Machines Are The Easy Part; People Are The Hard Part

Machines Are The Easy Part; People Are The Hard Part

This little book takes a somewhat skewed approach to educational technology. Its focus is on the human elements to which attention must be paid before technology can have an impact on teaching and learning. By Doug Johnson

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

“The American people are fighting the wilderness, physical and moral, on the one hand, and on the other are struggling to work out the awful problem of self-government,” Charles W. Eliot wrote in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. “For this fight they must be trained… Read More

Do classroom clickers improve learning? It depends.

Do classroom clickers improve learning? It depends.

  Classroom “clickers” quiz students in real time, allowing instructors to gauge student learning and reinforce what is being taught. New research suggests that the effectiveness of these devices hinges largely on the teaching methods being used with them, not the technology, and that instructors… Read More

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

Matt Huenerfauth (right), director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, records video and motion-capture data from someone performing American Sign Language (ASL). His laboratory is developing software to animate ASL avatars. Photo: John Myer The technology behind the… Read More

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

As your children grow up, technology will become an increasing part of their world. While every parent hopes their child will never encounter inappropriate content, cyberbullying or online scams, these dangers are out there. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to promote online… Read More

Students sat in cubicles using computers. It wasn’t popular.

Students sat in cubicles using computers. It wasn’t popular.

Students in 2012 working in the Yuma, Arizona, Carpe Diem charter school. An Arizona-born charter school known for its call-center-like appearance has run into trouble as it attempted to expand to other states. Carpe Diem schools, which rely on computer-based lessons and some in-person instruction,… Read More

Be mindful: How a tech tool can help

Be mindful: How a tech tool can help

Cindy Price, a first-grade teacher, wanted a way to get her students focused and calm. Even after 24 years of teaching, Price isn’t afraid to try something new. She had heard about mindfulness practices, which include being present in the moment, observing without being too… Read More

Meet Samuel, an Information Systems Management student

Meet Samuel, an Information Systems Management student

Samuel González is a first-year student of the Bachelor in Information Systems Management at IE University. He has a multidisciplinary profile and is currently a TV host of a news programme in Movistar+. During the past year, at only 17 years old, Samuel started working… Read More

Study explores effect of data dashboards on student performance

Study explores effect of data dashboards on student performance

Data dashboards and performance feedback can motivate middle-range students to work a little harder to earn a desired grade, a new study found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan School of Information and the educational technology company Blackboard, explores a growing… Read More