Don’t Wait, Apply for E-rate by April 13th
In case you missed the news, the 2017 E-rate filing window opened on Monday, February 27th and it will close on May 11th. This means that applicant Form 470s must be posted by April 13th in order to allow the minimum 28-day competitive bidding process. If E-rate is new to you, or if you need […]
How Making Thinking Visible Helps Teachers and Students
One category of digital tools, making thinking visible, can give students a higher level of confidence to ask questions when they need help, or share their opinions and ideas with the rest of the class — leading to more thoughtful discussions. These same tools inform educators about how to plan for much more meaningful lessons.
Social Learning and High-Performance Workplaces
The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation forecast that by 2020, four out of 10 organizations will be displaced or cease to exist due to digital disruption. Digitalization and social trends are reshaping business like never before. New social contracts and the explosion of consumer-driven mobile devices are reframing the workplace. In addition, we have […]
Digital Collaboration Technology Helps School Realise $1.8M AUD in Benefits
$1.8M AUD in savings is a lofty claim, but that’s exactly what the team at Open Access College (OAC) in South Australia achieved by focusing on creating a digital collaboration learning experience enabled by Cisco technology. OAC delivers educational services in remote South Australia where students cannot attend traditional schooling. In the past, classes were […]
Networks for Lifelong Learning: A Tale of Two Students
We are in the midst of a historic transition in education, in which we are providing more options and flexibility in creating learning cultures that significantly raise the expectations of what our students can accomplish. We now can effectively support students who traditionally have not succeeded. You have heard it before; learning can be available […]
Creating the Workforce of Digitization
Digitization is changing every part of today’s enterprise. To take advantage of new business opportunities, organizations are moving quickly to design and deploy new technologies like cloud, mobility, analytics, the IoT and next-generation security. The challenge is finding the workforce skilled in these new, rapidly-evolving technologies. I recently wrote an article on these industry shifts […]
University of Melbourne Enables a Smart Campus
With more than 200,000 visitors a day, and more than 65,000 students spread across multiple sites, The University of Melbourne wanted know how staff, students and visitors were experiencing the campus. This insight would help answer tough questions, such as which buildings and services should be developed next? How can UoM progress faster on the […]
Crafting a Vision for Empowered Learning and Teaching: Beyond the $1,000 Pencil
We are moving to a new reality where the added value of an educator will be measured less by their ability to transfer their knowledge and more by their ability to inspire students.
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