The Future of AI in Education?


Will Technology Ever Replace Teachers? by Katie Fong, Forbes (1 Apr. 2019)
The authors’ answer is yes and no.

Ready for the Future of Education with Artificial Intelligence? by Holly Morris, Education Week (9 Jan. 2019)
The author contends we need to prepare our students for the future.

AI in schools – Here’s what we need to consider by Neha Shivhare, The Conversation (7 Mar. 2019)
Regardless of what we want or think, AI will continue to be part of the educational landscape.

Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked? by Livia Bran, NEO Blog (21 Mar. 2019)
The author doesn’t think so because it’s the wrong question.

THE 2019 Impact Rankings: US Colleges Outshined

Jim ShimabukuroBy Jim Shimabukuro

In the Times Higher Education (THE) global University Impact Rankings released today, U.S. colleges are woefully underrepresented in the top 25. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the top U.S. college in the rankings at 24th. The top five are from the Commonwealth realm: (1) University of Auckland, New Zealand, (2) McMaster University, Canada, (3) University of British Columbia, Canada, (3) University of Manchester, United Kingdom, (5) King’s College London, United Kingdom.

THE, which is headquartered in London, publishes “the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. [It] uses carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. This first edition includes more than 450 universities from 76 countries.”  Continue reading

Mobile Devices and Screen Size


I was doing a lit review about using visuals in the language classroom, these articles Caught My Eye.

Size matters: AV in the classroom: Why the education industry needs to take screen size seriously by Hans Drummer in ET
This article focuses on projector screen and talks about optimum size and distance.

7 Tips To Create Responsive Design For Mobile Learning by Christopher Pappas in eLearning Industry
As the title suggests, this article looks at how to create responsive design on a mobile device.

Mobile learning design strategy: Why it matters and how to get the best results for your learners
by Debbie Hill in Elucidat
This blogpost suggests how to optimize mobile learning.

TCC 2019 (April 16-18) : Call for Participation

TCC 2019 (April 16-18) : Call for Participation
Join us!
TCC 2019 Worldwide Online Conference
Sustainable Learning, Accessible, Technologies, & Diverse Contexts
April 16-18, 2019

Keynote and invited plenary sessions
Dr. Charlotte “Lani” Gunawardena, University of New Mexico, USA
Dr.Ohkwa Lee, Chungbuk National University, South Korea
Dr. Matthew Schmidt, University of Cincinnati, USA
Dr. Yoon-Ah Rho, Kookmin University, South Korea
Dr. Hanna Teräs, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Dr. George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada

TCC is a three-day, entirely online conference for post-secondary faculty and staff worldwide that features over 100 concurrent sessions covering a wide range of topics related to educational technology, distance learning and emerging technologies for teaching and learning.

Register now for extended early bird rates:

Individuals participate in real-time sessions from the comfort of their workplace or home using a web browser to connect to individual sessions. All sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing. View the current schedule of presentations and descriptions.  Continue reading

Women Who Changed Science: A Unique Web Experience

To engage with these laureates, visit the Women Who Changed Science web experience.

(March 8, 2019) In anticipation of Women’s History Month, Nobel Media has partnered with Microsoft to highlight the achievements of women who broke new ground in physics, chemistry, and medicine. The result, Women who changed science, is a unique web experience that trains a lens on the inspiring journeys and contributions of female Nobel Prize winners. In a world where 64% of American girls and women can’t name another woman in the sciences*, Nobel Media and Microsoft aim to inspire young women across the world to be the groundbreakers of tomorrow.

Women who changed science launches Friday, March 8th on International Women’s Day. Engage with luminaries like Marie Curie, who harnessed the promise of radioactivity, Rita Levi-Montalcini, who redefined how our bodies work, and Tu Youyou, whose breakthrough malaria treatment has saved millions throughout the world. The web experience brings to life the unique contributions of each laureate while exploring the interconnecting lineage of women in the sciences. Raising awareness of their tremendous impact, the collaboration aims to empower the next generation of scientists.

This unique collaboration with Nobel Media is one of Microsoft’s ongoing initiatives to build inclusion in STEM fields. Microsoft believes that nurturing diverse viewpoints and creating opportunities for everyone to experiment with technology incites innovation and sparks breakthroughs. Women who changed science transforms not only how we experience the odds-defying stories of grit behind the prizewinning discoveries of these laureates, but also emboldens the next generation of young women to change our world.

To engage with these laureates, visit the Women who changed science web experience:

To learn more about Microsoft’s movement to build inclusion in STEM fields, see:

Teaching with Technology; Preventing Online Grooming

Teaching with Technology in 2018 by David Nagel in THE Journal
Nagel reports on the results of a survey conducted by THE Journal. It shows that teachers, by and large, have a positive attitude toward the use of technology in education.

The Importance of Teaching Technology to Teachers by Katt Blackwell in Teaching Community (a Monster community)
Blackwell focuses on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) six points related to literacy and technology. These include not only the technology skills needed in the 21st century, but the critical literacy skills that today’s learners need.

How Teachers, Parents and Carers Can Spot and Prevent Online Grooming and Radicalisation by David Wright in Voices Magazine (British Council)
Voices Magazine is part of the British Council’s website. It focuses on issues related to “education and culture from around the world.” In this article, Wright talks about Internet safety specifically focusing on how educators and others can identify and prevent radicalization, especially of young people.

TCC 2019 Free Pre-conference Event: Silly Media in Teaching & Learning (March 20)

As a lead-in to this year’s main conference, TCC 2019 is hosting a FREE special webinar, “Using Silly Media in Teaching & Learning,” featuring Alan Levine, longtime blogger of Cog Dog Blog.

Alan will suggest ways we can augment online teaching with memes by adding images to words, to visualize metaphors and facilitate discussions. As short­form videos, animated GIFs that loop are effective for demonstrating natural processes or illustrating techniques where repetition aids understanding. Learn what your students might accomplish by creating memes and animated GIFs.

Date & time:
Wednesday, March 20, 1400 HAST
1900 CDT, 2000 EDT; Thu Mar 21, 0900 Tokyo, Seoul
Other timezones

RSVP now for this FREE session!

Access information and a reminder will be sent to you a few days prior to this event. This online session will be held in Adobe Connect. The deadline to RSVP is March 13.

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TCC 2019 Online Conference, 24th edition
April 16-18, 2019

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