New Personalized Learning Program Uses  Writing Analysis, Adaptive Learning Technology

techlearning

McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of Redbird Language Arts & Writing, a new personalized learning program that helps students master language arts concepts and build foundational writing skills. Personalized Learning Literacy Writing Ed Tech Ticker News

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to the first entry in our “Innovations for Educators” series, spotlighting interesting technologies that have the potential to amplify and complement the work done by educators. It houses a library of K-5 math open education resources (OERs)—including activities, lesson plans, and supporting materials—from organizations such as EngageNY , the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education , CPALMS , and UnboundEd. Education Blog

OER 134

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

The UK Educational Gap. When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. A professor of Work and Education Economics at University College London believes that private schools have three times more resources than the public ones.

EdTech 175

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.” Are any education technologies, for that matter?

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.”

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

Edsurge

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.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour, as my friend Gary Stager has described him , was the “inventor of everything (good) in 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.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

Pearson Signals Major Shift From Print by Making All Textbook Updates ‘Digital First’

Edsurge

The biggest education company in the world is moving away from a production model that has been one of the main drivers in the rising cost of textbooks. David Wiley, chief academic officer of Lumen Learning The company did not specify a timeframe for how frequently it will print new editions.

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.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

techlearning

Lexia Learning today announced that its personalized literacy programs Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia PowerUp Literacy™ (PowerUp) were both honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate awards. The online student dashboard encourages students to set goals and take ownership of their 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. Blended Learning Designs. Collaborative Learning. Deep Learning Approaches.

LMS 85

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

Edsurge

Algorithms will one day play a pivotal role in teaching and learning, so colleges need to pay close attention to how they work and who builds them. That’s the argument of Candace Thille, who has a love-distrust relationship with adaptive software. She pioneered the use of adaptive learning in college teaching, starting the Online Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University more than 15 years ago, and she sees how powerful it can be in a classroom.

Inside an Adaptive-Courseware Experiment, Glitches and All

Edsurge

His course expects a “new workflow,” he explains, since it uses adaptive courseware software, as well as a flipped classroom model where lectures are replaced with the interactive material. What the students don’t know is that the course is part of an ambitious experiment that includes community colleges, Maryland’s flagship university, the nonprofit education consultancy. Ithaka S+R , and a group called Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics , or TPSE Math.

Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

Edsurge

Secondary schools can only take in 36 percent of students who finish primary school. 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. That was when he saw firsthand “not only the scale of educational failure on the continent, but also the barriers to solving it,” he recalls via email. It wasn’t for a lack of effort from educators who wanted to tackle the problem.

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

as you continue to amplify formative learning with digital technology. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. The back channel in the classroom is powerful and your LMS (Learning Management System) may serve this quite well.

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.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The system is a little weird, since you can''t see all of the proposals in one area (they are categorized into primary, secondary, and tertiary blocks based on arbitrary ordering of session submissions by one individual), but here are direct links to panel proposals I made: "School 2.0: The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning?

K-12 Dealmaking: McGraw-Hill Ed. and Cengage Make Acquisitions

Marketplace K-12

In recent dealmaking news, McGraw-Hill Education acquired Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a digital personalized learning company; in addition, educational content company Cengage acquired WebAssign. This is the fourth acquisition McGraw-Hill Education has made since becoming an independent company in 2013, the company noted. Beijing-based Zuoyebang is a mobile study platform that offers homework assistance for primary and secondary school students.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Few corporate brand names in education are as recognizable, and as polarizing, as Pearson, the giant education provider whose reach extends to virtual schools, testing, language training and an array of other areas.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

This keynote was delivered today at the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual conference, EdTech2016, in Dublin. I’m not sure we talk often enough about technology-enhanced learning in these terms – as a political not merely pedagogical practice.

MOOC 83

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

Wired Campus

The Chronicle adopted a modified version of the format during a session at the South by Southwest Edu conference in March, with a panel of experts weighing in on five new products or ideas to fix pressing problems in higher education. Blumenstyk as a reporter surveying the landscape, Mr. Jones as a professor and administrator at a college, and Mr. Freedman as an investor looking for the next big thing in education technology. For that, we invented a concept called Learning Gadgets.

Chegg 37