Multimedia content personalizes learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization.

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

The project typifies the mix of personalized and social learning that’s been a mainstay for 25 years at King, a founding member of a school network called EL Education. But there’s no common definition yet for what personalized learning actually is.”.

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Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. My congratulations to Dr. Zheng and colleagues for a solid contribution to the emerging research base on the impact of technology in K-12 schools on student academic achievement.

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

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

[Guest Post] The Future of Learning is Now

Education Elements

The Jaquelin Hume Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the implementation of high quality blended/personalized learning in America’s schools. Then in 2005, I had an epiphany. As he spoke, it became clear to me that the only way to have an impact on the K-12 education industry (a $650 billion business at last count) was to introduce the use of technology to improve its product and increase its productivity. Personalized learning is an idea whose time has come.

Top STEM Schools in Georgia Host High-Tech Personalized Classes Without Hours of Screentime


What makes the place truly unique, however, is the way Marc Pedersen and his wife Tricia Pedersen have set up their classes to offer students a differentiated, high-tech, personalized learning experience—all without relying heavily on screen time. A former wildlife biologist and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, he has been teaching since 2005. I am learning with the students. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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Quizlet Just Raised $30M at a $1 Billion Valuation. But Don’t Call It a Unicorn.


Its recent investments include language-learning app Duolingo, along with Byju’s and Ruangguru, widely used in India and Indonesia, respectively. To build tools that can approximate what a personal tutor can provide, Quizlet is banking on its large swath of usage data.

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Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade


This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. In 2005, Sal Khan founded Khan Academy, the online education nonprofit where is now CEO, and in 2014 he founded the Khan Lab School. I talked about mastery learning a lot back then.

I Am Connected, Therefore I Learn

Catlin Tucker

Is it possible to learn without being connected to a network of other people? Before technology redefined the way information is developed, organized, shared, and archived, it might have been possible for an individual to learn without a network. Learning

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. — Alan November, Who Owns the Learning. School districts across the nation 3 are determined to reinvigorate student involvement by moving to a more personalized environment that is multimodal in mastery demonstration.

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

The Hechinger Report

A New Hampshire student shows one of his assignments to his mother, biology teacher and math teacher during a personalized learning meeting. Related: NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'


Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." The future of learning—we are repeatedly told—is found in personalized instruction, a term often interpreted as delivering educational content tailored to learners' preferences, interests, and schedules. 2005).

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Digital Promise Research Map: A Starting Place for Exploring Research on Learning

Digital Promise

Still, there are increasing calls for educators and entrepreneurs alike to design and implement innovative education programs and products based on learning science findings. Shifts in the Learning Science Research Landscape.

Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

WHAT: Piedmont Middle School is seeking to pilot digital learning programs that support competency-based learning in science and social studies. There is strong leadership from the superintendent and middle school principal, focused on using technology to power personalized learning.

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Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California


Most people associate Khan Academy with online videos, and that’s largely what it has been since 2005 when founder and CEO Sal Khan began recording instructional clips from his closet to help his cousin better understand math. The point, says Khan, is to help teachers personalize learning for their students. “If Education Technology Nonprofits Edtech Business

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

In this first installment, software engineer Ben Slivka — inspired by science fiction — dreamed of creating truly adaptive learning software. February 2005: Bellevue, Washington. Blended Learning Computers Technology

10 districts that have seen big blended learning success

eSchool News

Edgenuity highlights schools, districts implementing blended learning. As schools and districts try to better meet the needs of students with different learning styles, blended learning programs are becoming increasingly popular. Technology allows us to accomplish this goal.

Architecture’s Pivotal Role in the Future of K-12 Learning


What does the future of learning look like? If we apply principles from architecture, learning should be flexible, collaborative, sustainable, and filled with daylight. School buildings and their learning environments have remained relatively static over time. These classrooms were built for traditional, “chalk-n-talk” modalities and passive learning—they are not prepared for today’s more active learning approaches.

Why There’s Little Consistency in Defining Competency-Based Education


Enter competency-based learning (CBE), a term introduced in the 1970s when the U.S. One of the virtues of a CBE system is that we’re not going to tolerate a lack of mastery or gaps of learning,” says Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute. A common refrain used to describe the CBE approach is: “Learning is the constant, and time is the variable.”. What role does technology play? Disruptive innovation.

How independent schools can ward off disruption

The Christensen Institute

Indeed, NCES data shows that the country’s total private school enrollment has been decreasing since 2005. With the enabling technology of online learning in a blended-learning setting, micro-schools are able to offer similar or even higher levels of personalization than traditional independent schools with a lower-cost business model. Independent schools can and should adopt online learning as a sustaining innovation to slow their cost increases.

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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds. 2005). I developed their MA in Lifelong Learning programme.


The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.

My Edublog Nomiations 2011

The Daring Librarian

But what I get most from the Edublogs is an ever growing list of great new voices and views to add to my personal learning network. To celebrate the #Eddies this year I thought I would do my nominating both on my professional blog and on our NEW! Daring School Library Edublog !

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

Hack Education

Or rather I’ve never believed the hype that we should put all our faith in, rest all our hope on technology. ” But President Trump has brought to the forefront many of the concerns I’ve tried to share about the politics and the practices of digital technologies.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Star Pubs and Bars launch “free e-learning for all” about how to run a pub. ” Via Politico : “According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control, brain and spinal injuries killed about three high school or college football players a year between 2005 and 2014.” Meanwhile, via Pearson : “ Personalized learning and student privacy.” Trillion by 2020,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.