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June 20, 2014

Report Identifies 'Intuitive' Technology, Hybrid Learning as Emerging Ed-Tech Trends

Hybrid learning models, motion-based technology and the use of open resources are all expected to become more prevalent in the coming years, according to a new report.

May 01, 2014

Review Casts Doubt on Importance of Learner Control in Computerized Instruction

A new meta-analysis finds that, when it comes to computerized instruction, it does not matter if students get to control the pace and other aspects of their learning.

April 09, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Abroad Reap Financing, Analysis Says

More than 50 percent of the companies receiving ed-tech financing these days are located outside U.S. borders, according to an analysis by CB Insights.

March 03, 2014

As Ed-Tech Conference Opens, Amplify Once Again Seeks to Make a Splash

Amplify, a subsidiary of media giant News Corp., released a digital curriculum at the SXSWedu conference Monday that combines content with analytics and games.

December 09, 2013

The Right Question From Independent Schools

Supporting the public sector ought to be an important industry goal in whatever ways we can accomplish it; as Americans we've got the future of millions of kids besides those in our schools to worry about. By doing well by them, by asking what we can do for our country and then doing it, we'll be okay.

October 31, 2013

Success of Ed-Tech Tied to Broader Improvement Strategies, Authors Contend

The book "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age," argues that ed-tech investments pay off only when schools are transformed in holistic ways.

July 10, 2013

Wonder Years: Schools and Teachers Catch Up With the 21st-Century

Behaviorism is in our rear-view mirror, and now Constructivism is riding shotgun. But the road ahead appears to be Connectivist. What we are seeing nowadays is the confluence of all these trends and the great, onrushing stream of technology, which is really only the great onrushing stream of connected living, connected thinking, and connected learning.

July 05, 2013

A Glorious Fourth

It was hard to look at all those sweaty kids with candy-smeared cheeks at the Fourth of July parade and not think about what the planet's going to be like when they're grown up. Maybe such little faces are turning out to be a real incentive for those who are already grown up to do a little less arguing and a little more compromising, less accusing and more empathizing, less retrenching and more really strategic thinking.

June 14, 2013

Apple Poised to Win Big L.A. School District Technology Contract

A district committee has recommended that Apple Inc., be awarded a lucrative ed-tech contract from the 660,000-student Los Angeles school system.

June 06, 2013

Obama Unveils Proposal to Overhaul Federal E-rate Program

President Obama will announce plans on Thursday to ask the Federal Communcations Commission to overhaul the E-rate program, which supports technology in schools.

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