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A new survey of 3400 college students in the US and Canada shows a modest increase in students’ level of engagement in online learning as compared to a similar survey conducted in the spring. In particular, when students believe that their professors have interacted with them in a meaningful way, they are more likely to feel engaged and to continue their education into the following semester.
China has identified e-learning as a key direction for improving education across the country. Science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics (STEAM) classes along with K-12 constitute the largest segments of China’s EdTech market, which in 2018 reached $300 billion in revenue. China’s attention to this market may not only indicate foresight into the future of education, but also points to developing solutions to larger societal issues.
While many apps and tools created for education factor in safeguards for student data, this practice isn’t universal. Educators must navigate apps and websites with caution to prioritize the physical and emotional well-being of all students. The article discusses 5 questions, based on Common Sense Media’s 2019 State of EdTech Privacy Report, that K–12 administrators and other educators should ask to determine whether an app or digital tool sufficiently addresses data privacy concerns.
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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