UC Funding No Longer Tied to Online Learning, K-12 Schools of the Future: Today’s EdTech News

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Higher Ed

California Governor Removes Strings from Money for EdTech – Inside Higher Ed

  • California Governor Jerry Brown has lifted his legislation denoting that all University of California and California State Universities will have to spend $10 million on online education. The schools will still receive the $10 million funding, but are now free to spend the money as they see fit.

Frustrated? Confused? Learning software could watch your face for signals and match content to your emotions – GigaOM

  • Ki Mae Huessner shares the details of research taking place at North Carolina State University, which is using emotion-sensing artificial intelligence software to track students’ emotions and tailor learning to their daily mood.

Leverage communities to accelerate your rate of learning – The Washington Times

  • Lawrence Cole explores how online learning platforms utilize the “community” aspect of shared ideas to expedite student learning.


What Will Elementary Look LIke? – Tom Vander Ark

  • Tom Vander Ark gives his thoughts on the elementary school of the future. His belief centers around more personalized learning, high access environments, and flexible grouping of students.

Innovation teams can build bridges to schools of future – EdSource

  • Patrick Atwater shares his thoughts on some of the innovations set forth at the NextGen startup weekend. Each team came up with smart and interesting ideas on how to improve the current K-12 education system, and it will be interesting to see how these projects will be implemented.

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Report: Professional Development for Mobile Learning Improves Student Engagement and Interest in STEM Subjects – THE Journal

  • Leila Meyer gives important information surrounding student interest in STEM, and shows how the integration of mobile technology can help boost this enthusiasm during high school, when it is in highest demand.