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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 Business Insider : “Online learning may be the future of education – we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way.” Inside Higher Ed reports that “ National University is working to create a personalized education platform that combines three of the buzziest innovations in higher education – adaptive learning, competency-based learning and predictive analytics for student retention.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. “Digital learning systems now charge students for access codes needed to complete coursework, take quizzes, and turn in homework,” Buzzfeed – which consistently does some of the best education journalism – reports. Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.”

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Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?” “ inBloom ’s collapse undermined personalized learning and data standards efforts,” says danah boyd. (I’m ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics.

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” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” Among those companies trying to capitalize on the recent school shooting in Florida , the College Board , whose president David Coleman sent out an email praising the student protestors not for the content of their protests but for the skills he said they obviously learned in AP class.