Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well.
Copia has improved its social e-reading platform focusing on tools for K-12 students and teachers. The updates, available now, are being piloted at the Los Angeles Unified School District to help improve students' reading skills.
Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.
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Blackboard has updated its online collaboration and Web conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, and launched a version for Android.
Educational software company Learning Core will launch a pilot program of its Wonderville educational technology platform in schools across the United States.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Blackboard has added a new supports for at-risk students to its learning management system, Blackboard Learn. The new retention tool is one of several enhancements added to the latest version of Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 Service Pack 12.
WizIQ has released an update to its virtual classroom software. The update is designed to provide significantly faster streaming media performance.
McGraw-Hill Education and ePals Corporation have partnered to combine the McGraw-Hill Networks digital social studies learning program for grades 6-12 with ePals global community and social learning platform.
The best way to drive student achievement is to meaningfully connect with students. The best way to do that is through technology.
- By Mark A. Edwards