Educators and policymakers are increasingly realizing the potential in using student data to make informed decisions. But even with all that potential, balancing technology advances with the need to protect student privacy and data is a major challenge. CoSN’s Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative aims to help inform your efforts. Visit CoSN’s website to download the freeProtecting Privacy toolkit and new information about the 10 principles to guide the use of student data.
Expand your skills in instructional design and learn to evaluate the impact of technology on learning. The educational technology programs offered online through Penn StateWorld Campus, in collaboration with the College of Education, can help you incorporate the use of technology and the internet to more effectively engage learners and improve the quality of their learning experiences. Courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in residence. The Education programs have been consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Choose from the following programs: * Masterof Education in Learning, Design, and Technology. * Graduate Certificates in e-Learning Design; Educational Technology Integration; Teaching and Learning Online in K–12 Settings.
Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History (ERH) uses cards and RealityBoards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view.
Freedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, animated. On the site, students can compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context. Freedom’s Ring is an especially powerful resource because it covers the whole speech in an interactive and multimediaformat.