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This is the EdTech That is Actually Preparing Students for the Real World

Jayne Miller wrote this on Mar 11, 2016


Edtech unleashes possibility and potential in classrooms. But is it actually prepping students for the real world and the future of work? Fast Company believes there are six key advances in classroom technology that are doing just this. We were interested to find that among these advancements are bring your own device (BYOD) programs. You can read about this - and the other five advancements - in the link below.

The Chronicle of Higher Education tugged at our heartstrings with a story on historic dissatisfaction with learning management systems and the related procurement process. Allow us to indulge ourselves with this pick.

We also perked up to pieces about Zuckerberg's embrace of personalized learning, as well as a report that McGraw-Hilll saw digital sales trump print sales for the first time. The future is now, everyone. 

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The Six Tech Advances In Higher Ed That Are Preparing Students For The Future Of Work | Fast Company

McGraw-Hill says digital sales beat print for first time | Chicago Sun Times

Can Mobile Learning Bridge the Digital Divide and Learning Gap? | HuffPost Tech UK

Facebook's Zuckerberg to Bet Big on Personalized Learning | Education Week

Did you say free? Educators turn to textbooks that cost nothing, as U.S. Department of Education throws its weight behind them | The Hechinger Report

Yes, You Can Still Teach Kids To Love Books | NPR Ed

The Art of Failing Upward | The New York Times Sunday Review

What’s Really to Blame for the Failures of Our Learning Management Systems | The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Can the College Application Process Be Improved? | MindShift

Why Tim Cook’s old high school is no longer giving students Apple MacBooks | The Washington Post


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