The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is using technology advancements to deliver new assessments that take less time out of the classroom.
SecureAuth has launched SecureAuth University, a continuing education program for cybersecurity professionals. Through e-learning and instructor-led courses, SecureAuth University offers certification for three levels of cybersecurity professionals: administrator, advanced administrator, and developer.
A chatbot, or artificial intelligence tutor, is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more humans via auditory or textual means. As chatbots become smarter and more capable of understanding figurative language and solving more complex problems, they become more useful in fields such as education.
The E-Rate program, which has provided $25 billion in subsidies since 1996 to schools from the Federal government for broadband, internal wiring, and networking equipment, hasn’t correlated with increased test scores among students in North Carolina, a recent study shows. […]
Nuiteq, a maker of collaborative touch screen technology, recently released a new infographic examining the benefits of integrated technology in the classroom.
Learning House, an eLearning services company that creates off-the-shelf and custom online degree and professional development courses, recently released a new report highlighting the demands and preferences of online college students.
Today’s tech companies are branching out from college campuses and are instead looking at adult coding boot camps to recruit the next batch of talent.
California is the 16th state to join the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen Initiative, which encourages educators to use openly licensed educational material.
College professors are turning to freelance work. According to a report from the American Association of University Professors, about 54 percent of faculty are not appointed to full-time positions. These professors can, and often do, use their spare time to tutor, tapping into a multibillion-dollar industry.
The University of New Hampshire’s Robert McGrath, who spoke on AllAnalytics’s radio broadcast titled “A Look at Tomorrow’s Data Scientist,” said the university’s data science program aims to prepare students for the workforce, where they will either hold positions on the computational IT side of the industry or the business side.
With the school year ramping up, the Office of Education Technology, which is part of the Department of Education, hosted a Twitter chat focused on active use of technology during teacher prep using #TeacherEdChat.
The New Hampshire Department of Education’s OPEN NH program offers four sessions a year of online classes for teachers seeking recertification.
Summer is starting to wind down and teachers are busy setting up their classrooms. While lesson plans are still being designed, we share some free, online resources for K-12 teachers.
Before descending upon the small town of Princeton, N.J., incoming freshmen at the Ivy League school that bears the town’s name have already begun their sexual assault awareness training. Online learning is one component in the curriculum of sexual assault prevention Princeton University mandates for its students.
On a rainy day or when recuperating from a sun burn, students should take a moment to watch some TED Talks geared toward K-12 students. From offering advice on how to deal with bullying to learning how to make your mark on this world at a young age, TED Talks are a valuable, free resource for students.
The government and private industry should be doing more to prepare the American workforce for a technology-based future, according to panelists at an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event. […]
The Department of Education proposed regulations to make sure institutions that offer online education are monitored and legally authorized by states. There are more than 5.5 million distance education students, and almost 3 million exclusively online students the department is hoping to protect by improving oversight. […]
Instead of taking a trip across town to the local apple farm or petting zoo, today’s students are heading halfway across the globe to explore the pyramids or walk along the Seine River–all through the magic of virtual reality. A Common Sense Media report found that 96 percent of K-12 teachers feel that education technology increases student engagement, so it’s not a surprise that VR technology is garnering a lot of attention.
Hawaii last week announced its first annual “Code Challenge”–a monthlong competition that seeks to involve the local tech community in the state’s modernization efforts. […]
Dustin Parsons, a fifth-grade teacher at Pine Haven Elementary School in Bauxite, Ark., will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight. He has given his students a lifetime of skills by teaching with technology.
Partnership with industry is essential for government technological success, according to congressional and industry leaders at a panel hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation during the Republican National Convention.
The Democratic National Convention, which meets in Philadelphia this week to nominate the party’s presidential candidate, released its party platform that deals with technology issues including broadband, open Internet, privacy, education, and cybersecurity.
This summer we’ve been taking a look at TED Talks that everyone should watch over break–from teachers and parents to college students. This week, we have top TED Talks that parents should watch before the next school year.
The Republican Party platform, released during the convention in Cleveland that chose Donald Trump as the nominee, explains the party’s views on technology including broadband expansion, net neutrality, cybersecurity, education, and health care.
No one has attended an introductory physics lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 15 years.
In the fall of 2001, MIT opened its first classroom under the Technology Enabled Active Learning initiative. The university has been using this active learning system for its introductory physics classes ever since.
The summer might be halfway over, but there’s still plenty of time for school administrators to prepare for the next school year. One way to prep for September is to check out some TED Talks that share new tips, best practices, and inspiring stories for administrators.
The National Education Association released a policy brief earlier this year outlining best practices for securing student data. A top concern highlighted by the NEA is that Federal legislation regarding student data has not kept pace with technological advancements.
Members of Generation Z might still be in middle and high school, but they are already thinking about college. Barnes & Noble surveyed Generation Zers, who shared their thoughts on everything from how they prefer to study to their thoughts on education technology.
Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert announced the first Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy to address the pervasive problem that government agencies face in recruiting and retaining a sufficient cybersecurity workforce.
A recent survey, “The State of Education Technology 2015,” pinpoints the need for more technology training for teachers and greater transparency about how student data is shared.