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7 years ago
Today’s top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. NYC ascertains its status as an edtech hot spot. Full story from EdSurge 2. What to do with all these PhDs? Full story from NPR 3. A new look at IT succ...
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What percentage of registered users complete MOOCs? Do MOOC students learn through a course sequentially in the order identified by the course instructor or do they access content in their own way? What are the milestones that predict students’ course completion? A recent study addresses these questions through descriptive data analyses based on sixteen MOOCs taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty between June 2012 and July 2013. The courses ranged from ...
Tynker is a coding platform for older elementary school students. The mobile app is available on Google Play and the App Store. The user has two options on the mobile app, to play games or create games. To play a game, the user can choose from one free option or purchase new games. In order to create a game, Tynker provides the user with game kits, samples, and a "start ...
BuzzMob initially launched as a location-based social networking platform that targeted people attending events like baseball games, conferences, political rallies, and concerts to create a real-time, live community. It was mainly used as a fan-engagement app, but has since been retooled to serve educational communities and facilitate connections among administrators, teachers, parents, and students. As an e...
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How can web-based study tools supplement traditional classroom learning? Do collaborative online spaces successfully support information reflection and retention? In this study, researchers at Kainan University in Taiwan examined how ESL learners responded to using study materials on a collaborative web platform. Students were invited to use Google Docs, a free online application, which contained study mat...
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The Boulder Journey School began in 1984 as a one hour parent-child arts and crafts class. By 1993 it had grown into a full-day, full-year school program modeled after the educational philosophy of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The program and building were designed around core values of collaboration, creativity, and a strong image of the child and of the adult. From the time the young...
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Biophilia is taking schools by storm in Iceland. Biophilia, as a concept, is characterized by the affinity between humans and other living systems that should be understood and valued. In practice, biophilia manifests as a commitment to integrating the natural sciences into human design, research, and activity. In schools, it represents a movem...
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How is innovation translated differently across cultures? This was the question that the founders of Samurai Startup Island considered when founding the company in March 2008. Seeing their country’s economy hit by global competition in the electronics industry, they sought to create a space to support Japanese entrepreneurs to build new, innovative companies. Their strategy was twof...
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The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is a 220,000 square-foot building on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY that serves to create a meaningful, technology-rich performance and art space on the engineering campus. Rather than simply providing technical services to artists in residence, EMPAC requires artists to understand technology and work together with it...
Los Angeles Unified school district’s iPad program can’t seem to get off the ground. First, a few industrious students hacked the locked-down iPads almost instantly; now, the former superintendent’s contract with Apple and Pearson is under federal investigation. Amid all the controversy, one question always seems to get brushed aside: if the plan is to preload content from Pearson and lock down other functionality, does it even make sense to buy t...