Learning Analytics Goes to School

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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.

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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. 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.

7 Must-Have Features for Online Learning Platforms

EdTech4Beginners

You can find a wide variety of learning platforms on the internet. Online learning complements and sometimes even replaces traditional classrooms. It helps to navigate through the platform and access the necessary materials. Learning Analytics.

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

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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.

Renaissance Learning and ClassLink align for single sign-on solution

eSchool News

Renaissance Learning , provider K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics, announced a major new alliance with ClassLink , provider of single sign-on and rostering solutions for schools. The partnership paves the way to faster, easier access to one of the most trusted education providers and offers millions of educators and students secure, OneClick access to Renaissance solutions.

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.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. 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. Challenges Of Using Technology In Learning. In remote education, students are more responsible for the outcome of their learning. Online students face a huge number of distractions from their learning. The Benefits Of Using Technology For Learning.

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

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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

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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. 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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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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Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

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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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Renaming My Blog

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Before I had a “real” blog, I published random thoughts on whatever personal website my then-current university would give me access to, starting in 1993. Open isn’t the goal for me – my real goal is improving student learning. learning

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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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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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?

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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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?

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

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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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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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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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Mobile learning and personal metrics

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The rise is also due to people''s desire to develop their learning informally. There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

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

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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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How Good is our Return on Learning for Classroom Apps?

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Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning? Monday, November 5, 2018 12:00pm Pacific time, 3:00pm Eastern With learning today so dependent on technology, districts need to know if they are investing in the programs that can make the greatest difference for their students. Dr. Ryan Baker, Director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics, analyzed data correlated from these results to learn what works around the country.

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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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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 (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.

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

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

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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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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

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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.

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

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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).

K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves

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The latest round of deals in the school marketplace underscores investors’ and ed-tech providers’ burgeoning interest in data analytics and instructional technologies. For- and non-profit organizations chosen to participate in the program will get financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves appeared first on Market Brief. By Alexa J. Henry.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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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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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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Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

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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). Additionally, Brightspace includes real-time learning analytics to provide teachers with engagement data that can help them improve student outcomes.