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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally invite them to apply to the federal government to receive newly appropriated federal funds under the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 to “help every child in every school utilize technology to achieve high standards by the dawn of the 21st century.” Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

The Harvard case (with a final hearing scheduled for mid-February) focuses narrowly on race and procedural questions about how Harvard assesses Asian-American applicants versus others during admissions reviews. Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Higher Ed News Civil rights Higher education access Higher education completion Race

Technology Alone is not a Silver Bullet for School Improvement.

EdTechSandyK

and "This district has figured out how to do a technology implementation. In addition to better explaining how the staff downsizing was accomplished, Mgsdteacher brought my feet back to earth and reminded me that an investment in technology alone will not bring about school improvement. So tempting that schools all over our country regularly gamble on technology implementations with gusto. 1:1 school improvement technology integration

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. 1. Access to challenging curriculum and instruction. After you draft your questions, assess them to be sure you avoid any questions that are unlawful. There are concrete ways to implement and assess rigor in classrooms. Digital Featured How Learning Works TechnologyBy Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

It’s a mindshift for teachers, especially when it comes to assessment, because scoring is so different. But in a competency-based model, teachers must assess and record a student’s performance on each academic standard within and across subjects. It connects with curriculum and assessment tools to gather evidence of learning. Empower still uses SIF today and its scripts can access data from certain SISs they work with.

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What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

But if they have access to educational resources that help them catch up to their peers, they may have better test scores in eighth grade and therefore a high learning rate. Because the income achievement gap has grown 40% over the past three decades, educators have scrambled to find a way to help low SES students access the resources they need to thrive.[3] For low SES homes, we provide technology and Internet access for the duration of the program.

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How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

I’m delighted to announce that this August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and expand students’ access to relationships. But our research into technology tools designed to connect students to online mentors tells a different story. Using technology, online mentoring programs can allow students who otherwise might never meet an engineer or lawyer to connect with working professionals.

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A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

The world continues to change as a result of technological advances. It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Make no mistake about it; technology is shaping the world in ways that we could never have imagined. It is important to sift through the fluffy ideas that abound as well as the allure of the tools and begin to integrate technology with purpose when appropriate.

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EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., In a variety of ways, we continuously assess the usability and effectiveness of the ST Math program, and we provide educators, administrators and students with the tools to do so as well. MIND also provides districts with dose-correlation to assessments studies, and has partnered with other research organizations like PAST Foundation and WestEd for formative research on program adoption and more. 2003).

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. The technologies built by these companies span a wide gamut of buzzwords (adaptive learning, artificial intelligence, gamification) but will be integrated with TAL’s online offerings.

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

At the event, Carolyn Sykora , Senior Director of the ISTE Standards Program, shared that the 1998 standards described a landscape in which we were learning to use technology. The 2007 standards described a landscape in which we were using technology to learn. The purpose of the Librarians Network is to promote librarians as leaders and champions of educational technology and digital literacy. We’ve championed equitable access and unbanning critical resources.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

As innovators and early adopters of emerging technology we often find ourselves in the situation to help our colleagues. How do we best help them to understand the value of new technology and how it might benefit their students lives (rather than how might it help my fit into their classroom). How do we ask colleagues to adopt technology and help them to adapt the technology without putting our hands on their keyboard or their mouse and doing it for them. 2003).

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. The Museum of Science, a nonprofit, makes an effort to ensure both children of color and girls have access to this hands-on curriculum and are represented in the stories used to kick off each unit. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.).

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Information becomes content when there is a situation to apply it (Nonaka, 1999, Yaklief, 2010), but does not require a depth of understanding to access or transfer. Once created, individual, groups, departments, or the organization can control the dissemination and access to a larger number of people. Unlike formal schooling, individual content knowledge is not necessarily assessed through testing (Diaz, et al, 1999). 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003).

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Today with Howard Blumenthal - "Paying for School" with Andreas Schleicher #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To watch the live show at 4:00 pm US-EDT, or to access the recordings afterward, please go to [link] (or [link] ). In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES).

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. The Museum of Science, a nonprofit, makes an effort to ensure both children of color and girls have access to this hands-on curriculum and are represented in the stories used to kick off each unit. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.). “I

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

Whilst there are still those who cling to older technology or who will forever sing the praises of “banging the phones” there’s very little doubt that technology has made a big impression on the world of HR and Recruitment. From slow and steady adoption we seem to have hit a current boom time for HR technology. How will we find, assess, hire and manage their people going into 2018? Another place HR Tech is proving useful is in assessment.

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Full Description HERE Passion Based Literacies & Social Media by Shannon Steimel Full Description HERE The Revenge of the Filter Bubble: How Accelerating Content Customization and Mobile Device Access Drives Fake News by Wendy Stephens Full Description HERE The role librarians will be playing in furthering democracy learning in their schools. Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings.

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. KEYNOTE PANELISTS Bryan Alexander Futurist @bryanalexander Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Literacy assessed of the news literacy of students from middle school through college. Project CORA : Community of Online Research Assignments an open access resource for faculty and librarians. Hoax-Slayer : Australian Brett Christensen has been debunking email and social media hoaxes and spam since 2003.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” A sobering assessment and a warning.” (National) Education Politics.