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This Week in EdTech – Apr. 8, 2016

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For this week’s edition, we’re looking at how technology can address many of the common challenges in education, from feedback to personalization to engagement. Check them out!

Adapting to Online Collaborative Learning

Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce today. As a tech-savvy group who values collaboration, they respond well to online collaborative learning initiatives for professional development. Read the first post in a series to learn how your organization can implement effective online collaborative learning programs.

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Teacher Micro-Credentials: PD Revolution, or Just Electronic Flair?

Micro-credentials could be an answer to the common concerns related to teacher professional development, since they help address the issue of personalization. But the concept still has some challenges. Take a look at this handy cheat sheet for the pros and cons.

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A New Challenge as More Schools Go Online: Can Educators Expand Digital Learning to Every Classroom and Home?

The annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is meeting this week in D.C. One of the topics of discussion will be how to move from individual pockets of digital innovation to system-wide programs, and how to implement the infrastructure to support them.

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5 Principles for Rigorous Technology Evaluation

Schools that adopt new technology often have mixed results. A new proposal from The Hamilton Project seeks to accelerate the understanding of what works and what doesn’t. Here are five tips from the report on evaluating edtech.

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration Key to Online Learning, Report Says

MIT’s Online Education Policy Initiative recently analyzed the current state of higher education. Read the full report and learn how advances in learning science and online technology are shaping the future of higher ed. Or check out this summary for the four key recommendations.

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EdTech Around the World

How to Get Education Technology Right

The demand for education technology is greater than ever, but policymakers and educators around the world are struggling to identify the wisest investments.

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Using Technology to Bridge the Learning Gap Across Africa

Combining technology with education has the potential to expand the level of learning for millions of people in Africa – but one-size-fits-all solutions often fail. Delivery model and content must be localized to the situation and unique problems of each region. Check out these stories of regional edtech success.

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Tech Giants Providing Platforms for Success

Timely and constructive feedback from teachers is critical to learning. This Australian teacher outlines how educators can leverage classroom technology and different learning models to increase the efficiency and timeliness of feedback.

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