EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (June 2014)

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Welcome back to another edition of weekly digest, before we continue with our news, i want to tell you that, Arizona state university providing their employees at Starbucks 20 hours free online courses i.e. to 150,000 employees, glad to see corporation between universities and corporate in skill development. Hope you like this news. Lets continue with our news from edtechreview.in.

Who is a Connected Learner?

Connected learner are learners who develop networks and co-construct knowledge from wherever they live. You will learn to be a connected learner not only by reading about connected learning but by doing what connected learners do—co-constructing meaning and knowledge.

Connected learners collaborate online, use social media to interact with colleagues around the globe, engage in conversations in safe online spaces, and bring what they learn online back to their classrooms, schools, and districts.

[Infographic] Why Universities Need to be Run like Startups

The Golden Age of universities may be dead. And while much of the commentary around the online disruption of education ranges from cost-benefit analyses to assessing ideology of what drives MOOCs (massively open online courses), the real question becomes — what is the point of the university in this landscape?

[Infographic] Is Common Core Really the Answer?

New Math looks different than when we grew up, but the good news is, your kid is going to grow up and solve all your problems. Check out this great infographic to find if Common Core Is Really the Answer?

List of 49 EdTech Products (Categorized) Loved by Educators

Educational technologies help students, educators, administrators and parents enhance learning outcomes. Different products solve different edtech needs.
Given below is a list of 49 EdTech products that are loved by educators across the globe, categorized in several ways:

  • Programming
  • Math
  • Arts and Music
  • Presentation tools
  • Tools to prepare for Tests
  • Tools to create Classroom Polls and Quizzes
  • iPad apps to learn English Great
  • Tools to teach Physics
  • .....

Conversation with an Edupreneur on Making Mobile a Powerful Channel to Schools Worldwide

EdTech has been generating big buzz. As the edtech space evolves, we can see that women are beginning to take entrepreneurial initiatives in the field of educational technology. And specially educators who have been in the classrooms and seen the problems closely.

We believe that we must highlight these educators who are building their own business and who share our passion of improving student learning with the power of technology.

Today, we have with us Ms. Alefiya Bhatia. Alefiya is the Co-Founder and CEO at Crescerance. She is passionate about making mobile an easily available and powerful channel to thousands of schools worldwide.

About the Author
Author: Dr Rod BergerWebsite: http://www.mindrocketmediagroup.com/
Rod Berger, PsyD, is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group serving the global education market. Dr. Berger has been a VP of Education for an edtech firm, Keynote Speaker, Brand Strategist and continues to teach college courses and each summer guests lectures at Vanderbilt University.

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