Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. future of education reviews trends

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. future of education reviews trends

4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years. Every Classroom Matters Podcast News & Trends Research Students Teaching

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Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The CoolCatTeacher

” (Huffman and Hipp 2003). Teaching Get Connected Administrators News & TrendsA Post written for Edutopia From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

Edsurge

Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability. From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly.

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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward. I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

The Shanker report found that between 2003 and 2011 the white teaching workforce in Washington more than doubled, from 16 to 39 percent, while the black share declined precipitously, from 77 to 49 percent. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C.

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. Brian Kelly, director of the cybersecurity program at Educause, a higher education and technology nonprofit, says the trend has followed other business sectors, and that higher ed has seen an uptick in the number of CPOs over the last two years in particular.

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

The Hechinger Report

He asks : What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current economic and demographic trends? trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003.

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. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

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

Edsurge

Consider viral brain-based teaching trends and explorations of how the act of teaching shapes kids’ brains. My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. Research around the way humans learn is booming these days.

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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., Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8(4), 143–145. 2003). Over the past several years, MIND Research Institute has been endeavoring to change the conversation around edtech evaluations.

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

The Hechinger Report

One alarming trend is that the overwhelming majority of 21st-century shooters were adolescents, suggesting that it is now easier for them to access guns, and that they more frequently suffer from mental health issues or limited conflict resolution skills.”

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. Some key questions at this stage are if this is a trend, will it extend beyond Florida? Many observers may worry that this trend could be expensive with students essentially piling up services funded by the state.

Thinking Project Based Learning with the Buck Institute

The CoolCatTeacher

With a powerful metaphor explaining the difference between projects and project based learning, Rody sets the stage to discuss PBL trends and tips. He began his career teaching overseas, and in 2003 founded a New Tech Network school in Davis, CA.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. I’m going to reprogram next week’s Future Trends Forum (Thursday, December 28, 2-3 pm EST) to focus on NMC and its fate.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

million from the foundation since 2003. The study revealed children under 5 years old lacked access to affordable, high-quality education and care, a trend that continues over a decade later. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

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

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. Federal Program Evaluations and Program-Related Reports: National Educational Technology Trends Study (NETTS). National Educational Technology Trends Study: Local-Level Data Summary (SRI International, 2008). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

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. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline.

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

The Hechinger Report

The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, just 15 percent of teachers in large urban districts across the country were black but in New Orleans, teaching was largely a job done by black women: 71 percent of teachers were black and 78 percent were women.

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Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

Edsurge

My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. Some banking firms, including Berkery Noyes and Cherry Tree, publish periodic reports on the latest selling trends.

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Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

Edsurge

Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. The trend that doesn’t surprise LeBlanc: “As institutions continue to struggle with innovation, one of the ways to move the dial more emphatically is to have a skunkworks space like accelerators and incubators.” Most universities take a conservative approach with their endowment funds.

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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

The idea is to find trends and patterns in huge amounts of historical data and use those patterns to predict the future. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million. A growing trend.

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

Edsurge

Working as an entrepreneur, executive, philanthropist and investor over the past few decades, at some of the very organizations Watters bemoans, I’ve had a unique vantage point for observing numerous successes, failures and—most importantly—long-term trends that make me optimistic about the next wave of education innovation. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003.

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. We did two live Future Trends Forum sessions from NMC summer conferences. I’m going to reprogram next week’s Future Trends Forum (Thursday, December 28, 2-3 pm EST) to focus on NMC and its fate.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. In a recent report, Education Week dug deep into student proficiency rates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from 2003 through 2015. Whether that’s an aberration or a trend is something that will require another year of test scores to determine.

The looming decline of the public research university

The Hechinger Report

These universities have served as bulwarks against a decades-long trend of economic activity fleeing smaller cities and the center of the country for the coasts. If Blank is right, then current trends put that future in doubt for much of the Midwest.

Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian

Here's an example of an EARLY (2003) video production called Bookfellas, featuring some Guy Ritchie-esque film direction techniques. As I asserted in a recent blog post about new Ed Tech trends, fads, & tech -you can start small and You Don't Have to Marry It !

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Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

Schools mirror that trend — among students. Inaugural cohort of the Pionero Scholars program working on their ideas for a logo in the Missions Center at Lipscomb University. Photo: Laura Delgado.

After Decades of Decline, US Catholic Schools Adapting to Survive and Grow

K-12 Schools - Education News

In New York, enrollment went from more than 130,000 in 2002 and 2003 to less than 90,000 in 2012 and 2013. Ruth Graham writes for Slate that Our Lady Queen of Angels has tried some unusual efforts to buck the trend, including using charter schools as a model.

Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

Marketplace K-12

The move will give Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development, the ability to take student assessment results and combine them with educator performance data on one platform, using an analytics engine to surface information and trends. Performance Matters, which was founded in 2003, provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for formative assessment, data management, and analytics.

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

The Hechinger Report

Recognizing these trends, state policymakers set a goal almost four years ago of increasing the proportion of 25- to 44-year-olds, of all races, with at least a postsecondary certificate to 70 percent by 2025. 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.

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

“Black students who started college in 2003 had a 50–50 chance of defaulting on their federal student loans, according to a new analysis of government data – a virtual coin-flip of default that stands in stark contrast with a 21% default rate for white borrowers,” Buzzfeed reported in October. This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003,” Inside Higher Ed reported in November.