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What Difference Does It Make?

Last week I shared a little of my thinking about the problems inherent in the way people in the field talk about OER. Primary among those problems is …

A Massive List of Free Online University Course Providers From Around The World

It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when three free online courses, taught by Stanford professors, launched in …

Meet The Hottest EdTech Start-Ups of 2017

<b>The Winners of this year’s EdTechXGlobal Awards were just announced, and show how Education Technology is still booming</b><p>Europe’s largest Education …

Meet seppo users!

There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education

“When we talk about change — when we tell stories about technological change — we must consider how technologies, particularly modern technologies …

How Two Millennials Are Using Technology To Help Students Set Their Own Pace For Success

Every time a school merges or sees a new influx of students, pundits cite the following truism: the larger the classroom, the less one-on-one time per student.<p>According to the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, there are currently 50 million students spread out over 100,000 public schools, with an …

Education Technology

What is Mindmapping? Learn Today

Mindmapping software has so many uses for the today’s business professional, student, or anyone looking to effectively manage information.For those …

Brainstorming

Mobile Learning Should Disrupt What 'School' Is

<b>Mobile Learning Should Disrupt What ‘School’ Is</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>In education, we tend to think of mobile learning as learning in classrooms with tablets …

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

Space Matters: Lessons Learned from an Active-Learning Classroom

Too many discussions of edtech focus on tools (like tablets, clickers, learning-management systems, smart boards, etc). More thought should be spent …

Education Technology

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Speech to Text in Word, Docs, and Email

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released a new speech-to-text tool called Dictate. Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and …

Education Technology

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights,” wrote the late Miriam Beard. “It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of …

Education Technology

AI Is Making It Extremely Easy for Students to Cheat

<b>Denise Garcia knows that her students</b> sometimes cheat, but the situation she unearthed in February seemed different. A math teacher in West Hartford, …

About The New Florida Virtual Campus Survey On Textbooks

By Phil HillMore Posts (437)As long-time readers know, I strongly believe that the national discussion about the costs of textbooks and course …

Higher Education

Amazon wants to get college students addicted to Prime

Vincent Wang needed new jeans and a coat just before classes began this semester at the University of California, Davis, where he studies nutrition. …

College & University

Pearson shares slump as weak U.S. textbook sales hit recovery | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Pearson said a drop in demand for higher education textbooks in its biggest market the United States had resulted in a weaker-than-expected third-quarter performance.<p>The announcement sent shares in the education publisher tumbling 10 percent in early trade on Monday, …

Profit

Three major publishers sue college store company over textbook counterfeiting

Amid other woes as their core business shrinks, textbook publishers say they lose tens of millions of dollars a year when students buy pirated …

Free textbooks for first-year university students could help improve retention rates

Despite 20 years of focus on improving university retention rates, we are still losing one in five of our first-year students.<p>And the release of a …

Why to make the switch to E-books

We all know those puritans that believe that paper is the only way to go when it comes to a book. In modern times, however, most of us are going …

If Textbooks Looked Like This, Kids Might Actually Want to Open Them

The ongoing debate over whether students should use physical textbooks or access content on a tablet or other electronic device seems to have taken a …

A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them

Postsecondary Learning<p>A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them<p>By Ellen Wexler     Feb 9, 2017<p>Oxy_gen …

Education