EdTechNext 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.

Summer 2018 Report

This issue of EdTechNext explores how K–12 districts and schools are reimagining learning spaces in ways that actually contribute to teaching and learning.

The report explains the rationale for the growing interest in redesigning learning spaces, including obsolete infrastructure, changing educational priorities and research on how school environmental and building conditions can impact student health, thinking and performance.
The report features educators and architects with experience transforming learning spaces in many ways, from classroom makeovers to targeted renovation to new construction of innovative schools. Their stories reveal: 
  • Trends in the field, such as evidence-based design, flexible spaces, green building and school safety
  • Ideas for improving learning spaces on a tight budget
  • Advice for creating “irresistible places” for students and educators—and avoiding pitfalls in the process

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Past EdTech Next Reports Include:
  • Artificial Intelligence (2018)
  • Digital Tools for Problem-Based Learning (2017)
  • 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 Resources area.

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