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“The question for edtech developers has become: How does Social-Emotional Learning look when it’s built into technology as one of the core values in the design cycle of product development, with the user experience as top priority?”
School may be out for summer, but the EdTech debate continues. Depending on your perspective, EdTech impact is on the rise and should be heralded or EdTech has missed the mark and should be sent to detention. Either way, the educational technology market — and indeed our schools, educators and students — have come a long way since the days when “the dog ate my homework” was a popular excuse.
Or have they?
Here’s a look at what’s new in EdTech. You can decide for yourself whether to celebrate or drop out.
A prominent use of education technology in recent years has been computer-assisted language learning. In an intriguing development, robots have been used in this capacity, so that the learners can interact more naturally in a real-life environment. This work with robots is discussed in a recent article published in the academic journal “Review of Educational Research”; here, the key findings of that article are highlighted.
K-12 educators making decisions about AI-based edtech can use this checklist to better understand the possibilities and limitations of these products. Companies should be able to answer these questions too.
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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