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When Classroom Technology Impedes Student Learning

My big concern is that today's frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted "personalized learning" will lead us to heedlessly charge into some …

Education Technology

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

<b>Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday</b><p>Interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes" is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online.<p>The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of …

Physics

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care | Inc.com

We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on the right track -- and Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think so too.<p>We can all acknowledge the …

Education

6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning

<b>6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>Learning through inquiry is one of the most ‘natural’ and organic …

Pedagogy

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Why The Teacher Of The Future Will Be Neither Man Nor Machine

It’s a classic human v. machine scenario: as AI gets better at teaching and providing educational assistance, the question inevitably turns to whether and when human teachers will be replaced by computers.<p>Students across the U.S. are currently enrolled in online schools that provide the benefits of …

Pedagogy