Efforts to reform higher ed will founder on bad data

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percent for the cohort that started college in 2008. From the National Center for Education Statistics. Given these huge data gaps, it’s tough to know which colleges really aren’t performing well—and which ones are.

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Efforts to reform higher ed will founder on bad data

The Christensen Institute

percent for the cohort that started college in 2008. From the National Center for Education Statistics. Given these huge data gaps, it’s tough to know which colleges really aren’t performing well—and which ones are.

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Connected Minds.

Learning with 'e's

The chapter showcases some of the recent research into the use of wikis in higher education and Steve Wheeler approaches this topic armed with an extensive data set derived from the discussion group postings of his online teacher trainee groups.

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

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When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. She is a frequent presenter at state, national and international education conferences.

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

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My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Related: Federal data shows 3.9

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Getting struggling students to read requires both data and compassion

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When I became an administrator back in 2008, I realized there were too many students flying under the radar and not reading at their grade level. If there’s one thing I know as an educator, now a superintendent, it’s that reading level defines success—period.

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‘Weapons of Math Destruction’: A Data Scientist’s Warning About Impacts of Big Data

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These days algorithms have taken on an almost godlike power—they’re up in the (data) clouds, watching everything, passing judgment and leaving us mere mortals with no way to appeal or to even know when these mathematical deities have intervened. That’s the argument made by Cathy O'Neil in her book “ Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” If algorithms are gods, she’s one of the high priests, as a data scientist and mathematician.

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Making ‘Big Data’ useful rather than scary for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Blaché was zooming in on the math domain “measurement and data.” Blaché and Hall were looking at the district’s new teacher dashboards — curated collections of data with student-level information directly useful to teachers. This type of collaboration, built around data, is rare in U.S.

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The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

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The promise of big data versus the menace of Big Brother. But “the idea we have to check is, are these kids going to get a better education if they’re deported? Related: Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts.

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Libraries Look to Big Data to Measure Their Worth—And Better Help Students

Edsurge

Visits to the library have shot up from 108,000 in 2008 to 280,000 last year. Still, something is working for students, and officials plan to keep watching the data and making design tweaks. And many other libraries are conducting similar experiments with library data ( one influential one was done by Adam Murray, dean of libraries and educational technologies at James Madison University.) How much library data do we want to be part of the student learning record?”

Educational infographics: The good, the bad and the ugly

Neo LMS

Geological Time Spiral: Source: Wikicommons: Graham, Joseph, Newman, William, and Stacy, John, 2008, The geologic time spiral—A path to the past. No data. Instead, they selected random icons and imagery, then simply pasted the data and text alongside it, making for a rather dreary read.

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Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure

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Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court’s ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. In education, America does everything but equity.” Most states cut education spending in the 2008 recession.

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

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The world’s developed nations are placing a big bet on education investments, wagering that highly educated populaces will be needed to fill tomorrow’s jobs, drive healthy economies and generate enough tax receipts to support government services.

Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating

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educational system beginning to decay? Education Department considers the 2016 score to be a statistical tie for 13th place because it was so close to those of the three countries ranked immediately ahead of it. educational system is deteriorating appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

What Does Salesforce Buying Salesforce.org Mean for Higher Education?

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Last week, Salesforce announced it will pay $300 million in cash for Salesforce.org, which sells discounted licenses of Salesforce’s customer-relationship management (CRM) tools to nonprofits and educational institutions. Education Technology Enterprises Higher Education

The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

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of Education, 2018. As part of the federal recovery effort to boost the economy after the 2008 recession, the U.S. Education Department suddenly had a big pot of money to give away to “innovations” in education. Why is innovation so hard in education?

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 tech tools every educator should try in 2017. Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School , which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 and has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times.

Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

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Her specialty within the field of education was reading comprehension. But many of her education students were telling her they preferred paper, she said. So, being a professional researcher, Clinton decided to delve into at all the studies published since 2008 about reading on screens.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

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That’s how 2U co-founder and CEO, Chip Paucek, framed its latest deal : acquiring Trilogy Education Services , an education company that helps set up and run short-term coding programs at university extension schools, for $750 million.

OPINION: What health care can teach educators about the difference between ‘equal’ and ‘equitable’

The Hechinger Report

If we did in health care what we do in education, we’d say this to everyone who walks through the hospital door: “We prescribe the same treatment for everyone. Equal treatment will not enable us to reach the nation’s professed objective of educating all children for success.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

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The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. EdSurge: Curriculum Associates was founded in 1969, and you joined in 2008. Waldron: When I came in 2008, the world was in a very difficult place. And then we just kept listening to what educators needed and made it better and better and it wasn’t clear until maybe 2012 or so that we were onto something. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

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The following three sections detail the range of best practices found by researchers to be critical for ensuring educator growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership. 2004; Vescio, Ross, and Adams, 2008 ; The Wallace Foundation, 2012): A vision of academic success for all students based on high expectations. Data to track and promote collaborative inquiry and practices that improve student learning. 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ).

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An innovative school leader rethinks education for kids of color in Indianapolis

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Higher Education. Data show that is not happening, Neal said.

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5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for education technology

The Christensen Institute

When Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn published Disrupting Class in 2008, the current wave of education technology was still finding its footing. Moreover, even if schools want to focus on learning outcomes, they may be purchasing tools blindly when little to no efficacy data exists to inform their decisions. One factor that makes any conversation about edtech demand fraught is the sheer fragmentation of the education market. Education Blog

Mapping higher education cuts and tuition increases

Bryan Alexander

How do changes in funding American higher education play out across the nation? I highlighted Florida as one example: Again, a giant financial meteor slammed into the US in 2008, and we’ve been suffering aftershocks for the past seven years.

Making elite colleges white again

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Predictably, the Graduate School of Education was the first to admit women, in 1920. The Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce reported that enrollment among the 468 best-funded and most selective four-year institutions in 2009 was 75 percent white.

Where are all the women apprentices?

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percent since 2008, even though apprenticeships have started to expand beyond traditionally male professions such as construction into fields such as IT and early childhood education.

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

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion. Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Department of Education, I do not believe it was ever published by the Department.

Montana vote becomes a national referendum on public confidence in higher ed

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In addition to collecting useful data on the fragile ecosystem, the purpose of this visit to the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station was to entice the students to go on to college and expand their own horizons. Sign up here for our higher-education newsletter.

National test scores reveal a decade of educational stagnation

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The average performance of the nation’s fourth- and eighth-graders mostly held steady in math and reading from 2015 to 2017, now marking a decade of stalled educational progress, according to the results of a test released Tuesday. educational system is deteriorating.

A Continuing Education: What Comes After a College Transformation

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In the case of one community college in east Texas, achieving its goals required more than just a shiny new education technology tool. In 2012, the graduation rate for men and women was 7 and 16 percent, respectively, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Jones says he's particularly proud that the college has increased graduation rates among black students, going from from 5 to 22 percent from 2008 to 2016.

5 Levers That Can Unlock Smarter Demand for Education Technology

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When Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn published “ Disrupting Class ” in 2008, the current wave of education technology was still finding its footing. Moreover, even if schools want to focus on learning outcomes, they may be purchasing tools blindly when little to no efficacy data exists to inform their decisions. Pool demand One factor that makes any conversation about edtech demand fraught is the sheer fragmentation of the education market.

State Education Budgets Still Recovering From Recession, Study Shows

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Some state support for local schools has not recovered from the deep cuts adopted during the Great Recession, according to a new study on education funding. Since 2008, the number of students enrolled in K-12 schools has risen by 1.1 By guest blogger Leo Doran.

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7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond

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The last week in January is action-packed, with four education events in London for people across the whole spectrum of education—from those who run the ministries to those who supply the tools, from those who teach to those who want to reform the system. With so many education stakeholders in one city, there should have been opportunities for ideas to cross-pollinate, for people of different hats to forge connections. Education Technology Events

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. URL: www.christenseninstitute.org/education. The Education Program at the Christensen Institute examines K–12 and higher education issues through the lens of disruptive innovation. Data and Privacy and Security.

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