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    • New Brussels plan for recovery of media sector December 4, 2020
      The EU Commission unveiled Thursday an action plan for recovery of the media/audiovisual sector, hit badly by the coronavirus crisis, and seen as essential for democracy, diversity and digital autonomy.
    • EU agrees draft deal on EUR 6.1 bn fisheries fund December 4, 2020
      EU legislators agreed a provisional deal Friday on how EU states spend fisheries funds for 2021-2027, with tailored support for small-scale coastal fishing and for fighting illegal and unreported fishing.
    • EU to tighten cybersecurity of connected devices December 4, 2020
      The EU Council approved Thursday conclusions acknowledging increased use of consumer devices connected to the internet and the related new risks for privacy, information security and cybersecurity.
    • EU steps up efforts to tackle gender pay gap December 3, 2020
      The EU Council called on the Commission and EU member states Thursday to make greater efforts to reduce the gender pay gap and gender gaps in care, and to combat gender stereotypes.
    • MEPs call for EU-wide right to 'disconnect' from work December 2, 2020
      Disconnecting from work should be a fundamental right, the European Parliament's Employment Committee said Wednesday, with MEPs calling for a bill which would grant this right to all EU workers.
    • EU prepares for end of LIBOR financial benchmark December 2, 2020
      The European Parliament and EU Council reached provisional agreement Tuesday on key amendments to EU rules on financial benchmarks, in preparation for the end of LIBOR on December 31 2021.
    • MEPs give approval for drinking water upgrade December 2, 2020
      New rules on drinking water, approved Tuesday by an EU Parliament committee, will improve the quality of tap water, cut plastic litter, and ensure that all surface and ground waters are in good condition by 2027.
    • EU looks to rekindle transatlantic alliance under Biden December 2, 2020
      Following the Trump years of bilateral tensions and unilateral tendencies, the EU put forward a strategy Wednesday to strengthen ties with the United States after US President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
    • Greenhouse gas emissions in EU fall to lowest level in three decades December 1, 2020
      Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-27 decreased by 3.7 per cent in 2019 year-on-year, as GDP grew by 1.5%, the EU Commission said in a report Monday, as emissions reduced by 24% compared to 1990 levels.
    • Brussels signals overhaul of EU intellectual property system December 1, 2020
      The EU Commission published an action pan on Intellectual Property Wednesday, to help smaller firms in particular make the most of their inventions and creations and ensure Europe benefits fully from them.

5 Problems in Education That Technology Will Soon Solve

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Years ago, associate professor Kentaro Toyama wrote an influential article and argued that the history of education in technology was “fraught with failures” and that technology could not address the individualized concerns that are necessary for good teaching. And for a while, his criticisms seemed to hold a lot of water as EdTech (“education technology”) never managed to revolutionize classrooms, even after years of investment and many broken promises. However, its time may finally be here. The Promise of EdTech The idea that good teachers are an essential ingredient to good education isn’t up for debate, but Toyama’s harsh view of EdTech’s potential needs addressing. Just because EdTech…

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