"We need to treat education like global health"

October 4, 2016

We Need to Treat Education Like Global Health

Bright / Medium

  • For far too long, education has not been enough of a global priority. Access to good quality schools is just as important as access to quality healthcare. Yet for some reason, donors have not made the same level of commitment to education despite that like weak healthcare systems, poor education systems also contribute to global crises.

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

The New York Times

  • Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? New research suggests they can. High school students reported more confidence after completing an exercise intended to instill a basic message to help manage tension: People can change.

Why Faculty Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones in Classrooms


  • Would it surprise you to learn that students have become so attached to their smartphones that leaving them behind can cause enough anxiety to affect test scores? A recent study concluded that students without their smartphones experienced so much anxiety and fear of missing out that they were unable to focus. But allowing students to bring mobile devices into class can boost collaboration and improve learning.

UT System Partners With Tech Industry Leader to Develop Next-Generation Learning Platform

The University of Texas System

  • The University of Texas System is developing a revolutionary technology learning platform that includes an online marketplace of courses and credentials, real-time feedback and personalized support services. UTx’s team will develop software and digital tools that support students on their academic and professional journeys and increase student success.

Who Are the Educators Driving Flipped Learning?

eSchool News

  • Educators searching for flipped learning inspiration can now find it in a list of 100 people who are innovating and inspiring others in their pursuit of flipped instruction. The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) published the FLGI 100, an annual list identifying the top 100 innovative people in education who are driving the adoption of the flipped classroom around the world.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?


  • For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). Last year, the U.S. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to make OER more available and easily accessible. Yet many teachers still ask: “Why can’t I find the open educational resources I’m looking for?”

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork


  • Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners and this absence of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. But Carolyn Rosé, an associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013.

Integrating 3D Printing into your Makerspace to Foster Creativity and Student Ownership of Learning (Oct. 5)
How Can Technology Help You Advance Assessment at Your Institution? (Oct. 6)
Rethinking Systems of Assessments and Building Educator Capacity (Oct.12)

Genius Network 2016 (Oct. 3-4)
Close It Summit 2016 (Oct. 4-6)
DML - Digital Media and Learning Conference 2016 (Oct. 5-7)
Learning with MOOCs 2016 (Oct. 6-7)
Exponential Medicine 2016 (Oct. 8-11)
iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium (Oct. 25-28)
Educause 2016 (Oct. 25-28)
ePIC 2016 - 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains (Oct. 26-28)
The 13th Annual Open Education Conference (Nov. 2-4)
All upcoming conferences and events...

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