Meet Joel: Globetrotting Learning Editor

Meet Joel: Globetrotting Learning Editor

This month we sat down with our “remotest” employee, Joel Webb. By the time we make it into the Baltimore or McLean offices, he’s already put in a day’s work—all the way from Madrid, Spain. Joel works his magic from across the globe, transforming educational products into masterpieces with flair. Continue reading “Meet Joel: Globetrotting Learning Editor”

3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Help Nontraditional Students

3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Help Nontraditional Students

Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/04/3-ways-leverage-technology-help-nontraditional-students

Nearly half of the students enrolled in higher education are considered nontraditional. For a quarter of them, this nontraditional aspect is that they are over the age of 30, NPR reports.

In spite of the large amount of older students who are enrolled, an article on Forbes reports that no matter what kind of degree they are seeking, older students are completing them at lower rates than their peers.

Just as technology can do a lot for today’s “traditional” students, universities can leverage it successfully to help those who are a bit older complete their degrees. Continue reading “3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Help Nontraditional Students”

3 Ways to Prove the ROI in Open Educational Resources

3 Ways to Prove the ROI in Open Educational Resources

Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2016/11/3-ways-prove-roi-open-educational-resources

After years of paying for college textbooks as an undergraduate and graduate student, I love the ideology (and the affordability) of open educational resources (OER). I love the idea of sharing ideas and granting access to many who couldn’t otherwise afford education.

As a digital geek, I cringe at the idea of having to read another static textbook. As an instructional designer, I patiently await the day that we are no longer confined to outdated textbooks that limit our course design. By utilizing OER, instructors aren’t constrained to the chapters of the book; they can find innovative open resources to teach the content most relevant to the course. Continue reading “3 Ways to Prove the ROI in Open Educational Resources”

Meet Julie: Math Learning Content Expert & (Literal) Rock Star

Meet Julie: Math Learning Content Expert & (Literal) Rock Star

In this new blog series we will be connecting you with the people who make Wisewire what it is, and showcasing their talent and expertise. Remember to share with your networks using #iamwisewire, and tell us “what makes you Wisewire” for a chance to be featured next!

To launch the series, we sat down with Julie Cymek, a Learning Content Expert in math to find out what makes her tick, her advice for teachers, and to learn more about her literal rock star status.

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7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom

7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom

 

 

Originally found on: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/04/06/edtech-student-confidence/

Edtech is making is easier and more efficient to help students at every level, and to bring even the most timid of learners out of their shells. Dr. Kenneth Shore, a psychologist and Chair of a child study team for the Hamilton, New Jersey Public Schools, explains that “Low self-esteem can lessen a student’s desire to learn, his or her ability to focus, and his or her willingness to take risks. Positive self-esteem, on the other hand, is one of the building blocks of school success; it provides a firm foundation for learning.” 

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How The Education System Is Leveraging Innovation And Technology To Help Students Compete.

How The Education System Is Leveraging Innovation And Technology To Help Students Compete.

Originally found on: http://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2016/02/04/how-the-education-system-is-leveraging-innovation-and-technology-to-help-students-compete/#563460533bba

     The US education system is going through a Renaissance in how students learn. Especially when it comes to those learners focused on college preparedness. While many teachers still teach to a test, others are turning to new technologies and systems to help their students to move beyond the traditional instruction-led environments to an experiential environment where many kids thrive. Companies like Pearson PLC, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning must work harder to maintain their leadership positions versus emerging education content providers that leverage technology to adapt to how students learn and excel.

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Why is EdTech Such a Big Opportunity?

Why is EdTech Such a Big Opportunity?

Originally by:  Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet

What is the definition of EdTech?

Edtech, or education technology includes everything from the simple use of computers to teach math and reading to children enrolled in elementary schools, to using an online platform to submit homework, online degrees, informal mobile learning apps, virtual reality techniques.
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