Learning Analytics Goes to School

Digital Promise

We’ve been among the many people wrestling with this question over the last five years, and our efforts have led us to a surprisingly simple answer: The best way to use data from digital learning environments for the purposes of educational improvement is in collaboration with the practitioners who will take action based on the data. The post Learning Analytics Goes to School appeared first on Digital Promise.

How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?

Edsurge

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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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.

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

IAD Learning

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. In this post, you will find 15 strategies that you can follow today to effectively accomplish your learning analytics implementation. Lead the project from the learning innovation side, not from IT.

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. Here’s what we’re doing this fall: We have analyzed data from Spring 2018 to empirically determine which learning outcomes students struggled with the most in five Waymaker courses.

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Interesting: Rural schools are outpacing others on in-school tech access

eSchool News

Although schools in rural areas traditionally hit roadblocks when it comes to securing technology tools and high-speed internet access in classrooms and student homes, a new study suggests students in those schools actually outperform their urban and suburban peers in access at school. The study compares characteristics of the top 5 percent and bottom 5 percent of schools and looks at factors that impact technology access and use.

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

eSchool News

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].

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. Video-Based Learning. The key features of video-assisted learning are scalability and repetitiveness.

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Integrated learning solutions provide multi-platform opportunities for children to learn. Learning Analytics. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months. Video-assisted Learning. Data Analytics. Much like how social media giants Facebook and Twitter are utilizing our digital footprints to better understand consumer behavior, teachers are also turning to data analytics to learn more about their students. This year, educational institutions are using blockchain for accessible record keeping.

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The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

Iterating Toward Openness

Learning analytics, on the other hand, can provide great insight into where course materials – including OER – are not effectively supporting student learning. When OER and learning analytics are used together, it becomes possible to engage in continuous improvement – empirically identifying weaknesses in OER, making improvements to those OER that need to be improved, and starting the cycle again. You may have heard me say some of this before.

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Zap Zap Math–Gamify any Math Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students direct their learning with a unique space-themed avatar (called a ‘mathling’) that identifies their work and keeps them engaged. Teachers (or homeschooling parents) can track the progress of up to thirty students organized into a class where they are able to gauge learning outcomes via a web-based Learning Analytics Dashboard. Let students pace their own learning as you track them on the teacher dashboard.

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

EdTech4Beginners

Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. I think 2017 is going to be an exciting year, there’s going to be a lot more cloud based technology than there was before and when classes and content are delivered in the cloud and via browsers, it means kids can access the same experience and content at home as they can in the classroom. What about Machine Learning?

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Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

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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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer

Neo LMS

Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online. Beyond learner satisfaction, however, is the more important belief that collaboration enhances learning outcomes and reduces the potential for learner isolation that can occur in the online environment. He is the founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around.

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Colleges Need to Build Digital Quads to Support Social Learning for Online Students

Edsurge

The act of talking with others—having social debates and conversations—is key to human learning, and this “social learning” has now become an important tenet of teaching and learning. Yet we tend to overlook how ingrained social learning is in our institutions, especially in higher education—how purposefully college campuses are designed to maximize the accidental run-ins and organic engagements. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. But I am sort of all-in on analytics as a concept.

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

Neo LMS

All things considered, there’s a consensus that today’s students should not only learn, but also use technology to support their learning. It is a well-known fact that students learn differently and have varying needs and requirements during the learning process, no matter which grade they are in or the subject they’re learning. Engaging learning materials are one factor. E-learning

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FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting 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! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

The Hechinger Report

These are computer screens, akin to a dashboard in a pilot’s cockpit, that visually depict students’ progress as they learn online and flag areas of concern that a teacher can address. There’s been a lot of time, effort and money expense from companies and from researchers on creating learning analytics dashboards for teachers,” said Ken Holstein, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. “If

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

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. Moving the Needle on K-12 Accessibility.

3 Apps to Keep Parents in The Loop

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Parent accounts may not work on mobile devices, so access Edmodo using a web browser on PCs, iMacs, Chromebooks or mobile devices.

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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.

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To Bring Analytics to College Classrooms, New Effort Starts With ‘Data Laundry’

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A consortium of 25 universities unveiled a new platform last month that will pull in information from systems across campus to bring richer analytics to college classrooms. That way, colleges can one day have a dashboard that includes information from learning-management systems (LMS), student records, online-textbook platforms run by publishers and from the many tools that professors use, such as clickers. “If Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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

Edsurge

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. I think this is going to be more heavily relied on, with less access to students in person, test scores, and reliable grades, at least for the spring semester and even going forward next year,” says Marci Miller, an attorney who specializes in education law and disability rights.

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