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Friday, July 08, 2016

Keeping tabs on tech trends | Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Education

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notes, "In this week's news, we've gathered the latest technology trends together to give you a glimpse of how those trends are influencing higher education." 

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New tech to revolutionize studying abroad education
An international education organization often used by study abroad programs is harnessing the power of technology-supported blended teaching and learning to refine study abroad education programs by connecting students and faculty around the world and preparing learners to translate their global experience into a skill set that prepares them for the modern economy.


NMC launches app for the higher ed trends data
As part of their strategic partnership, the NMC and Mirum Learning have released a mobile app to better inform university and college professionals of the developments poised to disrupt the field. The app, now freely available for the iPhone and iPad and Android tablets in the iTunes and Google app stores, is an interactive version of the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition, a publication that has garnered a quarter of a million downloads in nearly 200 countries since its launch in February. Now in its 15th year. the NMC Horizon Project is the longest-standing study into emerging technology uptake in education.


Higher-ed IT leaders list their top 10 priorities
Though colleges and universities are open environments, campus IT leaders face a number of challenges as digital technology use grows, said members of a recent national panel. In other words, BYOD isn’t a problem of the past, it’s still very much the challenge now. Also, security trumps all.


Additional resources
Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

This week, we’re focusing a bit on numbers. How many strategies can you apply to encourage teacher innovation? Do you know how many apps there are to help teach students with autism? And what’s changing for today’s CTOs? And what tools can help you implement formative assessment? 

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Classroom technology: The numbers edition | eSchool News 

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