New Research Answers Whether Technology is Good or Bad for Learning – by Michael B. Horn

Source: New Research Answers Whether Technology is Good or Bad for Learning – by Michael B. Horn For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom “reduces students’ average final-exam performance by roughly one-fifth of a standard deviation.” Other studies have shown similarly dismal numbers for student learning when technology is introduced in the classroom. Yet there are also bright shining stars of ...

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Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration

Source: Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration Begin: WordPress Article Content Adobe and Microsoft expanded their continuing partnership today when they announced that they are making it easy to share data between Adobe Experience Manager, a website marketing tool and Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s CRM tool. For a sales person that means seeing the latest sales activity and customer interactions from the company website right in the customer record. From a customer experience perspective, it means that if you are on a website and filling in a form to join a service or make ...

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Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad – by Amber Oliver

Source: Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad – by Amber Oliver More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when creating and thinking with technology will be at the heart of being engaged and productive members of society. But these goals risk missing the bigger picture. Preparing students to be lifelong learners capable of partaking knowledgeably in both civic life and a rapidly changing workforce requires not just focusing on technology, personalization, or even coding, but the broader content and foundation ...

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA

Source: Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA Begin: WordPress Article Content The Dutch data protection authority has concluded that Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system breaches local privacy law on account of its collection of telemetry metadata. The OS has been available since the end of July 2015. Personal data being harvested by default by Microsoft can include the URL of every website visited if the Windows 10 user is browsing the web with Microsoft’s Edge browser (and has not opted out of full telemetry), as well as data about usage of all installed apps on their device ...

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Russian hackers reportedly found using Kaspersky software – CNET

Source: Russian hackers reportedly found using Kaspersky software – CNET Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow. Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS Israeli intelligence officials spying on hackers linked to the Russian government found that one of their target’s favorite tools was Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software, which is used by 400 million people around the world, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Israeli officials, who had detected the hacking two years ago, alerted the US that Russian hackers were using the software as a sort of Google search engine for sensitive information, the Times reported, leading the Trump administration to order federal agencies to ...

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