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To help stakeholders stay on top of the news in the edtech space, Wiser has created a free daily email digest with the best articles on edtech, e-learning and online education, delivered right to your inbox. Education, at both K-12 and higher levels, is changing rapidly with the increasing ubiquity of digital technology. Educational technology, also called edtech, is a quickly moving sector with the promise to revolutionize how education is achieved and delivered around the world. If you’re an educator, technologist, policymaker, investor or student, edtech is a fascinating field. For example, the number of companies involved in edtech has ballooned over the past few years. These companies cover a range of edtech subsectors, including instructional tools, informational resources, communication platforms, and open-source curricula. Meanwhile, governments, academia, NGOs and others are embracing the promise of edtech for delivering more effective education to a greater number of people at lower costs. It’s an exciting time for edtech. Stay informed on the latest edtech news by signing up for our free Wiser edtech email digest.

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Obama Surprises Computer Science Educators on Conference Call
Education Week • Benjamin Herold
Getting Smart Podcast | A Human Network to Remake Learning in Pittsburgh
Getting Smart • Tom Vander Ark
Smart List | 40 STEM Networks and Maker Resources
Getting Smart • Getting Smart Staff
Artificial Intelligence In Education: Don’t Ignore It, Harness It
Getting Smart • Guest Author
4 ways schools can combat Trump’s ed budget cuts
eschoolnews.com • Contributor
Being Popular: Why it Consumes Teens and Continues to Affect Adults
KQED • Deborah Farmer Kris
Putting the “A” in STEAM education this school year
eschoolnews.com • Contributor
6 ways to increase MOOC retention
ecampusnews.com • Contributor
New trend: Dorm rooms for commuter students
ecampusnews.com • Ecampus News Staff
Build Your Influence and Turn Your Blog Into a Money Making Machine at the Same Time
Business 2 Community • Nathan Rossiter
 
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Obama Surprises Computer Science Educators on Conference Call
Education WeekBenjamin Herold
"I can't wait to see the amazing things that you're going to build," the former president told 1,000 teachers, students, and supporters on a call organized by the CSforAll Consortium.
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EdTech, Education
Getting Smart Podcast | A Human Network to Remake Learning in Pittsburgh
Getting SmartTom Vander Ark
In remarkable and unusual ways, Gregg Behr’s whole adult life prepared him to be at the center of a network remaking learning in Pittsburgh. In this episode of the podcast, he shares more with us about his journey to becoming the Executive...
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EdTech, Education
Smart List | 40 STEM Networks and Maker Resources
Getting SmartGetting Smart Staff
If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new inexpensive (or better yet, free) resources that can introduce more students to STEM and maker education. There are a lot out there, but the really useful ones can be hard to find....
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EdTech, Education
Artificial Intelligence In Education: Don’t Ignore It, Harness It
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Sébastien Turbot This blog originally ran on Forbes.com “Human plus machine isn’t the future, it’s the present,” Garry Kasparov said in a recent TED talk. And this “present” is transforming the world of education at a rapid pace. With children increasingly...
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Cloud Computing Services, EdTech
4 ways schools can combat Trump’s ed budget cuts
eschoolnews.comContributor
The Trump Administration’s 2017 and 2018 education budget proposes some drastic cuts, most notably, the elimination of the $2.3 billion Title II-A (ESEA) funding and $1.2 billion 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. According to the administration, ESEA funding and 21st Century...
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EdTech
Being Popular: Why it Consumes Teens and Continues to Affect Adults
KQEDDeborah Farmer Kris
Popularity is a loaded word. For many adults, it evokes powerful memories of jockeying for position in high school cafeterias and hallways. These memories are salient for a reason, said Mitch Prinstein, a professor of psychology and author of “Popular: The Power...
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EdTech, Education
Putting the “A” in STEAM education this school year
eschoolnews.comContributor
As more students head back to school, we will continue to hear about how educators can successfully incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education into curriculums from as early as Kindergarten. Whether it’s providing students with hands-on robotics tools where they...
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EdTech
6 ways to increase MOOC retention
ecampusnews.comContributor
As you know, MOOCs employ online learning technology to deliver high quality educational experiences to large groups of students. MOOCs as a recent addition to online learning have experienced an unprecedented explosion of publicity (Koutropoulos and Zaharias, 2015). And though the shift...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
New trend: Dorm rooms for commuter students
ecampusnews.comEcampus News Staff
Niagara University completed numerous enhancements to its on-campus living-learning experience during the summer months, the latest of which offers flexible housing options for commuter students. The new NU BnB program allows students – undergraduate and graduate – to book overnight packages that...
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Digital Media, E-Learning
Build Your Influence and Turn Your Blog Into a Money Making Machine at the Same Time
Business 2 CommunityNathan Rossiter
In today’s day and age, people spend a significant portion of their time online, creating a modern environment where there is a noticeable demand for online courses. These offer significant advantages over conventional teaching methods, including increased flexibility and lower associated costs,...
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