The 10 top tech trends in education this year

The 10 top tech trends in education this year

Gartner has identified 10 strategic technologies CIOs in the higher education sector need to get their heads around this year to support their transformation activities and differentiate their organisations from competitors. Four technologies that will be crucial in the education market include: cross-life-cycle CRM platforms, smart campuses, wireless presentation technologies, and career software.

Technology in the Classroom: Games that Kids Create

Technology in the Classroom: Games that Kids Create

It’s discouraging to all stakeholders that annually, about 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. And “Pathways to Prosperity” reports that just 56 percent of college attendees complete a degree. Fingers point all directions, but nothing changes the stark truth: Something causes kids to hate learning so much that they’d rather face their future without the knowledge or skills to do so successfully.

Technology in the Classroom: Teaching Internet Skills

Technology in the Classroom: Teaching Internet Skills

Education used to focus on the 3 R’s — reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. Without a doubt, those remain critical subjects, but these days, they are just the beginning. What about history (because those who don’t understand history are forced to repeat it) and civics (so we understand how government works)?

A new research hub on the use of technology in education in developing countries

A new research hub on the use of technology in education in developing countries

there’s a lot of info out there, but how much of it is relevant? Given the lack of rigorous evidence to guide related decision making, a big investment in educational technologies has in many ways been the true ‘faith-based initiative’ in many education systems over the past two decades.

The Biggest Education Technology Trends for 2019

The Biggest Education Technology Trends for 2019

Every year, it seems like more and more media outlets are ready to announce the end of the traditional classroom – that desks and chalkboards will soon be discarded to make way for flipped classes, digital workspaces and social learning. The truth is, the best educational technology doesn’t replace the traditional classroom, but enhances it.

How Technology Has Changed Education and Will Keep Changing It

How Technology Has Changed Education and Will Keep Changing It

Much like death and taxes, education is an essential part of human life. In fact, unlike death and taxes, education is a part of the rest of the animal kingdom as well. Teaching the young is simply something that we do-helping them understand the world, make better choices and pass knowledge on to the next generation.

We Can’t “Technology” Our Way Out of Education Challenges

We Can’t “Technology” Our Way Out Of Education Challenges

Summing up the spirit of skeptical inquiry, physicist Richard Feynman once said, “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” I believe we are in danger of such an unchallenged orthodoxy which threatens to diminish the debate on a vital question: how to improve education in Africa.