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What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

| April 3, 2014 | 6 Comments

Privacy concerns have put the breaks on many efforts to use “big data” in education. Why are people so skittish of education data when other kinds of digital information are readily accessible?

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For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

| February 24, 2014 | 11 Comments

For schools looking to spend limited dollars allocated for technology in smart and efficient ways, lessons learned over years of making tough decisions can be helpful.

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Who Needs Grownups to Make Video Games?

Who Needs Grownups to Make Video Games?

| July 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Students create incredibly creative, thoughtful and unique projects when challenged and supported to do so. The National STEM Video Game Challenge sponsored by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media received 4,000 entries this year and announced 16 winners this week. The growing success of the challenge demonstrates not only how capable middle and high school students can be when passionate, but also reflects an increasingly diverse group, in terms of geography, race and gender, of the participants.

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Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

| June 5, 2013 | 17 Comments

Many of the predictions in this year’s report match those made for higher education too: mobile learning, open content, cloud computing, and yes — 3D printers.

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How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests

How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests

| February 14, 2013 | 16 Comments

For David Preston, the term “open source learning” — a variation on inquiry learning or passion-based learning –  is about helping students choose their own learning path, an approach that already has some well-known champions among educators. “When I think of ‘open source,’ it isn’t about software, but thermodynamic systems,” said Preston, who currently teaches […]

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What’s It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning

What’s It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Andrew Miller “Embodied learning” is a new initiative in the field of interactive and game-based learning, in which learning content is combined with physical movement. Among one of the leading organizations in bringing this movement to the classroom is SMALLab, based in Los Angeles. The company has created activities — check out their different […]

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Will Free Online Textbooks Become a Reality for California College Students?

Will Free Online Textbooks Become a Reality for California College Students?

| September 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

thinkstock By Ana Tintocalis California is one step closer to bringing free online textbooks for state college students, a huge step for the open education movement. A historic bill on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown would give college professors, and thereby students, an option to use free online, customizable curriculum rather than print textbooks, […]

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Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education

Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education

| May 14, 2012 | 10 Comments

More and more Ivy League universities are offering free online courses. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s available to enterprising students.

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Quick Look: MIT and Harvard announce edX

Quick Look: MIT and Harvard announce edX

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Another huge disruption in higher education: MIT and Harvard launch edX. From the announcement: “The gathering of many universities’ educational content together on one site will enable learners worldwide to access the course content of any participating university from a single website, and to use a set of online educational tools shared by all participating […]

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Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

| April 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

A new augmented reality platform is connecting students to their community and putting them in the driver’s seat of their learning experience.

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