Jan Svärdhagen

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Forskare: Klumpig teknik slösar dyrbar lärartid – "tar tid i stället för att ge tid"

”Kommunernas ledarskap är en flaskhals för skolornas digitalisering”, säger forskaren Åke Grönlund. Han efterlyser it-pedagoger i alla skolor och …

Exploring lecturer engagement with the VLE: findings from a multi-college staff survey | Farrelly

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are important infrastructure and digital educational spaces that are widely used. The lecturers’ voices on VLEs …

Higher Education

Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax

As the dog days of summer wane, most parents are preparing to send their kids back to school. In years past, this has meant buying notebooks and …

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

Family claims their Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact

A Portland family tells KIRO news that their Echo recorded and then sent a private conversation to someone on its list of contacts without telling them. Amazon called it an “extremely rare occurrence.” (And provided a more detailed explanation, below.)<p>Portlander Danielle said that she got a call …

Living Rooms

Five Digital Transformation Trends In The Education Industry

Despite its role in preparing young people to move society and technology forward, the education industry has remained ironically resistant to …

Artificial Intelligence

When Learning Analytics Violate Student Privacy

The rise of analytics in higher education raises questions about the responsible use of student data. Here are some of the issues and how …

4 Ways to Make Distance Learning Programs Stand Out

Flexibility, cost and convenience are driving more college students to take part in distance learning. The latest report from the Digital Learning …

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness

At 17 years old, Christine Johns sat in a university classroom surrounded by men and women who were devastated as Pittsburgh's steel industry …

Our responsibility in protecting institutional, student and personal data in online learning

Image: © Tony Bates, 2018WCET (2018) Data Protection and Privacy Boulder CO: WCETUnited States Attorney’s Office (2018) Nine Iranians Charged With …

Are we giving online students an education with all the nuance and complexity they deserve? (opinion)

My 22-year-old is a student at Portland State University. He’s a bright, committed student studying anthropology and linguistics. For as long as I’ve …

NMC Horizon Report Preview 2018

Abstract<p>The NMC Horizon Report Preview provides summaries of each of the upcoming edition's trends, challenges, and important developments in …

Ny amerikansk lagrysare skakar om molnbranschen

I skuggan av GDPR har en ny lag klubbats, som kan få stora konsekvenser för molnanvändandet i hela världen. Den innebär att amerikanska …

AlterEgo

AlterEgo is a closed-loop, non-invasive, wearable system that allows humans to converse in high-bandwidth natural language with machines, artificial …

Studie: Professorer kunde inte skilja på kunskapskrav från grundskola och universitet

<b>Lyssna:</b> "Detta är ju ett tydlig tecken på att kunskapskraven är för svåra"En studie från Linnéuniversitet i Växjö visar att många professorer tror …

The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed …

Assessing the dangers of AI applications in education

Image: CaspionReportLynch, J. (2017) How AI will destroy education, buZZrobot, 13 NovemberI’m a bit slow catching up on this (I have a large backlog …

Artificial Intelligence

In a Fight Against Depression, UCLA Relies on Technology

The university hopes to eliminate depression by the end of the century. The effort begins on its own campus, where online screenings and downloadable …

A tiny Indiana district is banking on virtual education to survive. But at what cost?

In one year, a tiny rural Indiana school district more than tripled its enrollment, growing to nearly 1,000 students. But more than 800 of those …

Education

Hubert AI helps instructors sort and process student evaluation feedback

Digital alternatives to traditional end-of-semester student evaluations seem more numerous by the day. One new tool hopes to advance that landscape …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Ways to Make Your Videos Binge-Worthy

Online Learning<p>Video doesn't need to be a passive medium. Here's how to keep students watching and make them feel like they have a stake in their own …

Education Technology

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

The mellow atmosphere at this year's SXSW EDU didn’t stop Day 3 keynoter danah boyd from lighting up Twitter and sparking countless conference-floor …

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow

Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific journals, hasn’t been shy about shifting away from just publishing to offering a set of …

Are MOOCs in danger of becoming irrelevant?

In spring 1961, the American inventor Buckminster Fuller told a group of Southern Illinois University administrators that a new campus they were …

Nu blir äntligen den digitala arkivinformationen kostnadsfri för alla - Nyheter och press

Riksarkivet har fram tills nu erbjudit en abonnemangstjänst som varit förknippad med en kostnad. I och med förändringen 1 februari försvinner denna …

Har barnen något att säga till om?

Dokumentationsbilderna fyller väggarna i förskolan. På eftermiddagen kan många föräldrar se bildspel från dagens lek ute på gården. När de kommer hem …

Robotar i förskolan ska lära barn om naturvetenskap - P4 Kristianstad

Det handlar om ett EU-projekt kallat botSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) där Högskolan Kristianstad har samarbetspartners i …

Libraries Find New Ways to Flourish in the Digital Age

By Dave DoucetteModern learners seek flexible spaces and guidance on digital literacy.

4 Higher Ed IT Trends to Watch in 2018

By Meghan Bogardus CortezFrom driving up data to leveraging IT more effectively, here’s what universities will be up to this year.

7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

What education technologies and trends will have the most impact in the coming year? We asked four higher ed IT leaders for their take.