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EdTech News Roundup: Mobile Learning, NYC Tech Programs, and What Not to Expect from Online Learning

Posted in Ed Tech on April 9, 2011 by

In this week’s EdTech News Roundup, check out articles about mobile learning, the state of tech programs in NYC schools, and what not to expect from blended learning.

1. Moving to Mobile
Read more about the increasing demand (and support) for mobile apps on college campuses in this article from Campus Technology.

2. Experts Give Advice on Mobile Learning
At this year’s Corsortium for School Networking (CoSN) conference, much of the focus was on mobile learning and in particular, strategies for successful mobile learning implementation. Learn more in this article from eSchoolNews.

3. Think You’ll Make Bucks in Online Ed? Not So Fast, Experts Say
E-learning experts warn  universities looking to raise funds from online programs that generating money shouldn’t be the main goal of blended learning. Read more in this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

4. New Million Syllabi Repository Could Reveal Trends in Teaching
Dan Cohen, director of the Center for History and New Media, has created a database of one million syllabi on his website that he hopes will help researchers understand trends in teaching. Read more in this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

5. NYC Tech Programs Coming Under Microscope
As teacher layoffs and other cutbacks face NYC school districts, increased spending on tech programs is coming under scrutiny. Read more in this article from EdWeek.