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Articles by Meris Stansbury

5 core functions of the LMS of the future
Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

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5 core functions of the LMS of the future

According to over 70 higher-ed IT specialists, current LMS functionality is great for administrative tasks, but lacking in providing support for the new learning approaches on today’s campuses. The next generation…

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LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

LinkedIn, one of the world's largest professional networks on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com,…

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This tool is aiming to be the WordPress of online course creators

As an educator, it’s hard to please today’s tech-savvy students with PowerPoints and lecture-on-video—but those are exactly the kinds of tools available for educators who don’t have time to learn…

5 ed-tech highlights from CES 2015

The annual International Consumer Electronics Show is the showcase for newer technologies already in the marketplace and those soon to debut. “What is popular in the consumer market is becoming more…

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Bricolage, MOSL and 8 soon-to-be-huge ed tech innovations

According to education technology experts at The Open University, there are 10 pedagogical innovations currently in practice poised to take off in 2015.…

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10 steps to promoting diversity in gaming

The key to successfully using games for education, say experts, is in promoting a diverse “ecosystem” of gameplay complete with codes of conduct.…

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#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education

Games, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality and freedom of expression, say gaming experts.…

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5 ways the Common Core could be worthless

Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 43 states and the District of Columbia, are supposed to be the ultimate indicator for a student’s college readiness. But…

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5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

While the Common Core aims to teach students critical skills that can translate to college, career and life (critical thinking, collaboration, and writing), a different set of skills can help…

TechSmith in Education

See how instructors across the country use TechSmith solutions to enhance learning.  Video in the classroom lets them reach students in new ways, providing more flexibility to teach with their…

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