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New challenges continue to surface as learners around the world navigate uncharted waters, but we also see creative solutions emerge, which brings the Ed Tech landscape to a new level.
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An overwhelming number of colleges have closed their campuses and moved to online courses due to the pandemic crisis, and many students are finding ways to connect and rebuild their campus experience beyond video conferencing. It is under these extraordinary circumstances that Minecraft has become the destination for those who are yearning to revisit their campuses, even providing an alternative means for seniors to host their upcoming commencements.
As schools across the nation shift to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, some educators are trying out new mobile apps, free trials of software, and other tools that promise to enhance or at least support their efforts.
To that end, experts offer some advice: Be cautious. As they work to move instruction online, administrators and other educators should not deprioritize privacy.
Last September, Gallup and NewSchools Venture Fund released the results of a survey of a nationally representative sample of teacher and student perceptions of digital learning tools. The survey revealed that large majorities of teachers incorporate digital learning into their classrooms almost every day:
65% of teachers reported using digital learning tools in their classroom every day. 87% said they used them at least a few days a week. Only 7% said they did not use them at all. 89% of students reported using digital learning tools at least a few days a week in class. Nearly 70% said they used them to complete lessons outside of school.
Comprising U.S. and global experts, new findings from EDUCAUSE’s 2020 Horizon Report examine the six most impactful technology-enabled practices and find that people are the essential ingredient. The panel set out with a list of more than 130 potential technologies and practices to rank and reduce to the following list of the six most impactful.
1. Adaptive Technology Makes for Personalized Learning
2. AI/Machine Learning Expanding in Higher Ed
3. Using Analytics for Student Success
4. Elevating Instructional Design, Learning Engineering and UX Design
5. Open Educational Resources Embraced in Higher Education
6. Extended Reality Technologies for Immersive Education
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