K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

Schoolie’s school quality data will be incorporated into GreatSchools’ website in the coming months, and “will help parents more efficiently compare and evaluate academic rigor and understand how well schools provide access to a well-rounded education,” the companies noted in the statement. E-Learning Platform Thrivist Gains Investment: Angel investor Crimson Ventures has taken a minority position in K-12 learning and analytics platform Thrivist, LLC.

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. You can find her resources at Structured 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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FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

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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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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. Race, Social Media & the Role of Schools.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

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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Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

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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. Be sure to share articles with your professional learning community!

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

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. Be sure to share articles with your professional learning community!

Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L , a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS). Brightspace was designed with modern students in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience as well as integrated social media, chat and advanced video features.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. That’s what an Adobe-commission survey , published in partnership with futurist Bryan Alexander and the New Media Consortium, revealed. How might a sociology class analyze human interactions and behaviors on social media?). Your descriptive analytics is the speedometer that shows how fast you are going. WHAT DO PROFESSORS WANT FROM LEARNING ANALYTICS?

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Note: The original version of this piece was published on July 7, 2016 by New America as part of an EdCentral series on the next social contract for education: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/next-social-contract-public-education-needs-new-terms-service/. As New America’s Lindsey Tepe has suggested , it is time to reboot the social contract for public education.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. 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.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? It''s nearly always a good thing to have people engaged with learning - it''s better than having a population sitting around watching reality TV for instance. This is particularly true of the sort of learners you might want to reach with MOOCs (people who cannot access normal higher education for instance).

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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? By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report.

'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

This was the first-half of a joint presentation at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. The lyrics in the latter, which some argue presage social media – okay, sure – but perhaps more aptly simply reflect someone who was active in (or at least aware of) the discussion forums and chatrooms of the 1990s: I scan my computer looking 4 a site.

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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds. Dave’s keynotes in the last couple of years have centred around how coming to know is a messy, imprecise process at once intensely individual and necessarily embedded in a community - Rhizomatic Learning. Prior to this I managed a number of large Widening Access outreach projects in South West Wales and the Valleys.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning.

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. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. As concerns about “fake news” make clear, Silicon Valley’s influence also extends to how we access information and build knowledge; it extends to the stories we hear and share. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A Virginia circuit court on Thursday ruled against a George Mason University student group seeking access to donor agreements between a university foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation.” “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Again and again, the media told stories — wildly popular stories , apparently — about how technology industry executives refuse to allow their own children to use the very products they were selling to the rest of us. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice , skin privilege, or racial equality. A bill in Missouri would end tenure for all new faculty hires starting in 2018 and require more student access to information about the job market for majors. The social media platform had raised $2.5 Education Politics.

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