Future of Education Technology

STEM Education for Future Career Growth: More Essential Than Ever in the 2020’s – Education Article

STEM is more fundamental and essential than ever Back in 2001, the National Science Foundation introduced the acronym “STEM”, standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In the decades that followed, educators and schools adopted and expanded efforts to embrace STEM related education. Heading into the new decade, STEM has never been so vital for an education that will prepare students for their professional careers rather than simply building technical competencies within the classroom. According to DRPFConsuls.com, the National Science…

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2019 EmergingEdTech Year in Review: Your Faves & My Faves – Education Article

Before we Head Off Into a New Decade, Let’s Take a Moment to Reflect on Another Year of Learning, Sharing, and Connecting Well, another year draws to a close as we are about to embark on an exciting new decade! I can hardly believe it is going to be 2020. For as long as I can remember, that has seemed like the far flung future, yet here we are. Being a blogger, I am obviously prone to reflection, a fundamental…

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Debunking Remote Learning Myths | Emerging Education Technologies – Education Article

Online learning continues to grow and expand with more and more students taking more online courses every year. With experienced educators opting to go the online route, receiving quality education has become easier. Thanks to the power of technology, an online learner can now use an online whiteboarding tool from one corner of the planet and connect with an experienced professor in a reputed university anywhere in the world. Education is no longer bound by the shackles of distance. However,…

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Intelligent Tutoring Systems (a Decades-old Application of AI in Education) – Education Article

While “AIED” may seem relatively new, a deeper look shows us it has been developing for over half a century In the last few years, numerous developments have led to a growing awareness of the maturity of Artificial Intelligence. Self-driving cars and personal assistants like Alexa and Siri are some of the consumer-facing technologies that have helped to fuel this awareness. This knowledge can also bring with it a certain dystopian fear about robots and technology “taking over”. While we…

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10 Technologies Higher Education Should Get Ahead of (or Fall Behind) – Education Article

In Today’s Digital World, Industries of all Types Must Transform in Order to Thrive I often attend CIO “summits” and similar events for IT and business leaders. A common theme at these types of conferences for the last few years has been the idea that Digital Transformation is essential for today’s businesses to survive and thrive. Businesses of all types must strive to determine how digital technologies are going to transform their industries and get ahead of the curve, or…

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Digital Badges Continue to Grow – Are You Using Them at Your School Yet? – Education Article

Digital Badges are gaining wider acceptance. They are clearly here to stay. I’m a fan of digital badges. I believe they are going to become a widely accepted part of the educational landscape in both K-12 and higher education. I also believe that for this to happen, the business community needs to embrace them. This has already started to happen, with companies like IBM, Salesforce, and Ernst & Young developing their own badging initiatives. We’ve seen municipalities embrace them as…

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Project Chimera: a Live Virtual Classroom Mixing Face to Face and Distance Learning – Education Article

Combining Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning is the Ultimate ‘Blended Learning’ Imagine teaching in a face to face classroom that includes a few monitors that display students connected remotely, displayed as virtual avatars that you could interact with as if they were pretty much there with you? These students can see their fellow students (those with you and those at a distance), can hear you and see any content you share or project, and can talk to…

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How Will IoT Change the Education Sphere? – Education Article

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a revolutionary change taking place right under our noses that promises to transform a myriad of sectors including education. It not only seeks to augment traditional human-to-human classroom interactions, but also challenges education in a broader sense. IoT invokes opposing emotions. While technology evangelists are placing their bets on IoT, integrated objects, and an automated world, others are not too thrilled with the development, considering the privacy threats that it poses and finances that…

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