Ed Tech Next Reports

Ed Tech Next reports are periodic publications which examine hot emerging technologies ranging from data to infrastructure to green computing. Designed for busy professionals, these reports provide quick snapshots of a rapidly changing field, giving you succinct summaries of the issues as well as discussion questions or case studies to guide your thinking. This report series is consistently rated as one of our most valuable member benefits.

The Latest Report - Digital Tools for Problem-Based Learning

The Winter 2017 issue of EdTechNext examines an emerging trend and hot topic in education: project- and problem-based learning. The report profiles districts and schools in California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia that are rethinking the role of projects as vehicle for student engagement, deeper learning, skills development and real-world impact.

This report also highlights the digital tools educators are using to enhance project-based learning and problem-solving skills—and the pedagogical shifts they’re embracing to support student inquiry, collaboration and accomplishment. Finally, the report offers insights into getting started and succeeding with project-based learning.  

 
Past EdTech Next Reports Include:
 
  • Students as Digital Creators (2016)
  • Identity and Access Management: Fundamentals for Securing Student Data and Privacy (2015)
  • Dimensions in Learning: Visualizing, Designing, and Making in 3D (2015)
  • Learning Analytics: Using Data to Personalize Teaching and Learning (2014)
  • Small Screens, Big Plans: Building Mobile into your Content Application and Strategy (2014)
  • Security and Privacy of Cloud Computing (2013)
  • Online Communities of Practice: Ecosystems for Professional Growth (2012)
  • Safe and Secure? Managing the Risk of Personal Devices (2012)
  • Flexile Mobile Platforms (2012)
 
Please note: Ed Tech Next reports are free for CoSN members only. All reports are available for download in the MyCoSN member area.
 

The latest edition of the EdTechNext report is made possible by Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Brocade, CDW•G, Cisco, ClassLink, Cradlepoint, Dell, ENA, Encore Technology Group, Filewave, Fortinet, Google, HMH, HP, IBM, iBoss Security, iDentityAutomation, itslearning, JAMF Software, Juniper Networks, Kajeet, Lightspeed Systems, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft, Pearson, SafariMontage, Samsung, SchoolDude, and Sunesys.