Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

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Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

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With the steady rise in digital learning materials, and the various interactive elements being incorporated into these digital resources, the teaching faculty is hoping to create an engaging learning environment and improve student learning outcomes.

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Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation

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The historical purpose of this spending has been to broaden access to higher education. Although federal spending on higher education has expanded access, it has also had an unintended effect.

Improving Student Outcomes by Implementing Equity Strategies

Dr. Howard also focused on suspension rates and other discipline data, which can be more subjective due to varying definitions, but has also been found to have a significant impact on academic outcomes. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

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In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. The post Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible appeared first on Digital Promise.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes


In other words, the metric that matters the most is student academic outcomes. While these are critical measures in the educational context, they do not directly correlate to better student outcomes.

An overview of Outcome-Based Assessment strategies by Dr. Neelakantan P. C.

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He spoke on assessment strategies in the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) framework. The students have access to the internet, and all the information available. It still remains unanswered whether students are actually being able to achieve the learning outcomes.”.

Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers

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Transitioning to an individual student record would enable institutions and regulators to track whether innovations are effectively moving the needle on student outcomes. The lack of data also prevents higher education from moving forward: without good data on outcomes, stakeholders are locked into an input-based regulatory structure that constrains innovation. The post Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers appeared first on Christensen Institute

To balance innovation with protecting students, focus on outcomes

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Online education holds tremendous promise: it has the potential to lower costs, enhance learning outcomes, and make college accessible for students who lack the flexibility or means to attend a traditional program. We should also do our best to protect students from low quality programs—and we should especially avoid investing federal money in programs that produce poor outcomes. Instead, Congress should adopt regulatory mechanisms that focus on outcomes.

Striking a balance: SEL skills and access to relationships

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In turn, we risk leaving out a critical ingredient: not just students’ ability to interact and develop as social creatures, but also young people’s access to relationships and networks in the first place. Slim but troubling data suggests that access to relationships is not altogether equal.

Too much technology could hurt learning outcomes

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Students who use computers and learning technology at moderate levels tend to have better learning outcomes than students who use computers and learning technology rarely, according to new research from the OECD. Technology is the only way to dramatically expand access to knowledge.

Access does not equal equity

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Teachers must understand, Ladson-Billings argues, that academic outcomes say more about the education system than the child. “If The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Use Tiered Behavior Supports for Positive Student and Teacher Outcomes


Use of tiered frameworks such as MTSS and PBIS offers positive outcomes , such as greater academic achievement, reduction of exclusionary discipline, and improved teacher outcomes, to include students with disabilities.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

Free Online Tools to Improve Outcomes for ELLs

Another important benefit is that the same programs and apps containing the tools are also used in many colleges and workplaces, so students will have the same online tools available and know how to access them as they proceed with their post-secondary education and careers.

Missouri misses Course Access moment

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This year, Missouri legislators had a chance to become national leaders in providing their students with access to new learning opportunities. On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Hopefully, the legislature will consider Course Access again during next year’s session.

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eLumen Introduces Professional Services to Help Institutions of Higher Learning Lead Change and Improve Outcomes

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Colleges and universities looking to increase the depth and breadth of benefits provided by regular and cyclical assessment, improve integration between curriculum and assessment, and enhance student learning outcomes can benefit from this support. Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes.

How Can K-12 Schools Improve Learning Outcomes with Technology?

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Also, with smartphones and Internet connections, they have any time access to online resources. This builds the case for educators to harness technology and improve learning outcomes for K-12 school students. They need to redesign their courses to suit the learning needs of the new tech-savvy generation and improve learning outcomes. Here’s how K-12 schools can improve learning outcomes with technology: 1.

How do you amplify a school’s impact on student outcomes?

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They tackle daily work one challenge at a time, but at some point down the road they hope to radically expand the positive impact our schools have on students’ life outcomes. But setting aside any merits and critiques of this approach, it has one major holdup: most schools do not have easy access to additional resources. As I explained in my last post, when available resources are fixed, lasting improvements in student outcomes will only occur through innovation.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

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A really good transition plan shows how each year of school is linked to the next and the final outcome that they’re looking for,” said Leslie Darrell, a speech pathologist in Maine who often works with transition-aged students. “If

Unlocking the ‘Black Box’ of College Outcomes


Consumers today have access to thousands of reviews and copious amounts of data on just about every item they purchase (even the seemingly insignificant, like a $20 HDMI cable ). College outcomes are, as it turns out, a black box. And an emphasis on employment outcomes should not be taboo among college leaders—even within our most-revered liberal arts programs.

Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech

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The most important finding was that the eTextbook’s cost, accessibility, light weight, and keyword search functions were the features that students found most appealing when using the eTextbook compared to a normal physical textbook.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

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Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described. As EdSurge recently reported , there are a growing number of marketplaces where educators can access teacher- and district-created content.

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

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The power of sustaining innovations should not be understated: sustaining innovations are a powerful tool for tackling inefficiencies and improving outcomes for students already participating in the higher education system.

With Innovation and Empathy, Remote Learning Becomes Accessible for All Students


It has disabled our education system, creating challenges to educational access, barriers to student academic progress and strains on teachers’ and students’ physical and emotional well-being.

In the wake of a global pandemic, healthcare coverage ? access to care

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Insurance doesn’t help when it’s still virtually impossible to access timely care. The Institute of Medicine defines access as “the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes”. For coverage to make a difference, people need to be able to access the level of care that makes sense for them, at a point in time when that care is most effective. access to care appeared first on Christensen Institute

Can OER improve learning outcomes?

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Several of the studies focus specifically on OER and student learning outcomes. In another study: The Impact of Enrollment in an OER Course on Student Learning Outcomes , Kim Grewe and Preston Davis, of Northern Virginia Community College, compared learning outcomes for students enrolled in an online history course using OER with a similar number of non-OER sections over two semesters. Available at: < [link] > Date accessed: 26 Jun.

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Want to expand student access to opportunity? Design to expand their social capital

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Put differently, in these programs, relationships tend to be relegated to inputs rather than outcomes worthy of investment in their own right. Half of all jobs come through personal connections and access to warm relationships is a key predictor of longevity and happiness.

Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?

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Some home-visiting programs have been found to improve outcomes for babies and mothers. If it does not, thousands of mothers and babies could lose access to services that participants say are invaluable. The post Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?

Adapting Books to Increase Accessibility: A Multisensory Approach


When books and stories are readily accessible to all who want them, many positive outcomes are possible. By using a multisensory approach to create adapted books, we can remove barriers and make reading accessible to all children and adults. For physical access.

Improving outcomes with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Over the past few years colleges have faced an increasing number of complaints from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requiring their web content be made accessible to people with disabilities. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

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Targeting ‘Inclusive Access’ Deals, College Bookstores Sue Textbook Publishers and Retailers


At the heart of the case are so-called “inclusive access” programs. Pearson stands by the inclusive access model, which offers real benefits to students, instructors and institutions,” said Scott Overland, director of media relations for Pearson, in an email to EdSurge.

Google Search Results to Include Student Outcomes Data from College Scorecard


Alongside the address and brief Wikipedia synopsis they’ll find information related to student outcomes, such as the graduation rate and the average salary of the university’s graduates. A “Consumer Reports for higher ed,” the College Scorecard includes data on student outcomes for more than 7,000 institutions. College Abacus and Pell Abacus are also incorporating the outcomes data into their financial-planning tools. .

Anthropologist Mimi Ito: Good Intentions Don’t Always Mean Equitable Outcomes in Edtech


It’s something that makes new kinds of learning resources available more widely, but [it] has the unintended and unfortunate consequence of marginalizing students who don’t have access to streaming video. Imagine you’re an elementary school student. Your teacher has told your class to watch several streaming videos for a class project. You might want to watch some of the videos at home, but your family doesn’t have high-speed internet.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: AmeriCorps Volunteers Improve Reading Outcomes in Des Moines (IA) Public Schools


Leveraging the power of the volunteers to improve student reading outcomes requires an understanding of the instruction, the students’ needs, the data, and the resources themselves. They trained volunteers to access Lexia’s reports and use the data to adjust direct instruction.