Tag: edtech

by Julie Keck

1. Librarians leap to the aid of researchers whose funding will soon depend on open access (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education – registration required) 2. Education technology deals reach $1.6 billion in first half of 2015 (Tony Wan & Tyler McNally / EdSurge) 3. Campus technology 2015: Q&A with MakerBot’s Jordan Brehove […] more »

by Azadeh Jamalian

The following is a guest post written by Azadeh “Azi” Jamalian, the co-founder of Tiggly, which makes and sells a learning platform consisting of tablet toys for children. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Does my life remind you of yours? Compared to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Parents and social media (via Pew Research Center) 2. Fostering creativity with makerspaces (Nicholas Provenzano / Edutopia) 3. Why teachers make the best edtech administrators (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 4. Web platform seeks to give students an alternative to the ‘wall of text’ (Meg Bernhard / Chronicle of Higher Education) 5. UF College […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When Big Data meets the blackboard (Andrew Giambrone / The Atlantic) 2. A professor crowdsources a syllabus on the Charleston shootings (Stacey Patton / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. University of Illinois censured after professor loses job over tweets critical of Israel (Sarah Kaplan / The Washington Post) 4. Mobile tech at OSU lays […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MOOC provider pledges ‘open’ license option (Sean Cavanagh / Education Week) 2. Students in free courses study, but not as much as most students do (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Dave Eggers’ nonprofit helps first-gen students crowdfund college (Charley Locke / EdSurge) 4. Investors rethink edtech as dealflow declines (Jonathan […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Remote-proctoring helps curb cheating in online classes (Joshua Lim / Center for Digital Education) 2. Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton headed for ASU (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. An increasingly popular job perk: online education (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Edtech conferences you need to know (Betsy Corcoran / EdSurge) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yale researchers to study learning game apps (Natasha Singer / New York Times) 2. Seymour Hersh on My Lai and the state of investigative journalism (Jared Malsin / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Sea level rise app launched (Ted Gutsche / Eyes on the Rise) 4. Online-test security, social media, and cheating: A recent history […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New social network is all college, all the time (Casey Fabris / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Distance ed myths debunked (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 3. How AltSchool blends old-fashioned learning with new technology (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 4. In new video, Michigan Daily writers read mean reader comments & tweets […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Let’s Send Kids to Harvard” sets the record for biggest Indiegogo fundraiser (via Indiegogo) 2. “This is my best advice to young journalists” (Ezra Klein / Vox) 3. Schools test impact of blending technology, longer school days (Michelle R. Davis / Education Week) 4. The 6 technologies that will change the face of education […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ed-tech purchasing defined by ‘pervasive culture of can’t,’ says report (Sean Cavanagh / Education Week) 2. When a flipped-classroom pioneer hands off his video lectures, this is what happens (Jeffrey R. Young / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. News Corp, Columbia, NYU collaborate on data-visualization tools for journos (Angela Washeck / Fishbowl NYC) […] more »