There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education

There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education

“When we talk about change – when we tell stories about technological change – we must consider how technologies, particularly modern technologies like computers, emerged from a certain history, from certain institutions; how technologies are as likely to re-inscribe traditional practices as to alter them.” – Audrey Watters Audrey Watters’ recent talk, “Education Technology as…

Digital Tools Transform K–12 Classrooms and Fuel Collaboration and Culture

Digital Tools Transform K-12 Classrooms and Fuel Collaboration and Culture

Not long ago, educators could view digitally enabled learning as a useful enhancement to traditional teaching techniques. No more. Technology has become such a dominant force in the classroom – and in society – that educators must do more than just try to leverage it for their own purposes.

An Anatomy of Deeper Learning and Implementation for 21st Century Education: The Research Findings

An Anatomy of Deeper Learning and Implementation for 21st Century Education: The Research Findings

21st century education is experiencing significant turbulence as a response to the call for more meaningful and relevant learning experiences that comply with students’ literacy needs and competencies required to succeed in their lives. Towards this end, deeper learning has emerged as a theory which could be the means to transform 21st century education when truly integrated in the classroom.

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume – EdSurge News

Discover morehigher ed stories and resources Visit Us A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically.

Teachers, Calibrate your Change-o-Meters!

Teachers, Calibrate your Change-o-Meters!

Are you keeping up? Are we keeping up? The dominant narrative about education says no. Teachers perpetually lag behind other more innovative fields, maybe by as much as a 100 or 150 years, depending on who you listen to. But there is no reason to believe such a narrative is true, and every reason to examine how it retains its hegemony.

Teaching 21st Century Skills For 21st Century Success Requires An Ecosystem Approach

Teaching 21st Century Skills For 21st Century Success Requires An Ecosystem Approach

It is almost universally acknowledged that in order to succeed in the 21st century, students must learn much more than the “three Rs” and basic computer competency. The term “21st century skills” is used often in educational circles to refer to a range of abilities and competencies that go beyond what has traditionally been taught in the classroom, including problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.

An Anatomy of Deeper Learning and Implementation for 21st Century Education

An Anatomy of Deeper Learning and Implementation for 21st Century Education: The Research Findings

21st century education is experiencing significant turbulence as a response to the call for more meaningful and relevant learning experiences that comply with students’ literacy needs and competencies required to succeed in their lives. Towards this end, deeper learning has emerged as a theory which could be the means to transform 21st century education when truly integrated in the classroom.

Tracking Key Issues in Teaching and Learning: What Matters Most in 2017

Tracking Key Issues in Teaching and Learning: What Matters Most in 2017

Since 2011, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has been tracking key issues for higher education teaching and learning. We solicit input from the full breadth of the teaching and learning community, including faculty members, students, and professionals from the IT organization, the center for teaching and learning, the library, and the dean’s and provost’s offices.