How Consumer Technology & User-Generated Content Are Changing Ed-Tech

By Audrey Watters – June 26, 2011 – from ReadWriteWeb

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I’m at the ISTE 2011 conference this week, which purports
to be the premier ed-tech conference in the world. I’ll be reporting on the
latest-and-greatest in education technology – in new technology innovations as
well as how these tools are being incorporated by teachers and students into
the classroom.

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The big names in the
ed-tech industry will be on the exhibit floor –Pearson, Scholastic, SMART Technologies, Microsoft, Google,for example. But despite this strong and sizable
presence of major tech companies, I can’t help but wonder how the explosion in
consumer technology over the last few years is reshaping ed-tech and how it is
changing what teachers and students alike are demanding: technology that is
more personalized, more user-friendly, and, well, just plain better.

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