High school math classes focus traditionally on solving equations. The world of mathematical modeling emphasizes creating equations.
Educational publishers say they understand the draw of free or one-off materials for purchase online. But they caution administrators: Just because you can build a car from parts and tutorial videos from the internet, it doesn’t mean it makes sense.
Many publishers employ experts who have doctorates in instructional and curriculum design—which they say is a different skill set from classroom teaching.
SIS vendors are working to develop technologies that work across all platforms and are cloud-based. Particular effort is being devoted to the design of user interfaces to create easy and intuitive functionality so that accessing an SIS is as simple as navigating a social media program on a phone.
Digitizing education content and learning processes has changed the way students learn and interact during classroom sessions, according to Technavio’s report, “Classroom Wearables Technology Market in the U.S. 2016-2020.”
So classrooms emphasize collaborative learning and visual learning, says Technavio analyst Jhansi Mary J.