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Technology to Improve Social and Emotional Learning

Technology to Improve Social and Emotional Learning

By Jason Burns Education reformers have long seen the potential of technology to transform education by making teachers’ work more efficient, giving students access to more information faster, and by creating opportunities for new instructional techniques. Recently, the World Economic Forum-a group of political, business, and media elites who gather annually in Davos, Switzerland to… Read More »

Does Technology Lower Student Achievement?

Does Technology Lower Student Achievement?

By Jason Burns Greater use of technology by students may lead to worse student outcomes, according to a report issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in September. The OECD report looked at technology investment and use as well as student performance in reading, math, and science on the Programme for International… Read More »

Online Schools Deemed Ineffective By Stanford Study

Online Schools Deemed Ineffective By Stanford Study

By Jason Burns The results of a recent study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University are shaking up the educational technology community. According to this report, the academic growth of students who attend “online charter schools,” where a majority of instruction takes place over the internet, falls far behind… Read More »

The Role of Technology in the Educational Process

By Joyce Waddell* Although technology is finally being integrated into education, its use for teaching and learning still remains a challenge. Despite the fact that many schools today are privileged to have ready access to technology, trained teachers, and a favourable policy environment, the use of technology in the classroom is still low. Some attribute… Read More »

Technology and Online Teacher Training

Technology and Online Teacher Training

By Dave Reid The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently released its annual letter which, among other topics, outlines the foundation’s thoughts and ideas about the future of technology and online learning in education. One part of the letter is sure to stand out to educators. The Gates Foundations states; “There is one thing software… Read More »