Tag: edtech

by Julie Keck

1. How some professors deploy mobile technology in their teaching (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) (Subscription) 2. Edcamp continues expansion with $2 million from Gates Foundation (Benjamin Herold / EdWeek) 3. Poynter will host a Mobile News Summit at Columbia Journalism School (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Four edtech teaching trends for […] more »

by Robert Bierman

Today, I had a Twitter exchange with a few classmates as to whether the word “Internet” should be capitalized. Our professor chimed in by tweeting about the difference between “internet” and “Internet.” This casual exchange represents a breakthrough. We’re classmates in the online Communications@Syracuse master’s degree program offered by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times science site targets curious (but distractible) students (Liana Heitin / Education Week) 2. ‘Machine teaching’ is seen as way to develop personalized curricula (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. It’s official: News Corporation is looking to sell Amplify (Tony Wan / EdSurge) 4. Why women dominate in online […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Meet Robert Hernandez, the ‘mad scientist of journalism’ (Gretchen Parker / USC News) 2. Why edtech exits will defy historical trends (Arrun Kapoor & Julie Brickman / EdSurge) 3. Are nanodegrees how MOOCs will ultimately disrupt higher ed? (Tara García Mathewson / Education Dive) 4. Pioneer of edtech innovation says he’s frustrated by disruptors’ […] more »

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 »