“A new report, “Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning Summit: Findings & Recommendations to Accelerate Implementation,” is a 32-page cookbook for using technology to personalize education. The recipes are based on what was shared at a 2014 summit hosted by North Carolina State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Among the essential ingredients: the right usage of data, content and curriculum, research and development, human capacity and technology architecture.”
The University of California, Los Angeles has opened the UC Center for Global Digital Cultures, an academic hub for University of California scholars interested in examining the implications of digital technologies on education, politics, labor, identity and economics around the world. More
Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher Mark Hammons talks about the many ways that technology can helps students reveal how they arrived at a given answer. More.
IT spending by colleges and universities in the United States is expected to hit $6.6 billion for 2015. The biggest single area for technology spending will be laptop computers at $1.3 billion, which will consume about 20 percent of the total outlay. More.
Microsoft has made Translator Preview open to users of Windows 8.1 or a preview edition of Windows 10. More info is available here.
Skype Translator will automatically transcribe and translate as you talk. It currently supports English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin.
NU is a subscriber to Google Apps for Education. A new resource from Gaggle and Amplified IT offers technology facilitators 12 tips to help ensure that Google Apps for Education safe for teachers and students to use. More here.
Well, we are in this exciting exam period at NU! Should students have access to Google during exams? Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Oxford, Cambridge, and RSA exam board, suggested they should. The suggestion has sparked debate. In this article, two experts weigh the pros and cons of the proposed change. The Guardian has more details. What’s your opinion?