Oregon Rethinks How Students Pay for College, New EdTech Category of Bammy Awards: Today’s EdTech News

Welcome to your Thursday edition of our daily news roundup! Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep you in the loop of all things education and technology related. Have a tip for us? Shoot it over to cdoyle@technapex.com, and make sure to follow us on Twitter: @Technapex.

Higher Ed

Oregon Looks at Ways to Attend College Now and Repay State Later – New York Times

  • Richard Perez-Pena covers Oregon’s recent approval of a plan that could allow students to attend universities now and pay back the state later with their future income. The plan was constructed online cialis coupon in an economic class at Portland State University, and is a very reasonable solution to help students afford a college education.

Before Online Education, These 15 TVs Were the Classroom of Tomorrow – PaleoFuture

  • Matt Novak shares the story of the original “classroom of the future”, and relates the introduction of televisions to that of MOOCs, arguing that before we praise MOOCs as revolutionizing education, we should take a step back and viagra with alcohol think about how long the technological revolution may take.

Busting the top five myths about open access publishing – The Conversation

  • Danny Kingsley discusses the trend followed by many institutions to release their research openly to the public. Kingsley also shares the most common myths about open-access journals, and gives viagra generic readers a new perspective on the legitimacy of these online resources.

University Transforming Unused TV Channels Into Campus Wi-Fi Networks – Mashable

  • Alex Fitzpatrick covers West Virginia University’s newest effort to turn “white spaces” on unused local television networks into new Wi-Fi networks for the school.

Inventors Seek to Save Art of Handwriting With Linux Pen - Wired

  • Klint Finley profiles Lernstift, the latest and greatest smartpen that tracks users’ handwriting and notifies them when a spelling mistake has been made. Though the gadget is still in it’s Kickstarter phase, it provides a refreshing take on edtech, providing a new innovative way to help children learn to spell.


Busting Online Learning Myths – Education Week

  • Tom Vander Ark and Carri Schneider share that the last installment of their DLN Smart Series is now posted, titled “Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise.” In this paper they break down the online education system, opening the process up to readers and recognizing any criticisms or myths that readers may hold regarding the new educational platform.

Activate ED Showcases Education’s Rock Stars - EdSurge

  • Tony Wan discusses the most efficient and impactful uses of edtech within the classroom. He focuses on Activate ED, a project launched in 2012 that forms a tight partnership between school system managers and the Strategic Data Project.

Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Expands Bammy Awards to generic viagra names Include Education Technology – The Wall Street Journal

  • The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences has just announced the addition of an “EdTech” category to the Bammy Awards. There will be multiple categories available, and submissions are currently open (with a closing deadline in August).

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  • Michael Horn brings a fresh perspective to the growing edtech trend, as he argues that new innovative technology is not the only ingredient for improved K-12 education. While Horn believes that technology brings a lot of potential to our education system, its integration will be ineffective unless it is paired with well-trained, tech-savvy teachers there to assist and instruct students.