Personalized Learning

The State of Ed Tech: Taking Stock

By Benjamin Herold — March 15, 2016 1 min read

In my nearly three years covering K-12 educational technology, I’ve come to appreciate a central irony: Things move incredibly fast, but change incredibly slowly.

So every once in a while, it makes sense to take a step back and survey the state of the field, from the latest trends in devices and school purchasing and the buzziest buzzwords everyone seems to be talking about, to progress addressing infrastructure challenges, to the persistent concerns and on-the-ground challenges that so often seem to get overlooked.

Earlier this year, Education Week published Technology in Education, an overview of everything you need to know about personalized learning, 1-to-1 computing, online testing, and more. It’s chock full of links to recent news stories and foundational reseaarch studies—we hope it’s worth a bookmark on your end.

And earlier this week, I talked about the state of digital learning with Radio Times, a public radio show produced at WHYY-Philadelphia. It was a great conversation that touched on everything from the ubiquity of Google Apps for Education to the promise of maker spaces to the disastrous recent research findings about full-time online charter schools. You can give a listen below, beginning at the 13:30 mark.


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A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.