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Designing Learning Tools - Introduction to Some Methodological Thoughts
Designing Learning Tools — Introduction to Some Methodological Thoughts
Margery Mayer’s 2015 Personal Statement: Frank McCourt, the Storytelling Machine of Heart and Wit
Padlet’s Price Update Riles Teachers, Raises Questions About Sustainability of Freemium Models
How My Teaching and Technology Almost Failed One of My Students
Udacity's Nanodegrees Get Accredible-d
ISTE 2015 Roundup: All the Company News You Need to Know
Here’s a $5M Seed Fund to Support Higher-Ed Innovations Besides MOOCs
MacArthur Foundation Launches $25 Million Nonprofit to Inherit Education Projects
US Department of Education Opens Financial Aid to Students in ‘Bootcamps’ and Non-Institutional Programs
Macmillan to Merge Higher Education, New Ventures Units
From Inputs to Outcomes: Decoding ‘Quality Assurance’ in Higher-Ed
Lumosity Reaches $2M Settlement with FTC Over Exaggerated ‘Brain Training’ Claims
Walmart Chooses Three Colleges Where Its Employees Can Study For $1 a Day
Newton’s New Law of Teaching: When Quality Instruction and Technology Intersect
The Economist Launches Online Course Platform
Adaptive learning is all about
ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.
Is the Educational Games Industry Falling Into the Same Trap It Did 20 Years Ago?
How an Alaska Teacher Improved Student Attendance with Minecraft
The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open Library’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers
Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad
States Issue Privacy Ultimatums to Education Technology Vendors
How Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Efforts Are ‘Backfiring’ Today
SXSWedu’s Opening Keynote, Temple Grandin, Revisits ‘Learning Styles’
Who You Know Matters. So Why Isn’t Edtech Helping Students Build Social Capital?
Microsoft Joins the Club with ‘Classroom’ App and Office 365 Education Updates
Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public School Districts
Facebook Schools MOOCs on Engagement
What Do Edtech and IKEA Have in Common? Persuasive Design.
As the Maker Movement Turns 45, Gary Stager Pays Tribute to M.I.T. Computing Pioneer Cynthia Solomon
Before We Were Connected: How To Achieve a Statewide Professional Learning Network
Should Your Online Course Sound Like 'Serial'?
Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators
How to Do Adaptive Learning Right
With $3.2M Series A, Viridis Aims to Connect Community College Students and Employers
‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning
Kid-Tracking Sensors May Not Be the Wildest Thing About This Montessori Model
Game On: How Four Community College Professors Spawned the CUNY Games Network
Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork
An Inside Peek Into the Education World’s Obsession with Minecraft
Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains
Why Udacity and EdX Want to Trademark the Degrees of the Future—and What’s at Stake for Students
What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos
Frederick County’s Call to Administrators: Focus on the “Innovator” and “Early Adopter” Teachers, First
Next Generation Science Standards-Based Assessments Are Coming. How Should Teachers Prepare?
Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle
Can Edtech Support—and Even Save—Educational Research?
The Two Resources Administrators Should Maximize for Personalized Learning Success
Coursera’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix—and LinkedIn
A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them
Language ArtsTechnology in School Who Says I Don't Like to Read? Sparking a Love of Digital Books Across Detroit
Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market
Why a Web of Connections—Not a Single Relationship—Should Surround Students
What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies
Lessons from Chicago: How to Hook Up Every Teen with a Tech Job
Coursera’s Rick Levin On the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials
YouTube Launches $20 Million Fund as Part of ‘Learning’ Initiative
MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?
Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products
OER Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All Community Colleges Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024
Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social
Trolls, Catfish, Cyberbullies--Oh My! How to Help Students Stay “Internet Kind”
What to Put in Your Makerspace (and How to Pay for It)
Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology
What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?
Why Higher Ed Needs to Bridge the Critical Thinking Skills Gap
What Personalized Learning Is Not
​Teachers Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Search for Free Lesson Plans
MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?
Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster
As the University of South Africa Considers Predictive Analytics, Ethical Hoops Emerge
Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)
How to Improve Brain Function and Reverse Poverty's Impact on Student Learning
Dr. Chuck on Inclusive Programming, Online Instructor Involvement and Coursera’s Paywall
Brainwave Headsets Are Making Their Way Into Classrooms—For Meditation and Discipline
Educators on Artificial Intelligence: Here's the One Thing It Can't Do Well
Educators Question AltSchool’s Pivot: Where Does Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy End and Profits Begin?
Here’s What We Know About Google’s Chromebook Internet Outage
Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers
From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning
Can a Test Ever Be Fair? How Today's Standardized Tests Get Made
EdX Quietly Developing ‘MicroBachelors’ Program
Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege
New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos
Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?
Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads
Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28 Million to Find Out
Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change
Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking
In China’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’
The Greatest Enemy of Creativity in Schools Isn’t Testing. It’s Time.
Blockchain Could Rewire Higher Ed. But Should It?
Online Higher Education in India Comes Full Circle
Recalibrating Our Approach to Misinformation
The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized
How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?
Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How.
Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?
Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations
Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject.
ISTE to Acquire EdSurge, in Move to Nonprofit
The Answer for Schools Is Not More Technology. It’s Teachers and Human Connection.
Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow
Meet the Humans Behind College Chatbots
Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade
New Certification Rewards Education Products Backed by Research
Adopting Open Educational Resources Can Help Students. But It Takes Time, Money and Effort
Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?
Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on K-12 Education
What Teachers Pay Teachers Is Learning From Bad Lessons and Upset Teachers
Udemy, an Online Course Platform Where Anyone Can Teach, Keeps Raising Money. What's Next?
Let’s Teach Computer Science Majors to Be Good Citizens. The Whole World Depends on It.
There’s a New Wave of AI Research Coming to Transform Education
What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas
What If Free Online Courses Weren’t Inside 'Walled Gardens'?
The Humanities May Be Declining at Universities — But They’re Thriving on Zoom
What Could Web3 Mean for Education?
Learning How to Blend Online and Offline Teaching
Why One University Is Moving Toward a Subscription Model
As Challenges in Education Persist, Our Coverage Will Elevate Educator Voices
Course Hero Quietly Took Over Hosting Lumen’s OER Content. They Say It’s No Big Deal
Who Is the Theranos of Education?
Can a Group of MIT Professors Turn a White Paper Into a New Kind of College? | EdSurge News
Edtech Has Grown More Common, More Global and More Sophisticated. What's Next?
Are Latino 'Systems of Knowledge' Missing From Education Technology?
How Students Use Unofficial Online Backchannels for Classes
Students Know What They’re Looking for Online. Are Colleges Delivering What They Want?
Evidence Is Mounting That Calculus Should Be Changed. Will Instructors Heed It?
It's Time to Ditch the Idea of Edtech Disruption. But What Comes Next?
Are Colleges Ready For an Online-Education World Without OPMs? - EdSurge News
What 40 Million Messages Tell Us About Parent-Teacher Communication

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