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.Read article
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.Read article
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.Read article
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.Read article
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.Read article
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.Read article