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Smart speakers predicted to overtake wearables in US market this year

Tech research firm eMarketer is predicting dramatic growth in the US smart speaker market, anticipating that it will overtake wearables like smart watches at some point this year …<p><i>Business Insider</i> has seen the report.<p>According to eMarketer’s latest forecast, the number of US smart speaker users …

Where Are All the Faculty in the Open Education Movement?

Open educational resources (OER) are gaining increasing popularity. And as an active member in what advocates define as the “open education …

By the Numbers: Trends in Nontraditional Student Enrollment

The demographics of those enrolled in college look very different than they did twenty years ago. Students once considered “nontraditional” -- …

How ed tech worship erodes great teaching – according to someone who works in ed tech

Around the turn of the century, I left a full-time teaching job at one of the few genuinely world-class schools in the UK to work in the education …

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

American Higher Education Hits a Dangerous Milestone

As younger generations become more racially diverse, many states are allocating fewer tax dollars to public colleges and universities.<p>Drawing almost no attention, the nation crossed an ominous milestone last year that threatens more economic polarization and social division: For the first time, …

Higher Education

Changes in the classroom begin with changes in pedagogy

Our Research Manager Dr Marian Mahat recently presented a seminar at EdLab at Columbia University Teachers College, New York. Her presentation …

How to Make Better Teachers

Teaching may be more art than science, but the long-term benefits of doing it well aren’t up for debate: Good teachers boost their students’ performance on standardized tests, their chances of going to college and even their lifetime earnings. Whether countries prosper and grow depends on the …

Education

Banksy’s Back in New York City

The last time he made work in New York City, Banksy, the famous street artist, had trouble finding locations. “Most of the empty lots I planned to …

Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 9 quotes

Why Do College Students and Professionals Like Learning with Projects

When it comes to learning new information, traditional schooling has focused on providing students with theoretical knowledge and then testing how …

10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom

10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about how and when to use inquiry-based …

Venture capitalist visits 200 schools in 50 states and says DeVos is wrong: ‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’

Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist and father of two who has spent years devoting most of his time, energy and millions of dollars of his personal fortune to learning about — and advocating for — public education and how it can be made better for all children.<p>Dintersmith has taken a …

Education

Drawing from Inclusive Education

When you are part of a community, you can get to know and befriend learners over time. You can learn their unique stories, their preferred ways of …

Building the Ship while Sailing: Faculty Learning Communities and Technology

Dana Schutz has a visually cacophonous, 13-foot-long painting titled <i>Building the Boat While Sailing</i>. In reviewing the work for the <i>New Yorker</i>, Andrea …

No one is teaching kids how to spot fake news

Media literacy programs in schools are so outdated, they’re backwards.<p>In the fifteen months since Donald Trump was elected president of the United …

OER reaches ‘inflection point,’ and states are leading the charge

Maria Barreix/EdScoop<p>After years of dabbling with open educational resources (OER), educators have finally begun to embrace the concept as a …