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ERIC Number: EJ996664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
From Innovation Clusters to Datapalooza: Accelerating Innovation in Educational Technology
Culatta, Richard
EDUCAUSE Review, v47 n6 p24-28, 30, 32, 34 Nov-Dec 2012
Education in the United States is entering a very exciting moment. For the first time, all of the digital stars are aligning n such a way that the technology is available to design truly transformational learning experiences. The ubiquity of inexpensive and powerful mobile devices is creating the potential for all students to learn at any time and in any location. Increased wired and wireless broadband is creating the potential for learners to engage and interact with peers and experts around the world. A proliferation of data from digital learning activities is creating the potential to leverage "big data" and learning analytics for personalizing learning. All of these elements are combining to create the potential for this to become education's Internet moment. To take advantage of the energizing technological promise to improve learning, one needs to determine how to accelerate the rate at which new learning tools and techniques are developed and implemented. By accelerating the pace of innovation in educational technology, one will have the opportunity to close the achievement gap, improve national competitiveness, and drive economic growth. (Contains 2 figures and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States