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Connected Learning: Designed to ‘mine the new social, digital domain’
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Video games, once confiscated in class, are now a key teaching tool -- if they're done right. Credit: Thomas Reis Kurt Squire (1) knew something unusual was happening in his after-school Western civ program.
Ed Tech Trends | Research Closing the Loop in Education Technology K-12 education isn't using technology effectively and isn't investing nearly enough in IT infrastructure to enable next-generation learning. That's the conclusion of a new report, " Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education ," which called for a greater financial commitment to education technology and the adoption of a holistic, "closed loop" approach to its implementation. Investment in Ed Tech The report, released this month by business strategy firm Boston Consulting Group , pointed to an analysis by market research firm Gartner showing that K-12 spending on technology was just 1.6 percent of overall spending--or about $9.2 billion in 2010--compared with sectors like professional services and healthcare that are devoting up to 6 percent of their spending on technology annually.
Technology Trends | Q&A Bringing Teachers Onboard with Tech Ed tech adoption isn't about forcing new technologies on teachers or wearing them down in an effort to obtain grudging "buy in." On the contrary. In order for any technology-centered education initiative to have meaningful results, according to Rushton Hurley, it has to be born of a spirit of collegiality, teamwork, and openness. And, he said, it doesn't hurt to give teachers some time share their successes with one another.