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This Week in EdTech – July 15, 2016

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This week's roundup has everything from Pokémon GO, flipped learning, artificial intelligence, and how to stay competitive in corporate recruitment.

It’s only been a week since the release of the new augmented reality (AR) game, Pokémon GO, but as we’re sure you’ve noticed – it’s been dominating the press. Aside from being the next big thing in the gaming world, it looks like it also has the potential to make waves in the education sector. This week we have a variety of articles for you that warrant notice, but we couldn’t help giving Pokémon GO just a little bit more attention.

3 Ways Higher Ed Is Playing Along with the Pokémon GO Craze

Edtech Magazine has curated three ways universities and colleges around the U.S. are getting in on the Pokémon GO madness. From everything to recruitment tactics to campus police safety tips, check out how these institutions are taking advantage of this new AR technology to engage their students.

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10 ways to Use Pokémon GO on Campus

If the above article left you wanting more, have a look at this blog post on 10 different ways to use Pokémon GO on campus. This post is full of great ideas as well as links to examples of how various institutions are taking advantage of this game to promote on-campus events, peer-to-peer collaboration, and tips on how to stay safe while gaming.

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How Pokémon GO Can Teach Social Skills to Children and Young People with Autism

This is by far the coolest thing we’ve come across, so far, on how Pokémon GO could be of value for education. This article goes over a guide made for parents to help them educate their children outside of the classroom, as well as helping those with autism. Craig Smith, an educator, research and autism expert is responsible for this in-depth guide and created a course to go along with it. It’s now available on iTunes and definitely worth a look.

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Five Time-Saving Strategies for the Flipped Classroom

If you think implementing flipped classroom strategies will take up too much time and effort, this article by Faculty Focus is for you. Check out these five recommendations on how to create a flipped learning experience that will be advantageous for both educators and their students. There’s one secret philosophy behind these strategies – find out what it is.

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4 Learning Trends On the Rise to Keep You Competitive

According to this article, learning is vital to surviving –and the professional environment is no different. In order to stay relevant in today’s competitive markets, companies are looking to shakeup learning opportunities for their workforce. Check out which four learning trends can help you and your organization stay competitive.

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How A.I. Is About to Disrupt Corporate Recruiting

The recruitment game in the corporate sector can be a challenge. Statistics show that 85% of applicants don’t hear back after applying online, and 71% of employers claim they have a difficult time finding a candidate with the right skill set. Fortunately, a new recruitment and application tool is about to disrupt the corporate world in a fundamental way – and her name is Mya. To learn more about this new A.I. check out the full article.

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