Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges. And in some cases, such as how often teachers reported “keeping up-to-date documentation of student strengths, weaknesses, and goals,” the researchers detected little to no difference between personalized NGLC schools versus traditional schools. (NB:

GoConqr’s Online Learning Report 2017

GoConqr

Click the image to see the full infographic of the Online Learning Report 2017. Today Thursday 23 rd of February is Digital Learning Day , so to mark this we are releasing the Online Learning Report 2017 that the GoConqr team has been working on.

New Cyberlearning Community Report: Five Great Reasons to Read It

Digital Promise

We worked together intensively for over a year to write a “community report” in which the authors would help us to report on the designs, ideas and progress in the cyberlearning community. The result, called the “Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology,” was released on October 2, 2017 and is free to download here. The community report is available at: [link].

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How to study smarter

The Hechinger Report

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. Researchers have devoted decades to studying how to study. They drew on the results of nearly 400 prior studies. Never test yourself immediately after you study,” Toppino says.

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Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. After he retired, he wrote a technical report on issues related to validating efficacy of virtual reality based training systems. Special Report Measuring Performance in Virtual Environment Training Applications: Issues and Approaches. Retrieved July 06, 2017, from [link].

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Building on the past success of EdTechTeam’s iOS Summits, this new program launched in October 2016 with the first online course taking place in November, the first workshops happening in December, and the first conferences featuring Apple Teacher scheduled in January of 2017.

Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

ProfHacker

Justin Reich and Mizuko (Mimi) Ito have recently published a report entitled From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies. The report is available for download without monetary charge and without collection of your personal data.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

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How School Districts Work to Improve Summer Learning with Ed-Tech Programs

Digital Promise

In our new report, Rapid Cycle Pilots: Summer Ed-Tech Programs , we share key findings on how the summer programs were structured, and offer tips for implementing ed-tech over the summer. READ THE REPORT. While the results for learning outcomes in this study were mixed, educators across the participating districts still agreed there was value to exposing students to ed-tech throughout the summer.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition).

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Has the Game Really Changed? Reporter’s Notebook from the 2017 Games for Change Festival

Edsurge

10 Studies to Know Hardly anyone present at the conference needed much convincing about the potential of games to delight, educate and heal. The professor at the informatics department at the University of California, Irvine (and who formerly was a games advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) offered 10 studies that all skeptics—and anyone talking to them—should read and reference.

Better tests don’t lead to better teaching, study finds

The Hechinger Report

A research study finds that test preparation, even for rigorous tests, isn’t improving the quality of instruction. Teaching quality is a very hard thing to study. Two previous studies, of math instruction, combined classroom observations and teacher interviews.

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New study reveals where low-income students are doing best

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to educating students from low-income families, according to a new study, one state leads the pack. Overall, the study confirmed that low-income students are still performing well below national averages.

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As public pre-K expands in schools, study finds principals are unprepared to support it

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Principals lack the experience and expertise in early childhood education that is needed as pre-K programs expand in public elementary schools and that could inhibit their ability to manage and support pre-K teachers, according to a new report.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Tagged on: February 27, 2017.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!)

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Defining the Skills for Success: New Report Signals the Difference Between Executive Function and Other Regulation-Related Skills

Digital Promise

From a literature review of approximately 160 recent studies, developmental psychologist Stephanie Jones and her research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education find that EF is a set of mental processes that are used to carry out goal-directed behavior. According to a new report from Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Sophie P. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series-6 Awesome Tools To Try This School Year

The Web20Classroom

In the social studies class take that boring report about a country and make an interactive travel book that goes deep. For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Doug Levin (@douglevin) March 17, 2017. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Studies are always helpful, but this should already be understood. Tagged on: March 13, 2017 I invented the web. " Tagged on: March 13, 2017.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Summer.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 Are you a student? Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 Are you a student? Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition). Tagged on: September 16, 2017 A principal's 'extreme' experiment works in paying kids to unplug | Sentinel Source → Smith, principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.,

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition). Tagged on: September 16, 2017 A principal's 'extreme' experiment works in paying kids to unplug | Sentinel Source → Smith, principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.,

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. It is one to watch for in 2017.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 17 Edition)

Doug Levin

A day late perhaps, but here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 17 Edition). " Tagged on: May 1, 2017 Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language? Tagged on: May 1, 2017 “Is Our Children’s Apps Learning?” Tagged on: April 28, 2017 This Program Gets Rural Schools Online.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!)

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Report finds ‘significant’ decreases in state’s achievement gap

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi schools saw increases in proficiency rates on state tests in math and reading for students in grades 3-8 over the course of six school years, with “significant decreases” in achievement gaps between racial/ethnic and economic subgroups, according to a new report.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.

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Put more gender studies in schools’ sex ed courses

The Hechinger Report

Demonstrators protest for transgender rights with a rally, march through the Loop and a candlelight vigil to remember transgender friends lost to murder and suicide on March 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Apprenticeships could provide a path to the middle class for millions of workers, new study says

The Hechinger Report

A new analysis from Burning Glass Technologies, a software company that studies labor-market data, suggests the answer may be yes. The study also found that the number of jobs filled by apprentices could be expanded eightfold, from 410,000 today to approximately 3.3

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Report: Declining Community College Enrollment Worries Workforce Experts

Edsurge

Community college enrollment declined 11 percent nationwide between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from the Southern Regional Education Board, a drop that may signal workforce trouble ahead as more jobs require advanced skills and credentials.

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