Archive for EdTech

EdTech Reports – April 2017

Public Access ICT across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network Society (MIT Press); Social Media in Southeast Turkey, Social Media in Northern Chile, Social Media in Industrial China, Social Media in Rural China, Social Media in Southeast Italy, Social Media in South India, Social Media in Emergent Brazil (due 10/17; these volumes are all part of the Why We Post ethnographic project tracing the use of social media in various communities around the world); How School Districts Can Save (Billions) On Edtech (Technology for Education Consortium); High Marks: Ed Tech Deals Tick Up In Q1’17 (CB Insights); Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy  (Electronic Frontier Foundation); and Teaching with Technology (Insidehighered, free registration required).

 

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EdTech Reports – February 2017

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EdTech Reports – January 2017

Digital Literacy (deals with technology in higher education, New Media Consortium); Top Ten IT Issues (this annual feature is always worth the read, EDUCAUSE); IT Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey (focuses on higher education, Campus Technology); Breaking the Mold: Investing in Racial Diversity in Tech (openmic.org); and Reimaging the Role of Technology in Higher Education (U.S. Office of Educational Technology).

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Computer and Internet Use in the United States

The Digital Nation Data Explorer from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration presents a great deal of data on the use of computers and the Internet in a wide variety of settings from coffee shops to wearable devices. A national map indicates the usage percentage while accompanying charts give hard numbers.

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EdTech Reports – September 2016

Horizon 2016 K-12 Report and Digital Toolkit; State of Broadband Report 2016 (UN); Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 (UNESCO; brief yet informative report starting on p.311 on ICT in education); Lifelong Learning and Technology (Pew); and 2016 E-Rate Trends Report (Funds for Learning).

 

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EdTech Reports – August 2016

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New “Nation’s Report Card” on Use of Technology

The NCES has released its findings of the 2014 The Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy, the first time educational use of technology has been assessed. This also marks the first time that an NAEP test has been given totally in a digital format. Thousands of eighth-graders took this survey, and a surprising outcome, given the STEM components of the measure, was that girls scored higher than boys. Online results are available that include some of the same disturbing trends indicated on other assessments – the racial divide and the disparities among city, suburban, and rural school districts. T.H.E. Journal,Education Week, and NPR provide cogent analyses.

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