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What Will 2018 Bring to the K-12 Market? Webinar Tells You What to Expect

Marketplace K-12

11 webinar will cover data analytics, the convergence of curriculum and assessment, expansion of personalized learning, the early childhood education market, and more. Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Data Market Research Mobile Devices Personalized / Adaptive Learning Procurement/Purchasing/RFPs WebinarsOur experts in the Jan.

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

Marketplace K-12

Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp.

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The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

Dusty blackboards, smudged overhead projectors, and over saturated photocopies - Surely this sounds like many people’s education experience. For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Rather than developing as niche concept in the education sector, eLearning is rapidly becoming the dominant means to pass on knowledge to those of all ages.

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?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms.

How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement. Read more: What every adaptive learning system should have.

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Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

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The conversation was guided by our special guest Executive Director of C-BEN (Competency-Based Education Network), Charla Long. Much of the discussion focused on how competency-based education (CBE) could support students in acquiring and demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities. DLNChat I define #CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. It was great to connect with the thousands of educators who came by our booth, attended our sessions, and entertained us with their impressive karaoke skills. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. Available online or as an app, learn how to use this new student-guided interactive with students.

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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Herndon, Virginia, April 25, 2018 — Summit™ Math , a curriculum of adaptive online math courses from Fuel Education ®(FuelEd®), and Stride ™, FuelEd’s supplemental learning solution for skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade, were both selected as winners in The ComputED Gazette ’s 24th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES). Ryan, General Manager of Fuel Education. To learn more about Stride, visit fueleducation.com/stride.

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. To those working in higher education, some of the trends presented by the team may not have come as a surprise.

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COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

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Restaurants have rapidly shifted to online and mobile ordering, and are speeding up the deployment of digital kiosks that replace human workers. There is growing acknowledgement and new evidence that this situation is worsening equity gaps in the job market and within higher education.

6 Ways in which an LMS is central to an effective e-learning strategy

Neo LMS

In the context of the pandemic, many schools and universities turned to virtual learning environments as the only way of ensuring some continuity of education during these times of crisis. Designing and implementing a successful online learning program takes time. Adapt.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report offers a snapshot of where ed tech stands now and where it is likely to go in the next five years, according to 56 education and technology experts from 22 countries.

Project Hope Alliance Partners with Think Through Math and Pearson Education

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA — SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 — Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for Orange County families through stable housing and youth education programs, recently launched its Soaring to Success pilot program in partnership with Pearson Education and Think Through Math. During these two-hour events, parents work collaboratively, share best practices, and learn how to best advocate for their children in school.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. Technologically-based tools provide opportunities for students to learn both in and out of the classroom.

Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

The Christensen Institute

Osmosis is a web- and mobile-learning platform designed to help medical students and allied health professionals organize, absorb, and apply the knowledge they will need as clinicians. Osmosis also shares a portion of its video library for free on YouTube, where patients and their family members can learn more about a number of medical conditions. Our vision is that everyone who cares for someone will learn by Osmosis,” explained Osmosis co-founder and CEO Shiv Gaglani. “If

E-learning in times of crisis: The CARE2 Framework

Neo LMS

As the world grapples with the global COVID-19 pandemic, education is one of the hardest-hit sectors. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO, 2020 ) a total of 1.6 Read more: Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

The overall cost of higher education has been continuously increasing, as is evident by the rise in the textbook prices. Educational publishers, who till now had a steady stream of income compared to non-educational book publishers, due to the recurring need for textbooks every year by students, are now gradually shifting towards digital publishing. It is for this reason that education publishers are now trying out the subscription model.

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Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

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He is the founder of Injini , an edtech accelerator based in South Africa, that launched this year to support education startups from across the continent. Previously a consultant and policy adviser to Michael Gove, the United Kingdom’s former Secretary of Education, Martin first explored growth opportunities for international education companies in Africa in 2015, after leaving his gig at Boston Consulting Group. Education Technology Incubators Edtech Business

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. We recently speculated on the what education might look like in the year 2028 (see the link above), when today’s kindergartners have finished K-12 and beginning their work in the world (or college). Connectivity could represent a new kind of assessment.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. The Education and Justice Departments have notified every public school district in the country with a “Dear Colleague” letter that discrimination against transgender students , particularly over which bathroom they can use, violates federal civil rights law. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Controversial Bathroom Law.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

?Places to Go, Mountains to Climb for Edtech in 2017

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In our fourth year-end personal statement roundup, we’ve again asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. Where do you hope education technology will go in 2017? Dartmouth College) I took inspiration from Dr. Seuss, and immense liberty in adapting "Oh, The Places You’ll Go" into ‘Oh, The Places Edtech Will Go’ with dedication and thanks to two special six- and ten-year-old girls for their contributions to the rhymes. Edtech will be mobile.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. In it''s second year, this amazing five-day, 24-hour-a-day event helps educators and students connect with each other and with global education programs all over the world. EVENTS This Thursday, as part of the Future of Education interview series , my guest will be Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation. This includes video games, mobile games and the like.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Learning Ally ? Adaptive keyboards and mice ?

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Perhaps we’ve grown too accustomed to paying for purchases with a mobile app, or booking reservations online, or using Google to plan our daily commutes. In education, however, data interoperability between applications is sometimes missing. This was one of the needs behind the development of Ed-Fi , a set of education data tools and standards, in 2011 with support from the Dell Foundation. But educators should also be able to reference information from other products.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. ” Via The Chicago Sun Times : “A private foundation started by the late Walmart mogul Sam Walton and his wife has contributed heavily to the Illinois State Charter School Commission and to two charter operators whose schools the state agency has blocked the Chicago Board of Education from closing over poor student performance , records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Gov.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? ” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.”

K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $52M; Imagine K12 Merges with Y Combinator

Marketplace K-12

In addition, the sector saw several new partnerships spring up, such as Edmentum’s new partnership with WebbAlign and Learning Forward joining forces with Amplify, the former digital education division of News Corp. YC/Imagine K12 will launch its first combined batch of startups this summer; new companies will have access to YC’s startup network and resources coupled with Imagine K12’s Educator Network and specialized understanding of the education market, according to the blog.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. The cloud-based software automates and streamlines the registration, enrollment and admissions workflow to give time and money back to school and district administrative staff to spend on supporting teaching and learning. KANO EDUCATION PACKAGES ( kano.me/educators/packages

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A Call For Homeschool 2.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

For context, we need to go a little father back, to the piece last week on Wired– The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids –that is getting a lot of run on twitter recently. The tech-wielding entrepreneurial dad and the avante garde, life-hacking mom team-up (you have to) to lead the learning of their own three children using a combination of their personalized attention, and the growth of technology. Adaptive learning apps.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

New Mexico plans big statewide LMS rollout

eSchool News

150,000 students to benefit from new learning platform. Sixty-five school districts, charter schools, and state agencies across the state will use the Brightspace learning management system (LMS) for both online and traditional classroom learning. With Brightspace’s personalized learning tools and analytics deployed and managed at a state level, we can support educators in preparing students for both higher education and a career.

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