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Just Right: Rethinking The How And Why Of Technology Training

Just Right: Rethinking The How And Why Of Technology Training (Revised)

Technology training for students and teachers in K-12 settings is often akin to the difficulties encountered by Goldilocks as she attempted to make herself comfortable in the Three Bears' home. Some types of technology training are "too long" and others "too short". The challenge is how to provide teachers with technology professional development that is as "just right" as possible.

Seeing The Changes Ahead For Educational Assessments

Seeing The Changes Ahead For Educational Assessments

Leading experts in the educational assessment will gather in June for the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing Conference to discuss the latest developments in testing including how adaptivity and Artificial Intelligence drive the newest innovations and improvements.

How Likely Is It For Google To Disrupt Education?

How Google Is About To Disrupt Education

Google has just announced it will add Augmented Reality to its search results. By the end of the year, most people will be familiar with AR and able to create their own content for free. This is a big opportunity for education to start turning the EdTech hype into reality.

Are Textbooks Becoming Obsolete?
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Are Textbooks Becoming Obsolete?

In their 2019 Annual Letter, Bill & Melinda Gates claimed that "textbooks are becoming obsolete". I look at whether textbooks really are becoming obsolete, and if eLearning solutions should be used to augment or replace them. The answer is more complex than a soundbite; the trends are clear.