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Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education


I can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. Safiyya Noble’s work on Google).

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Why Google Maps—not Netflix or Amazon—Points to the Future of Education


“He who controls the metaphor controls the debate.” – David Gergen Among the many lessons I learned from my time working for David Gergen, an advisor to four U.S What they mean essentially is a platform that can use big data to deliver the right learning experience at the right time for each learner. Adaptive learning companies haven’t shied away from the analogy either, as descriptions of themselves as “ a sort of Netflix for learning ” are not unusual.

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Voice-Based English Tutoring App MyBuddy Merges With a Friend: Edwin


In 2018, the company tried to expand its offering by creating and selling English courses. The heads of the two companies knew each other, and last year MyBuddy started to build its own language-learning curriculum to add to its offerings.

Adapting to the New Classroom


Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Google Classroom ? Google Classroom ? Google voice typing ?

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model


Textbook companies defend their new model, arguing that digital titles help students learn better than past methods and are sold for far less than traditional textbooks. One of those students is Addison Wright, a junior at ASU who took Goegan’s course in the spring of 2016.

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Management Software Course management systems (CMS) are designed to provide a platform for teachers to reach thousands of students all at one time in one course. Learning how to reach masses all at once is educational innovation at its best.

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?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?


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.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now


Other programs provide a standalone workshop or course about education technology. Similarly, higher education faculty have limited or no opportunities to learn how to teach with technology, including how to find, evaluate, adapt and use technology to enrich learning.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers


As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. Most people with “instructional design” in their job title are involved in converting “traditional” written curriculum or in-person teaching into an online course.

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?


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. I've learned how many people like coffee.

The NEO Blog turns 2!


The combined effort of the entire NEO team — and all our readers — made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs , settling in the first 7%. We learned a lot in the past two years and if you’re not new to this blog, we hope you did too.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016


THE BIG GUYS: Here’s news from Google, ABCMouse, and Amazon. First up, Google Education announced a new “casting” app for the classroom projector, released the “Expeditions” virtual reality app for all teachers and students, and added a new quizzing feature in Google Forms. Full EdSurge coverage on Google here.) MICROSOFT LOVES ITS PARTNERS: Microsoft has partnered with edX on five upcoming courses for school principals, headmasters, superintendents and other leaders.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?


There is also the US Department of Education’s Learning Registry, which contains resources created by various parts of the US Government. These resources are all freely available in the Learning Registry and can (and should) be made available in any state or other registry via API. Fishtree believes in giving students “voice and choice” to select the resource that matches their learning style.

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10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About


The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. Here’s what they shared: The start of the school year means handing out course outline packets by the dozens. I challenged myself to create my own version in a Google drawing. It's like if Evernote talked to Google Docs," he says.

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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. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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Ed-Tech Agitprop

Hack Education

And despite all the talk about our being "data-driven," about the rigors of "learning sciences" and the like, much of the ed-tech imaginary is quite fanciful. It creeps into promises about instantaneous learning, facilitated by alleged breakthroughs in brain science.

Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware


Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. At the same time, the number of studies of the effectiveness of learning software is huge.

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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.

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.

Future Trends Forum #7 with Deanna Marcum: notes and video

Bryan Alexander

Collection development isn’t as central, thanks to the digital world and Google. Marcum replied by mentioning her new project, working with UMUC ‘s center for adult and international learning to expand their use of open education resources.

Reflections on Being Part of the NMC HE Horizon Report Expert Panel


This post is co-authored with Sheila MacNeill ( @sheilmcn ) is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is also the current Chair of ALT (Association of Learning Technology).

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

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


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. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. Solving the rostering problem just scratches the surface of how interoperable data can support learning, said Wheeler. “If Data interoperability should be invisible.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

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

Hack Education

That is the purpose of the Horizon Report, of course: it’s a story about the future. Baby monitors have a history, of course – a social history and a history of the technology itself. Children being left alone, of course, wasn’t new.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ll be talking about Mozilla''s Open Badges project , the issues around recognizing skills and achievements that happen outside of traditional learning institutions, and the HASTAC Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning. The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? Can Google Challenge Over-Zealous Web Filtering at Schools?

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

So we started Versal to really allow anybody to create online courses, assignments, homework assignments, and so on, and really make it as easy as it is to build a PowerPoint. For that, we invented a concept called Learning Gadgets. Learning Gadgets are almost like little apps. You drag them in the canvas, and you build your courses or the assignment that way. Freund: Well, the way we’ll make money is if you build courses and publish them, we can do that for free.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. ” Carl Straumsheim writes that “One of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ’s most popular massive open online courses is adding a feature not seen in any of its other humanities MOOCs: instructors grading essays.” ” Of course, you have to pay $300 for this “features.” Education Politics.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Teachers and the Future of Education" (the importance of teacher voice in education discussions, "Hack Your Education" (thinking about self-directed learning--Audrey''s in this proposal), and "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Silver Bullet" (addressing the myopia of some ed tech business ventures). of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Another big step for gesture-based learning ? Google is holding its second annual Google Code-in competition.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

There were a few higher education professors in the discussion that gave a bit of insight into how slowly changes in curriculum often happen in higher Ed courses. Understanding the dynamics, classroom management and benefits of blended learning needs to be on the new teacher's radar.

Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit


The region boasts an unusual concentration of highly-valued tech startups—Domo, Qualtrics and Inside Sales are among them—along with big education companies, including Instructure, the developer of the Canvas learning management system. There’s also Pluralsight, a provider of tech-training courses that analysts bet will hit the public market soon. godfather” of OER and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning), trace their roots here. Polish the dress shoes.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

And of course current Undersecretary of Education, Ted Mitchell, is a former VC.) “ How Not to Study Donald Trump ” – “To make sense of Trumpism, and to put Trump in his historical context, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked a mostly white group of scholars to suggest readings for a syllabus for a mock course in Trump Studies. From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” Learn-to-code startup Piper has raised $2.1

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Guardian : “ Open University plans major cuts to number of staff and courses.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” Speaking of Google , Wired reports that “Children’s YouTube is still churning out blood, suicide and cannibalism.”