Welcome back to This Week in EdTech. This week we’re taking a look at the past and future of education and edtech, with new methods, new technology, and new leadership.
Marc My Words: Why I Hate LMS'
Marc Rosenberg hates the old, limiting LMSs of the past, but he sees a bright future for them as a tool if they become more flexible, have increased interoperability and upgradability.Read article
3 Trends in Leadership Training and Development for 2016
As Corporate L&D programs mature, organizations are looking to adopt approaches that have been typically found in K-12 and higher education, including blended learning, gamification and mobile learning.Read article
Can a Video Game Teach Just as Well as a Professor?
Are video games the future of education? An experiment conducted at Hult International Business School found that a video game was just as effective at teaching MBA students as a professor. The use of games in education is becoming so prevalent that New York Comic-Con even held a session on games for educators.Read article
What the New Canadian Government Means for Higher Education
Canada’s new Prime Minister is a former teacher who campaigned on changes to student grants and loan programs, and increasing the number of Canadians with some form of post-secondary education.Read article
EdTech Around the World
Where Education is a ‘Feminine’ Endeavor
Jamaica is struggling with gender diversity in education, as it has traditionally been viewed as a female pursuit. But a new program is bringing grad students and academics from the U.S. to introduce young men to the idea of going to college and the opportunities it can present.Read article
Digitalization to Drive Asia’s Higher Education IT Spending to US$10.4bil
Recent research from IDC Government Insights highlights that the opportunities for higher education in the Asia Pacific region are rooted in personalized learning, collaborative education, and Smart Campus initiatives.Read article