Keeping tabs on tech trends

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
July 8th, 2016

news roundup

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

This week’s news highlights some of the latest ed-tech trends to hit higher education, as well as ways technology is making it easier to keep track of such trends.

Read on for more:

New tech to revolutionize studying abroad education
An international education organization often used by study abroad programs is harnessing the power of technology-supported blended teaching and learning to refine study abroad education programs by connecting students and faculty around the world and preparing learners to translate their global experience into a skill set that prepares them for the modern economy.

NMC launches app for the higher ed trends data
As part of their strategic partnership, the NMC and Mirum Learning have released a mobile app to better inform university and college professionals of the developments poised to disrupt the field. The app, now freely available for the iPhone and iPad and Android tablets in the iTunes and Google app stores, is an interactive version of the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition, a publication that has garnered a quarter of a million downloads in nearly 200 countries since its launch in February. Now in its 15th year. the NMC Horizon Project is the longest-standing study into emerging technology uptake in education.

Higher-ed IT leaders list their top 10 priorities
Though colleges and universities are open environments, campus IT leaders face a number of challenges as digital technology use grows, said members of a recent national panel. In other words, BYOD isn’t a problem of the past, it’s still very much the challenge now. Also, security trumps all.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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