Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

Virtual and Augmented Reality to Nearly Double Each Year Through 2021

Spending on augmented and virtual reality will nearly double in 2018, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp. (IDC), growing from $9.1 billion in 2017 to $17.8 billion next year. The market research company predicts that aggressive growth will continue throughout its forecast period, achieving an average 98.8 percent compound annual growth rate […]

Indiana educators benefitting from state’s commitment to OER

Candice Dodson describes the work Indiana has done to promote openly licensed digital resources during an interview with EdScoop TV. edscoop

New Zealand revamping digital technology education in school curriculum

Schools will be expected to fully integrate the revised learning area into their curriculum by the start of the 2020 school year. OPENGOV

Data, AI and Collaboration Top Higher Ed Tech Trends

Microsoft’s vice president for worldwide education, Anthony Salcito, highlights the future of higher education technology. EdTech Focus on Higher Education 

NYC broadband initiative looks to eliminate the homework gap

With this effort, every student in the city could have home access to high-speed internet by 2025. edscoop

Operation Phakisa Education: Why a secret? Mass surveillance, inequality, and race in South Africa’s emerging national e-education system

This paper investigates several human rights concerns with respect to the South African government’s secretive plan to transform basic education, Operation Phakisa Education. The first concern is the influence of digital surveillance on education and society by government and corporate institutions. This is evaluated in light of electronic foreign and domestic government and corporate surveillance, […]

The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed

For someone who claims to be working for the American people, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the Commission would vote whether to roll back net neutrality rules on December 15, he made no mention of the inconvenient and embarrassing fact that […]

2017 Digital Literacy Impact Study> An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief

The 2017 Digital Literacy Impact Study: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief uncovers the learner’s perspective of how digital literacy training influences work life after graduation. As a complement to the definitions and frameworks outlined in the 2017 strategic brief on digital literacy in higher education, this study examines digital literacy in action as learners […]

EcoXPT: Designing for Deeper Learning through Experimentation in an Immersive Virtual Ecosystem

Young people now must compete in a global, knowledge-based, innovation-centered economy; they must acquire not just academic knowledge, but also character attributes such as intrinsic motivation, persistence, and flexibility. To accomplish these ambitious goals, the National Research Council (2012) of the United States recommends the use of “deeper learning” classroom strategies. These include case-based learning, […]

D2L Extends Reach Across EMEA with New Customers and Partners

D2L is enhancing the learning experience for more people in the UK, Europe, Middle East and South Africa Desire2Learn