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Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. The resurrection of print reading. Full story from CNN 2. The robot that wants to learn. Full story f...
{{unknown}} {{unknown}} {{unknown}} {{unknown}} {{unknown}} {{unknown}}     Most of the discussion I’ve read about self-directed learning is focused primarily on students. There is a natural tendency to look at self-directed learning as a journey only students embark. Students (I prefer learners) can be anyone anywhere. This tendency of automatically placing learners in the student category carries over to teachers. The educ...
ARTICLE BODY Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Teaching students to be good ambassadors of engineering. Full story from PBS 2. Teaching a creative class on MOOC, as a celebrity.
Shauntel Poulson is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Reach Capital, a $53M early stage venture firm, where she provides startup capital and support to education technology companies focused on issues of access and opportunity in education. Prior to Reach, Poulson was a Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund and invested in over 40 early stage edtech companies through the NewSchools Seed Fund. She was previ...
Karl Rectanus is an educator, entrepreneur, and adviser. Rectanus is the co-founder and CEO of Lea(R)n, an education platform that empowers educators and their institutions to organize, streamline, and analyze education technology. He leads schools and districts, states and networks, and colleges and universities in their efforts to simplify edtech selection, procurement, implementation, and measurement. Rectanus wo...
Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Even with a limited budget, VR is possible in class. Full story from Edtech Magazine 2. Microsoft to focus on education with latest releases.
Kyle Dodds is a structural engineer with a strong entrepreneurial background in the education space. He founded Cognition.Online, a mobile app that connects parents and their children to tutors in South Africa. Cognition.Online won Samsung’s international startup competition and has been recognized by Disrupt Africa as one of the continent's up-and-coming startups. Dodds also consults on entrepreneuri...
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Hui Soo, Gary and I recently got our paper, Social Media of African Immigrant Youth: Implications for Educators, accepted for publication in the Journal of Multicultural Education's special issue on Digital Lives and Multicultural Education. The paper will be published in their fall issues. Here is the abstract:Despite their growing numbers and influence, there is limited research on African immigrant youth in the U.S. The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine the multiple identities that first and 1.5 generation African immigrant college students en...
Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Toy becomes basis for teaching children how to code. Full story from NY Times 2. Tech firms recruiting non degree students.
One of the potential research projects I want to tackle in the coming months is on immigrant students (and maybe refugee students) and how they direct their own learning. There is an often held belief that children of immigrants (especially first generation) often have high academic attainment. The phenomenon, dubbed the “immigrant paradox,” looks at some of its underlying reasons such as grit and motivation. However, Professor Cynthia Feliciano at UC Irvine argues that there is a more compelling reason for immigrant student success: that immigrants simply work their way into the social cla...