Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

Biggest Barriers to Digital Learning: Lack of Time, Lack of Devices

The biggest barrier to digital learning for teachers is gaining student access to technology. That’s followed by a lack of time during the school day. For administrators, the top concern is providing relevant and effective professional development to their staff, followed by limitations and problems with the technological infrastructure, such as WiFi and security. Overall, […]

Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results

If you’re trying to hunt down research to justify the use of technology in the classroom or argue against it, a working paper may provide you with information you need. “Education Technology: An Evidence-Based Review,” published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), takes a global view in examining how technology can be used […]

MIT Media Lab Learning Initiative

The ML Learning initiative is built around a cohort of learning innovators from across the diverse Media Lab groups. We explores learning across many dimensions, ranging from neurons to nations, from early childhood to lifelong scholarship, and from human creativity to machine intelligence.  In addition to creating tools and models, the initiative provides non-profit and […]

Virtual science lab startup Labster bags $10M to accelerate its ed tech play

Ed tech startup Labster whose software platform enables virtual simulations of laboratories for teaching life science to students, has closed a $10 million Series A round of funding led by early stage European VC firm Balderton Capital. Stockholm-based Northzone is also joining the round, as is Unity Technologies founder David Helgason — clearly spying strategic […]

3 nontraditional pathways taking over higher ed

Unconventional education organizations say recent high school grads flocking to nontraditional pathways; could this be good for college and university admissions? eCampus News

Nevada renews commitment to statewide one-to-one program

The state passed a bill that will continue to fund Nevada Ready 21, a robust digital learning initiative. edscoop

How to assess your district’s digital readiness

How do you know if your school system is high performing in its use of technology? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Here are 10 key areas to focus on. eSchool News

Download Report: THE STATE OF BROADBAND 2017: BROADBAND CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This report explores the current status of broadband around the world, and how it is contributing to development purposes. Following on from this introduction, Chapter 2 explores global trends in broadband connectivity and technologies, Chapter 3 explores developments in policies and regulation, Chapter 4 explores the important applications of broadband for sustainable development, while Chapter 5 […]

Mobile learning for teacher professional learning: benefits, obstacles and issues

This paper reflects on the role of mobile learning in teachers’ professional learning. It argues that effective professional learning requires reflection and collaboration and that mobile learning is ideally suited to allow reflection-in-action and to capture the spontaneity of learning moments. The paper also argues for the value of collaborations between teachers and students in […]

More Students to Take SAT Online

The College Board announced Wednesday that it will expand the availability of a digital version of the SAT this school year. The company will give a practice version of the SAT online in some school districts in December, and then administer a fully operational, digital version of the SAT—and the PSAT 8/9—to more students in […]