Mobile Learning & Technology in Education

By Arshad Saiyed | Information and opinion about mobile in the education space and much more

Report: Digital And Online College Programs Chase Revenue, Not Savings Or Quality

Although they may not see it that way, officers in charge of digital learning at colleges and universities have been spilling secrets – telling us what they and their schools really value in their online and digital courses and programs.<p>As reported in Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE2) …

Flipped Classroom

Why Universities Need To Prepare Students For The New AI World

Artificial intelligence is increasingly embedded in our consumer and business lives, and it is poised to transform how societies function in the years to come. Yet universities are not adequately preparing students for a changing world. To better prepare students for a changing world, AI needs to …

Higher Education

Reluctant Adopters and Technology Initiatives

Working With Reluctant Adopters<p>The thing is, leaders should expect to find members of this group on staff, and they should be part of any …

Teaching

Why the classrooms must go digital and how

There’s a talk by an eminent international professor at your university and you are excited to attend. But your campus is spread out over a few …

Educational iPad Apps for Learners with Autism

April 3, 2017 After writing about the best books for teachers and parents to learn and explore the world of autism, we are introducing you to this …

An Illinois alum shines a 'BEAM' on math education: BTN LiveBIG

Educational equality. It seems like a relatively simple proposition, does it not? Equal access educational opportunities and curricula for all …

Ranking America's Colleges by Gender Wage Gap

A big motivation for going to college is money.<p>Put simply, after you graduate, you’re eligible for a whole range of high paying careers like investment banking, management consulting, and engineering. The economic research generally shows that a college degree is a sound investment to boost your …

What Geography Says About Online College Students, The Future Of Studying Online

In higher education, online education options increase access to institutions, programs and classes. As true as that is, it’s important to be clear about what that enhanced access really means and what it may say about the future of online education.<p>While online students can theoretically study …

We asked five experts: should mobile phones be banned in schools?

NSW Minister for Education Rob Stokes has ordered a review into phone use in schools. He said the review would look at the risks and rewards of …

How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

There isn’t a New York Times bestseller list for online courses, but perhaps there should be. After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online …

Artificial intelligence that can teach? It's already happening - Science News - ABC News

Artificial intelligence could be heading to Australian classrooms — and in schools overseas, it's already there.<p>In Bahia, Brazil, 15-year-old …

Don't Buy The Arizona State Report On Digital Learning

Arizona State University has the third largest online enrollment among public schools with some 30,000 students taking at least one ASU class online. And according to an ASU business plan presented to the Arizona Board of Regents, revenue from online programs is expected to reach $230 million this …

Higher Education

Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. The …

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Udacity and Google launch free career courses for interview prep, resume writing and more

Udacity today announced a new partnership with Google that will make a number of career courses freely available to recent graduates and mid-career professionals. The free career courses, which mark a first for Udacity, will focus on helping employees improve their chances of getting a job, no …

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

The Gates Foundation's Education Plans Go International

The foundation wants to help schools in developing countries have access to "better information, evidence, tools, and approaches to improve teaching …

Education

European MOOC Platform OpenClassrooms Raises Additional $60 Million in Funding

Edtech Business<p>European MOOC Platform OpenClassrooms Raises Additional $60 Million in Funding<p>May 16, 2018<p><b>OPEN CHECKBOOK:</b> The French MOOC provider and …

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

393 Online Courses With Real College Credit That You Can Access For Free — Class Central

Class Central recently made a list of all the courses we could find that are part of for-credit programs and are still free to access.

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Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons. The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …

Play

Here are a few strategies to employ to facilitate positive tablet learning habits:<p>Be clear with students at the outset of class whether tablets will …

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Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Kids

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

Teachers weigh in on Apple’s push for more iPads in school

Are iPads better than laptops? The answer depends on who you ask<p>This week, Apple held its education event to introduce a new iPad with stylus support aimed at teachers and students, hoping to take on the popularity of Chromebooks in classrooms over the past few years. As of 2017, Apple is third …

What You Need To Know About Kids' Screen Time Right Now

WATCH: Three little rules that can help your kids cultivate a healthy relationship with screens.<p>Our latest NPR Ed video takes on that question so many parents are asking: How much time should my kid spend looking at phones and screens and tablets and TVs and ...<p>In a nutshell (and inspired by food …

Kids