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Each year, educators and school administrators spend more than $13 billion on thousands of technology tools and products. A growing body of research suggests, however, that the vast majority of these edtech tools are either a poor fit for a particular school or are not implemented effectively.
The identification of these ten variables is part of the EdTech Genome Project’s ongoing effort to address this challenge and facilitate more effective use of education technology.
After years of playing tug of war over the merits of online or remote learning, it seemed to take only a few days (and a pandemic) for higher education to accept it as the new reality. Today, with physical campuses shuttered from coast to coast, even the most technology-resistant faculty and staff find themselves forced to embrace the digital revolution.
The trick, however, is making sure they embrace the right tools — more specifically, the tools in which your university has invested to make remote learning viable. This article discusses several critical questions IT teams should be asking with regard to promoting organizationwide adoption.
Zachary Pardos, assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education and the School of Information, describes in this interview how emerging support systems such as online tutors driven by artificial intelligence can engage students and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses through personalized sequencing of adaptive learning.
Increased demand for online learning is driving massive growth of Indonesia’s leading EdTech platforms. The two most popular EdTech products offer learning management systems for teacher-student collaboration and online teaching management, as well as interactive classroom tools for hosting interactive live teaching sessions, such as G-Suite for Education, Microsoft for Education, Zoom, etc.
EdTech is not accessible to all learners, however, and Indonesia’s education system is not well equipped for quickly scaling up online learning.
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