Category: Technology News

The education technology students we need — and won’t — after covid-19

What we hear in this international conversation is that “reimagining” really means adding more and more education technology into schooling, kids spending more or virtually all of their learning time on screens with programs supposedly individualized for each student.

This post, by renowned master educator Andy Hargreaves, looks at the issue and explains what students are really going to need when all schools can reopen.

Hargreaves is a research professor at Boston College and visiting professor at the University of Ottawa who has been working for decades to improve school effectiveness. He has been awarded visiting professorships in the United

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Tribal colleges are innovating this fall but will still need long-term support

Charles M. Roessel, the president of Diné College, was worried in June.

Summer enrollment at the tribal college in Arizona was down 60 percent. Fall enrollment was down 70 percent. And it was easy to understand why: the college serves the Navajo Nation, which was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The area where the main campus is located was hit by the virus even harder than the rest of the reservation.

“We started thinking the worst,” Roessel said.

Then, a few weeks before the semester began, the college’s phones started ringing. Diné was getting 200 calls per day

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COVID-19: 10 tech trends getting us through the pandemic

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated 10 key technology trends, including digital payments, telehealth and robotics.
  • These technologies can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus while helping businesses stay open.
  • Technology can help make society more resilient in the face of pandemic and other threats.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, technologies are playing a crucial role in keeping our society functional in a time of lockdowns and quarantines. And these technologies may have a long-lasting impact beyond COVID-19.

Here are 10 technology trends that can help build a resilient society, as well as considerations about their effects on how we do

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Harper launches new drone technology program: Harper College

Harper College is launching a new Drone Technology and Applications certificate program in the spring 2021 semester that will help prepare traditional
students, career professionals and enthusiasts alike for a growing industry and increasingly
diversified job opportunities.

Drone popularity is surging nationwide, with some projections pointing to a tenfold
increase in the industry’s value over the next decade, Associate Professor Mukila
Maitha said. Drone technology is being used in fields as diverse as agriculture, utilities
inspection, public safety, search and rescue, mapping and surveying, insurance, mining,
real estate, and cinematography.

Harper’s certificate program (see video) will begin with a

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2020 Distinguished Alum | News | Mathematics Science and Technology

Benjamin Dickman, who graduated with a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in 2014, has received a Teachers College Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award. The Early Career Award is reserved for those who have graduated from TC ten years ago or less, has earned distinction in their field, and demonstrates outstanding future potential. Benjamin’s work as a K-12 New York City mathematics teacher and continuously published teacher education research made him a clear contender for the award this year.

Benjamin’s research approaches mathematics education in new and innovative ways, investigating topics such as mathematical pathologies as pathways into creativity and mathematical code

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