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The Best Education Blogs For 2014: One List As social media “follows” have risen in popularity, mere “blogging” seems old news, but it nonetheless remains a powerful–perhaps still the most powerful–way to distribute thinking, strategies,...
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WHAT DOES AN ESTUARY RAISE?: $100K to An Estuary, a next generation professional development site that supports educator-driven PD events (like EdCamp) and technology developments (including badges), tweeted that it has raised $100K from the Maryland Technology Development Corp
Yesterday, as a speaker and panelist at various education related conferences, I had a wonderful experience. I was asked to participate on a panel at a gathering of education technology industry leaders. The group was assembled by The Software and Information Industry Association, SIIA. It took place in the plush setting of a prestigious law […]
Part 1 of my Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2013 series
It’s time once again for my annual review of the dominant trends in education technology. This will be the fourth year of my penning this series – long enough for me to feel like it’s become a veritable year-end tradition, and long enough for me to reflect beyond the single year in the arc of recent ed-tech history.
When I first started writing about the top trends – way back in 2010 – we were in the early days of a significant resurgence in ed-tech adoption and ed-tech entrepreneurship. I struggled then to convince editors that I should even cover the space. But soon enough, stories about the promise of education and technology filtered out beyond the tech or education trade press, and – thanks in no small part to Khan Academy – into the mainstream news as well. Oh sure, there were still lots of examples of schools banning computing devices and blocking websites (particularly social media). But there was a sense of excitement and promise among students, teachers, parents, principals, politicians, business folks, investors, journalists. Plus, as of the spring of 2010, there were iPads.
And that changed everything. Or something like that. “The iPad will revolutionize education,” or so the headlines promised. But three years later, as I plan this end-of-year review, I’m struck by how very little has changed at all.
For the record, here are what I have chosen as the “top ed-tech trends” in previous years:
Ed-Tech PoliticsOnline Learning Mobile Learning Social Learning / Social Networks Investment in Education Technology
The iPad Social Media – Adoption and Crackdown Text-messaging Data (Which Still Means Mostly “Standardized Testing”) The Digital Library Khan Academy STEM Education’s Sputnik Moment The Higher Education Bubble “Open” The Business of Ed-Tech
The Business of Ed-Tech The Maker Movement Learning to Code The Flipped Classroom MOOCs The Battle to Open Textbooks Education Data and Learning Analytics The Platforming of Education Automation and Artificial Intelligence The Politics of Ed-Tech
YOU KNOW EDTECH IS REAL WHEN: There are lots of ways to finish that sentence--but one way would be including edtech in a scholarly journal. The fine grad students at the University of Texas at Austin have just launched the inaugural issue of Texas Education Review