Welcome back to This Week in EdTech – our weekly roundup of what’s going on in education and in edtech around the world, as well as some articles that the D2L staff have been reading. Take a look below.
4 Critical Steps When Venturing on the Competency-Based Path
CBE is the hot new topic in higher education, but schools considering this approach have no best practices to rely on. An early adopter, Rasmussen College, provides 4 critical steps that create a basic framework for schools looking to adopt CBE.Read article
Connected Learning: How Is Mobile Technology Impacting Education?
A new research paper from Brookings Institution examines the benefits of mobile technology usage in engaging students and improving learning.Read article
It’s Not a Technology Issue
Disengaged students’ texting, checking social media, and disobeying cellphone policies. Is it really about the technology, or are students doing what students have always done?Read article
An Example of Integrating Technology the Right Way
At a recent one-to-one summit, the principal of a Massachusetts high school shared his steps for integrating technology resources. These are great foundational steps that any team can use, whether for one-to-one implementation or any other edtech project.Read article
EdTech Around the World
Access to Higher Education Doesn’t Always Lead to Lower Unemployment – UN Labour Agency
The International Labour Organization’s latest report indicates that access to higher education is not leading to lower unemployment, reflecting a larger skills gap globally.Read article
Will Video Kill the Lecturing Star?
Three professors from the University of Essex drop their tips on how to implement a flipped classroom, giving students the chance to apply information, rather than just absorb it.Read article