Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

AI, Merging of Digital and Physical Worlds Among Top 10 Tech Trends for 2018

Gartner has released its list of top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018 with a focus for the coming year on technologies related to artificial intelligence and machine learning and those that blend the physical and digital worlds. Campus Technology

Survey: Most Students Say Technology Boosts Academic Success

Three out of four college and university students think technology has had a positive impact on their academic success, according to a recent survey. Their preferred tech tools are laptops and smartphones, and they look to their institutions to provide the software applications and resources they need. And most are satisfied with the variety of […]

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, […]

What are the affordances of information and communication technologies?

The paper examines the notion that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have affordances that epitomize the features of our late modern age (Giddens, 1991 GiddensA (1991) Modernity and self identity(Cambridge, Polity Press) [Google Scholar] and explores whether these affordances (Salomon, 1993 Salomon, G. (Ed.) (1993) Distributed cognitions—psychological and educational considerations(Cambridge, Cambridge University Press) [Google Scholar] , p. 51) […]

Student Perceptions of the Use of Multimedia for Online Course Communication

A great deal of research exists in the use of multimedia communications in online classrooms as a means of furthering student engagement. However, little research exists that examines the perceptions of students when such technologies are used. Additionally, it is unclear that students are likely to engage in the use of such technologies when available. […]

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

Distance Learning Technologies in Organizing Self-Study Work of Students

In this article, on the basis of the analysis of didactic potentialities of three kinds of distance learning technologies (case technology, Internet technology, TV technology), the feasibility of integrating case and Internet technologies to design an “electronic case” as a means of students’ self-studying in e-learning of foreign languages and cultures is substantiated. The content […]

Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education

Twenty years ago, when technology-assisted learning was still in its infancy, Blackboard launched one of the first learning management systems. Since then we have been committed to helping learners and institutions thrive in a complex and changing educational environment. We understand that educational technology and services improve access and make higher education possible and available […]

Strategic Tooling: Technology for Constructing a Community of Inquiry

The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework describes online learning as a collaborative process supported by social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence, which work together to facilitate critical thinking and learning. The technology used in an online class can facilitate a CoI when its features support, rather than constrain, activities that promote these three elements. […]

Q&A: Lake Area Technical Institute’s Dennis Heller Says Digital Divide Has Shrunk

Today’s community college students have access to more tech than before. Community colleges are proving to be a helpful puzzle piece in bridging the digital divide. EdTech spoke with Dennis Heller, the IT director of the Lake Area Technical Institute, which won the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and boasts one of the […]