Got Concerns and Comments About Edtech? The Government Wants to Hear.

edsurge | April 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing school leaders, parents and caretakers to do what just a few weeks ago was unimaginable: deploy technology-driven distance education to tens of millions of students, many of whom lack the hardware, bandwidth, software, social and other supports necessary to effectively learn full-time from home. Nobody will claim we were ready for this. Technology is already hard enough to implement in schools, even when students all have access to devices, bandwidth, and well-trained and supported educators. The Jefferson Education Exchange, which one of us leads, has been embarking on a multi-year effort to discover which edtech products appear to perform best in various environments.

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The translation of online training content has become essential to organizations looking to offer standardized training to global employees. Translations help roll out training courses in various languages to get the desired business results.How do you choose the right translation vendor for your e-learning courses? What are the considerations you should look out for before making your choice? What are the best practices to ensure translation is successful? This infographic answers all these and offers comprehensive information on online translations.

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The translation of online training content has become essential to organizations looking to offer standardized training to global employees. Translations help roll out training courses in various languages to get the desired business results.How do you choose the right translation vendor for your e-learning courses? What are the considerations you should look out for before making your choice? What are the best practices to ensure translation is successful? This infographic answers all these and offers comprehensive information on online translations.

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