Windows Server 2003 Migration Looms: Is Your School Ready?

EdTech Magazine

Cloud Data Center Hardware Server Virtualization Servers SoftwareBy EdTech Staff Organizations that stay on the operating system face a host of IT challenges.

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

Edsurge

This isn’t because the internet is down or due to a device malfunction—it’s because the online gradebook isn’t able to share data with the student information system (SIS). It also exports data to SISs that will be useful for generating final grades or transcripts.

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Lenders: Segment your customers by context, not by data

The Christensen Institute

A majority of credit models today rely on data from the past to predict the future. Regardless of the circumstance, past data would effectively financially handicap the individual moving forward, in addition to causing a host of other problems. What I discovered about that individual’s creditworthiness was just the opposite of what correlated data would predict. By the time he found a job in 2003, his debt had reached a level where he could “barely keep his head above water”.

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Georgia State is one of a growing number of schools that have turned to big data to help them identify students who might be struggling – or soon be struggling – academically so the school can provide support before students drop out. Related: Federal data shows 3.9

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The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. Their teaching just isn’t ready for the data.

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

eSchool News

International data sets show U.S. In 2013, the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies ( PIAAC ) released the first-ever global data on how the U.S. are attaining higher levels of education since 2003, the numeracy scores of U.S.

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Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

Edsurge

When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. There are so many types of data on our campuses now that there’s a need for a privacy officer more so than in other enterprises,” he says. Schools that fail to comply with FERPA, which prohibits disclosure of personally identifiable data from education records, risk losing federal funding.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed K-12 Opinion Data and research Law and policy Mental health and trauma Politics

Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, when Parag Pathak was a graduate student at Harvard, he helped design the computer algorithm that matches some 80,000 eighth-graders to more than 400 high schools across New York City each year.

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Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

in 2017, according to data compiled by researchers at the centrist think tank the Brookings Institution (where I am a fellow). Andre Perry Columnists K-12 Opinion Data and research Principals Race teachers

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

And yet, despite the lack of outcome data, the programs seem to be striking a chord. Columnists K-12 The Science of Learning Data and research Social emotional

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

According to the American Institutes of Research, Minnesota spent $130 million between 2003 and 2008 just on educating students who dropped out in their first year. Higher Ed News achievement gap Civil rights Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Race Segregation

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

In 1995, the first year of readily available enrollment data in Alabama, 10 out of the 40 districts under continuous court supervision had demographics that would have allowed them to integrate, but instead chose to run 48 segregated schools. But by 2003, the damage had already been done.

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Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Throughout the project, we gathered data through surveys and conducted in-depth case studies to better understand the conditions necessary for classroom coaching to effectively foster more powerful use of technology for teaching and learning.

Insight works with education leaders on Microsoft Server security

eSchool News

Public Sector team will speak to the risks of failing to address the pending end of service for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. million instances of Windows Server 2003 were running on 11.9

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Dangerously Irrelevant

Today, in this era of Big Data, explosive can hardly describe the exponential rate of growth. “Every two days,” says former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, “we now create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.”

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor’s degree categories granted by U.S. Source: Data from the National Center for Education Statistics; Analysis by the American Statistical Association.

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Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

Edsurge

Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. Case in point: He began receiving messages from a private-equity firm interested in his education data management platform, DataCation, after publishing an article in 2014 about how his product found traction in a market where IBM and Pearson had struggled, and sold to over 5,000 schools. At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. As Clayton Christensen is fond of saying, God didn’t create data; humans create data to try to capture the complexity of the world around them. By its nature, data is backward looking, and most data is incapable of telling the truth.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

MIND’s Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson has made the case time and time again that the “one good study” paradigm is insufficient for edtech practitioners to base decisions on, and that a model of repeatable results at scale is one that should be adopted across the education industry.

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To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice

Edsurge

In 2003, a team of Harvard University researchers concluded a survey and mapped out the idiosyncrasies in the pronunciation of common English words across the globe. She noticed another problem: Many of the apps used speech recognition technologies that were trained with adult data samples.

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

All the details are available here: [link] speakup/speakupamerica.html They are also offering sneak peeks every day at the data from the more than 340,000 surveys completed so far by teachers, students, parents and more. You can see all the data reveals here: [link] speakup/speakupamerica_ snapshot2014.html. One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. Since 2003, more than 3.7

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This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Edsurge

My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. In fact, it is another study we're doing because we gathered a lot of data from the teachers. Research around the way humans learn is booming these days.

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The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

In addition, feedback from accounting graduate employers state that students need experience working within a diverse team, as they do so in practice (Howieson, 2003). I used student data provided at the start of the semester to mix the teams.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data.

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What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

Equally concerning, a 2016 report by PayScale, a compensation data and software provider, revealed that a whopping 50% of surveyed managers feel that recent college graduates are inadequately prepared for full-time work. The power of CfA’s coach-facilitated model is evidenced by Southern New Hampshire University’s remarkable transformation from a small, traditional liberal arts college with just 2,500 students in 2003, to one of the U.S.’

Counting your way to a college A

The Hechinger Report

Related: Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game. Related: Making ‘Big Data’ useful rather than scary for teachers. University of Michigan professors give out more A’s under new grading system Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

By 2013, the last year for which data is available, the gap between the two groups had shrunk to just 10 percent. million from the foundation since 2003. million since 2003, $9 million of which has gone toward early learning programs, said Montecalvo.

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

Founded in 2003, Brightside is one of the largest online mentoring models, working with 10,000 young people across the UK every year. And finally, online allows for straightforward data capture on the interactions between mentor and mentee – number of messages; conversation length; topics covered – enabling an assessment of the effectiveness of the project.

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A VR-based Approach to ADHD

Veative

The ability to completely capture the performance and availability of a more naturalistic and intuitive registry of performance for the posterior data analysis. 2,2, 2003, pp.104-13.

More Green Spaces in Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

MindShift

Kristine Engemann , the biologist who led the study, combined decades of satellite imagery with extensive health and demographic data of the Danish population to investigate the mental health effects of growing up near greenery.

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

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. National Educational Technology Trends Study: Local-Level Data Summary (SRI International, 2008). The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

A Hechinger Report analysis of federal data shows that the number of education degrees handed out by New Orleans’ universities plummeted in the years after Hurricane Katrina. In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

We have known for some time now that tech companies extract massive amounts of data from us in order to run (and ostensibly improve) their services. But increasingly, Zuboff contends, these companies are now using our data for much more than that: to shape and modify and predict our behavior – “‘treatments’ or ‘data pellets’ that select good behaviors,” as one ed-tech executive described it to Zuboff.