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Technology and Education

From Common Core to Common Sense: The Next American Educational Revolution

Dan DeMaioNewton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dan DeMaioNewton

It's important to reflect on where we are, and where we choose to go. We need to continue to question what we want the purpose of education to be.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Higher Ed

Sean Devine | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Sean Devine

Mobile technologies are creating new ways for students to connect with their course materials, their classes and their colleagues, while also providing new ways to save money, while increasing access, productivity and flexibility.

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

Real Innovation in Education Is About the Internet

Francesca Kaplan Grossman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Francesca Kaplan Grossman

We worry that many educators are unintentionally and subconsciously averse to weaving technology into the fabric of teaching and learning, simply because they do not see what doing so would look and feel like, and technology does not map onto to their mental models of classrooms.

Giving His Way to Success

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Peter A. Georgescu

In 2004, Khan began making his YouTube videos of basic math instruction as an alternative to sending his cousins the videos directly. His discovery? His cousins preferred videos to the genuine article: they were quite happy to use the videos rather than have him teach them in person.

Technology Doesn't Teach, Teachers Teach

Bill Goodwyn | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Bill Goodwyn

No matter how far we evolve from the little red schoolhouse, we cannot afford to sacrifice the foundation of education that is built upon the unique relationship between teacher and student.

Not All Students Are Treated Equally in Today's Digital Era: A Call for Accessible Technology in Higher Education

Sean Devine | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
Sean Devine

Together, we can ensure that no student is left behind as a result of his or her print-related disability as we continue our path in the digital revolution of higher education.

Online Classrooms: Trash or Treasure?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Any sensitive theatergoer will tell you that live theater is a completely different experience than watching the same thing on TV or your computer screen. Can the energy that an inspiring teacher calls forth be funneled into a computer screen?

Quality Higher Education Doesn't Need to Cost So Much

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Technology offers us many opportunities to improve our output by customizing learning to individual needs, increasing productivity, expanding access, and most importantly, improving quality and affordability.

Phone Companies Ignore Low-Price Requirement That You Are Paying For

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

By Jeff Gerth ProPublica, May 1, 2012, 10 a.m.At the dawn of the Internet era, Congress set out to avert a digital divide between rich and poor stud...

The Global Search for Education: An International Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The International Baccalaureate (the IB) continues to play an important role in changing the lives of students worldwide. Apart from PISA, it is the only test that measures the performance of students against their global peers.

Are Schools Getting Too Carried Away With Technology?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

With built-in obsolescence, it's critically important that schools don't spend mindlessly on the latest cool gadget, only to abandon it for a better one a few years later.