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TECH COMPANIES ARE BUYING THEIR OWN EDUCATION RESEARCH. THAT'S A PROBLEM

Education Week | February 06, 2018

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Last month, a pair of Apple shareholders demanded in an open letter that the company address growing concerns about children's addiction to their products. In light of research on the detrimental effects of electronic-media use, investment firm JANA Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System argued, parents need better resources to make sure children are using devices "in an optimal manner." While Apple defended its parental controls and protections for child...

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EDUCATORS CAREFULLY WATCH PEARSON AS IT MOVES TO SELL K-12 CURRICULUM BUSINESS

Education week | March 05, 2018

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Millions of U.S. students use Pearson's curriculum products in their classrooms, but soon those print and digital resources will no longer fall under the education publishing giant's business umbrella.The London-based company announced recently it will sell off its K-12 U.S. print and digital curriculum business to focus on assessments and virtual schools, leaving educators wondering what that means for day-to-day instruction. Pearson officials said in a press briefing Feb. 23 that the c...

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HOW DO DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS BOOST TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION?

Study International | January 14, 2020

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Digital portfolios is the latest edtech to gain growing popularity in schools. Presenting teachers with evidence of academic progress and personal growth, they help to open up new ways of learning in the classroom. By storing a collection of successful and shareable projects, students can also showcase their favourite work to parents, peers and teachers online. And with the ability to share these documents with educators, it can facilitate sessions of constructive feedback on their creations. An...

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DO EDTECH APPS KEEP STUDENT DATA SAFE?

Times Higher Education | January 13, 2020

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From in-class polling tools to university-wide learning management systems, software applications – apps – are ubiquitous on campuses nowadays. By collecting and crunching data from staff and students, these programs play a key role in supporting students and helping the modern university run smoothly. These data, however, can be highly sensitive – and very valuable. Add the fact that many of these apps are created by third-party companies and you have, some believe, a ticking ...

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TECH COMPANIES ARE BUYING THEIR OWN EDUCATION RESEARCH. THAT'S A PROBLEM

Education Week | February 06, 2018

Last month, a pair of Apple shareholders demanded in an open letter that the company address growing concerns about children's addiction to their products. In light of research on the detrimental effects of electronic-media use, investment firm JANA Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System argued, parents need better resources to make sure children are using devices "in an optimal manner." While Apple defended its parental controls and protections for child...

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EDUCATORS CAREFULLY WATCH PEARSON AS IT MOVES TO SELL K-12 CURRICULUM BUSINESS

Education week | March 05, 2018

Millions of U.S. students use Pearson's curriculum products in their classrooms, but soon those print and digital resources will no longer fall under the education publishing giant's business umbrella.The London-based company announced recently it will sell off its K-12 U.S. print and digital curriculum business to focus on assessments and virtual schools, leaving educators wondering what that means for day-to-day instruction. Pearson officials said in a press briefing Feb. 23 that the c...

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HOW DO DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS BOOST TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION?

Study International | January 14, 2020

Digital portfolios is the latest edtech to gain growing popularity in schools. Presenting teachers with evidence of academic progress and personal growth, they help to open up new ways of learning in the classroom. By storing a collection of successful and shareable projects, students can also showcase their favourite work to parents, peers and teachers online. And with the ability to share these documents with educators, it can facilitate sessions of constructive feedback on their creations. An...

Read More
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DO EDTECH APPS KEEP STUDENT DATA SAFE?

Times Higher Education | January 13, 2020

From in-class polling tools to university-wide learning management systems, software applications – apps – are ubiquitous on campuses nowadays. By collecting and crunching data from staff and students, these programs play a key role in supporting students and helping the modern university run smoothly. These data, however, can be highly sensitive – and very valuable. Add the fact that many of these apps are created by third-party companies and you have, some believe, a ticking ...

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