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To help stakeholders stay on top of the news in the edtech space, Wiser has created a free daily email digest with the best articles on edtech, e-learning and online education, delivered right to your inbox. Education, at both K-12 and higher levels, is changing rapidly with the increasing ubiquity of digital technology. Educational technology, also called edtech, is a quickly moving sector with the promise to revolutionize how education is achieved and delivered around the world. If you’re an educator, technologist, policymaker, investor or student, edtech is a fascinating field. For example, the number of companies involved in edtech has ballooned over the past few years. These companies cover a range of edtech subsectors, including instructional tools, informational resources, communication platforms, and open-source curricula. Meanwhile, governments, academia, NGOs and others are embracing the promise of edtech for delivering more effective education to a greater number of people at lower costs. It’s an exciting time for edtech. Stay informed on the latest edtech news by signing up for our free Wiser edtech email digest.

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Extreme Commuting and Online Education
Inside Higher EdJoshua Kim
Blog: Technology and LearningHow long is your commute? Do you think that educators involved in online education think differently about commuting - including telecommuting? Might the growing reach and acceptance of distance learning change how we think about commuting? I’ve been thinking...
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Memory, Transfer, & Metacognition - Defining Learning
Education WeekBeth Holland
To best serve students, we need to focus definitions of learning on process instead of performance.
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8 Tips for Teaching Writing in the Digital Age
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Lisa Wathen Learning in today’s digital environment has many advantages that would seem to maximize student success and prepare them for writing in college. Students have more access to content that can be differentiated. Teachers can provide feedback on student work...
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Elly Goes on Tour to Teach Students Healthy Eating Habits
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Joyce Sun Generally speaking, most people understand eating healthy means choosing carrots over chips. Yet still, one in three kids eat fast food each day. So why is there such disconnect between what individuals know they should eat and what they...
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Why Are Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business?
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Hack EducationAudrey Watters
(National) Education Politics US Secretary of Education spoke to ALEC this week. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a right-wing organization that pens model legislation, including the “Stand Your Ground” gun laws, anti-union legislation, and laws that expand virtual schools. (Here’s a...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Deeper Learning: What We Know So Far
Getting SmartEmily Liebtag
Higher expectations, better measures and equity-ensuring accountability all sounded good in their own right, but bundled as standards-based reform and supercharged by NCLB, a bunch of unintended consequences swamped American education and resulted in a lot of thin, scripted, mind numbing test-prep....
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Smart List | 75+ Great Blogs and Email Blasts
Getting SmartGetting Smart Staff
We here at really like blogs and email newsletters. They’re a great way to keep up to date on the latest ideas, trends and technologies in education, and they can be a breath of fresh air on days that seem to be...
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In the News: Together, Technology and Teachers Can Revamp Schools – by Education Next
Education NextEducation Next
The Economist has put education technology on its cover this week. In an article in the leaders section, the editors explore how edtech can be at the service of teaching, rather than the other way around. In addition to making schooling more...
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What Would An Online-First Academic Library Look Like?
Inside Higher EdJoshua Kim
Steven Bell wrote a great piece called What Academic Librarians Can Learn from Retail’s Meltdown. It is always fun when ideas and trends also catch the interest of a colleague, and that independently you both try to make sense of what you...
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