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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

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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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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. Let students pace their own learning as you track them on the teacher dashboard. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

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Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences. And they continue to be developed to reach constantly higher levels of personalized learning.

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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. What about Machine Learning? Machine learning is incredible. Learning analytics and big data are huge.

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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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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. Engaging learning materials are one factor. A higher degree of control over their own learning process is another factor.

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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. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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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. To truly create a dynamic, interactive, social and collaboration-rich online learning environment requires a redefinition of what it is to teach.

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

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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. If we can scale formal learning by taking it online, we can scale social learning there as well.

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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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.

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. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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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

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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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

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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. 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.

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. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning?

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Production Value in Online Higher Education

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While the efforts by MIT ( starting in 2001 ) and others in the "Open Movement" served as strong social statements about the importance of access to education - if not education, then educational content - they also put the university on display to an unprecedented degree.

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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. Collective Learning with Social Features.

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MinecraftEdu Creators Struggle to Find a Second Hit

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The company creates a curriculum and lesson plans around each game and offers learning analytics, showing how games are being used. Another 100 schools have purchased blanket subscriptions, which cost schools $1,200 per year, for access to all 50 games on the platform. As The Verve and Billy Ray Cyrus can probably tell you, a second hit is far from guaranteed. The makers of the once-popular MinecraftEdu know a thing about it too.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

The company hired Ryan Baker, director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics , and another data scientist to mine the data and create a national snapshot of technology use for the 2017-18 school year. Related: Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise.