The “competency learning" movement is gaining serious momentum. But, drawing on decades of research in the psychology of learning, we will argue in this week’s blog post that competency learning appears to be based on a fundamentally flawed model of how learning takes place and how learning needs to be assessed.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
First-time smartphone users in a recent study found that phones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn, leading researchers to conclude that "providing access to a smartphone, without specific directed learning activities, may actually be detrimental to the overall learning process."
Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.
In this commentary, an instructional technologist compares teacher's fear of allowing students to use mobile devices in class with a parent's fear of giving teenagers the keys to a car.
Earn2Learn is launching a new mobile app designed to encourage family engagement and student attendance at the middle school through college levels.
The new line of cases for Chromebooks, laptops and tablets features two layers of drop protection.
LocknCharge has introduced four new devices to charge mobile phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and three charging stations of various sizes.
Trident Case has introduced a new cover designed to protect laptops and Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches in size.
Samsung is partnering with McGraw-Hill Education to introduce a suite of hardware and services, dubbed Classroom in a Box, to K-12 schools.
Educational Resources has launched EdRedi, a tool designed to combine device, content and instructional management for tablets in one-to-one computing environments.