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This Week in EdTech – Aug 26, 2016

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Your weekly roundup of trending new stories in higher education, K-12, and corporate learning.

Which market has been ignored by educational technology? What are the risks associated with virtual reality for educating our youth? And should you be tweeting? We’ve got the answers for you below in this week’s roundup.

The Future of Educational Technology: How EdTech Is Still Ignoring Its Biggest Market

Educational technology has made a great impact on our abilities to learn, acquire new skills, and credentialing, but there’s a whole other side to education that has apparently been neglected. Read this article to find out where we should be investing.

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Why Teachers Should Tweet

Do you tweet? Is Twitter the right place for professional learning? The author of this article asked his followers, “Why should teachers tweet?” Go ahead and find out what sort of responses he received.

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For Some Students, Online Schooling Is the Best Option

The arguments against online learning often cite a lack of engagement as a reason why it doesn’t work. Many students who start an online program may not stick with it or log in regularly. So should this lead to the conclusion that online education isn’t worth pursuing for institutions? According to this article, that’s a short-sighted way to look at it. Read this post to learn why.

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Five Ethical Considerations for Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents

Virtual reality technologies hold a lot of promise for uses in education, but what are the risks? This article highlights five ethical considerations you need to be aware of.

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8 New Ingredients for Innovative Professional Development

Teachers may have a wealth of educational technologies to assist them in the classroom, but education policies and politics may be hindering an educator’s ability to freely innovate and explore these technologies in their daily instruction. This is what is referred to as the “Professional Development Conundrum.” Check out this interesting infographic which outlines what’s required for professional development in the 21st century.

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