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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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An interesting college development in the world of registrars. Excerpt:

Speaking to MIT News, Registrar and Senior Associate Mary Callahan said, “From the beginning, one of our primary motivations has been to empower students to be the curators of their own credentials. This pilot makes it possible for them to have ownership of their records and be able to share them in a secure way, with whomever they choose.”

More at https://www.ecampusnews.com/business-news/mit-digital-diplomas-blockchain/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Download the full publication at https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2017/10/facultyitstudy2017.pdf?utm_source=EdSurgeNext&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11-10-17&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkdaaE9XRTBNbVpsT1RBeSIsInQiOiJDcEZsWG11c0lqdUFEOHl1NWN2emRyYU0wSVQ3QlNIZUMrZ0lyWVNxTmxidTNRZ3NJM2c1anFMZVl6NTZWVEo4TTFKNHhzYW5LT3RXa3VIbHViMjlHTmZDREI0U25RaTRwUTUyRHloWktPc0N2YW9IeDRyTnNlM0d6NmVBNnAyUCJ9

What do students want?  If we want to find out we just need to ask them.  Do your own surveys and read the findings of the 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

 

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

Micro-credentials making it into the mainstream.  Read more at  https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-10-05-more-colleges-are-offering-microcredentials-and-developing-them-the-way-businesses-make-new-products

Excellent document that should be reviewed by any professor and collaborating student.  Find at http://www.aaal.org/?page=EthicsGuidelines