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

ProfHacker

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).

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.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

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 ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ? Google Classroom ?

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. Just imagine what goes into making such a software and what AI is capable of doing.

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

Edsurge

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. On Amazon, the book alone sells for $148 without the MindTap software.

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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Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

Edsurge

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

Edsurge

Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. 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.

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WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

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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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.

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

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

And “personalization” is the underlying promise of the new education software Facebook is itself building. Facebook worked with the Summit Public Schools charter chain in order to develop this “personalized learning platform,” which it released last year and now licenses to other schools under the product name “Basecamp.” Basecamp is essentially a learning management system (with the adjective “personalized” appended to it).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Billion Federal Block Grant Makes Ed-Tech Training Higher Priority Than Software, Devices.” 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.” ” No one mentioned privacy as a key selling point of Apple versus Google.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” WV is West Virginia , of course. Of course, Harvard doesn’t keep quiet about anything, does it.). A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.” And one for-profit story is in the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines section because of course.

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. ” But of course, that’s not quite true: my first introduction to Papert's work was actually a decade earlier, when I sat at an Apple II and taught a Turtle how to move about the screen.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses.” Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) “Should Your Online Course Sound Like ‘Serial’?” The video learning company has previously raised $1.57 Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” ” The school, eVersity , will seek approval from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission , an organization that accredits mostly for-profit institutions, rather than the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits the rest of public higher ed in Arkansas. ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.”

'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. But now “software is eating the world,” as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wants to us all to believe. Children being left alone, of course, wasn’t new.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Trump Administration is calling it “ restoring Internet freedom ,” because of f **g course. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99

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.

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?

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.