...

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Digital humanities in Higher Education DIGITAL HUMANITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Apr 02, 2019

We left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities.The field is in fact not as new as one might imagine. In the 1940s pionee...

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How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education HOW TEACHERS CAN REVOLUTIONIZE THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

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Apr 02, 2019

When it comes to educational innovations to prepare students for the future, Yong Zhao, foundation distinguished professor at the University of Kansas School of Education, believes educators are stuck in a loop. “Today when we talk about education, we only talk about three things: the curricul...

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3 CONCEPTS TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW TO CREATE A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM 3 CONCEPTS TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW TO CREATE A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM

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Apr 02, 2019

Teachers are essential to the success of all students, regardless of their race or culture. Children often view teachers as mentors and role models in their lives. Through their actions, teachers send messages to children about whether they are accepted and competent enough to accomplish the tasks t...

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EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE’S INPUT HAS VALUE EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE’S INPUT HAS VALUE

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Apr 02, 2019

Schools are a lot like companies, in the sense that innovation and creativity are vitally important. However, some principals believe that they know it all, and refuse to listen to others, even in dark times, which stifles the creativity of their staff. A great idea is a great idea, and the principa...

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Extended Reality & Immersive Learning Environments EXTENDED REALITY & IMMERSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

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Apr 02, 2019

XR or Extended Reality refers to technology-mediated experiences that combine digital and biological realities. Technology that supports the creation of XR includes a wide range of hardware and software including sensory interfaces, applications, and infrastructures. These enable content creation fo...

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6 Reasons Why Online Courses Are the Future of Education 6 REASONS WHY ONLINE COURSES ARE THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

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Apr 01, 2019

The digital world has brought a lot of innovations to all businesses across the globe. Education is one of those business areas that the digital world has dramatically affected and continues to impact positively daily.An article in Forbes notes that traditional educational institutions will struggle...

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How to Get Students Interacting with Test Questions HOW TO GET STUDENTS INTERACTING WITH TEST QUESTIONS

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Apr 01, 2019

Sure you’ve noticed that student interest perks up whenever there’s a mention of potential test questions. I wonder if we could be taking more advantage of that interest. Truth be told, we should be as interested in these questions as students are. Studying by using questions is an evide...

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Smart Review | The Promise and Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Education SMART REVIEW | THE PROMISE AND IMPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN EDUCATION

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Apr 01, 2019

The What section makes a case for the necessity to focus on a broad and deep, versatile education as a hedge against uncertain futures, which means a reinvigorated focus on the deeper learning goals of a modern education: Versatility for robustness to face life and work;Relevance for applicability, ...

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5 Ways to Personalize Learning with Project-Based Learning 5 WAYS TO PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

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Apr 01, 2019

Personalized Learning maybe one of the most widely used education catchphrases in an attempt to capture what is truly changing about what and how students can and could learn. The challenge is whether this is just another education fad or something that will become foundational in the necessary tran...

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Can Blockchain Dramatically Change the Educational System? CAN BLOCKCHAIN DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM?

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Apr 01, 2019

With the advent of the Internet, it was clear that education was about to go through a significant paradigm shift and shift it did. In our connected world, the portrait of the modern classroom has been truly transformed. Over time, new technologies have made it even easier to maintain the kind of co...

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Best Practices in Microlearning BEST PRACTICES IN MICROLEARNING

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Apr 01, 2019

Today’s workplace is saturated with diverse ways of thinking, working, and communicating. Traditional corporate functionalities are being challenged every day by employees who are pushing organizations toward creating a more dynamic and flexible work environment in which they personally feel v...

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4 Advantages of E-Learning Over Traditional Classroom Learning 4 ADVANTAGES OF E-LEARNING OVER TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM LEARNING

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Apr 01, 2019

However, if we precisely talk about E-learning then it refers to access the educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.  In most cases, it is a course, program or degree delivered completely online. It is interactive as you can communicate with your professors or other students. ...

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AI IS THE NEW TOOL FOR A REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION AI IS THE NEW TOOL FOR A REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION

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Apr 01, 2019

Education has not had a make-over in over a century. Some schools still advocate for factory-style instruction. Bureaucratic red tape and top-down initiatives consume teachers’ time, leaving little left for instruction. No industry is more ready for a revolution than education.The fourth revol...

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Is Technology In Education A Step Towards Progress? IS TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION A STEP TOWARDS PROGRESS?

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Mar 31, 2019

The introduction of technology in the field of education has played a major role in facilitating the teaching practices and methodologies of teachers and practitioners all around the globe.Students get a chance to interact with their surroundings and not just be enclosed within the four walls of the...

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USE OF AI AND VR IN THE INDIAN EDUCATION SECTOR USE OF AI AND VR IN THE INDIAN EDUCATION SECTOR

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Mar 30, 2019

It’s not hot news that India has an intense lack of teachers at elementary, secondary and even at the more elevated levels of schools. As indicated by the numbers given by the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry of India in 2016, there is a lack of 1 million educators across the nati...

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5 Republics You Should Consider For Higher Education 5 REPUBLICS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

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Mar 29, 2019

So do you want to study overseas? When it comes to studying overseas, the universe is truly your oyster. With intercontinental travel getting easier and universities developing exchange programmes all over the blue-green ball, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to study abroad.Here we...

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K–12 Modern Learning Environments Can Be Built Outside of the Classroom K–12 MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS CAN BE BUILT OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM

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Mar 29, 2019

Over the past several years, schools throughout the country have embraced a modern learning environment approach to classroom design, incorporating devices for students and teachers, advanced audiovisual tools and flexible furniture to create dynamic, student-centered learning spaces.Those initiativ...

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Defining Augmented Reality’s Role in the Classroom DEFINING AUGMENTED REALITY’S ROLE IN THE CLASSROOM

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Mar 29, 2019

People often ask what augmented reality (AR) means and how it is different from virtual reality (VR). AR is a technology which literally “augments,” or adds to, your reality and your visual space. It essentially adds a new layer of visual information to it. Whereas virtual reality involv...

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What is a personalized learning plan? WHAT IS A PERSONALIZED LEARNING PLAN?

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Mar 28, 2019

Diversity and inclusion. Differentiated instruction and the Common Core. Learning differences and standardized tests. We live in a time in which these conflicting ideas coexist within an educational setting. How is that even possible? Reconciling diversity with a single definition or measure of achi...

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Evolution of school principal training: Lessons from Latin America EVOLUTION OF SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TRAINING: LESSONS FROM LATIN AMERICA

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Mar 28, 2019

Addressing the global learning crisis requires improving the experience of young students, to help them learn more and progress further in their education.  Principals are at the heart of shaping that experience – from the cleanliness of the building, to the way that students and teachers...

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Technology-Driven Higher Education: Are We Addressing Ethical Issues? TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN HIGHER EDUCATION: ARE WE ADDRESSING ETHICAL ISSUES?

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Mar 28, 2019

Last two decades have witnessed significant increase in adoption and integration of technology in all levels of education, including higher education. In context of higher education, the technology interface can be viewed from the three perspectives: first, the use of technology in support processes...

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BLENDED ISN’T JUST ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING—IT’S MAKING SPACE FOR REAL-WORLD RELATIONSHIPS BLENDED ISN’T JUST ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING—IT’S MAKING SPACE FOR REAL-WORLD RELATIONSHIPS

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Mar 28, 2019

Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Beyond just restructuring the classroom, blended-learning models are starting to open up new connections and diversify students’ networks. ...

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Personalized Learning in the Blended College Classroom: What You Need to Know PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN THE BLENDED COLLEGE CLASSROOM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 28, 2019

The blended classroom is on the rise in higher education, and research shows that students and staff alike are gravitating toward this model of learning in the name of increased engagement, efficiency, and overall learning outcomes.But along with the benefits of blended learning comes a new set of c...

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How VR Enhances the Business School Experience HOW VR ENHANCES THE BUSINESS SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

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Mar 28, 2019

IN A CLASSROOM AT THE Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduate business students are engaged in a complex virtual reality exercise. Using World Climate, a simulated role-playing game, they have been assigned roles as United Nations delegates from different countr...

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6 WAYS TEACHERS SHOULD RESPOND TO ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS 6 WAYS TEACHERS SHOULD RESPOND TO ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS

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Mar 28, 2019

To be an effective teacher, it’s essential to be able to respond to academic failure and misbehavior in all students. If you attempt to instruct and discipline all children based on your own cultural frame of reference, you are setting yourself up for failure. Culturally diverse children resen...

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Blockchain’s Potential for Education BLOCKCHAIN’S POTENTIAL FOR EDUCATION

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Mar 28, 2019

At the fundamental level, blockchain is a form of distributed ledger technology that allows parties to share information with each other through a controlled system that manages transactions. In the education space, the technology has the potential to revolutionize how school districts share and mai...

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How to use technology to better prepare students for the workforce HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO BETTER PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE

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Mar 28, 2019

Though technology is one of the most meaningful and effective learning tools out there for students, it’s ironic that there are plenty of schools around the world, including the United States, where computer deployment remains low. The use and adoption of modern educational technologies are im...

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K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology K–12 TEACHERS USE AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY PLATFORMS TO TEACH BIOLOGY

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Mar 28, 2019

Augmented and virtual reality tools are enhancing biology and health and wellness classes for K–12 students through safe, virtual labs and field trips that go inside the body. Growing demand for mixed reality content, to increase engagement, has sparked a wave of creativity in how immersive to...

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Virtual Reality Matures in the K–12 Classroom VIRTUAL REALITY MATURES IN THE K–12 CLASSROOM

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Mar 27, 2019

So far this school year, students in Schaumburg School District 54 have visited the Great Hall at Ellis Island, walked on the moon and experienced trench warfare during World War I.The Illinois district brought those best-ever field trips to life by deploying virtual reality kits in each of its 28 s...

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The Future Of Online Learning: Modular, Tailored, And Versatile THE FUTURE OF ONLINE LEARNING: MODULAR, TAILORED, AND VERSATILE

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Mar 27, 2019

Learners expect systems and software that fits around a busy lifestyle and career needs. For many, sitting down and taking notes from books for hours at a time isn't always practical. Instead, learning providers need to recognize that more versatile approaches that deliver knowledge in bursts an...

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Scaffolding Online Student Success SCAFFOLDING ONLINE STUDENT SUCCESS

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Mar 27, 2019

Where did it all go wrong? Professor Elavor* just wrapped up what she hoped would be a successful semester of her new online course—Introduction to Natural Sciences. Unfortunately, the course ended with a giant thud.For their final projects, students were asked to write an essay illustrating t...

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Assistive Technology: Finding the Right Resources for All Students ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY: FINDING THE RIGHT RESOURCES FOR ALL STUDENTS

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Mar 27, 2019

Finding resources for our classrooms today should seem like an easy task. When it comes to technology, there are thousands of options available within seconds by completing a simple Google search. However, with so many options, the choice can become somewhat challenging. Knowing which tools will pro...

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WHY WE NEED TO EMBRACE A MULTI-AGE, MULTI-GRADE APPROACH TO EDUCATION WHY WE NEED TO EMBRACE A MULTI-AGE, MULTI-GRADE APPROACH TO EDUCATION

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Mar 27, 2019

At the end of each year, K-8 students are either retained or promoted (many socially promoted) to the next grade. If a 5th-grade student fails math but is an A student in Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, they are made to repeat the 5th-grade all over again and retake all of these...

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Education Research Agency Looks to Leverage Big Data, Reduce Costs EDUCATION RESEARCH AGENCY LOOKS TO LEVERAGE BIG DATA, REDUCE COSTS

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Mar 27, 2019

The Institute of Education Sciences wants more concrete details from researchers about how their work will affect student outcomes, provide cost-effective interventions, and leverage the massive amounts of data schools collect. ES' resesearch priorities, to be published in Thursday's Federal...

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7 Apps That Can Help You Pay Off Student Loans 7 APPS THAT CAN HELP YOU PAY OFF STUDENT LOANS

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Mar 27, 2019

BACK IN 2010, THE American Dialect Society, which studies the English language in North America, chose the word "app" as the word of the year. Nine years later, it seems that for just about any situation, there's an app for that. Student loan debt is no exception. In fact, there are se...

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It’s educators on the ground who change education IT’S EDUCATORS ON THE GROUND WHO CHANGE EDUCATION

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Mar 27, 2019

Imagine you’re a two-year-old, crunched down at almost eye-level with people’s feet and about to go on the most remarkable journey of one’s life: understanding the world around you. When you’re at such a young age, it’s akin to being an explorer in the olden days. Every...

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Are Teacher Shortages Worse Than We Thought? ARE TEACHER SHORTAGES WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT?

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Mar 26, 2019

The teacher shortage is "worse than we thought," researchers conclude in a new analysis of federal data. The study, published by the union-backed think tank Economic Policy Institute, argues that when indicators of teacher quality are considered—like experience, certification, and tr...

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7 Reasons To Integrate Microlearning Nuggets Into Your Mobile Learning Strategy 7 REASONS TO INTEGRATE MICROLEARNING NUGGETS INTO YOUR MOBILE LEARNING STRATEGY

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Mar 26, 2019

Microlearning is one of those terms you will have heard or read somewhere in the sphere of L&D. An especially hot topic in a professional increasingly occupied with mobile devices, microlearning is the perfect content accompaniment to adapting learning technologies. Microlearning is a form of eL...

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Teaching and reading literature in the digital age TEACHING AND READING LITERATURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Mar 26, 2019

In an age of digital formats, quick texts (and the associated degradation of spelling and grammar), online content, blogs and posts, many in the education, publishing and library sectors — as well as broader cultural institutions — are wondering and worrying about the future of literatur...

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6 Tips To Choose The Best Mobile LMS To Support Your Online Training Program 6 TIPS TO CHOOSE THE BEST MOBILE LMS TO SUPPORT YOUR ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM

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Mar 26, 2019

When it comes to picking the best mobile Learning Management System (LMS) to support your online training program, it can be hard to know where to start. Luckily, we’ve picked the top 6 features we think you need to keep an eye out for to ensure you are getting the best mobile LMS option for y...

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In virtual exchange, students in California and Lebanon unite to improve refugee health IN VIRTUAL EXCHANGE, STUDENTS IN CALIFORNIA AND LEBANON UNITE TO IMPROVE REFUGEE HEALTH

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Mar 26, 2019

Traveling in person to a foreign country, either for education or community service, has been the traditional way for students to experience or aid another culture. But today, technology can connect students from distant countries in new ways, and with striking benefits.Last fall, videoconferencing ...

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E-Learning: The Next Big Change To Enhance The Learning Process E-LEARNING: THE NEXT BIG CHANGE TO ENHANCE THE LEARNING PROCESS

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Mar 26, 2019

Technology has become a major part of our life and is evolving each and everything around us. From online shopping to artificial intelligence based portfolio management, everything is now in the hands of Technology. Similarly, e-learning is another gift of Technology which is growing really popular....

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What Makes for Successful Blended Learning? WHAT MAKES FOR SUCCESSFUL BLENDED LEARNING?

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Mar 26, 2019

Blended learning, a hybrid learning strategy that utilizes both classroom and digital learning methodologies is the trend in corporate training. According to the 2018 Learning Strategy Study by Brandon Hall, 52% organizations said this approach is affective at delivering learners a tailored learning...

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How a Classroom Mix-Up Forced One Teacher to Figure out How to Mass Scale Personalized Learning HOW A CLASSROOM MIX-UP FORCED ONE TEACHER TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MASS SCALE PERSONALIZED LEARNING

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Mar 26, 2019

How did a classroom mix-up force one professor to figure out how to mass scale personalized learning? Reported by EdSurge, when a 400-seat movie theater at San Francisco State University was no longer available for his Principles of Marketing course, Dr. Bruce Robertson had to figure out how to use ...

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9 eLearning Stats Every Student Should Know in 2019 9 ELEARNING STATS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW IN 2019

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Mar 26, 2019

The rise of modern technologies affects our lives, so it’s no wonder it has an impact on traditional teaching methods. Living in the digital era, eLearning isn’t a new concept even though many students are afraid of giving it a try: lack of control, social isolation, and low motivation a...

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Schools are asking students to bring digital devices to class, but are they actually being used? SCHOOLS ARE ASKING STUDENTS TO BRING DIGITAL DEVICES TO CLASS, BUT ARE THEY ACTUALLY BEING USED?

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Mar 26, 2019

It’s been over ten years since Kevin Rudd’s Digital Education Revolution placed small laptops (also called Rudd-tops) into the hands of every Year 9 and up Australian student. Once the scheme was deemed unsustainable, for obvious reasons, many schools brought in a “bring your own d...

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EDUCATION CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR GENOME IS COMING, BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT EDUCATION CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR GENOME IS COMING, BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT

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Mar 26, 2019

Over the last decade, studies in human genomics have flourished. The subfield of educational genomics attempts to isolate and identify the genetic factors that determine individual differences in achievement, motivation, behavior, and intelligence. As we alluded to earlier, trying to link genetics a...

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What Happens When You Really Listen? Student Voices and Reshaping Policy WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REALLY LISTEN? STUDENT VOICES AND RESHAPING POLICY

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Mar 25, 2019

Educators and policymakers spend a lot of time asking, "How can we better serve our students?" We hold convenings, we compile data, we collect surveys and evaluations. But how often do we ask the real experts: the students themselves?Based on our current education system, it's clear we...

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Immersive Tools Are Poised to Change Communication in K–12 Schools IMMERSIVE TOOLS ARE POISED TO CHANGE COMMUNICATION IN K–12 SCHOOLS

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Mar 25, 2019

New educational technology is revolutionizing how K–12 students and teachers engage with each other in and out of school. Online communities are certainly not new. For decades social media, online forums and messaging boards brought people together around common interests and shared goals. The...

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Should higher education go digital? SHOULD HIGHER EDUCATION GO DIGITAL?

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Mar 25, 2019

From smartphones and social media to augmented spaces and virtual reality, digital technologies are changing the ways we connect with each other and interact with our world. Higher education is no exception. Students on today’s college campuses are digital natives and bring with them expectati...

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How virtual reality can augment or distract from education HOW VIRTUAL REALITY CAN AUGMENT OR DISTRACT FROM EDUCATION

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Mar 25, 2019

As a K-12 teacher, you must always be willing to try new things — and virtual reality (VR) is an extremely promising avenue. However, given the alarming rate at which edtech startups fail, you may be understandably reluctant to jump on any particular bandwagon. Nevertheless, we continue to exp...

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How to Improve Higher Education Work-Study Programs HOW TO IMPROVE HIGHER EDUCATION WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS

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Mar 25, 2019

What if work-study programs didn’t only provide financial assistance for students, but actually prepared them for their future career paths, too?Reported by EdSurge, a new NASPA study shows that while work-study programs have high correlations with improved persistence and retention, there is ...

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HOW EDUCATION CAN LEVERAGE COGNITIVE COMPUTING HOW EDUCATION CAN LEVERAGE COGNITIVE COMPUTING

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Mar 25, 2019

Cognitive computing will transform the way schools, colleges and universities operate and deliver education services to students.But exactly what is cognitive computing?Cognitive computing differs from artificial intelligence in that it aims to simulate human thought processes through the use of sel...

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Will Special Education Come Up During DeVos WILL SPECIAL EDUCATION COME UP DURING DEVOS' BUDGET TESTIMONY?

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Mar 25, 2019

President Trump's proposed budget would cut Education Department funding by about $7 billion, or 10 percent, in fiscal 2020. But for special education, the budget proposal represents business close to usual.The proposal would keep funding flat for the major federal sources of special education m...

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How Can I Create My eLearning Courses Faster? HOW CAN I CREATE MY ELEARNING COURSES FASTER?

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Mar 24, 2019

You are committed to revamping your company’s training and have decided to work on your eLearning courses. Early on, you find yourself getting bogged down and lost as you work through course development, and you wonder if eLearning is really the way to go. After all, you could have just fired ...

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80% of Online Students Use Mobile Devices to Complete Their Online Education 80% OF ONLINE STUDENTS USE MOBILE DEVICES TO COMPLETE THEIR ONLINE EDUCATION

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Mar 24, 2019

80% of online students said they complete some, if not all, of their course work using a mobile device.Reported by Inside Higher Ed, this data point from a recent Aslanian Market Research survey may be a wake-up call for institutions who don’t have a mobile-first design purview.Is our LMS mobi...

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8 Top Trends Of Digital Transformation In Higher Education 8 TOP TRENDS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Mar 24, 2019

Services transformation focuses on creating new education products and transforming existing products into digital ones. This usually means converting offline lectures into video ones, creating digital texts and quizzes. Moreover, it includes providing digital means for communication between student...

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Presenting The Current Trends In eLearning PRESENTING THE CURRENT TRENDS IN ELEARNING

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Mar 23, 2019

eLearning is a new era in the learning industry. It provides an individual with the flexibility to learn based on their own time, pace and availability. The worth of the eLearning market was measured at $2.5 billion in 2013, $7.8 billion in 2016 and, according to numerous predictions, the number wil...

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Microlearning or Macrolearning, what MICROLEARNING OR MACROLEARNING, WHAT'S THE BENEFIT?

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Mar 22, 2019

Microlearning has been championed as a way of delivering training just in time and directly at the point of need. But are the benefits all that they seem and does microlearning make macrolearning a thing of the past? Micro and macro-learning can be regarded as mutually exclusive: what isn’t mi...

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5 e-learning trends to keep an eye on for 2019 5 E-LEARNING TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON FOR 2019

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Mar 22, 2019

E-learning has been one of the fastest growing industries over the past few years. With the fast advancement in digital technology such as LMS and new innovations, e-learning is evolving every day for better with the aim to deliver a more engaging learning experience. Thus it’s important that ...

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Top 10 eLearning Features That Everyone Should Know About TOP 10 ELEARNING FEATURES THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

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Mar 22, 2019

A learning framework dependent on formalized educating yet with the assistance of electronic assets is known as eLearning. Here are the highlighted features of eLearning that the best of eLearning organizations need: Mixed learning apparatuses enable you to oblige diverse adapting needs and inclinat...

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UNIQUE LEARNING INTERACTIONS BUILD EFFECTIVE LEARNING SOLUTIONS UNIQUE LEARNING INTERACTIONS BUILD EFFECTIVE LEARNING SOLUTIONS

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Mar 21, 2019

When we build our training, we look at the learning objectives and choose the best activities to support the learner in achieving that goal. We recognize that not every task will benefit equally from common activities. Accordions and carousels can only educate a learner to a point; specific activiti...

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10 activities to integrate SEL in your classroom 10 ACTIVITIES TO INTEGRATE SEL IN YOUR CLASSROOM

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Mar 21, 2019

people. Research shows that students whose social emotional learning (SEL) needs are prioritized and consistently met do better long term in not only academics but in overall personal and professional growth and success.If you find yourself wondering what that means for teachers or how you can integ...

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Science Is Soaring: Here SCIENCE IS SOARING: HERE'S HOW TO PURSUE A STEM CAREER AND WHY IT MATTERS

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Mar 21, 2019

It impacts everyone, solves the world’s problems and ironically, there’s a disconnect: a skills gap equating to a shortage of professionals pursuing careers in science and STEM. This is juxtaposed with a strong demand and continued growth in a field that fuels innovation and offers job s...

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Transforming Education: Robotics and Its Value for Next Gen Learning TRANSFORMING EDUCATION: ROBOTICS AND ITS VALUE FOR NEXT GEN LEARNING

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Mar 21, 2019

Public education represents a community's investment in its future. Considering that over 90 percent of American children, grades P-12, are in our public education system, we should be asking hard questions about what the return on this investment is or should be. The core mission of public educ...

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A Personalized Journey: Three lessons learned from school redesign A PERSONALIZED JOURNEY: THREE LESSONS LEARNED FROM SCHOOL REDESIGN

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Mar 21, 2019

How might we redesign school to better meet the needs of each student?” We posed this question to educators in the Dallas Independent School District back in 2014 with the hope of bringing together like-minded educators who wanted to redefine what’s possible for students and teachers in ...

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How technology is transforming classroom learning in schools HOW TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING CLASSROOM LEARNING IN SCHOOLS

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Mar 20, 2019

When students feel engaged with a subject and the interest is high, the learning curve sees a substantial improvement. With the help of the internet and Virtual Reality, students can gain real world experience. Technology has been at the forefront of education, pushing the boundaries of what human b...

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How To Scale Learner-First Training HOW TO SCALE LEARNER-FIRST TRAINING

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Mar 20, 2019

But what is learner-first training in the first place? The learner-first training model is simple but radically different from the way a lot of organizations train. In a learner-first training approach, trainers always start with the learner. The learner is the basis for every aspect of a company...

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EDUCATION, THE KID WITH LICE THAT NO POLITICIAN WANTS TO PLAY WITH EDUCATION, THE KID WITH LICE THAT NO POLITICIAN WANTS TO PLAY WITH

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Mar 19, 2019

Fast forward to 2019, and it looks like support for our K-12 schools has reached an all-time low. Why is this happening? Why have politicians abandoned their go to campaign trope?This is quite a quandary, as the U.S. K-12 school system has made tremendous gains over the last decade, and we have gott...

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HOW TO TALK TO PARENTS ABOUT SAFETY ON SCHOOL-PROVIDED TECH HOW TO TALK TO PARENTS ABOUT SAFETY ON SCHOOL-PROVIDED TECH

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Mar 19, 2019

Edtech is here to stay. Just like any technology, Edtech comes with its fair share of safety risks to kids. This is despite the numerous benefits that it has both within and outside the classroom environment. The skepticism that has been directed at the mass adoption of edtech mainly arises from the...

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6 Ways To Adapt Your Mobile Learning Strategy To The Needs of Modern Learners 6 WAYS TO ADAPT YOUR MOBILE LEARNING STRATEGY TO THE NEEDS OF MODERN LEARNERS

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Mar 19, 2019

It can be easy to assume that ‘modern learners’ simply means Gen Z and Millenials. However, a large part of the modern world, and therefore modern learning styles, is the seamless integration of technology in our everyday lives. Mobile isn’t just a fad for ‘digital natives&rs...

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Free eBook - Interactive Learning Design: Using An Interactive Learning Software To Increase Engagement In eLearning Courses FREE EBOOK - INTERACTIVE LEARNING DESIGN: USING AN INTERACTIVE LEARNING SOFTWARE TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT IN ELEARNING COURSES

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Mar 19, 2019

This eBook doesn't only give insight into the different methodology of approaching your learners. It puts a lot of emphasis on why 'interactivity' is important. Why would you want your learners to interact with content in the first place? Understanding this is key before you are able to ...

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How To Leverage VR Training To Create Better Onboarding Experiences HOW TO LEVERAGE VR TRAINING TO CREATE BETTER ONBOARDING EXPERIENCES

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Mar 19, 2019

VR training is quickly becoming a powerful tool that can be utilized to improve employee onboarding experiences. In this article, I share 6 tips on how to leverage this technology in your onboarding strategy in addition to discussing the benefits gained by your company. Read now to learn more. There...

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Using technology for better education USING TECHNOLOGY FOR BETTER EDUCATION

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Mar 19, 2019

Education technology (edtech) is fast growing in Southeast Asia thanks to its learner-centric platform which breaks down geographical barriers such as access to infrastructure like schools and even transport. Digital tools such as apps, eBooks, websites, quizzes, streaming media, online tutorials, v...

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Sparks of Knowledge to Ignite Ed Research SPARKS OF KNOWLEDGE TO IGNITE ED RESEARCH

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Mar 19, 2019

At The Learning Accelerator, we are restless when it comes to catalyzing education. We understand that change is slow, but we also recognize that change for the better cannot happen without the transparent, open, and frictionless sharing of knowledge among those who are doing the work. This is why w...

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HOW RETHINKING REGULATION COULD HELP INNOVATION THRIVE IN HIGHER EDUCATION HOW RETHINKING REGULATION COULD HELP INNOVATION THRIVE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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Mar 18, 2019

Anyone can argue that the higher education sector is facing a crisis across the globe. Currently, we are witnessing low college and university completion rates, and increasing student debt. Graduates are burdened with a mountain of loans to deal with even before they land jobs.Despite the apparent c...

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Why K-12 accounts payable teams should embrace automation WHY K-12 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TEAMS SHOULD EMBRACE AUTOMATION

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Mar 18, 2019

Across the country, K-12 schools are embracing technology to strengthen learning and engagement inside the classroom. But while technology has an ever-increasing presence in the classroom, the opposite is often true when it comes to a district’s back-end operations.Due to aging systems, many a...

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How To Deliver Learner-First Training HOW TO DELIVER LEARNER-FIRST TRAINING

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Mar 18, 2019

The learner-first training model is simple but radically different from the way a lot of organizations train.In a learner-first training approach, trainers always start with the learner. The learner is the basis for every aspect of a company's training strategy, from the company's learning g...

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6 Must-Use Video-Based Learning Strategies In 2019 6 MUST-USE VIDEO-BASED LEARNING STRATEGIES IN 2019

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Mar 18, 2019

We consume video-based content several times during our day for a variety of reasons. These include videos for entertainment, infotainment, learning and so on.It comes as no surprise that video-based learning is fast becoming a “must-have” component of an organization’s training de...

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How an Austin school district is preparing for VR, IoT and everything in-between HOW AN AUSTIN SCHOOL DISTRICT IS PREPARING FOR VR, IOT AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN

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Mar 18, 2019

Kevin Schwartz, the technology officer for learning and systems at Austin Independent School District, is wary of his team becoming a “department of no,” an administration that refuses to take chances on emerging classroom technologies and ambitious teacher training.“If you don&rsq...

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Improving special education: Denver task force suggests more screening, less segregation IMPROVING SPECIAL EDUCATION: DENVER TASK FORCE SUGGESTS MORE SCREENING, LESS SEGREGATION

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Mar 18, 2019

Only about 6,700 of the nearly 10,300 Denver students who received special education services last year were included in their regular classrooms at least 80 percent of the time. That’s despite research that shows inclusion benefits both students with & without disabilities. A recommendati...

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3 Fundamentals of Teacher Collaboration in Personalized Learning 3 FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHER COLLABORATION IN PERSONALIZED LEARNING

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Mar 18, 2019

While the concept of teacher collaboration is not new in K-12 schools, the value of shared practice is often amplified for teams implementing personalized-learning models. In many of these models, teachers work more collaboratively and often get new information about students daily. Because of this,...

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U Akron Teacher College Opens STEM Education Center U AKRON TEACHER COLLEGE OPENS STEM EDUCATION CENTER

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Mar 18, 2019

An Ohio education college has established a new center to help teachers attain STEM professional development. The Urban STEM Education Center at the University of Akron's College of Education will also conduct research and evaluate STEM education programs at the local, state and federal levels.A...

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How to Turn Your School Bus Fleet into Next Generation Connected Buses HOW TO TURN YOUR SCHOOL BUS FLEET INTO NEXT GENERATION CONNECTED BUSES

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Mar 18, 2019

Today’s school buses are more than just vehicles to transport students. They are mobile classrooms where students can continue to learn, get a jump start on homework, or study for tests.But providing those learning opportunities through filtered school bus Wi-Fi is just the beginning. Introduc...

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eLearning Trends Set To Transform Online Learning In 2019 ELEARNING TRENDS SET TO TRANSFORM ONLINE LEARNING IN 2019

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Mar 18, 2019

We are almost a calendar quarter down for 2019. And with the number of things that are happening on the learning front, looks like this year will pass in a jiffy. Perhaps, now is a good time to take stock of some eLearning trends that were being talked about taking the eLearning world by storm at th...

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Digital learning: how L&D can make the most of technology DIGITAL LEARNING: HOW L&D CAN MAKE THE MOST OF TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 18, 2019

Digital technology offers many advantages for L&D professionals, enabling them to deliver training more efficiently, to the right people at the best possible time. Here’s how to maximise your success using the tools available.  What does it take to develop a successful L&D strateg...

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5 Seriously Stunning Facts About Higher Education in America 5 SERIOUSLY STUNNING FACTS ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA

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Mar 17, 2019

Recently, some rich people and well-known celebrities got caught cheating to get their kids into elite universities. They bribed sports coaches, cheated the SAT, and fabricated phony credentials. Beyond the scams of the rich and famous, though, there are other surprising facts about college in Ameri...

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Why Are Some Special Education Teachers Treated Like Second-Class Citizens? WHY ARE SOME SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TREATED LIKE SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS?

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Mar 17, 2019

When I began my teaching career in the public school system in the 90's I was asked to teach a 1st grade inclusion class in a large elementary school in Poughkeepsie, NY. Considering I was certified to teach pre-k through 6th grade, I was ready to take on any challenge that came my way as a newe...

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Effect of Educational Technology on Campus Needs EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ON CAMPUS NEEDS

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Mar 17, 2019

The ACT Government has commissioned the Australian National University (ANU) to estimate the number of students in Canberra's public schools in the next decade. This will take into account population growth, urban infill, and changes in preference for private versus public schools (the ANU is ad...

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning THE PEDAGOGY OF BLENDED LEARNING

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Mar 17, 2019

When we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school.  At the time the flipped approach was all the rage and best suited for the resources we had and the age group of our kids. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better me...

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Smart Learning In The Digital Age SMART LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Mar 17, 2019

These are just a few examples of how learning is becoming “smart” in the digital age. Modern technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D printing and chatbots are revolutionising the way we learn. These new technologies aim to help learners learn more effectively, flexibl...

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7 Reasons Why You Should Conduct Assessments Online According To Students 7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONDUCT ASSESSMENTS ONLINE ACCORDING TO STUDENTS

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Mar 17, 2019

There is no question about the impact of technology in the realm of education. For years now, teaching and evaluating students are no longer restricted within the four corners of the classroom. It can happen anytime and anywhere with the aid of computers and the internet.Not surprising then that mor...

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Compliance Training Can Be Fun And Exciting COMPLIANCE TRAINING CAN BE FUN AND EXCITING

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Mar 15, 2019

Compliance training is developed to educate learners about different policies and procedures. Compliance topics vary between topics for security, safety, human resources like sexual harassment, conducts, and ethics. They often require having policy statements and various other definitions including ...

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Why (and How) I Teach This Way: An Educator Talks About Project-Based Learning WHY (AND HOW) I TEACH THIS WAY: AN EDUCATOR TALKS ABOUT PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

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Mar 15, 2019

When visiting teachers first walk into innovative schools like the ones Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) selects for Learning Excursions, they are often astonished by the quality of the student work they see. Phones suddenly emerge from pockets and purses to document and tweet out the post...

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Educator Believes Blended Learning Is The Future of Education EDUCATOR BELIEVES BLENDED LEARNING IS THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

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Mar 15, 2019

Blended learning is the future of education. This concept is writing a new rule book on how students around the world learn. Michele Eaton, Director of Virtual and Blended Learning at MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, is witnessing education evolve right in front of her eyes. In recent years, s...

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WHAT WILL AI MEAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION? WHAT WILL AI MEAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION?

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Mar 15, 2019

Our world is getting smarter by day. Technological innovations such as AI and robotics are disrupting almost every industry, forcing most companies to embrace them or lose out on their benefits. Recent studies have shown that the AI market alone is set to surpass $100 billion within the next five ye...

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Why There’s A Dire Need To Take L&D Seriously WHY THERE’S A DIRE NEED TO TAKE L&D SERIOUSLY

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Mar 15, 2019

There’s a lot of hype on the internet these days regarding corporate training and its best practices. The internet is filled with articles, videos, blogs and such information about corporate training strategies, methodologies, tips and trends which should be able to turn even a layman into a c...

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6 of the coolest education grants we’ve ever heard about 6 OF THE COOLEST EDUCATION GRANTS WE’VE EVER HEARD ABOUT

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Mar 15, 2019

Funding usually sits at the top of school leaders’ list of challenges, and for good reason–there’s only so much money to go around. That’s where education grants come in, and we’ve got some unique ones worth exploring.Do you have community-oriented students who have fan...

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6 Elements That Hinder The User-Friendliness Of Your Online Training Course 6 ELEMENTS THAT HINDER THE USER-FRIENDLINESS OF YOUR ONLINE TRAINING COURSE

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Mar 14, 2019

When it comes to eLearning, graphic designers are the visual experts while developers are the engineers. A good online training course blends its appearance with its functionality. The two teams collaborate to create ease and usability for the corporate learner. However, for a variety of reasons, gr...

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WHAT SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CREATING EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND INTERVENTIONS WHAT SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CREATING EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND INTERVENTIONS

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Mar 14, 2019

Many moons ago, I was a special education teacher and a professor of spcial education. I enjoyed the job, but one of the most challenging aspects of it was the overwhelming amounts of paperwork that needed to be completed. If you plan to be a special education teacher in public or private K-12 schoo...

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THE A-Z OF LITERACY TERMS, CONCEPTS & STRATEGIES: LETTERS A-D THE A-Z OF LITERACY TERMS, CONCEPTS & STRATEGIES: LETTERS A-D

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Mar 14, 2019

Reading is one of those foundational skills that are near impossible to live without. We need it to understand road signs, to review paperwork, pay bills, etc. That’s why reading teachers and literacy coaches are so important. They make it possible for students to meet the important milestone ...

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6 Killer examples of great microlearning 6 KILLER EXAMPLES OF GREAT MICROLEARNING

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Mar 14, 2019

Microlearning is sweeping the world of learning and development. Enabled by the rise of the smartphone, the practice of reducing learning into easy-to-digest, information nuggets is proving incredibly popular when it comes to adult learning, company training and retail training. Here are some fantas...

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4 Golden rules of microlearning 4 GOLDEN RULES OF MICROLEARNING

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Mar 14, 2019

Microlearning is sweeping the L&D world for good reason: delivering small, easy-to-remember, topical lessons is far more effective than face-to-face training or sitting someone in front of a long, eLearning course. But you still need to do it right. Here are four golden rules of microlearning. A...

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Conservative lawmakers have climate change education in their scopes CONSERVATIVE LAWMAKERS HAVE CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION IN THEIR SCOPES

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Mar 14, 2019

No, you’re not back in geography class. Every one of those states recently saw legislation introduced by conservative legislators to hobble efforts to teach climate science in public schools.Since the midterm elections in November, lawmakers in at least 10 states have introduced multiple measu...

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Online Tutorials and Courses Revolutionising the Way We Teach ONLINE TUTORIALS AND COURSES REVOLUTIONISING THE WAY WE TEACH

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Mar 14, 2019

Technology has revolutionised the world like never before. Yet, can we really say that education has completely changed? Perhaps not! Even today, it is not that different from what it was a hundred years ago. Our classrooms are still crammed with students all learning the same thing at the same pace...

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Transform Classroom Activities to Fit Your eLearning Strategy: Unveil the Possibilities TRANSFORM CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES TO FIT YOUR ELEARNING STRATEGY: UNVEIL THE POSSIBILITIES

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Mar 14, 2019

According to ATD’s State of the Industry Report in 2017 classroom training was the primary delivery mechanism, accounting for almost 54% of the total learning hours. Classroom training or instructor-led training (ILT) continues to remain the favorite of corporate trainers for its human touch. ...

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6 eLearning Myths We Need To Completely Leave Behind In 2019 6 ELEARNING MYTHS WE NEED TO COMPLETELY LEAVE BEHIND IN 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

Further, eLearning is a growing industry, and what may have been par for course in 2014 is no longer a best practice. In 2019, these are the 6 eLearning myths which we can leave completely behind. Let’s get this one out of the way first. The highest priority of eLearning should be value. If th...

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How online education is leveraging AI to offer greater benefits? HOW ONLINE EDUCATION IS LEVERAGING AI TO OFFER GREATER BENEFITS?

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Mar 14, 2019

Online education has managed to reform classrooms and teaching methods. Yet expecting to see true disruption of education. Artificial Intelligence has proven its role in various industries including manufacturing, healthcare and education. AI can bring unimaginable transformation. The online educati...

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Why Are So Many People Opting for Online Education? WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OPTING FOR ONLINE EDUCATION?

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Mar 13, 2019

Most people know only too well how important education is when it comes to their  career and their future. It’s true for everyone. Making sure you gain the relevant knowledge, skills, and qualifications to improve your future is vital, as it can affect everything from your job satisfactio...

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Going Global? Time to Leverage New Technologies in Learning & Development GOING GLOBAL? TIME TO LEVERAGE NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 13, 2019

Why? Because according to the Pew Research Center, the number of American workers employed by foreign-owned companies is on the rise and with “more than 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside the United States, future economic gr...

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Designing Online Training Intro Screens: 6 Do’s And Don’ts DESIGNING ONLINE TRAINING INTRO SCREENS: 6 DO’S AND DON’TS

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Mar 13, 2019

We are often warned not to judge a book by its cover. It seems like sage advice, inviting us to look beyond the surface. When you think about it though, what else would you use to evaluate? Your intro screen is your book cover. It could draw your corporate learners deeper or make them dismiss the on...

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The Future Of LinkedIn Learning And The Link Between Education And Work THE FUTURE OF LINKEDIN LEARNING AND THE LINK BETWEEN EDUCATION AND WORK

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Mar 13, 2019

With the acquistion of Lynda.com, LinkedIn propelled itself into the space of learning in 2015. Roughly a year later LinkedIn announced the launch of LinkedIn Learning to help people discover and develop the skills they need through a learning path that is curated and personalized. Since then, Linke...

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Technology Inside Next-Gen Learning Environments Continues to Evolve TECHNOLOGY INSIDE NEXT-GEN LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS CONTINUES TO EVOLVE

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Mar 13, 2019

K–12 classrooms essentially have been set up in much the same way since the days of Horace Mann in 1830s Massachusetts. Students sit in rows, facing forward, in order to see the blackboard and the teacher, who is ready to share knowledge that students are expected to receive. Increasingly, sch...

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Best Kept (Education) Secret Just Got Better BEST KEPT (EDUCATION) SECRET JUST GOT BETTER

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Mar 13, 2019

Qualified Education Assistance Programs (QEAP) have been around since the 80s they have primarily been used for postsecondary institutions, even though the funds can be used for other professional and personal education. This best kept secret is starting to change as employers are broadened their QE...

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Three Challenges Facing The Online Education Industry In 2019 THREE CHALLENGES FACING THE ONLINE EDUCATION INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Mar 13, 2019

As a web-based entrepreneur who focuses on high-skill trades such as accounting and law, I have become very familiar with the modern educational landscape. The advent of online education has been significant for these industries and many others, as it has opened up new possibilities for students and...

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Digital Classy: 5 Reasons to go for the Online Learning Alternative DIGITAL CLASSY: 5 REASONS TO GO FOR THE ONLINE LEARNING ALTERNATIVE

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Mar 13, 2019

Online learning has been enjoying a considerable surge in popularity across all age groups and demographics, and this is considered to be the result of various factors. While we can all agree on the benefits of gaining an education, there remain numerous voices that still consider virtual learning t...

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The Benefits of Online Education: Why Take Online Classes? THE BENEFITS OF ONLINE EDUCATION: WHY TAKE ONLINE CLASSES?

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Mar 13, 2019

Not so long ago, online education was not even an option when it came to getting a degree. Only a diploma obtained from a brick-and-mortar university or college was considered a gateway to career growth. The situation changed fundamentally in 2012 when two leading US educational institutions, Massac...

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Experiential Learning Online: A EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ONLINE: A 'HOW-TO' HANDBOOK

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Mar 13, 2019

Since we were young children, we’ve been told to go out into the world and learn from our experiences and often, mistakes. Like the first time, we tried to ride a bike without stabilisers and almost crashed into the road. Or when we tried to swim and almost drowned.The takeaway word I hang on ...

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Study finds VR to be a effective teaching tool for nurses STUDY FINDS VR TO BE A EFFECTIVE TEACHING TOOL FOR NURSES

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Mar 12, 2019

The  VR Airway Lab training application for medical professionals was recently put to the test in a study that found VR simulation to be on par, if not better than expected, when compared to a traditional teaching lab environment. Faculty that took the VR training overwhelmingly felt it was a v...

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Microlearning Trends To Adopt In 2019 MICROLEARNING TRENDS TO ADOPT IN 2019

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Mar 12, 2019

Microlearning consists of short, bite-sized learning nuggets. Although short in run length (between 2-5 mins and, typically, not exceeding 7 mins), each nugget is action-oriented and is designed to meet a specific learning outcome.In the last couple of years, microlearning has moved from being a pla...

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Education And Career Are Disconnected By Design -- Here Is A Roadmap To Fix It EDUCATION AND CAREER ARE DISCONNECTED BY DESIGN -- HERE IS A ROADMAP TO FIX IT

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Mar 12, 2019

In America, one tool for economic mobility reigns supreme—education. The linear path from high school graduation, on to college and into the workforce is our answer to just about any question about upward mobility. But, it’s far from a sure bet. The standard high school diploma now offer...

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For Smart Investments In Higher Education Keep Your Eye On Strada FOR SMART INVESTMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION KEEP YOUR EYE ON STRADA

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Mar 12, 2019

In the past few months, Strada Education Network has engaged in some very smart philanthropy on behalf of higher education. Previously one of the nation's major student loan guarantors under the name USA Funds, Strada is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that over the past five years has awarded ab...

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Bringing education closer to home helps vulnerable kids BRINGING EDUCATION CLOSER TO HOME HELPS VULNERABLE KIDS

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Mar 12, 2019

Governor Newsom has set a bold vision for California, which includes alleviating child poverty, preventing homelessness and strengthening affordable housing. Taking on these issues may seem overwhelming, but there is good news: an existing model in our backyard can help make progress on all three of...

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Governors are putting greater support behind education at every age level GOVERNORS ARE PUTTING GREATER SUPPORT BEHIND EDUCATION AT EVERY AGE LEVEL

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Mar 12, 2019

The 39 governors elected in states and territories last November represent a wave of education reform and prioritization, according to the National Governors Association. Speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, last week, NGA’s lead education policy director, Seth Gerso...

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Online Learning: Should I? Shouldn’t I? ONLINE LEARNING: SHOULD I? SHOULDN’T I?

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Mar 12, 2019

The most obvious benefit of online learning is the convenience: you can work at your own pace, from wherever you want. As an expatriate in Indonesia, you may be inclined to obtain a post-graduate degree from your home country or from a specific university that is widely accredited and well-recognise...

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ISTE Releases A Practical Guide for Educators on Buying Edtech ISTE RELEASES A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS ON BUYING EDTECH

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Mar 12, 2019

Not all edtech products are created equal, nor are the needs of each district looking to purchase new tools and technology to support powerful learning experiences in their schools.Data privacy and interoperability have become pressing considerations for districts and systems seeking to provide the ...

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Transforming Education from the Inside Out: Singapore American School TRANSFORMING EDUCATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT: SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL

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Mar 12, 2019

Two years ago, Singapore American School (SAS) Superintendent, Dr. Chip Kimball opened the school year by saying “Have ‘courage to call into question the practices that have been done for many years’ in order to do what’s best for students.” His words were more than jus...

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The Discredited Value of Humility in Education THE DISCREDITED VALUE OF HUMILITY IN EDUCATION

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Mar 12, 2019

s we await the reign of artificial intelligence, is it too late to refine the idea we have of purely human intelligence? The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.According to the British Psychology Society, various studies prove that “intellectual humility correlates with superior general k...

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Place-Based Education Anchors Learning in the Community PLACE-BASED EDUCATION ANCHORS LEARNING IN THE COMMUNITY

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Mar 11, 2019

Place-Based Education (PBE), sometimes called Place-Based Learning. That interest is driven by an insight late on arrival: I think the nature of a place determines the culture of the classroom to an extraordinary degree. This is why so many educational innovations have difficulty taking root when pa...

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How Arizona EdTech Is Changing the World of Learning HOW ARIZONA EDTECH IS CHANGING THE WORLD OF LEARNING

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Mar 11, 2019

In an increasingly digital world, educators are looking for ways to expand access and engage students, while corporations seek to equip their workforce with skills for the jobs of the future.This trend is driving demand for learning beyond the traditional classroom and is creating a wave of innovati...

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Education Reform’s Deep Blue Hue EDUCATION REFORM’S DEEP BLUE HUE

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Mar 11, 2019

Close observers of 21st-century education reform know that champions of charter schooling, teacher evaluation, and accountability are routinely characterized as right-wingers bent on undermining public education. Thus, the education-reform battles tend to be depicted as left versus right or blue ver...

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How augmented reality can impact learning and development HOW AUGMENTED REALITY CAN IMPACT LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 11, 2019

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the power to transform online training by putting corporate learners right in the middle of the action, helping them gain real-world experience in a risk-free environment. In this process, the learning & development (L&D) team plays a key ...

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What pushed online learning to go mainstream – Explained WHAT PUSHED ONLINE LEARNING TO GO MAINSTREAM – EXPLAINED

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Mar 11, 2019

The adoption rate of e-learning has considerably increased in the corporate world over the years. Geographically distributed teams, cost of providing face to face learning, importance of standardisation and quality in the learning content and the need for anytime learning have been some key reasons ...

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Organizing Your School As A List Of Courses Doesn ORGANIZING YOUR SCHOOL AS A LIST OF COURSES DOESN'T WORK FOR LEARNERS

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Mar 11, 2019

Are there new buildings going up in your city? There are in Seattle--cranes are everywhere you look. They help to erect to steel I beams and concrete elevator shafts that frame the buildings. It’s the infrastructure that has been around for 150 years that you forget about when the exterior fin...

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Let LET'S TRANSFORM HIGHER EDUCATION: RESTORING THE PROMISE

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Mar 11, 2019

If Winston Churchill were alive today and living in the U.S., he might be saying regarding America's colleges and universities: "Never have so many spent so much for so long learning so little." Nearly two decades ago, I wrote a Wall Street Journal article commenting on the peculiariti...

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Why College Will Soon Be About Credegrees And Co-Ops WHY COLLEGE WILL SOON BE ABOUT CREDEGREES AND CO-OPS

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Mar 11, 2019

Let’s start with some simple math. The #1 reason why Americans value higher education is to get a good job. And although 96% of chief academic officers of colleges and universities have confidence they are preparing students well for the workplace, no one else believes them; 13% of US adults, ...

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6 Bold Student Loan Reforms To Watch For In 2019 6 BOLD STUDENT LOAN REFORMS TO WATCH FOR IN 2019

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Mar 11, 2019

We’re over a year and a half from the 2020 elections, but there’s already over a dozen presidential candidates (Democrats, Republicans, and Independents) who are running, or considering running, for president.Now more than ever, I anticipate that student loan debt – which currently...

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Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad? IS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION GOOD NEWS OR BAD?

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Mar 10, 2019

In the last two decades of education reform, a great deal of emphasis has been put on sending high school graduates to college. President Obama in his 2009 State of the Union address proclaimed that by 2020 America would "once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world&...

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2019 EdTech Trends You Should Be Excited About 2019 EDTECH TRENDS YOU SHOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT

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Mar 10, 2019

Every year, the number of EdTech tools for the classroom grows. That’s because educators who embrace technology get an edge. Today’s classroom technology helps inspire, engage, and motive students. But the real value of EdTech is in personalizing learning for every student.For decades, t...

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Expanding Our Notion of Student Agency EXPANDING OUR NOTION OF STUDENT AGENCY

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Mar 10, 2019

Student agency is a concept currently in heavy rotation in the edusphere. Typically it refers to a student’s ability to direct his or her own learning. When students make choices for their own benefit, taking action that contributes to their growth as learners and as people, they can be said t...

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3 Ways To Integrate Personalised Learning Into Your Learning Strategy 3 WAYS TO INTEGRATE PERSONALISED LEARNING INTO YOUR LEARNING STRATEGY

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Mar 09, 2019

Back in digital learning’s primitive days, learning operated on a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. All colleagues would see the same learning materials, complete the same activities and ultimately ask the same question: 'Why is this relevant to me?'.Going beyond simply brandin...

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How eLearning Is Changing The Way Education Used To Work? HOW ELEARNING IS CHANGING THE WAY EDUCATION USED TO WORK?

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Mar 09, 2019

The radical changes in the world of technology in the last decade have taken the education sector by a storm. Kids today are learning with everything from AR to AI, right in their classroom (and sometimes from their homes). With the concept of books slowly getting replaced by screens, discussions an...

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America needs to rethink higher education AMERICA NEEDS TO RETHINK HIGHER EDUCATION

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Mar 09, 2019

In policy circles on both sides of the partisan aisles, the conversations around higher education are growing louder.The United States is spending far too much money educating philosophy majors with limited job prospects, say those on the right (including, most prominently, Secretary of Education Be...

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Where Can Schools Turn for Help in Deploying Game-Changing Technology? WHERE CAN SCHOOLS TURN FOR HELP IN DEPLOYING GAME-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY?

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Mar 08, 2019

Used wisely, technology can enrich learning experiences, empowering students as digital creators, critical thinkers and problem-solvers while fostering global connections. Technology also helps educators strengthen their instructional repertoires and collaboration with peers. Visionary, strategic te...

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How eLearning Providers Can Help Students Who Struggle Online HOW ELEARNING PROVIDERS CAN HELP STUDENTS WHO STRUGGLE ONLINE

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Mar 08, 2019

Online learning has expanded educational opportunities for students in a variety of subjects all around the world. It has enabled learners of diverse backgrounds to access coursework that would otherwise be out of reach and it has also helped school systems offer more flexible teaching options beyon...

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6 Top eLearning Software Features To Save Time And Money In eLearning Development 6 TOP ELEARNING SOFTWARE FEATURES TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY IN ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 08, 2019

Cloud-based tools are online eLearning software that you access through the internet. Desktop eLearning software is installed on your PC. Since cloud-based authoring tools reside completely online, you don't need to install anything on your PC. Moreover, desktop systems need regular updates and ...

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Why mobile learning is the future of training WHY MOBILE LEARNING IS THE FUTURE OF TRAINING

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Mar 08, 2019

Mobile learning is defined as training or education that is conducted through the means of a portable device; like a tablet computer or smartphone. As training transforms to incorporate more digital formats, it is essential for businesses to understand how the changes in learning consumption occur. ...

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Self-guided learning: How data helps students pave their own paths SELF-GUIDED LEARNING: HOW DATA HELPS STUDENTS PAVE THEIR OWN PATHS

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Mar 08, 2019

What’s the most powerful tool in your teaching toolbox? Data has revolutionized education. From the way teachers teach to the way students learn and everything in between, data is now woven into almost every aspect of education.And one of the biggest data-fueled transformations in schools has ...

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Fostering High Quality Student Experiences through Projects FOSTERING HIGH QUALITY STUDENT EXPERIENCES THROUGH PROJECTS

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Mar 07, 2019

Over the past three years, I have been implementing Project Based Learning (PBL) in several of my classes. For years I believed that I had been doing “PBL” however after attending a conference, and reading a few books, I realized that I was not. The “PBL” was just learning ba...

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Global Corporate Blended Learning Market 2019- Cegos, D2L, GP Strategies, NIIT GLOBAL CORPORATE BLENDED LEARNING MARKET 2019- CEGOS, D2L, GP STRATEGIES, NIIT

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Mar 07, 2019

Global Corporate Blended Learning Market Report 2019 is an intact, reliable, worthwhile meld of analysis based on the historic, present, and futuristic sitch of the global Corporate Blended Learning industry. The report offers an ability to a reader to fathom each and every vital aspect involved in ...

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Microlearning content: design, delivery and deployment MICROLEARNING CONTENT: DESIGN, DELIVERY AND DEPLOYMENT

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Mar 07, 2019

To understand microlearning, it’s good to start by looking at the output: that is, what people call microlearning. Most people agree that the defining aspect of microlearning is that it involves small amounts of learning content that can be taken or digested in a matter of minutes.  It&rs...

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CAN SCHOOLS CREATE GIFTED STUDENTS? CAN SCHOOLS CREATE GIFTED STUDENTS?

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Mar 07, 2019

Last week, a reader sent in the following question: Can schools create gifted students?  The short answer is yes. Let’s begin by explaining what giftedness is. Giftedness is defined as a child’s attainment of an IQ test score over 130 (varies from state to state), and/or a high leve...

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DOES MUSIC PROMOTE STUDENTS’ CREATIVITY? DOES MUSIC PROMOTE STUDENTS’ CREATIVITY?

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Mar 07, 2019

If we want our students to think creatively, should they listen to music? If yes, does the timing matter? music might get students’ creative juices flowing. Especially if it’s upbeat, energetic, and particularly creative in itself, music might spark parallel creativity in our students&rs...

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Context In eLearning: 6 Tips To Help Online Learners Contextualize CONTEXT IN ELEARNING: 6 TIPS TO HELP ONLINE LEARNERS CONTEXTUALIZE

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Mar 07, 2019

Building context is essential in eLearning. You can spend hundreds of hours building an eLearning course packed with features, clear navigation, and visual cues. All will be for naught if you haven’t considered the online learner’s perspective. Fail to analyze your audience and you could...

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Top 6 most Impactful Education Technologies of our century TOP 6 MOST IMPACTFUL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES OF OUR CENTURY

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Mar 06, 2019

Let’s face it! The world is changing way faster than most of us could have imagined, and technology is at the center if it. A decade ago, smartphones were not as popular as they are today. But, the fact that you now today use Google Maps on android or iOS gadget to zoom into places you’v...

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EDUCATION FOR HUMANS IN AN AI WORLD EDUCATION FOR HUMANS IN AN AI WORLD

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Mar 06, 2019

The world of our future has been described as an “intelligent, digital mesh” where artificial intelligence is the engine, and physical and virtual environments are conflated into an immersive digital existence. It is technology meshing people, processes and objects together for a new kin...

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Student-Centered, Personalized Learning in Policy and Practice: What Teach Plus and New Classrooms Are Doing to Support Innovation in Learning STUDENT-CENTERED, PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN POLICY AND PRACTICE: WHAT TEACH PLUS AND NEW CLASSROOMS ARE DOING TO SUPPORT INNOVATION IN LEARNING

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Mar 06, 2019

You might have heard the term “personalized learning” thrown around in recent years, slapped onto an edtech platform or sitting at the center of an education debate. But what does it really mean? In the 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the U.S. Department of Education defined per...

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6 WAYS MACHINE LEARNING WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE EDUCATION SECTOR 6 WAYS MACHINE LEARNING WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE EDUCATION SECTOR

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Mar 06, 2019

Old school educators are having a hard time getting used to machines having the ability to think and learn. Suggesting to them that machine learning is going to revolutionize the education field usually falls on deaf ears. However, sooner or later, they will have to come to grips with this new reali...

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CAN A SCHOOL BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT USING MODERN TECHNOLOGY? CAN A SCHOOL BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT USING MODERN TECHNOLOGY?

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Mar 06, 2019

In today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected environment, using technology seems like a must, not an option. It governs most of the tasks that we complete each day, such as driving, communicating with others, and even banking. This led me to the question, can a K-12 school be successful without usin...

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Why We Need More STEM Students To Study Abroad WHY WE NEED MORE STEM STUDENTS TO STUDY ABROAD

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Mar 06, 2019

Students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are much less likely to participate in study abroad programs during their college years than students in other majors. According to Open Doors 2018, the Institute of International Education’s most recent survey of U.S. study...

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8 Tips To Improve eLearning Accessibility For Online Learners With Special Needs 8 TIPS TO IMPROVE ELEARNING ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONLINE LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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Mar 06, 2019

Confusing navigation controls and lack of personalized support are some of the most common issues that remote learners face. But those who have visual impairments, learning disabilities, and other special requirements must add other hurdles to the list, which can make the learning process frustratin...

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Virtual Training Top Trends To Watch In 2019 VIRTUAL TRAINING TOP TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Mar 06, 2019

To meet that need and stay ahead of the competition, CLOs and training executives must excel in the development, implementation, and funding of corporate training initiatives. The challenge is to accomplish these goals within the constraints of the real world, where time and cost savings are always ...

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How Instagram Сan Сontribute Τo eLearning In 2019 HOW INSTAGRAM СAN СONTRIBUTE ΤO ELEARNING IN 2019

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Mar 06, 2019

With its strong emphasis on visual content, Instagram is gaining traction as one of the most aesthetic platforms to look into for a daily dose of inspiration. But is that really what this platform was designed for?What if we switch the focus from personal to professional use? How can you add Instagr...

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Is Micro-Learning Really Learning? It Depends IS MICRO-LEARNING REALLY LEARNING? IT DEPENDS

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Mar 06, 2019

Basically, micro-learning is something that’s short and to the point. People use it all the time to get the information they need when they need it. I recently wrote a post about how I used micro-learning to fix a car door.A quick video on YouTube and I was able to take the door apart, replace...

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We Don’t Need To Trash Higher Education, We Need To Make It Better WE DON’T NEED TO TRASH HIGHER EDUCATION, WE NEED TO MAKE IT BETTER

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Mar 06, 2019

Although the recent scandal of celebrities bribing their kids into college has a relatively low impact on the main problems concerning American universities (and seems to affirm their admissions processes more than anything), it has certainly revived the conversation on all these matters. Many write...

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How STEAM camps can vaporize HOW STEAM CAMPS CAN VAPORIZE 'SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN'

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Mar 06, 2019

“Summer brain drain” or the “summer slide” occurs when students, especially those from low-income families, lose some of the academic skills and knowledge learned during the previous school year.According to Erin Mulcahy, senior product strategy lead of education at littleBit...

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The Promises and Limits of Online Higher Education THE PROMISES AND LIMITS OF ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION

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Mar 06, 2019

Online learning is becoming an increasingly important feature of postsecondary education, but it threatens to widen rather than narrow educational inequities if institutions don't take steps to improve the outcomes associated with it, a new report asserts.The report, "The Promises and Limit...

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Higher education: cannabis as a college course HIGHER EDUCATION: CANNABIS AS A COLLEGE COURSE

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Mar 05, 2019

The four-year degree, which is the closest thing to a marijuana major at an accredited U.S. university, has drawn nearly 300 students from 48 states, Canfield said. Students won't be growing marijuana, which was recently legalized by Michigan voters for recreational use. But Canfield said studen...

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The role of the LMS in designing personalized learning paths for students THE ROLE OF THE LMS IN DESIGNING PERSONALIZED LEARNING PATHS FOR STUDENTS

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Mar 05, 2019

Designing personalized paths for students is no easy feat. There are certain challenges that teachers encounter along the way, including finding the right technology to support personalized paths. But let’s rewind a little bit to see what we are dealing with here. First, personalized paths are...

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Transforming the Workplace Learning Experience with VR/AR Technology TRANSFORMING THE WORKPLACE LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH VR/AR TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 05, 2019

The immersive, experiential nature of virtual reality leads to better recall according to TechCrunch writer John Biggs.  Many businesses are experimenting in this space today and are already using technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR), to cre...

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Get to Know How to Improve Your Strategy with the eLearning Trends in 2019 GET TO KNOW HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR STRATEGY WITH THE ELEARNING TRENDS IN 2019

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Mar 05, 2019

Information technologies are changing almost every aspect of our lives. From communication to finance, you can use digital tools to speed up and improve your business. The trend did not bypass the learning industry, so now you can utilize online mechanisms to improve the skills of your employees and...

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What Is An LMS In 2019? How To Launch eLearning With An LMS? WHAT IS AN LMS IN 2019? HOW TO LAUNCH ELEARNING WITH AN LMS?

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Mar 05, 2019

Michael got a new achievement called “The Ambassador”. Now, he’s number fifteen in the overall ratings. But what’s even more important, he’s one line higher than his colleague, George from Miami, as they’ve been competing for a while. No, they aren’t playing...

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Plagiarism Checking Tools Are Essential For High Scores In eLearning PLAGIARISM CHECKING TOOLS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HIGH SCORES IN ELEARNING

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Mar 05, 2019

There is no doubt that eLearning is becoming more competitive with the passage of each day. The submission of assignments is something that requires students to submit plagiarism free work. Today, I’ll discuss why and how students can use plagiarism checker tools for high scores in eLearning.

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Free eBook: How To Enhance The Impact Of Your Corporate Training With Next Gen Gamification Solutions FREE EBOOK: HOW TO ENHANCE THE IMPACT OF YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING WITH NEXT GEN GAMIFICATION SOLUTIONS

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Mar 05, 2019

This free eBook, How to Enhance the Impact of Your Corporate Training with Next Gen Gamification Solutions, provides insights and examples that you can use to step up the motivation, engagement, and impact of your corporate trainings. Using Gamification as a strategy for varied corporate training ne...

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Online Education: From Good To Better To Best? ONLINE EDUCATION: FROM GOOD TO BETTER TO BEST?

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Mar 05, 2019

For a while now, online education has been a good option for students who – for various reasons – can’t access on-the-ground education.  And although there are still examples of rudimentary online courses out there (think compliance training), both the technology and the pedag...

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Easy-To-Use LMS: What Does That Actually Mean? EASY-TO-USE LMS: WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?

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Mar 04, 2019

You know your company needs an LMS that’s intuitive and easy-to-use, both for learners and administrators. But what exactly does a user-friendly LMS look like? To help you answer this question, we’ve pulled all of the most important features of an easy-to-use LMS into one list. “Ch...

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Good Governance: The Foundation for Good Schools GOOD GOVERNANCE: THE FOUNDATION FOR GOOD SCHOOLS

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Mar 04, 2019

What’s the number one problem in the charter sector? David Frank thinks it’s the lack of board governance capacity. “Strong boards would ameliorate many of the problems of practice that charter schools have, from those that are struggling to our high performing charter schools,&rdq...

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Critical Thinking – a Critical Skill in School and for the Future of Work CRITICAL THINKING – A CRITICAL SKILL IN SCHOOL AND FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Mar 04, 2019

On this, business and education leaders can agree: We need to do a better job of developing critical thinking skills for learners and workers. That’s the easy part. Now the hard part: Are we using the same label to describe a different set of skills?Let’s look at how business describes c...

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Virtual Reality Revolution: 5 Innovative Uses for VR in E-Learning VIRTUAL REALITY REVOLUTION: 5 INNOVATIVE USES FOR VR IN E-LEARNING

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Mar 04, 2019

Give new hires a head start by developing virtual reality on-the-job tours. New hires have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the facilities and work tools before they head out onto the sales floor. They won’t be as nervous when it’s time to clock in, given that they’re...

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Google for Education launches App Hub for K-12 Chromebook market GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION LAUNCHES APP HUB FOR K-12 CHROMEBOOK MARKET

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Mar 04, 2019

Google for Education is launching an App Hub for Chromebooks, a repository of trusted apps so K-12 educators can find activities and tools to supplement lesson plans.The general idea is that App Hub will save teachers time as they look for apps and materials to supplement lesson plans. Google develo...

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5 Must-Have Elements For Designing eLearning For Millennials 5 MUST-HAVE ELEMENTS FOR DESIGNING ELEARNING FOR MILLENNIALS

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Mar 04, 2019

Does the nebulous, oft-used term “Millennial” get you thinking about its relevance? Well, fret no more! According to Pew Research, “Anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) is considered a Millennial”[1]. Born into the digital era, they are bound to feel at h...

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Personalized Learning Opportunities For Students is a Team Effort PERSONALIZED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IS A TEAM EFFORT

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Mar 03, 2019

When talking to teachers, my stance isn’t that every student has the exact same experience in school.  Every student should have the same opportunities and the chance to be successful. This doesn’t mean everything looks the same. What works for one might not work for another. This i...

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Why Is Education More Than Just Books WHY IS EDUCATION MORE THAN JUST BOOKS

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Mar 03, 2019

For ages we have deliberated and debated on many aspects of education, what it is and what it should be, but even today our first thoughts immediately circle back to school and classroom teaching. This is exactly what made me think again, take a step back and pen this down. Is education the preparat...

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6 Tips To Use Story Mapping In The eLearning Development Process 6 TIPS TO USE STORY MAPPING IN THE ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

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Mar 03, 2019

Story mapping is an Agile method for developing eLearning courses. It involves describing the user’s journey through the eLearning course, which builds a simple model. The model clearly describes the steps along the way so that you can delve into the motivations, behaviors, and goals of your a...

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How To Test Your Training Prior To Rollout HOW TO TEST YOUR TRAINING PRIOR TO ROLLOUT

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Mar 03, 2019

The learner-first training model is simple but radically different from the way a lot of organisations train. In a learner-first training approach, trainers always start with the learner. The learner is the basis for every aspect of a company's training strategy from the company's learning g...

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Learning Objectives Should NEVER Be About Learning LEARNING OBJECTIVES SHOULD NEVER BE ABOUT LEARNING

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Mar 03, 2019

Why do some learning experts enjoy overcomplicating things? Some recent misleading tweets got me thinking about the reasons why so many learning practitioners fail to connect to business results. How can they ensure accountability for their efforts?Guess what! It doesn't have to be complicated t...

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Interactive Learning Materials For Engagement INTERACTIVE LEARNING MATERIALS FOR ENGAGEMENT

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Mar 02, 2019

We are going to be discussing many aspects of interactive learning materials, so we might as well agree on a common working definition. Since the start of eLearning, many things have happened and many more will for sure. For those committed to the learning and engagement of their learners, the idea ...

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The Value of Connecting Students: 5 Ways to Help Get You Started THE VALUE OF CONNECTING STUDENTS: 5 WAYS TO HELP GET YOU STARTED

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Mar 02, 2019

A lot of focus today is spent on ways to connect educators so that they can broaden their professional learning network and reap all of the benefits that affords. But while we acknowledge the power in sharing what we do with other educators, we don’t always equate that in the same way when it ...

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Use of VR tech now reality in classrooms; FaCE grant to ramp up pace USE OF VR TECH NOW REALITY IN CLASSROOMS; FACE GRANT TO RAMP UP PACE

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Mar 02, 2019

When students in Lavanya Murali’s Anthropology of South Asia class explored a Bangladesh refugee camp via a documentary, they did much more than just watch the narrated video.Without leaving campus, the Lawrence University students walked the paths of the camp housing Rohingya Muslims who had ...

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6 Surprising Ways To Create An Emotional Connection With Your Online Learners 6 SURPRISING WAYS TO CREATE AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION WITH YOUR ONLINE LEARNERS

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Mar 02, 2019

You may have forgotten the eLearning courses you took in college, university, or even high school. But it’s likely you can recall your favorite bedtime story or childhood fable. Stories help us remember things, so incorporate them into your eLearning course. Contextual anecdotes and simulation...

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Why A Thin Line Of Difference Between Training And Learning Really Matters WHY A THIN LINE OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRAINING AND LEARNING REALLY MATTERS

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Mar 01, 2019

“Why can’t you get it right? Do you want me to shout daily? You are now unbearable”, Patrick, the sales manager scolds Edwina, a sales executive in an accounting software firm. After having worked in this company for more than 6 months, Edwina is still unable to convince business p...

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Measuring Vision 2020 Leadership Development Goals MEASURING VISION 2020 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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Mar 01, 2019

As we inch closer to 2020, learning leaders are examining if they have moved the needle for the Vision 2020 strategy they created for their organizations three to five years ago. Because most of these goals revolve around performance and agility, it’s up to learning and development (L&D) t...

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DIGITAL LEARNING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF USABILITY DIGITAL LEARNING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF USABILITY

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Mar 01, 2019

The needs of users should always be the top concern when it comes to digital solutions. While usability is the most important aspect of any digital solution no matter the product, it’s especially true of digital learning. It won’t matter how many resources the system provides if it&rsquo...

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THREE TIPS TO EASE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW EDTECH THREE TIPS TO EASE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW EDTECH

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Feb 28, 2019

Teachers appreciate tools that help their students succeed. But many school administrators fail to enlist teachers’ support when adopting and implementing new education technologies. Some administrators simply mandate that the product is used, which threatens teachers’ autonomy. Others m...

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform E-Learning 4 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL TRANSFORM E-LEARNING

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Feb 28, 2019

How far has artificial intelligence come, and how soon will it reach online education?In May 1997, Deep Blue, an artificial intelligence developed by IBM, defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov, marking a significant symbolic advance in computing technology. Deep Blue accomplished this feat us...

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Which microlearning development tools do you need? WHICH MICROLEARNING DEVELOPMENT TOOLS DO YOU NEED?

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Feb 28, 2019

If you have a professional interest in learning and development then you need to know about microlearning. Microlearning is the breaking down of lessons into targeted, topical chunks that are easy to remember. It’s proving to be dramatically more effective than traditional eLearning courses wh...

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Supporting Student Success in Online Learning SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS IN ONLINE LEARNING

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Feb 28, 2019

Online learning gives students convenience and flexibility, which is especially critical for adult students who work and are retur