What Caught Our Attention: 23 February 2011

  • Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Teaching the iGeneration
    Our children and youth are immersed in technologies that give them opportunities no previous generation has enjoyed. How will schools respond?
  • News: Blackboard’s Next Phase – Inside Higher Ed
    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.
  • How Will Technology Change Learning — and Teaching? | Edutopia
    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.
  • Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Transforming Education with Technology
    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.
  • Twitter can SAVE You Time – The Tempered Radical
    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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