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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. Here are some expert opinions on the four major trends of the year: SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Learning Analytics Tools Provide Real-Time Feedback.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. edtech investor, including. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. edtech startups, including Enuma , Knewton , Minerva Project , Ready4 and Volley.

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

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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.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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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.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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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

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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

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” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” – “This includes how long-distance learning programs are defined.” Via The Washington Post : “ A South Carolina school district just abolished snow days – and will make students learn online.” ” Via Edsurge : “Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018.” ” Oooh, I am sensing a trend here. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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.”

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" It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. “Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?” ” Edsurge profiles Lexia Learning in a new research series paid for by a variety of investors and corporations. No mention that Lexia Learning is owned by Rosetta Stone. ” “What Would Happen If Learning in School Became More Like Working at a Startup ?”

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