This Week in EdTech – Sept 16, 2016

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

This week, learn how social media and mobile apps can be used to teach students and keep them engaged. On the corporate side of things, check out some words of wisdom from accomplished CIOs and how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are breaking into the world of career development.

What 6 Higher Ed CIOs Wish They Knew Their First Day On the Job

Are you hoping to achieve a C-level role in IT? Education Dive can help. They interviewed six IT leaders in higher ed for their best advice – check out what they had to say.

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Most U.S. K–12 Teachers Would Not Give Themselves an 'A' in Ed Tech Skills

How would you rate your edtech skills? 1,005 K-12 teachers across the United States were polled, and although more than half said they use education technology in the classroom on a daily basis, only 15% of those teachers would grade themselves with an ‘A.’ Check out the article for deeper insight.

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3 Ways Educators Can Embrace Social Media to Increase Engagement

By now, it’s probably safe to assume – social media is here to stay. So why not use it to engage with students as well as parents this school year? Here are three social media tools you can use to promote interactivity and community outreach at your school.

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8 Back-To-School Apps You Should Share with Students

Just like social media, it might also be safe to assume that apps are here to stay. This article encourages teachers to take advantage of the many tools students have at their fingertips. Check out how these eight apps can help students learn and manage their academic workloads.

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MOOCs Take Their Place in The Corporate Learning World

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are making a splash on the corporate scene, with career development as the main driver for the use of these free-of-charge courses. MOOCs are often thought of for only college classes, but according to this article the corporate world is starting to recognize the benefits of free and open learning.

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