Educational Technology and ICT trends

By EdTech | Trends in e-learning and ICT

How to make Allo for web look identical to Google Hangouts

While many in the Android and Google-fan communities used and loved (well, sometimes loved) Hangouts for messaging others from mobile and desktop, Google is now shifting the app’s focus to enterprise. In its place is Allo, which only started working on the web this week. Although we can’t help you …

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Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

Security

Machine Learning Applied to Big Data, Explained

Machine learning with Big Data is, in many ways, different than "regular" machine learning. This informative image is helpful in identifying the …

Machine Learning

How can universities hang on to their students?

With student retention becoming a priority, universities are seeking out the strategies that work best to bring down drop-out rates<p>The UK is a world leader when it comes to student retention – it came top in the latest OECD data (from 2014), with 71% of the country’s students completing their …

5 Great Uses for Canva in the Classroom

What is Canva you ask?<br>In the companies own words “An amazingly simple graphic design tool.”<p><b>Five Great Reasons to Use Canva in the Classroom</b><p><b>Easy to Use</b><p>…

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Mobile Fact Sheet

MORE FACT SHEETS: INTERNET/BROADBAND | SOCIAL MEDIA<p>In contrast to the largely stationary internet of the early 2000s, Americans today are …

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The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

Connection begets connection. In 1999, 18 years ago, when just 4% of the world’s population was online, Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of …

10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video

Video content has exploded in popularity, and it’s no wonder. Consumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re …

Handbook of Learning Analytics – First edition

Foundations<p>Techniques<p>Techniques & Approaches<p>V. Kovanović, S. Joksimović, D. Gašević, M. Hatala, & G. Siemens<p>Pages 77-92<p>D. McNamara, L. Allen, S. …

MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates)

Discover 800+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer "certificates" or "statements …

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5 Reasons Why Learning Analytics Are Important For eLearning

<b>How Learning Analytics Can Improve eLearning Design and Development</b><p>A major aspect (and a great challenge at the same time!) of instructional design …

Learning

The Evolution of E-learning and Learning Analytics

10 Leadership Lessons from Higher Education - <b>BY CHRISTOPHER L. WASHINGTON</b><p>In ancient mythology, Janus was the Roman god of change and transition. …

Education

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” …

Privacy

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

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The Galaxy S8 is evidence of Samsung's changing attitude to bloatware

Remember back when we all used to have a field day bashing Samsung bloatware? There was sooo much of it, you couldn’t disable or uninstall it, and most things duplicated stuff that Google already did perfectly well (and also pre-installed on Galaxy phones). But starting with the Galaxy S6, Samsung …

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More university students are using tech to cheat in exams

Guardian uncovers 42% rise in cheating cases involving gadgets such as mobile phones and hidden earpieces since 2012<p>A growing number of UK university students are cheating in exams with the help of technological devices such as mobile phones, smart watches and hidden earpieces.<p>Data obtained by the …

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

Pop quiz: Do you know where you ate dinner on September 9, 2016? And how long did it take you to get to work on Thursday, February 23, 2017? Where were you on the afternoon of March 9, 2015?<p>You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature …

Google

Difference between Machine Learning, Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Statistics

In this article, I clarify the various roles of the data scientist, and how data science compares and overlaps with related fields such as machine …

Machine Learning

iPad sales falling for 12 quarters straight? Not quite, suggests Fiksu data …

It’s been an accepted truth for years now: iPad sales are declining. Apple’s own figures show that sales have declined for twelve straight quarters.<p>But that doesn’t tell the whole story, suggests <i>Above Avalon</i>, citing the Fiksu data shown above. It’s actually the iPad mini whose sales are shrinking. …

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Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system

Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps. A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming that Google’s Android has overtaken Windows as the internet’s most used operating system.<p>Research from web analytics company …

About – SHEILA

To assist European universities to become more mature users and custodians of digital data about their students as they learn online, the SHEILA …

Learning

Is digital technology changing learning and teaching? The big debate from Digifest 2017

15 March 2017Is digital technology making fundamental changes to learning and teaching, transforming it in ways that were unimaginable before the …

Learning

Three Key Differences Between In-Person and Virtual Teaching

Instructional designers or eLearning instructors might believe that moving their face-to-face teaching online is a simple matter of choosing a …

Learning

How Ditching Chrome For Opera Will Improve Your Battery Life

We’ve all been there. You’re on a plane, and after three hours your laptop – which is certified to last seven hours when disconnected from the mains …

Batteries

BlackBerry ‘KeyOne’ product page goes live early, reveals full specs

BlackBerry is set to introduce the world to its ‘Mercury’ phone later this morning (or later this evening if you’re in Barcelona), but the phone — now officially known as the “KeyOne” — actually just leaked on BlackBerry’s site. We’ll have a livestream up for you soon if you want to tune in, but …

Mobile Technology

White Papers – Improvement Analytics

The Analytics for Learning (A4L) Measurement in Digital Environments White Papers Series outlines emerging approaches for measuring hard-to-measure …

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The Role Of Graphic Design In eLearning

<b>Graphic Design In eLearning: The Role Of Graphic Design In Creating Effective eLearning Courses</b><p>Imagine being 10 years removed from school, and you …