Voices of eLearning

Heirloom Labs and the Blockchain Revolution

the blockchain revolution

The blockchain revolution is stepping into the spotlight of e-learning, offering groundbreaking solutions for digital identity management. On the “Voices of E-Learning” podcast, host Leena Marie Saleh engages with Nick Dazé, the CEO of Heirloom Labs, to unpack this innovative technology. Dazé articulates how blockchain provides a secure, unassailable foundation for individuals to control…

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Season 3
The Future of Online Education and Verifiable Credentials

  Fraud costs the education industry at least $70 million globally. But what can be done to protect businesses, students, and parents from fraud? Using decentralized identity technology, verifiable credentials provide a solution by allowing instant education credential verification. Online learning is revolutionizing education and micro credentialing is a key aspect of this…

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Articles
Texas Extends Virtual Education Funding, But Educators Still Lack Proper Training for Maximizing Ed Tech Learning Tools

With technology infused into nearly every aspect of our lives, even education hasn’t escaped its transformative reach. Education technology, better known as Ed tech, is the way of the future and it increasingly saw a rise during the COVID-19 lockdown. Now, the traditional schooling in the classroom is undergoing a metamorphosis, with  virtual and…

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Education & EdTech
Overcoming Challenges in Education: A School Principal’s Perspective

Has anyone ever said the job of a school principal is easy? No—and that isn’t surprising. Somewhere in the definition of the term “school principal” probably should be the phrase “overcomer of challenges”. That’s what they do every day. Some of the challenges in education faced by today’s school principals range from everyday decision-making, scheduling,…

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Education & EdTech
Voices of eLearning: Modern Classrooms Project

A teacher’s job can be a hard one, and that is especially true when the tools at their disposal are not improving the classroom. The struggle of keeping students engaged and having them actually learn something is on-going, but various solutions exist. And one non-profit—Modern Classrooms Project—has found a unique solution to improving the work…

Read More
Education & EdTech
The Inaugural 806 Technologies Learning Summit

It’s all hands on the education deck these days. The pandemic may be over, but the needs of students have never been more necessary than they are today. That’s why e- learning is vital in bridging gaps from student mental health to education equity and utilizing AV technology to enhance the teaching experience. This…

Read More
Education & EdTech
The Educational Landscape in Crisis

All tutoring is not created equal—that doesn’t mean all tutoring is bad, different needs work for different people. Yet, even so, there is one tutoring method that seems to help kids tenfold: high dosage. So how does this tutoring method have an upperhand over other methods, and how is our current educational landscape in…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Latest Season 1 Audio

Education & EdTech
The Hall Pass has Gone Digital, but Will it Make a Difference?
May 6, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   In the time of a pandemic, having tools to…

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Schools Face Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Accelerate Learning

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   School districts across the country are receiving new COVID…

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How Can the Digital Divide in Education be Eliminated?

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications. Now that school districts have been in the…

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Why Training and Support Matter for an LMS

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   In most cases, schools and companies that leverage eLearning…

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Education & EdTech
Are You Thinking Like an Employee or an Entrepreneur?
February 11, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   A question asked by society on many levels is…

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Will the EdTech Investment Wave Continue into 2021?

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   2020 wasn’t a bad year for every industry. EdTech…

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Giving Teachers the Confidence and Strategies to Shift Online

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   Most teachers had little experience with online teaching when…

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Elevating Evolving Learning Models with Cutting-Edge AV

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   A year after the pandemic, education is still adjusting…

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Education & EdTech
Meeting the Demand for Better EdTech Solutions and Data
January 25, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   Education received a technology boost that was…

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Getting Back to Hands-On Creative Learning

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   The way teachers teach and students learn…

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Why US EdTech Should Consider Going Global

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   In a global economy, it’s hard to…

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Creating and Sustaining Digital and Social Equity in Education

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   As public education enters 2021, the same…

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Latest Season 2 - Voices of eLearning

alternative credentials
Education & EdTech
Alternative Credentials Provide More Educational Opportunities
February 10, 2023

Before and amid the pandemic, people’s interest grew in online courses and alternative credentials. COVID played a large role in changing the way people view education and earning a degree. Life is busy for everyone and it is hard to find the time to further your education when you are working a 9-5, taking…

Read More
Reimagining Professional Development

Most teachers work 40 hours per week, right? Actually, it’s more like 54 hours per week these days, says EdWeek. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave much room outside of the classroom for professional development and training. What is being done to help teachers better themselves and become the best possible educators they can with such…

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Making the Jump from Education to the Corporate World

About 17 percent of teachers leave the field in their first five years, according to a federal study from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics, says EdSource. In a world where job changes are commonplace, that may not come as a surprise. But where are these teachers headed and how…

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Learners Across Environments Need EdTech

EdTech existed before COVID, but COVID really brought the rise of EdTech to the forefront of classrooms to help learners across environments. It seems the increased use of EdTech may be here to stay. According to EducationWeek, 58 percent of teachers in the U.S. reported they developed a more positive opinion of EdTech after…

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Cambium Learning Group
Education & EdTech
Cambium Assessment 4-Year Study Shows Clear and Significant Student Learning Loss
December 6, 2022

One of the most critical topics in education today is the pandemic’s effect on learning over the past few years. In October 2022, Cambium Assessment released its new longitudinal study, which tracked 2.25 million students over four years before and during the pandemic. The results indicate an unprecedented learning loss during the two years since…

Read More
Age of Learning: Harlingen CISD

Different students have different needs. The more individualized the learning plan, the better for the student in the long run. One big problem: no one knows how to build a personalized learning plan, let alone show that it is working. What is clearer now than ever before, is that some students have needs that…

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Voices of E-Learning: Leveraging Technology to Support Student Mental Health

Over the last ten years, schools have seen rising rates of students reporting of poor mental health. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 high school students had experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40 percent increase since 2009. Additionally, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a…

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Advances in Technology Creating More Individualized and Inclusive Learning

More learners are accessing online learning since the pandemic began. Students in the U.S. even have a preference for continuing remote learning in at least some minor ways. However, every virtual learning experience is different, which means there are some virtual learning experiences that are not benefiting the student in the way they should….

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Multiverse
Education & EdTech
Multiverse Apprenticeships
November 16, 2022

The world of education and work is drastically changing. According to the Department of Labor, apprenticeships have been growing steadily over the last ten years compared to the ten years prior. In 2021,there were 2,879 new apprenticeship programs established nationwide. Higher education is ingrained in our society. Many job postings for work outside of…

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How the Pandemic Pushed Technology in Education in Schools

Education is a vital tool that has had a long-standing presence in the advancement of humanity. Schools and educators are looked at to perform well and solve the challenges that come with teaching. And that included even working through an unpredictable pandemic. The evolution of technology has shown its value in daily life, showcasing…

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Voices of E-Learning: The TFA Reinvention Lab

Mike Yates is a man of many interests. As the Senior Managing Director of Strategy for the TFA (Teach for America) Reinvention Lab, he gets to flex both sides of his brain to tap into those interests to broaden the scope of TFA’s mission. He spoke with Voices of E-Learning’s JW Marshall and Leena Marie…

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Voices of e-Learning: Focus on the Future of Learning

The past few years have been a whirlwind of confusion and change. Let’s face it – no one knows what is going to happen next. But in all of this adversity, learning about different post-graduation options can help slowly change the unknown into the known. To discuss this post-high school dilemma hosts JW Marshall and…

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Latest Season 3

the blockchain revolution
Education & EdTech
Heirloom Labs and the Blockchain Revolution
March 4, 2024

The blockchain revolution is stepping into the spotlight of e-learning, offering groundbreaking solutions for digital identity management. On the “Voices of E-Learning” podcast, host Leena Marie Saleh engages with Nick Dazé, the CEO of Heirloom Labs, to unpack this innovative technology. Dazé articulates how blockchain provides a secure, unassailable foundation for individuals to control…

Read More
The Future of Online Education and Verifiable Credentials

  Fraud costs the education industry at least $70 million globally. But what can be done to protect businesses, students, and parents from fraud? Using decentralized identity technology, verifiable credentials provide a solution by allowing instant education credential verification. Online learning is revolutionizing education and micro credentialing is a key aspect of this…

Read More
Overcoming Challenges in Education: A School Principal’s Perspective

Has anyone ever said the job of a school principal is easy? No—and that isn’t surprising. Somewhere in the definition of the term “school principal” probably should be the phrase “overcomer of challenges”. That’s what they do every day. Some of the challenges in education faced by today’s school principals range from everyday decision-making, scheduling,…

Read More
Voices of eLearning: Modern Classrooms Project

A teacher’s job can be a hard one, and that is especially true when the tools at their disposal are not improving the classroom. The struggle of keeping students engaged and having them actually learn something is on-going, but various solutions exist. And one non-profit—Modern Classrooms Project—has found a unique solution to improving the work…

Read More
806 Technologies Learning Summit
Education & EdTech
The Inaugural 806 Technologies Learning Summit
April 27, 2023

It’s all hands on the education deck these days. The pandemic may be over, but the needs of students have never been more necessary than they are today. That’s why e- learning is vital in bridging gaps from student mental health to education equity and utilizing AV technology to enhance the teaching experience. This…

Read More
The Educational Landscape in Crisis

All tutoring is not created equal—that doesn’t mean all tutoring is bad, different needs work for different people. Yet, even so, there is one tutoring method that seems to help kids tenfold: high dosage. So how does this tutoring method have an upperhand over other methods, and how is our current educational landscape in…

Read More
Higher Ed Best Practices for 2023

To better understand what higher ed’s best practices will look like in 2023, tracking the prominent trends in the space is essential. The leading trend in higher education is technology. Technology advancements will lead to best practices throughout the year, from mobile access to courses and course content to augmenting education through personalization. JW…

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Students Need Advocates and Education Equity Needs to Be the Focus

Education equity. It seems like a no-brainer. Every child deserves the right to a high-quality education and students need advocates. Yet, at the outset, beginning with early childhood education and care (ECEC), disadvantaged children are less likely than their more advantaged peers to participate in ECEC programs. If these children start their early education…

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Voices of eLearning
Education & EdTech
Voices of eLearning: Introducing Season 3
March 30, 2023

Voices of eLearning is back with a new season of educational insights in the digital age. This third season promises new topics, new guests, and a revisiting of a few areas still making headlines in education today. Teacher shortages haven’t ceased, and education is continually adjusting to life after the pandemic. “We have to…

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Latest Season One - Voices of eLearning

Education & EdTech
How Khan Academy and AT&T Focus on Learning Gains Not Losses
July 20, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, MarketScale sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan and AT&T Assistant Vice…

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Why Edmentum Entered Into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Apex Learning

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, MarketScale sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   The EdTech space is in a state of flux….

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Enabling Freedom of Choice for the Higher Ed LMS Market

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   On this episode of Voices of eLearning, Host JW…

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Why EdTech Investment Activity Is Breaking Records In 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   Every six months or so, we host Tony Wan,…

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Education & EdTech
How the Pandemic Has Changed the Need for Classroom Audio
June 28, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   On this episode of Voices of eLearning, Host JW…

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How Khan Academy and AT&T Focus on Learning Gains Not Losses

 Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan and AT&T Assistant Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Mylayna Albright are bringing their unparalleled insights to a live episode of MarketScale’s Voices of eLearning, which will air on Thursday, June 24th at 1pm ET/12pm CT. The episode will source the industry leaders’ insights about learning loss – and explore…

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Emotionally Engaging Content Creates Better Learning Outcomes

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   How has e-learning transformed in terms of workplace training…

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Is the Future of Higher Education a Subscription Model?

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   Online learning was steadily growing pre-pandemic. Then it reached…

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Education & EdTech
Digitally Replicating the Physical Classroom Experience
June 10, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   On this episode of Voices of eLearning, Host JW…

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EdTech Trends from the 2021 GSV Cup

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) created…

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Why Student Engagement and Data-Based Feedback are Keys to EdTech Success

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   There have been many differing opinions about education and…

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EdTech Recruiting and Hiring Trends

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   Margareta Bancroft, Founder TechEd Connect Executive Recruiters, started her…

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Other Voices of eLearning
Higher Ed Best Practices for 2023
April 13, 2023

To better understand what higher ed’s best practices will look like in 2023, tracking the prominent trends in the space is essential. The leading trend in higher education is technology. Technology advancements will lead to best practices throughout the year, from mobile access to courses and course content to augmenting education through personalization. JW…

Read More
Students Need Advocates and Education Equity Needs to Be the Focus
April 6, 2023

Education equity. It seems like a no-brainer. Every child deserves the right to a high-quality education and students need advocates. Yet, at the outset, beginning with early childhood education and care (ECEC), disadvantaged children are less likely than their more advantaged peers to participate in ECEC programs. If these children start their early education…

Read More
Voices of eLearning: Introducing Season 3
March 30, 2023

Voices of eLearning is back with a new season of educational insights in the digital age. This third season promises new topics, new guests, and a revisiting of a few areas still making headlines in education today. Teacher shortages haven’t ceased, and education is continually adjusting to life after the pandemic. “We have to…

Read More
Alternative Credentials Provide More Educational Opportunities
February 10, 2023

Before and amid the pandemic, people’s interest grew in online courses and alternative credentials. COVID played a large role in changing the way people view education and earning a degree. Life is busy for everyone and it is hard to find the time to further your education when you are working a 9-5, taking…

Read More
Reimagining Professional Development
December 21, 2022

Most teachers work 40 hours per week, right? Actually, it’s more like 54 hours per week these days, says EdWeek. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave much room outside of the classroom for professional development and training. What is being done to help teachers better themselves and become the best possible educators they can with such…

Read More
Making the Jump from Education to the Corporate World
December 15, 2022

About 17 percent of teachers leave the field in their first five years, according to a federal study from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics, says EdSource. In a world where job changes are commonplace, that may not come as a surprise. But where are these teachers headed and how…

Read More
Learners Across Environments Need EdTech
December 12, 2022

EdTech existed before COVID, but COVID really brought the rise of EdTech to the forefront of classrooms to help learners across environments. It seems the increased use of EdTech may be here to stay. According to EducationWeek, 58 percent of teachers in the U.S. reported they developed a more positive opinion of EdTech after…

Read More
Cambium Assessment 4-Year Study Shows Clear and Significant Student Learning Loss
December 6, 2022

One of the most critical topics in education today is the pandemic’s effect on learning over the past few years. In October 2022, Cambium Assessment released its new longitudinal study, which tracked 2.25 million students over four years before and during the pandemic. The results indicate an unprecedented learning loss during the two years since…

Read More
Age of Learning: Harlingen CISD
November 28, 2022

Different students have different needs. The more individualized the learning plan, the better for the student in the long run. One big problem: no one knows how to build a personalized learning plan, let alone show that it is working. What is clearer now than ever before, is that some students have needs that…

Read More