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Today's Newsletter - Curriculum & IT: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Today's Newsletter - Curriculum & IT: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

The world of learning has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Mobile devices. Social Media. OER. Data Privacy. All of these can cause curriculum and IT departments to spiral into a Kayne-vs-Taylor-Swift-type feud. In a recent report by Innovative Educator Lisa Nielsen, she writes, “Successful adoption of technology into the curriculum requires a happy marriage between curriculum and technology. There are four key components that can lead to a successful marriage: active engagement, group participation, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. The key to staying out of divorce court is remembering that it’s not about technology. It’s about learning.” (Read LIsa’s full report HERE.) At Tech & Learning Live in Boston on April 27, Carl Hooker will break out the virtual couch in his interactive keynote, “Becoming a Marriage Counselor for IT & Curriculum,” and discuss how to resolve these issues for the betterment of our students. At Tech & Learning, our hope is that by sharing your stories through our conferences, magazine, and website, we can help your school’s marriage between curriculum and IT not just survive, but thrive. – Christine Weiser, Content Director