SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

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Its 2020 summer conference, originally scheduled for May, convened virtually—but not without losing substantial revenue that it normally generated from its in-person event. It was essentially the go-to association for the edtech industry.” Education Technology Events Edtech Business

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

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Even without a pandemic, Instructure faced a transformative 2020. So what else is next for the Salt Lake City-based edtech company? The company’s interest in developing a data analytics service—once codenamed DIG and now known as Insights, per Benson—hasn’t gone away.

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Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

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Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work.

As Instructure Changes Ownership, Academics Worry Whether Student Data Will Be Protected

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The pending $2 billion sale of one of the largest learning management systems to a private equity firm has raised questions about what happens to the trove of student data held in the company’s courses. They add that federal student privacy laws guard against abuse of student records.

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Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. The budgeting team needs to understand the many roles of edtech as well. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

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MORE FROM EDTECH : How to clear hurdles to foster true innovation in K–12 schools. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 education’s top tech hurdles to innovation. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

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Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. What then of the students?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. What then of the students?

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). Considering the student as a whole, she says, is key.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Students would be required to pay.