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Top Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2015


Explore education technology experts’ predictions about the most significant new directions for technology in 2015.

What’s Hot and What’s Not in Ed Tech for 2015
Greg Thompson describes five tech leaders’ opinions on “trending up” and “trending down” technologies, such as bring your own device (up) and learning management systems (down).

The Top 10 Trends That Will Affect Learning in 2015
Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray describe ten learning trends with implications for technology planning including assessment of learning and competency-based systems.

9 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2015
Rhea Kelly reports on five IT leaders’ predictions: learning spaces, badges, gamification, and six more.

NMC Horizon Report 2015 Higher Education Edition
The New Media Consortium’s latest report lists six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology including data-driven learning/assessment, students as creators, and agile approaches to change.

5 Top Trends in Education Technology 2015
Aaron Skonnard focuses on five trends: online corporate learning, skills measurement/ assessment, emergence of alternative learning styles, online competency-based training, and flipped learning technology.

Tech Tip: Top 4 Tools for Taking Screenshots


The Ed Tech and MLearning Team members share four free, simple-to-use tools to quickly capture screen images, then crop and label with a variety of drawing tools.

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EDUC 760 931 E-learning for Educators
Instructor: Sara Turansky
Add an online component to enhance face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning or begin converting a course or workshop for online delivery. Create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes, and e-portfolios. Learn how to support online learners with strategies that increase learner interaction and engagement.


EDUC 762 931 Assessment in E-learning
Instructor: Jim Erbe "I found this class to be immensely gratifying, and my mind is full of new ideas, new concepts and new ways to assess students that I either shrugged off as ‘it will never work’ or simply didn't think to consider.
~ Kristina Vines, Technical College Instructor/Program Chairperson Surgical Technology


EDUC 761 930 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation Skills
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
“The time management techniques and resources shared related to prepping, first-week activities and what to do during and after your online course ends were pure gold! ”
~Jennette Kane, Technology Integration Supervisor, Pepper Pike, Ohio


EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
"The games course took instructional design to a whole new level by the use of learning tools that truly engage the learners.
~ Joni Burgin Ed.D., Superintendent, Grantsburg School District

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