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This Week in EdTech – Oct. 23, 2015

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Welcome back to This Week in EdTech, our weekly roundup of what the folks behind Brightspace are interested in and reading.

A Special Report on Student-Data Privacy

Student-data privacy is becoming increasingly important with the use of big data and learning analytics in education. Education Week has released a special report on this complex issue.

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EDUCAUSE 2015: What You Need to Know Before the Show

The notable higher ed event is just around the corner. Are you all set? EdTech Magazine gives you all the details to get organized before you get to Indianapolis.

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Competency-Based Education: A Powerful Way to Link Learning and the Workplace

ah, we’re still talking about CBE. This article discusses how employers and higher education must work together to build relevant and valid competencies.

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So What Do You Really Mean by ‘Instructional Designer’?

What the heck is an Instructional Designer, anyway? ASU created this fantastic infographic to explain all the roles these talented staff play in education.

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Michelle Obama Launches Social-Media Site to Give Students a Push toward College

The First Lady’s current mission is to encourage America’s youth to consider post-secondary education by celebrating education in a manner normally reserved for star athletes.

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EdTech Around the World

This week we looked at some of the innovation in EdTech, both inspiring and worrying, happening all over the globe.

Digital Disruption and Academia: Are we Ready for Uber-versities in 10 years?

While education has been seeing a revolution in recent years, it has so far been immune to the painful digital disruption that we’re seeing in the taxi and hoteling industries. This article in the Sydney Morning Herald warns academia not to be complacent.

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As Migrants Pour In, Germany Launches Online University for Them

This unique program takes free higher education courses around the globe and makes them available to refugees, who often don’t have the paperwork required to enroll in traditional universities.

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Uganda: ‘Smart Classrooms’ to Boost E-Learning

EdTech has always provided the potential for making education available to even the most remote areas. Now, this program is making that a reality in Uganda.

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