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During the webinar Mapping the OER Landscape, Dr. Joseph South, Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education; Dr. Alexis McGloin, Superintendent of the Upper Perkiomen School District (PA), which is a GoOpen Ambassador District; and Randy Wilhelm, a K-12...
As countries around the world address the issue of providing all children with access to an education, they are also still facing the reality of a tightened education budget. In an effort to help governments determine the most effective use of funds, the International Initiative for Impact...
Guest blog post by Kristina James, Director of Marketing, MDR Teachers everywhere share common goals and questions, so social media is a natural fit for them to connect with their broader education community. In fact: 76% of teachers use social networks Almost 50% of teachers check their...
Access to technology isn’t enough – students, teachers, and parents have to understand how to use the technology in a meaningful way to assist with education. A new study from the Pew Research Center, while focusing on adults, provides helpful insights on what digital readiness means for...
Guest blog post by Bonnie Dobkin, Vice President of Education, Cricket Media If you’re in educational publishing, you’re probably painfully familiar with the challenges of finding quality content for use in your programs. It’s a bit like searching for hidden treasure: you wander through a...
During a recent Education Talk Radio program, Myron Cizdyn, CEO of BLPS Content Connections, and host Larry Jacobs talked about Educational Needs in a New Era. Much of the discussion focused on the distinction between content and platform, but first, Cizdyn took a moment to try and define the role...
At the 2015 AAP Annual Meeting Dr. David Nabarro, Special Advisor on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations, talked about the role of publishers in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which include a quality and inclusive educational for all. The recent...
Once again, the ROI on edtech spending has entered the spotlight. A 2015 report from the OECD found no significant improvement in outcomes in science, reading, and math for students regularly using classroom technology compared to those who are not. Now, a new joint study from the Clemson...
For fifty years the REVERE Awards has set itself apart from other awards programs by recognizing effective and engaging learning resources no matter the subject matter or media. Through our rigorous judging process, which includes educators and industry professionals,...
ADA - Architecting & Designing for Accessibility, which is a continuation of the 2016 Ed Tech Forum, provided attendees with insights and strategies from experts on designing ed tech tools with accessibility in mind. During the webinar, Robin Seaman, Director of Content for Benetech, gave...

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