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Learn from students about what ed tech means to them.  Excerpt:

  • 94 percent of students said digital learning technology has been helpful in retaining new concepts;
  • More than half of students said digital learning technology helped them better understand concepts they didn’t know;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has improved or significantly improved their grades;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has increased their engagement with course materials;
  • More than 62 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in preparing for tests and exams;
  • More than 66 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in completing assignments;
  • Nearly 59 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful for self-study;
  • 82 percent of students said they use laptops for homework assignments, compared to 59 percent using print materials;
  • 70 percent of students said they use laptops for test/exam preparation, while 69 percent use print materials; and
  • While the majority of students have smartphones, only about 38 percent said they use smartphones to complete homework assignments and study for exams.

Read Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital

at https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/11/07/survey-more-than-half-of-students-want-their-classes-to-go-digital.aspx

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Do students embrace the idea of being makers or is this paradigm the next best idea from tech ed such as MOOCS?  Find an interesting discussion in Do students buy into maker culture? at https://www.eschoolnews.com/?p=186743?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

 

Are you ready?  More at https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/11/01/nearly-all-prospective-students-want-a-tech-savvy-institution.aspx?m=1

Interesting results:  https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/10/30/report-oer-awareness-scattered/

It takes much more for technology to be used to enhance learning. at https://marketbrief.edweek.org/the-startup-blog/technology-alone-wont-improve-your-school/?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news3&M=58236160&U=1982644

Excerpt:

Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity—these are the “Four Cs” that P21has identified as critical skills for 21st century learning. As educators rethink their lesson plans to cater to these skills, one focus area that could help is AV and media skills.

In addition to facilitating learning in multiple subjects, media projects, presentations and online communications advance the uptake of all Four Cs of 21st century learning. Without a crystal ball that tells us exactly what skills our students will need in the future job market, AV projects are a great place to begin preparing students.

Teachers can leverage classroom technology such as projectors, headsets, audio systems and more to prepare students. Here are a handful of ways teachers can make the most out of AV tools for 21st century learning.

Read more at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/22/use-av-prepare-students-jobs/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec