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What’s an HBX Again? Nevermind. Harvard Business School Rebrands Its Online Offerings.

Harvard University’s famed business school has an announcement to make: Forget HBX. From now on the school will instead refer to its online offerings under a more straightforward banner, Harvard Business School Online.

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Are School Districts Starting to Understand the Scope of Security Threats?

A few years ago, cybersecurity threats were not on the radar of most school district leaders, much less top items in their budgets. But today, it’s one of the highest priority issues facing school technology departments.That’s according to the sixth annual broadband and infrastructure report released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit made up of K-12 school technology leaders.

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360, a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long. But his current venture is something of a personal mission.

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Channeling Students’ Passion for Sports Into Social Awareness and Bringing Change

How do you turn a student’s passion into a purpose that serves our global community?That was the challenge that confronted me when I took over the Sports and Society Class at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, Calif. As part of our mission statement, we are committed to preparing our students through academic, social and spiritual learning experiences that form and transform them into responsible citizens of our global community.

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Function Follows Form: How Two Colleges Redesigned the Classroom for Active Learning

Although a wealth of research suggests that active learning increases student engagement and improves academic outcomes, many college campuses struggle to get faculty to shift away from traditional, sage-on-a-stage style teaching practices. But some institutions are gaining traction using a novel approach: leveraging the expertise of facilities and information technology staff to support the redesign of classroom learning experiences.

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10 Oculus Go Virtual Reality Apps to Try in the Classroom

The day the Oculus Go released in May, I rushed to Best Buy to get the virtual reality device, which is owned by Facebook, before they sold out. To my surprise, the staff had no idea what I was describing. Fortunately, I was able to find it at the customer service desk, and I was the first customer to purchase it at that store.

What Student Leaders Think About the Future of Education

There’s a lot that goes into innovation efforts on campus—think curriculum design, technology training for instructors, and bureaucracy. But too often, a critical element is left out of the process: student voice.

The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year.

Mitch Resnick: The Next Generation of Scratch Teaches More Than Coding

On January 2, our group at the MIT Media Lab introduced a new generation of Scratch, called Scratch 3.0. Much has changed since we introduced the first generation of our Scratch programming language and online community, back in 2007.

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Teach Emerging Technology. Our Students’ Future Depends on It.

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Ms. Drasby was nominated to share her thoughts by Laurie Guyon, who wrote for the project in 2017.

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