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This Week in EdTech – Dec. 4, 2015

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Equity Matters: Digital and Online Learning for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Online Learning and Students with Disabilities recently launched a report examining the state of online learning in the US today, and in particular how it applies to students with disabilities, with a goal of improving online learning for all learners.

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Avoid These 3 Errors in Your Digital Learning Strategy

While digital learning opportunities abound, they may not fit your organization’s L&D strategy. Here are 3 tips for designing a digital learning strategy for your company.

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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.

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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.

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Singapore’s Innovations in Education Geared for a ‘Smart Nation’

Already a tech innovation hub, Singapore is attempting to become the world’s first ‘Smart Nation’ – and one of the areas they’re focusing on is learning analytics and data-driven education.

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