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Public Education (Finally) Speeds into Digital Age

Jane Swift | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Jane Swift

Despite the endless partisan gridlock in Washington, a groundbreaking vote by the Federal Communications Commission to restructure how it spends taxes on mobile phones will make a real difference in America's public schools.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists

Sunnie Toelle | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Sunnie Toelle

Michael Bodekaer, 30 and Mads Bonde, 29, founded Labster, an internationally focused company dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools for teaching science globally.

Learning the Real Meaning of Commencement

Stephen Marcus | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Stephen Marcus

Let us be unequivocal in stating how dangerous it is to think that you have ever finished learning. If you believe that after college, that section on your resume labeled "Education" will be checked off forever, you're wrong.

Students Understand Less When They Read From Computers, Says Research

edweek | Benjamin Herold | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. Comprehension may suffer when students read on the digital d...

College Learning and the Digital Age

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.

How The New York Hall Of Science Is Building Learning Networks Worldwide

Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD.

What quickly became evident as I walked through the doors of the Science Centre World Summit near Brussels last week was the diversity of cultures and perspectives that had converged on this one spot for just a few days. So how do we weave diversity into how we communicate vital STEM ideas at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)?

Listening to the Public's Concerns About Big Data

Bob Wise | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

With the advent and implementation of new technology comes the natural gathering of larger amounts of data, literally from each key stroke. Applied well, data transforms education from a standardized, one-size-fits-all approach to a true personalized learning experience for every student.

FCC Action to Expand Broadband in Schools and Libraries Can Improve Educational Outcomes for All Students

Bob Wise | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Bob Wise

Education in the United States took a large step into the digital age February 5 when Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler ann...

Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

Zev Gotkin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Zev Gotkin

To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick and mortar classroom. For many, online education is becoming the most affordable and convenient alternative.

When It Comes to Education, Let's Be The Jetsons Not The Flintstones

Gregg Behr | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Gregg Behr

For my daughter's sake, I hope it's true that she won't graduate from a traditional brick-and-mortar high school 16 years from now, just as I did 20 years ago.

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Laurie Freyer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Food
Laurie Freyer

Minecraft has its own physical laws and rules; it's self-perpetuating and functions through the activity and innovation of interested parties -- it is only natural that this may translate as a tool to learn the basics of the global food system.

Technology in the Hands of a Great Teacher

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwanbeck

Great teachers seek to thoughtfully leverage technology in their classes, capitalizing on all of the affordances that technology can provide. But let's not let technology replace what it can't, especially when what it can't are the hallmarks of great teaching.

Curating Games-Based Learning

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniel Donahoo

You have probably noticed the rise in discussions about the importance of play and games to support children's learning. While many in the educational space see this as revolutionary, play-based learning has been the foundation of our understanding of how children learn for a long time now.

The Infrastructure Imperative: How Investing in Campus Technology Infrastructure Increases Access and Improves Learning for Students

Sean Devine | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Sean Devine

If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.

MOOC-Eds Bring Professional Development Into the 21st Century

Bob Wise | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Bob Wise

In a time of financial cutbacks, schools and districts have slashed professional development budgets at an alarming rate despite new education standar...

Interstates and E-rates

Bob Wise | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Bob Wise

To ensure that all students reach their education destination, it is imperative that the United States meet the goal of connecting 99 percent of the nation's students with high-speed broadband in their schools and libraries within the next five years.

'3D Challenges' for Higher Education

Mary Ellen Jukoski | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Mary Ellen Jukoski

As I scan today's landscape of challenges and opportunities for higher education, I find it helpful to think in a "3D" way as well, though the dimensions I focus on are: Demographics, Debt, and Digital Learning.

The Global Search for Education: Log On

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What are some of the specific ways in which educators around the world are using these digital tools?

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...

How Far Are We From the First Great Educational Video Game Console for the Home?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Using a variety of design principles and mechanics, video games and virtual worlds have served as the epitome of the digital learning experience long before iPad apps, MOOCs and other digital learning environments invaded the educational world.

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.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Wants Teachers To Get Into Students' Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama imagines a country where teachers know what's happening in their students' brains. He wants "teachers to have an ability to ...

100 Ways to Spur Creative Learning This Summer

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

With summer break just around the corner, it's a perfect opportunity to get hands-on and creative, and we've shared some of our favorite creativity tools in our Digital Fun for Creative Kids Guide.

Imminent Chaos

Bruce Judson | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Bruce Judson

The essence of a good education is, to a large extent, the ability to recognize an important issue in a particular field of study, analyze a problem if it exists, and determine the best course of action.