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Interesting Academics and Technology News From Across the Web, w/e 10-27-18

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Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers.

EmergingEdTech Teaching Technology Tweet Wrap

This week in the wrap … YouTube is going to invest $20 Million in creating educational content, so I guess us educators can relax – Google has this, lol (frankly, I wish they would spend some of that money on monitoring and cleaning up the massive amount of creepy YouTube content aimed at kids already); OER is having an increasingly effective impact on education as good materials are not only free but may have a positive impact on learning; a new AI startup focused on personalized learning is recognized for excellence; I am super excited to take MIT's new free “unhangout” tool for a spin; the push towards blockchain based transcripts continues to move forward; and much more to explore!  

OER courses can boost engagement, new study says: A two-year study reveals that instructors found OER materials helped them make positive changes to their teaching
https://www.ecampusnews.com/2018/10/23/oer-courses-can-boost-engagement-new-study-says/

Thanks to @rmbyrne for this – an awesome free tool from MIT for tremendously flexible online gatherings! Unhangout – Video Conferencing With Break-out Groups
https://www.freetech4teachers.com/2018/10/unhangout-video-conferencing-with-break.html

Several #highered institutions are pushing ahead with #blockchain based transcripts: “College transcripts transformed – Incorporating blockchain to verify academic credentials”
https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/college-transcripts-transformed

Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way? 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/opinion/sunday/phonics-teaching-reading-wrong-way.html 

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology
https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/10/k-12-experts-weigh-training-teachers-use-education-technology

An Innovative Blended Learning Program Is Bringing Music Education To Detroit Youth
https://news.elearninginside.com/an-innovative-blended-learning-program-is-bringing-music-education-to-detroit-youth/

5 critical guidelines for data privacy across school districts
https://edscoop.com/5-critical-guidelines-for-data-privacy-across-school-districts/

Sense Education, billed as the world’s first AI solution for finding patterns and providing personalized feedback in student submissions, chosen as world’s best #ed-tech startup at 2018 enlightED competition
https://www.israel21c.org/ed-tech-firm-sense-wins-double-award-at-worldwide-summit/

YouTube to Invest $20 Million in Educational Content (somehow this doesn't give me a very warm and fuzzy feeling) 
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/10/25/youtube-to-invest-20-million-in-educational-content.aspx

 

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