How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Library closures hit patrons hard—especially those who relied on them as their main internet source and used them to access online educational resources. Teachers cite the challenges of remote instruction as a top reason for leaving their jobs during the pandemic. And kids double down on digital reading—all in this Edtech Reports Recap. Libraries Close, … Read more

Remote Work May Transform Higher Education. But Will Printers and Alexa Undermine Its Privacy?

An “uber trend” of remote work for higher education information security is coming, at a time when more connections are being forged between higher ed and other state data. Plus: printers, smart speakers and privacy (oh my!) — all in this Edtech Reports Recap. That Horizon Seems to Be … Closer “Higher education may never … Read more

Remote Learning Is Here to Stay, Raising Concerns About Teacher Training and Data Privacy

Online learning efforts may remain even when the pandemic fades away. Teachers’ confidence wavers in using edtech for instruction. Perhaps (not) coincidentally, there is more spending forecast for education technology. All in this Edtech Reports Recap. More Remote Possibilities It’s clear that emergency remote instruction over the past year hasn’t been a pleasant experience for … Read more

Pandemic Spurs Changes in the Edtech Schools Use, From the Classroom to the Admin Office

Top reported teachers’ apps have adapted to meet pandemic purposes. Home may be the new classroom, but instructional approaches are slower to change. And if you think the college IT department seems a bit stressed out … well, yeah. All in this Edtech Reports Recap. Changing App-etites How a pandemic can change things. Market data … Read more

Surveys Find Districts Are Using More Edtech Tools — and Teachers Are Bearing the Costs

“Virtual” learning may be on the upswing—corporate VR learning, that is. Teachers are paying out of pocket for edtech tools while using more of them. And educators want to know what actually worked in remote instruction. All in this Edtech Reports Recap. Is That Avatar Annoyed or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me? A … Read more