Best of 2013

Best of 2013

Education Trends For 2013

Hyper-connected and tech-savvy youngsters are changing how educators formulate lessons and interact with students. What can soon-to-be students and current students expect in the future? We take a look at top trends in 2012 and beyond.

Our "Education Trends For 2013" list represents the best as determined by our ranking of expert opinion. Learn more about our ranking technology.

 

Gaming

Gaming

For decades, educators have been scrambling to find better ways to prepare students for the real world. It began with the mildly apocalyptic government report, A Nation at Risk, which warned that an outdated school system was unwittingly sabotaging America's economic superiority. Year after year, major educational organizations would echo the report's call with threats of dire consequences and ple ...
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Open Licensing

Open Licensing

Typically, the most reliable, secure and efficient software is usually under an open license and not owned by a company. Open source software was developed with the source code freely available to the public. It may be a unique way of developing software, but it is surprisingly common and effective. It can be downloaded by anyone, and the necessary changes can be made with the hope that any improv ...
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Web Apps

Web Apps

With so many educational apps on the App Store, there's no limit to the learning possibilities at your childs fingertips. The advent of the iPad inspires creativity and hands-on learning for kids with features you won't find in any other educational tool - on a device that students really want to use. Powerful built-in apps and apps from the App Store like iTunes U let students engage with content ...
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Peer To Peer

Peer to Peer

Many institutions of learning now promote instructional methods involving ‘active' learning that present opportunities for students to formulate their own questions, discuss issues, explain their viewpoints, and engage in cooperative learning by working in teams on problems and projects. "Peer learning' is a form of cooperative learning that enhances the value of student-student interaction and re ...
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Stem

STEM

The STEM program aims to establish a national network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. President Obama announced the launch of Change the Equation, a CEO-led effort to dramatically improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as part of his "Educate to Innovate" campaign. Change ...
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Child Centric

Child Centric

Student-centred learning (or student-centered learning; also called child-centred learning) is an approach to education focusing on the needs of the students, rather than those of others involved in the educational process, such as teachers and administrators. This approach has many implications for the design of curriculum, course content, and interactivity of courses. Student-centred learning, ...
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Adaptive Learning

Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning is an educational method which uses computers as interactive teaching devices. Computers adapt the presentation of educational material according to students' learning needs, as indicated by their responses to questions and tasks. The motivation is to allow electronic education to incorporate the value of the interactivity afforded to a student by an actual human teacher or tutor ...
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Technology

Technology

First the iPad, now Apple introduces an entirely new kind of textbook that's dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. A textbook created by publishers using a new authoring tool from Apple. A textbook brought to life by iPad. For hundreds of years, textbooks have put a world of knowledge in the hands of students. But while the way people learn has changed dramatically, the traditional ...
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