Author Archives: Saga Briggs

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning.

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning

In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing.

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Educating the World: 45 Resources to Help You Widen Your Impact

There is an incredible amount to be said for the small difference educators make daily in the lives of students and colleagues, but many of us don’t realize how easy it can be to expand that difference to a global scale. Countless organizations and individuals across the world are involved in an international education movement that brings communities and cultures together in the name of human progress.

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45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators

Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of schools offers international-quality education, affordable tuition, and serves hundreds of thousands of children in economically disadvantaged countries; and where a comprehensive learning environment seamlessly connects the classroom with the opportunities of the digital world for young students. Educators across the world have been using design thinking to create such a world.

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Big Data in Education: Big Potential or Big Mistake?

When learners interact with content, they leave behind ‘digital breadcrumbs,’ so to speak, which offer clues about the learning process. We’re now able to collect and track this data through learning management systems (LMSs), social networks, and other media that measure how students interpret, consider, and arrive at conclusions about course material.

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Neuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years

It’s been 25 years since the field of neuroeducation first reared its head in academia. Spearheaded in 1988 by the Psychophysiology & Education Special Interest Group, educational neuroscience is now the focus of many research organizations around the world. To celebrate the progress of this monumental discipline, we have compiled a list of the 25 most significant findings in neuroscience education over the past 25 years.

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10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The NMC’s latest research efforts were released this spring...

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