Welcome back to This Week in EdTech, our weekly roundup of what’s going on in education and EdTech. We at D2L and beyond are finding creative and innovative ways to educate and facilitate learning around the world.
This article in The Washington Post, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, outlines all the areas where we’re missing data about students in higher education in the US; particularly who the non-traditional students are, their paths to completion, and how they end up faring in the workforce. Read article >
International business can be a challenging field, but 3 universities think they’ve found the solution with their World Bachelor in Business program, where students attend – and earn degrees – from schools in North America, Asia and Europe. Read article >
We’ve all read the headlines about the recent OECD report: computers in the classroom have had a negative effect on students. But have they, really? Forbes takes a deeper look at the report in an interview with OECD Director for Education and Skills, Andreas Schleicher. Read article >
Brian Cepuran, who heads up our R&D lab, recently read this article on user-centered design in education. Tackling age-old problems, like student disengagement, with new approaches is taking root at a low-income school in the Bronx. Read article >
Janna Cameron, Product Design manager at D2L, is reading this book by Heidi Grant Halvorson. She says it’s about taking a deeper look beyond your biases and assumptions about a situation. For Janna, it really appeals to the user researcher side of her. Find out more >