NMC Horizon Report – 2016 Higher Education Edition (NMC); Re-Imagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education (US Dept of Ed); Eight Steps To Improve the Ed-Tech Industry (Education Weekly); and 2016 Global EdTech Industry Report (EdTechX Europe; free registration required).
Archive for EdTech
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).
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.
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).
Internet Trends 2016 (KPCB); ICT Facts and Figures 2016 (UN – ITU); The Future Of Educational Technology: How Edtech Is Still Ignoring Its Biggest Market (Forbes); New Jersey Student Learning Standards: Technology; 2016/17 EdTech Conferences (EdSurge); Hybrid Pedagogy (peer-reviewed, open access journal on teaching and technology); and The Media Universe (Nielsen).
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.
Center for Digital Education; Maximizing K-12 Fiber Connectivity Through E-Rate: An Overview (Berkman Center, Harvard); IT Leadership Survey (CoSN); and Children’s Rights and Digital Technologies: Introduction to the Discourse and Some Meta-Observations (Berkman Center).