This week, Education Dive took a look at four English language learning tools for the classroom and also named eight K-12 tech tools to watch in 2015. Meanwhile, Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing unveiled a beta version of a textbook creator tool, allowing educators to create custom textbooks with multi-color highlighting, flashcards, terms that link to Wikipedia or dictionaries, and notebooks for saving passages or taking notes. MOOCs also once again captured headlines as a sexual harassment case involving a massive open online course offered by MIT raised questions as to who is liable in such a scenario.
Be sure to check out our feature detailing five pros and cons of President Barack Obama's free community college plan and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 5 pros and cons of Obama's free community college plan: Those on both sides of the aisle have found plenty to debate in 'America's College Promise.'
- 4 tools to boost language learning in the classroom: As dual-language programming grows in popularity, so too does the need for tools that help improve students' understanding.
- 8 K-12 tech tools to watch in 2015: From digital textbook innovations to platforms that simplify STEM teaching and learning, here are some of the classroom tools we have our eyes on this year.
- Kindle debuts e-textbook tool for authors: Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing is making it easier for textbook authors to turn their printed books into e-textbooks.
- MIT sexual harassment case raises new MOOC issues: Experts say a Massachusetts Institute of Technology sexual harassment case involving a MOOC instructor and online students is unprecedented.
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