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Future of Education Technology

Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

July 6, 2015

Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the last few years at The College of Westchester, and faculty reaction has generally been quite positive. These initial room changes have revolved around modifying the layout […]

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My Coursera Experience – Quality Professional Development, and an Inexpensive Verified Certificate

May 26, 2015

Teachers can Earn a Verified Certificate for Convenient, Affordable PD Back in 2012, I took a Coursera course in Operations Management, to test the waters of the new world of MOOCs. I shared my experience in a number of articles here. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the course (in fact, I did not […]

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The Shocking Truth About Competency Based Education

May 14, 2015

The Rise of Regionally Accredited Competency Based Education in HigherEd I’ve been a fan of the idea of Competency Based Education since I first heard of it. It seemed like such a positive development and a step ahead in the evolution of higher education here in the US and abroad. But I figured it would […]

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Render and Manipulate 3D Virtual Images in ‘Real Space’ With zSpace

May 6, 2015

This Technology from zSpace is Just Amazing! How would you like your student to be able to strap on a pair of special glasses and see and manipulate detailed renderings of multi-layered objects in 3D? Sound a little too much like those faked holographic displays and other imagined technologies we see in movies that don’t […]

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D2L Introduces Next Generation Adaptive Learning Technology in Brightspace LMS

April 29, 2015

Advanced Adaptive Learning Tool is one of Several Enhancements Targeted to Help Accelerate Attainment Rate to 60% D2L has just released its Spring 2015 update for its Brightspace LMS and has backed it up with a bold goal: “Given the current trajectory, the Administration’s target of 60% [degree attainment rate] by 2020 is in jeopardy […]

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Higher Ed Survey on BYOD, 1-to-1, VDI and Student Computing (Using or Planning to use)

April 15, 2015

Survey looks to gather insights, trends regarding BYOD and 1-to-1 Device Programs for Students in Higher Education, as well as the Growth of VDI and DaaS to Support Those Approaches. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/byod1to1 We’re working through a new multi-year Strategic Technology Planning process at The College of Westchester and we’re thinking about BYOD versus 1-to-1 device programs […]

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OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter

April 14, 2015

Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably have, but it seems that many educators have not. Open Education Resources are FREE, that’s […]

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Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th

March 26, 2015

The Nature Conservancy Offers Another Online Field Trip Through Their Nature Works Everywhere Program Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe with their students. In addition to free offerings that are always available online like, interactive games and lesson plans that align to Next Generation […]

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3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments

March 24, 2015

Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Drive the Deployment of Next Generation Learning Techniques Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Our recent study found that 81% of college students use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category […]

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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why

March 23, 2015

Who are Your Favorite Education and Technology Bloggers and Writers? Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others […]

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