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Ed Tech Changes ... and Stays the Same

From web 2.0 to the flipped classroom, here's how education technology trends have evolved over the years.

I'm fascinated by the way education technology trends wax and wane over time. I enjoy looking through our archives to see what stories were popular from year to year: On the one hand, it demonstrates how far we've come (remember when web 2.0 technologies were changing the way students learn and collaborate?), and on the other hand, it highlights how much has stayed the same (the high cost of textbooks has yet to be fully resolved). The following were the most read stories on the CT website at various points over the past eight years.

3 months ago: 11 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2017
Five higher ed leaders analyze the hottest trends in education technology this year.

6 months ago: 55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom
Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauges educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching environments and more.

1 year ago: The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks
A follow-up to "The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks,"
this story offers an updated roster of resources that provide quality learning content without the high price tag of traditional texts.

2 years ago: 5 Lecture Capture Hacks for More Engaging Videos
The best flipped courses provide students with compelling, interactive learning content to hold their attention outside of class. Here are five ways to take lecture videos to the next level.

3 years ago: Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall?
In this debate, the question might not be so much about whether online education is effective, but whether it could be any worse than the existing model.

4 years ago: IT Does Not Love iPads
Students and faculty may love them, but IT personnel get a major headache when they try to integrate Apple tablets — and the company's TV technology — in an enterprise setting.

5 years ago: The Price Is Right?
CT looks at the rationale behind e-textbook pricing and the market factors at play.

6 years ago: Evolving the E-Portfolio at Penn State
E-portfolios at Pennsylvania State University have evolved from static web pages used to store and display online versions of student resumes, moving toward more dynamic versions taking advantage of web 2.0 technologies.

7 years ago: 11 Reasons Advanced Technology Classrooms Fail
Many of the seeds of future problems are inadvertently planted during the early planning stages of the classroom design process. Here are pitfalls to watch out for.

8 years ago: Why is Web 2.0 Important to Higher Education?
Trent Batson argues that web 2.0 is not just hype or a series of fads. It's a turning point for higher education, an opportunity to rediscover the ways we learn, cooperatively and gregariously.

About the Author

About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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