The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Originally found on https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292511

Educators are tasked with the necessary burden of preparing today’s students to shape tomorrow’s world as our next generation of thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs — the tireless creators who are at the forefront of innovation and driving the world’s economy. Recently, we’ve seen the traditional learning models begin to evolve with the meaningful incorporation of technology, as we try to equip students with the digital literacy required of today’s employees. But, with technology constantly changing, can we actually predict what skills and knowledge today’s students will need to lead the future workforce? Continue reading “The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs”

3 Innovations Borne Out of Virtual Classrooms Expand Higher Education’s Reach

3 Innovations Borne Out of Virtual Classrooms Expand Higher Education’s Reach

Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/03/3-innovations-borne-out-virtual-classrooms-expand-higher-education-s-reach

For college students, taking classes virtually offers the opportunity to learn flexibly — whenever and wherever they want. Though lack of social interaction has been a concern, online education has helped to foster some big innovations in collaboration at universities.

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Department of Education’s Higher Ed Tech Plan Puts Focus on Data Analytics and Online Education

Department of Education’s Higher Ed Tech Plan Puts Focus on Data Analytics and Online Education

Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/01/department-education-s-higher-ed-tech-plan-puts-focus-data

Technology can empower higher education students to boost their grades or attend classes despite other responsibilities — or locations. The Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology hopes that all universities will take advantage of the possibilities technology can create for students.

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Eight Steps to Improve the Ed-Tech Industry

Eight Steps to Improve the Ed-Tech Industry

Originally found on: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/02/21/eight-steps-to-improve-the-ed-tech-industry.html

No responsible investor would invest in a health-care-technology product that wasn’t thoroughly researched by top medical scientists. No one would invest in energy technology whose potential was unsupported by the studies and practices of relevant experts. Yet when it comes to education technology, the logical connection between evidence of effectiveness and the wisdom of investment decisions is often ignored.

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Can You Spot an Outlier?

Can You Spot an Outlier?

If you’re asked to describe camouflage, your first thought may be of an animal blending into its surroundings. Something that is otherwise hard to spot without sudden movement. Assessment writers assume the arduous task of camouflaging the correct answer, or key, into a set of incorrect choices, or distractors. On formative or summative assessments, a poorly camouflaged answer choice is an outlier. Your students will spot these and gravitate toward them like the school bus at the last bell.

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5 Elements Of A Quality Multiple Choice Question.

5 Elements Of A Quality Multiple Choice Question.

Computer-based assessments have given teachers, educators, and administrators powerful tools for enhancing the testing process, all while allowing for efficient scoring of high volumes.

However, those benefits are rendered useless if the actual content isn’t successful. The key to this is crafting assessment questions that zero in on the most important element: Does it test the student’s mastery of the topic?

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How Digital Technologies Can Help Students Learn

How Digital Technologies Can Help Students Learn

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Did you know that advanced digital technologies can help grade school and high school students become better prepared for college and careers?

From interactive platforms and applications to high-tech hardware, digital learning is empowering educators and helping prepare students for their futures. Here are a few new learning tools that are transforming education today.

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