The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

How AI’s ‘Endless Well of Patience’ Can Augment What Teachers Do

Edsurge

One edtech company that has embraced an AI-plus-human-teacher approach is Squirrel AI Learning , a Chinese company that has opened over 2000 after-school learning centers in more than 400 cities across China in the past three years. Students at a Squirrel AI Learning center.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Adaptive learning platforms and learning algorithms.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone! In this case, the data comes from a learning context and can be algorithmically analyzed for trends and patterns. Campus competitive analysis.

Brace yourselves: AI is set to explode in the next 4 years

eSchool News

Education Sector 2017-2021 , is based on in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. One of the major trends surrounding AI and education is AI-powered educational games. A new report predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) in the U.S. education sector will grow 47.5

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

Bryan Alexander

What are the best ways to support and structure digital learning? Last week Lou Pugliese joined the Future Trends Forum to describe a forthcoming research project he’d just completed. They save money, expand access, and offer the same or better quality as face-to-face learning.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. These are the trends the Horizon Report has identified this year: One to Two Years.

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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. Do you see that as a broader trend as well?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” – “This includes how long-distance learning programs are defined.” billion over 10 years, according to an Education Department cost analysis, Politico reported this week.” Via The Washington Post : “ A South Carolina school district just abolished snow days – and will make students learn online.” ” Oooh, I am sensing a trend here. DreamBox Learning has raised $130 million from The Rise Fund.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” From the press release : “ Knewton Launches Alta, Fully Integrated Adaptive Learning Courseware for Higher Education, Putting Achievement in Reach for Everyone.” ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.” ” According to WCET , “Developing Effective Courses Using Adaptive Learning Begins with Proper Alignment.”

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com. And what does that oft-repeated phrase “ learn to code ” even mean ?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. Via Techcrunch : “ Lilwil ’s personalized learning engine teaches teachers how to teach.”

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system.