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5 Ed-Tech Communication Trends
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The BYOD Revolution1
As tablets and smartphones take over the
world, it’s predicted that consumer and
education industries will shift their content
delivery strategy to a “mobile first” mind-
set. This mobile-first strategy means that
both new and repurposed content can be
conveniently communicated to any recipi-
ent with a mobile device.
The Bring Your Own Device movement
breathes new life into paper-based edu-
cational materials, which now must be ac-
cessible and functional in many different
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2 Online Learning
Personalized learning is on fire these
days, particularly because of Massive
Open Online Courses (MOOCs).Already
applied in higher education, MOOCs lets
you choose the most relevant course
features that best fit the learners’ needs.
Online learning offers many benefits, in-
cluding the convenience of remote com-
munication. Watch for more of these on-
line learning experiences to appear in
K12 schools and flip the one-size-fits-all
classroom model on its head!
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3 Social Learning
Social media is not just for entertainment
anymore. From classroom blogs to col-
laborative online projects, both teachers
and students are using social media as
a basic part of learning.
To reap as many benefits as possible,
students need tools to access these me-
dia both inside and outside of the class-
room. Being able to access homework
and learning materials outside class (i.e.
from home) means that parents can also
be involved in their child’s assignments
and give them extra assistance.
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The rise of social media in education is
leading schools to look for cloud-based,
content management systems so that
every bit of their operations – learning
materials, assessments, data, reports –
can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
A few management systems even have
features that track and monitor student
progress and provides real-time feed-
back on how well students understand
the assignments. Simplifying commu-
nication this way makes it easier for
teachers to focus on what they love best:
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5 Go Paperless
Stop wasting time looking for that missing
file and start digitizing your correspondence.
Get started by creating PDFs of your existing
documents and/or scan your paper files into
PDF format. You can also create and send
videos explaining important information in-
stead of handing out paper assignments or
Digital correspondence makes it easy to
share and distribute information to col-
leagues, students, and parents.
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