… just buying technology isn’t enough. It would be the same as buying expensive cookware and assuming that purchase alone will turn someone into a master chef. Good tools make the job easier, and at times are even essential. But the tools themselves are not the key; it’s the skill of the operator and how the tools get used.
The Kentucky Learning Depot, an online state repository of K-12 and postsecondary educational content, will be mapped to align with the K-12 common academic standards for mathematics and English/language arts, according to an announcement last week from education publishing partner Pearson.
Blackboard built its e-learning empire on its learning management system, trading legal blows with some competitors and gobbling up others as it raced to satisfy demand for a technology that had rapidly become de rigueur in higher education.
That period of conquest is now over. Last fall, close to 95 percent of institutions had some learning management system in place, according to the Campus Computing Project. Accordingly, Blackboard’s business strategy is changing: with the company adding four new, separately licensed products to its menu in the last three years, Blackboard expects that it will soon no longer rely on Learn, its popular learning management system, to bring home the bacon.
I am excited about the possibilities that technology can provide to facilitate and manage student learning. I’m also always hopeful that we can devise a technology tool that will make teachers and principals’ jobs easier. What do you think? What will be the technology or the “killer application” that will revolutionize education?
I’d like to share with you where I think we will find it and where we will not.
The U.S. Department of Education recently released Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. Here, Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, talks with Educational Leadership about the highlights of that plan and the national vision for schools.
Crazy, isn’t it? Who would have ever imagined that complete strangers connecting through streams of public instant messages could add so much value to one another’s lives?
But it’s true—and it’s all waiting for you if you’re willing to give Twitter a whirl.
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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, has launched 11 tutorials in 7 languages as part of the organization’s online training and support program for the IEEE Xplore® digital library. The self-paced tutorials are presented on the IEEE client services Web page as voice-narrated Flash videos with complete downloadable transcripts in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Continue reading IEEE Offers Tutorials in Multiple Languages→
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Thus we are greatly relieved that none of our friends and families have been injured in the recent earth quake which started on Saturday morning.
There is still much to do with thousands of homes and other buildings in need to demolition or repair. A great deal of infrastructure will also need to be replaced or repaired.
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