Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

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 […]

TPACK updated to measure pre-service teachers’ twenty-first century skills

Twenty-first century skills have attracted significant attention in recent years. Student of today and the future are expected to have the skills necessary for collaborating, problem solving, creative and innovative thinking, and the ability to take advantage of information and communication technology (ICT) applications. Teachers must be familiar with various pedagogical approaches and the appropriate […]

Examining the validity of the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework for preservice chemistry teachers

While various quantitative measures for assessing teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) have developed rapidly, few studies to date have comprehensively validated the structure of TPACK through various criteria of validity especially for content specific areas. In this paper, we examined how the TPACK survey measure is aligned with the TPACK lesson plan measure and […]

Editorial 33(3): TPCK/TPACK research and development: Past, present, and future directions

Scholarship addressing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) has examined how to develop, apply, and assess it in diverse educational settings and content areas. During the last 12 years, multiple ways to understand this knowledge and support its development have emerged, generating approximately 1,200 publications that utilise the construct, impacting the practice of postsecondary […]

We’re not teaching the web correctly

Web literacy must become a fundamental part of our global education system. Without it, opportunity is squandered. With it, we can propel billions farther, faster. Brookings Institution

Download Report: Evaluation of Edtech: What Technology Means to Educators Across America

Walker Sands’ 2017 Evaluation of EdTech examines the complex relationship between schools/universities and the technologies they use to educate students. Based on a survey of more than 500 U.S. education professionals, Walker Sands’ inaugural report reveals educators’ current uses for education technology (edtech), how they hope edtech will improve in the years to come, and what’s […]

New series explores the dark reality behind the disruption economy

New two-part television series Secrets of Silicon Valley investigates the reality behind Silicon Valley’s endless faith in its power to change the world for the better. The so-called ‘Tech Gods’ believe progress is powered by unleashing technology to tear up the world as it is and create a new one – a process they call “disruption”. Presented […]