Welcome to our new weekly column, This Week in EdTech. The folks behind Brightspace are some of the most brilliant minds in education and EdTech, but when they’re not busy creating and working with clients, they can often be found reading up on the latest industry news. We wanted to share with you some of what crosses our e-readers and screens each week.
Don’t worry, George Siemens isn’t leaving the EdTech scene. In fact, he’s more inspired than ever for the future of education and the role that technology will play in humanizing learning. Read article >
Why is Measuring Learning So Difficult?
Learning is complex, so measuring learning has become complex. Education and assessment professionals sound off on this topic in a new video from EDUCAUSE.
(P.S. We’ll be at EDUCAUSE 2015 this year. See you there?)
Dr. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford, argues in the latest edition of the Aspen Journal of Ideas that we need to change our assumptions about who can, and cannot, do well in math. Are we just setting kids up for failure? Read article >
Not all kids grow up in the same digital world. Digital equity is today’s equal education opportunity, according to Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking. Educators in low-income areas report that limited tech in the home prohibits the use of digital learning initiatives at school. Read article >
Most companies have some sort of onboarding program and support professional development of employees. Now, some companies like Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler are actually sending staff to college. Read article >
Those are all some heavy-hitting topics, so we’ll leave you this week with this list of 10 great podcasts with teachers curated by Creatubbles. Happy reading!