Will Net Neutrality Reversal Hurt Digital Learning? As Vote Approaches, Mixed Opinions

Many university faculty members and higher-ed advocates are on edge this week over an upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that may reverse net neutrality.

Ready Station1? Former MIT Dean Shares More Details About Her New Research University

When Christine Ortiz announced nearly two years ago that she was taking leave from her job as a dean at MIT to build a new kind of research university, the idea went viral, even though she offered few details. The effort didn’t even have a name yet.

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year

Over the past decade, Making has transformed education with its emphasis on innovation, collaboration, and hands-on problem solving. Along the way, new tools have evolved to help teachers ignite creativity and tackle real world challenges. EdSurge has shared these educators' stories—as well as those of students who tinker and take risks, build confidence and develop resilience.

How Teaching Using Mindfulness or Growth Mindset Can Backfire

Art Markman is an expert on what makes people tick. The psychology professor at UT Austin has also become a popular voice working to translate research from the lab into advice for a general audience. He’s co-authored popular books, including Brain Briefs Answers to the Most and Least Pressing Questions About Your Mind. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today magazine, and co-hosts a podcast through Austin’s NPR station called Two Guys on Your Head.

How a Japanese Magician Is Turning School Into Project-Based Summer Camps

These days, the concept of rethinking school has become the latest education buzzword, with everyone from the XQ Institute, book authors and U.S. education secretary Betsy DeVos touring across the country, championing the need to “rethink school” into something more relevant for today’s learner.

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

What’s the best metaphor for describing the role of an instructional designer? How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? Who should be responsible for protecting students’ privacy? How do you learn about new edtech products?

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Why Every School’s Edtech Department Should Make Themselves Obsolete

In the last decade, schools have put significant resources into academic technology in an effort to improve instruction and prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce. Many have created new staff positions or entirely new departments, such as Technology Integration, to act as liaisons between teachers and traditional IT departments, and to help teachers use edtech in the classroom.

The Year in EdTech: EdSurge's First 'Office Hours'

It’s December, and all of our favorite radio stations are asking listeners to send in their favorite songs of the year. In that same spirit, we’re wondering what you think is the most eventful trend or development in education this year? What should we look out for next year? What do you want to know more about?

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How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

Students who are blind rarely major in math or science, and Emily Schlenker understands why, from personal experience.A pre-med major at Wichita State University, Schlenker was born without sight. But that hasn’t slowed down her fascination with organic chemistry. What has repeatedly snagged her ability to study it, however, has been when homework assignments include charts and graphs that her screen-reading software can’t process.

?Why New Jersey is Banking on a Credential Registry to Boost its Middle Class

State officials in New Jersey recently announced an ambitious goal to arm 65 percent of the state’s workforce with at least one postsecondary credential by 2025. That’s about 15 percent more than the state’s current higher-education attainment. And to get there, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with a new nonprofit that’s taking on its own arduous task: Create an index of every available higher-ed credential.

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