Welcome back to This Week in EdTech! Here’s our weekly curation of what’s happening in the world of education and technology. We’d particularly like to highlight the SxSWedu event that took place earlier this week. If you missed it, check out this summary of Dr. Temple Grandin’s inspiring keynote from EdSurge.
In other news, check out what caught the eyes of the D2L staff this week:
What Will Be the Impact of IoT on Education?
The Internet of Things (IoT) in education expects to increase over the next several years through online, blended, and even traditional education models. Here are the top four ways IoT will impact the classroom.Read article
How to Close the Skills Gap
Technological advances are driving demand for more highly skilled employees, but there seems to be a mismatch between the skills businesses require and the skills applicants have. Here are three key steps employers need to know, if they want to close the skills gap.Read article
The Six Tech Advances in Higher Ed That Are Preparing Students for the Future of Work
Higher education institutions are certainly consumers of technology, but they’re often the innovators too. Check out the valuable technical skills researchers and students developing these technologies are learning.Read article
EdTech Around the World
Top Universities Could Give Students Credit for Completing Cheap Online Courses
Two of Australia’s top universities are considering offering students credit for massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by other universities. Check out how they plan to fill the gaps in their own offerings.Read article
Are Laptops More Important Than Desks in Kenya’s Schools?
Schoolchildren in many parts of Kenya will soon be learning on laptops, thanks to a government-funded initiative to improve Kenya’s digital literacy. However, in rural areas, students often don’t even have desks and schools are without electricity.Read article