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Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

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At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years. Seventy-eight percent of its students are low income and 22 percent are learning English.

How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?

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Colleges and universities are doubling down on learning analytics. They’re trying to figure out how to better use the rich data they’re increasingly capturing about their students and how to improve our collective understanding of the impact of analytics on teaching and learning. At the University of Michigan, more than 100 learning analytics scholars from around the world met earlier this summer for the third annual.

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15 Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Learning Analytics Tool.

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15 Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Learning Analytics Tool. Deploying a learning analytics tool in your organization brings many benefits, including improving your students’ engagement and their success rates. However, as you may know, there are a number of technological and human challenges that you must overcome to be successful in your endeavor. Lead the project from the learning innovation side, not from IT.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. While technology opens new horizons for education at home, adapting to this is more challenging. What are the pros and cons of remote teaching technology? However, thanks to technology, teachers are still able to continue teaching and students don’t lag behind. And while this is good news, many educators face new challenges due to this switch to remote learning, and for some, it takes time to accustom.

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

Few have formal training in teaching or learning. But even he realized that we can’t expect individual faculty to stay at the cutting edges of their discipline, teaching and learning practice, educational research, and the ever-changing technologies that can be used in the service of learning. Learn more about this process in this accompanying blog post.). Complete this form to let us know you’d like to be part of conversations about improving learning with OER.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

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Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. What about Machine Learning? Machine learning is incredible.

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EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

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The partnership enables device-agnostic access to educators and students, increasing accessibility to help close the achievement gap across the nation. EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. Learn more at [link].

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. What is personalized learning? That’s where technology comes in.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Are any education technologies, for that matter? And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape. Education Technology Technology Trends Instructional Trends Student Success

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Zap Zap Math–Gamify any Math Curriculum

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Students direct their learning with a unique space-themed avatar (called a ‘mathling’) that identifies their work and keeps them engaged. Teachers can add quizzes that assess student math knowledge by selecting the grade, the topic, one of the suggested Zap Zap Math games, and the duration. Let students pace their own learning as you track them on the teacher dashboard. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?

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In addition to assessing students’ grades and essays, admissions officers have long looked to the SAT and ACT to help them decide who will make it in their campus settings, and beyond. They use games, web tracking and machine learning systems to capture and process more and more student data, then convert qualitative inputs into quantitative outcomes. The pitch: Use deeper technology to make admissions more deeply human. “I

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Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

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Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a number of students so high, they simply needed the power of a software in order to manage all the learning and other data points that came along each student. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences. Various and engaging learning content.

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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

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Success may mean different things to different people and the future can at most be predicted — unknown for sure — but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon: technology will play an important role in many aspects of the lives of adults in the future. We may not realize this as they happen, but the recent advancements in technology are downright impressive; just think about the differences between an old Nokia phone and the latest iPhone or Samsung. E-learning

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private. That didn’t stop Bryan Short, who was a student at the University of British Columbia in 2016 when he got curious to know what information the learning management system at his university had collected on him and how it was being used. Learn more here.

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What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

eSchool News

Connecting leaders across the learning lifecycle and around the world, SXSW EDU serves as a melting pot for the latest approaches to education. What follows is a curated list of the top 10 trends impacting teaching and learning as exhibited in the programming at SXSW EDU 2019. At a high level, this year’s trends represent a human-centered approach to empowering both the educator and student to define their own learning pathway. Future of Assessment & Accountability.

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FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

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FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

3 Apps to Keep Parents in The Loop

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Be transparent about student classwork, assessments, and homework. If your school uses Edmodo as a Learning Management System, roll out Edmodo for Parents so parents can keep updated on how their children are doing anytime, not just during report cards and parent conferences. Because it can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an internet connection, even the busiest parents can connect with their child’s classrooms. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

National Study: What Apps Work Best?

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With more than $3 billion spent on ed tech products last year and more than 2,500 programs on the market, educators across the country need to know which products are likely to make a difference in teaching and learning. Baker, Director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics focused on what aggregate data can tell us about the programs we use and how effective the apps we use for math, ELA and science are. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning?

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The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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The full stack of technologies and frivolous thrills one might expect to find on today’s college campuses were on full display at Educause, the. hulking gathering of higher-ed technology staff, faculty and companies. No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. Your descriptive analytics is the speedometer that shows how fast you are going. WHAT DO PROFESSORS WANT FROM LEARNING ANALYTICS?

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

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STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Students gain valuable experience with the help of hands-on learning activities practiced extensively in STEM-based education. Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning.

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A 140-Year-Old School Partnered With a 10-Year-Old School. Here’s What Happened.

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Sandwiched between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, this full-time innovation school for middle and high school students based in Cambridge, Mass., The learning model is based on an architecture design studio, and is a far cry from the assessment and standards-based paradigm of most education systems around the world. But how are students being assessed?” Education Technology Project-Based Learning School Models Maker and DIY Movement

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’

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The software list includes more than a dozen packages, including the university’s pioneering adaptive-learning project, the Open Learning Initiative , as well as a learning analytics platform LearnSphere. In one presentation, Ken Koedinger, director of CMU’s LearnLab, described a course in which the professor set out to answer the question, Which student choices of what to do within the course materials resulted in the most learning?

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

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Given the frenetic pace of change in PreK-12 education technology, this eNewsletter is laser-focused on forward-thinking practices. Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning.

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

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Given the frenetic pace of change in PreK-12 education technology, this eNewsletter is laser-focused on forward-thinking practices. Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning.

Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

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Traveling to many schools, engaging with teachers, students and principals, we have seen first-hand the successful (and unsuccessful) introduction of a wide range of technologies. But there are still a number of limitations to the effective use of these technologies at the primary level. Assessment is subjective. Tip Tap Tap (TTT) provides early years educators with interactive school desks combined with a Learning Content Management System. Gamification for Learning.

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

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It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. These solutions promise to broaden access to quality education, engaging learners who might not make it through impersonal introductory lectures. Students receive individual feedback on their progress and their learning experiences change based on their performance. Is there life out there?

UMUC’s Blueprint for Designing a Culture of Constant Innovation

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Specifically, UMUC is about to embark on a 36-month transformation that will see its core learning model shift from memorizing knowledge to one that is experiential and competency-based. Doing these things seamlessly, as part of the daily routine, will provide a focused, ongoing learning experience about what is working, what is not, and how to continuously improve services and outcomes. Furthermore, there has to be a practical element to pilots and assessments.