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Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Schools across the country are getting involved in the STEAM movement by integrating innovative programs and spaces that inspire a new generation of designers and inventors. Help your customers bring STEAM to their school with these tips from littleBits. Districts and schools need to have a clear vision of what their STEAM goals are. Everyone … Continue reading

Federal E-Rate Program Update

Federal E-Rate Program Update

According to U.S. News, only 4 million students had internet access in 2014 and now 39.2 million students have internet access. This was made possible through the modernization of a federal program and the coalition of federal and state lawmakers dedicated to the cause. “America made a historic promise to our students in 2013 to … Continue reading

Six Trends for this School Year

Six Trends for this School Year

The Journal News, part of USA Today, released an article in early September outlining six trends that will be seen in schools this coming school year. Virtual Learning- What used to be a static experience is now fully immersive. Students are given the ability to visit far-flung parts of the world or interact with people they … Continue reading

Top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues in 2017

Top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues in 2017

Last week EDUCAUSE released its top 10 higher ED IT Issues for 2017. They placed a focus on student success through four key themes: IT foundations, data foundations, effective leadership, and successful students.  IT in higher ed continues to have many priorities, serve numerous constituents, and offer hundreds of services to meet these many needs. … Continue reading

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in K-12

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in K-12

What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools? What trends and technologies will drive educational change? The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on, and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in schools. The report, based on the opinions of 59 experts, identifies six key trends … Continue reading

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

Advances in K-12 learning technology and the popularity of one-to-one initiatives is expected to bring about big gains in the education IT market over the next three years.  A new report,  Education Technology Market in North America 2015-2019, published by global technology research and advisory company Technavio, indicates that the education technology market could reach … Continue reading

Top 10 IT Issues of 2016 (Infographic)

Top 10 IT Issues of 2016 (Infographic)

With help from a panel of experts comprised of IT and non-IT leaders, CIOs, and faculty members EDUCAUSE recently released a list of ten IT issues and strategic technologies that will have a major impact on higher education in 2016.  The issues reflect three main themes: Divest — Higher education IT organizations are divesting locally … Continue reading

eLearning vs. mLearning

eLearning vs. mLearning

Although eLearning and mLearning tend to be used synonymously, the two modes of learning differ in many respects. The “e” in eLearning is “electronic.” So eLearning is any form of learning that is delivered using electronic devices like the computer via channels like the Internet. However, learning can also be delivered via the Intranet/Extranet networks. … Continue reading