Educational Technology

How could the Internet of Things change the game for content marketers?

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:30

by Tereza Litsa, Click Z

The Internet of Things has the potential to bring a new age of content marketing. How can marketers prepare for this change? The Internet of Things is a growing trend, and the idea of keeping everyone connected through everyday devices is becoming an increasingly established concept. According to IHS, there were 15.4 billion connected devices in 2015, with the number expected to grow to 30.7 billion in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025. This is reflected in the projections for the revenue it can bring. According to Machina Research, the revenue from the Internet of Things is expected to increase from $892 billion in 2015 to $4 trillion in 2025.

How could the Internet of Things change the game for content marketers?


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Redesigning the Syllabus to Reflect the Learning Journey

Educational Technology News Blog - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:40

By Mark Engstrom, edSurge

Conventional syllabi are developed from the perspective of the teacher—designed to present what he or she plans to include in a course. I wanted to develop an alternative version that looked through the lens of the student, and my vision was to tailor each one to reflect what a particular learner would be doing every step of the way throughout the course. This was not simply a more visually appealing version of a classic syllabus, it was a radical overhaul of the student experience with the primary goal of changing their perception of their role as a learner. This drastic class redesign demanded that I ask myself some big questions: what content was required, what elements of learning could students control and what traditional and new measures I could use to gauge progress? Almost every question led to another

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How College Campuses Can Lead in Fighting Climate Change

Educational Technology News Blog - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:36

by Lara Ettenson, NRDC


As bastions of knowledge, progress, and innovation, it’s not surprising that colleges are often at the forefront of the battle against climate change, striving to implement energy efficiency, clean energy, and sustainability curricula and programs. When college campuses engage in the green movement, they not only reduce energy waste and increase utility bill savings, they also invest in the future by encouraging their students to become leaders and activists with a genuine interest and concern for the world. More than 90 colleges across the country have distinguished themselves as leaders against climate change, pledging to become carbon-neutral in three years.

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Educational Technology News Blog - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:30

BY MATTHEW LYNCH, tech Edvocate

If all you’ve ever used Google for is email and web searches, there’s a whole world in which you’re missing out. That world is the Google Suite, consisting of a cloud computing compendium that puts all of your instructional tools in one easily accessed location. So what can you do with Google in your classroom? As it turns out, Google offers a lot.

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