Whatever Happened to Building a Metaverse for Education?
EdSurge Podcast
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4d ago
Two years ago the metaverse was getting all the buzz in education circles (and hardly anyone was talking about AI). We checked back in with two educators at the forefront of building a virtual realm for education to see where they see things going now that the hype has faded ..read more
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How VR Can Be an ‘Empathy Machine’ for Education
EdSurge Podcast
by EdSurge Podcast
1w ago
The biggest reason to use VR in education is to tap into a student’s emotional response through immersive experiences, argues Maya Georgieva, director of The New School’s Innovation Center and a leading voice about where VR is headed. Hear her insights in this new interview. Find more details and show notes at: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2024-04-05-how-vr-can-be-an-empathy-machine-for-education ..read more
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Is It Time for a National Conversation About Eliminating Letter Grades?
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by EdSurge Podcast
2w ago
There’s a growing movement to drop letter grades in favor of new systems that focus on mastery of material rather than chasing points. But opponents worry about losing rigor. A new book hopes to start a national conversation about the issue. More details and show notes at: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2024-04-02-is-it-time-for-a-national-conversation-about-eliminating-letter-grades ..read more
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Could AI Give Civics Education a Boost?
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3w ago
Social studies has been ‘deprioritized’ for decades, in favor of STEM fields, according to some educators. Could AI essay grading help improve the quality of civics and social studies education in schools ..read more
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What New Research Says About Fostering a ‘Sense of Belonging’ in Classrooms
EdSurge Podcast
by EdSurge Podcast
1M ago
There are key junctures in education that are especially important for helping students feel they belong in school or college. And new research points to better ways to strengthen student-teacher relationships and a sense of belonging, argues Greg Walton, a psychology professor at Stanford University. See show notes and partial transcript at EdSurge: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2024-03-19-what-new-research-says-about-fostering-a-sense-of-belonging-in-classrooms ..read more
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How Is the ‘College Is a Scam’ Narrative Influencing Who Goes to Campus? (Doubting College, Ep. 3)
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by EdSurge Podcast
1M ago
There’s growing skepticism of higher education, complete with popular memes on social media that “college is a scam.” Experts in policy and marketing have some suggestions on how to counter that narrative ..read more
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An Educator’s Podcast Aims to Be an Antidote to School Culture Wars
EdSurge Podcast
by EdSurge Podcast
1M ago
A longtime educator worries that the raging culture wars in education create toxic environments that hurt academic learning. He’s started a podcast that brings together people with deeply different views on issues that are most dividing school communities these days and uses depolarizing techniques to try to model repairing such breaches ..read more
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Can VR Help Preserve and Teach Indigenous Culture?
EdSurge Podcast
by EdSurge Podcast
1M ago
Could virtual reality be the key to teaching indigenous ways of knowing to a broad population of students? Jared Ten Brink, a doctoral student in education, is trying to record and teach some key practices of his tribal elders using VR video ..read more
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How Growing Skepticism of College Is Making Students Savvier Edu Shoppers (Doubting College, Ep. 2)
EdSurge Podcast
by EdSurge Podcast
2M ago
In part two of our podcast series Doubting College, which explores the growing skepticism of higher ed, we talk to students and counselors at a public high school about how students are thinking through their choices after graduation ..read more
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AI Is Disrupting Professions That Require College Degrees. How Should Higher Ed Respond?
EdSurge Podcast
by EdSurge Podcast
2M ago
A recent study ranked the top professions that are likely to be disrupted by ChatGPT and other new AI technologies, and most of them require college degrees. How does higher ed need to change what it teaches to respond ..read more
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