ACT Rolls Its Recent Acquisitions Into a New, Integrated Learning Platform

Marketplace K-12

COVID-19 accelerated the rollout of Mosaic by ACT, which is being billed by the company as a comprehensive, adaptive learning solution weaving together assessments, curriculum, and social-emotional learning.

ACT Takes Stock Under Direction of New CEO Janet Godwin

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Help Deliver Better Learning From Textbooks with the OpenStax College “Concept Coach”

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OpenStax College is Testing Embedded Coaching Software for Their OER Textbooks … and YOU can Help. Adaptive Learning Technologies Education Technology Success Stories Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies Open Educational Resources OER adaptive feedback software OER best open college textbooks coaching software embedded in online text books

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States Are Playing a Bigger Role in Digital Instruction, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Online / Virtual Learning Open Educational Resources (OER) Personalized / Adaptive Learning Procurement / Purchasing / RFPs Professional DevelopmentThe State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) found that more states are providing guidance to help districts select and implement digital instructional materials.

TCC Takes Z-Degrees to the Next Level With Adaptive Learning

Edsurge

Now benefits like those cost reductions and higher student success rates are prompting the school to roll out more Z-degrees programs and extend its partnership with Lumen Learning by piloting next-generation adaptive OER courseware. TCC partnered with Lumen Learning in 2013 to develop open educational resource (OER) courses and degree programs with the use of the Candela platform. Tackling The Learning Curve.

As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

Edsurge

Open educational resources hit a turning point in 2018. For the first time ever, the federal government put forward funds to support initiatives around open educational resources, and recent studies show that faculty attitudes towards using and adapting these openly-licensed learning materials are steadily improving. But fans of OER are increasingly facing a problem. So OER advocates are realizing they need to change their pitch.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! While I can’t actually fit 100 ideas into this blog post and podcast episode, I can offer you a FREE Google Chromebook resource that is loaded with ideas, lessons, apps, and more! What Types of Resources are in the Chromebook App Hub?

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

Edsurge

For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to spur educators, publishers and technologists to make OER more available and easily accessible. Yet many teachers still ask: “Why can’t I find the open educational resources I’m looking for?”

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Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

Edsurge

Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. The mission of the OLC DLIAwards is to discover student-centered active learning solutions that advance the world of digital learning for all students,” says Kathleen Ives, the CEO and executive director of the Online Learning Consortium. Fulé and her colleague Don Carter, the university’s director of e-learning, launched the.

With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More

Edsurge

adaptive technology. These digital tools help students master course learning goals by using data generated from students’ interactions with the adaptive software to predict what students should view or do next online. By adopting the adaptive tool, we were able to completely integrate the lab and lecture during the class meeting times. Manuela Ekowo: What made CPCC begin using adaptive technology? Are you using adaptive tools in other courses?

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

Marketplace K-12

He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. Those resources are increasingly delivered in digital form. The weight of the activity will be in blended learning, and how you combine the benefits of face-to-face with purely online approaches.”.

Showing #OpenGratitude for: OpenStax

Iterating Toward Openness

Our adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the country. Through our partnerships with philanthropic foundations and our alliance with other educational resource companies, OpenStax is breaking down the most common barriers to learning and empowering students and instructors to succeed.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. OER and open books. Learning analytics. Adaptive learning systems.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. Delivering these models to a differentiated population of educators and learners requires an adaptive approach.

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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. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment.

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Why American higher education faculty tend to resist digital materials: new study

Bryan Alexander

When professors select analog instead of digital content, it’s largely because of perceived quality and impact on learning: “Faculty are not convinced that digital offers higher quality, provides real added-value content, or improves learning outcomes” When asked “Why might you decide to select OER materials for your classes?”, Most American professors generally avoid digital materials, according to a new study.

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Six trajectories for education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Malcolm Brown begins with three major drivers: personalization, hybrid learning, and big data. Malcolm draws on those to illuminate the titular six: device ownership and mobile-first; the textbook and open educational resources (OER); adaptive learning technology; learning spaces; the next-generation learning management system (LMS); and learning analytics and integrated planning and advising services (IPAS).

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Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools. How are we adapting and evolving? From a growth perspective, the Personal Learning Network ( PLN ) concept has dramatically impacted countless educators across the globe.

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Knewton’s New Business Attracts New $25M in Funding. But Some Things Don’t Change.

Edsurge

The company that set the bar for hyping adaptive-learning technology has had to adapt to new leadership and a new business model. Brian Kibby, CEO of Knewton Getting into the courseware business marks a major pivot for the New York City-based company, which originally licensed its adaptive learning technology to publishers. Then there’s the adaptive learning engine that makes the decision about which learning material a student should see next.

Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers

Edsurge

Knewton drew heaps of hype and investment by promising to provide artificial-intelligence technology to major textbook companies to make their content more adaptive. And even before the management change, the company had quietly started building a huge library of courses bolted to its adaptive engine. The secret to its swift entry into publishing was OER (open education resources). There are downsides to the adaptive approach, however.

Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products

Edsurge

Throughout the past decade, Knewton ’s adaptive learning technology has been backed by some of the biggest names in the both the publishing and venture capital community. Pearson will no longer use Knewton’s adaptive learning engine for some of its digital offerings. These innovations have allowed us to in-source our adaptive learning capability, and thus we are phasing out our agreement with Knewton for select areas of our global product portfolio.”

Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

Teacher Advisor is a free online resource that helps elementary school teachers plan math lessons. 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. Many in edtech celebrate the potential of adaptive learning platforms to change how students learn.

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

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David Wiley, chief academic officer of Lumen Learning The company did not specify a timeframe for how frequently it will print new editions. The goal, she says, is to “make our tools more versatile in terms of how we help students learn.” David Wiley, a longtime textbook researcher and advocate for open educational resources, says many faculty still latch on to print—and for some good reasons. “It’s

Michelson Runway Announces 5 Higher-Ed Startups in Inaugural Cohort

Edsurge

Here are the five companies in the 2016 cohort: Lrnr : An adaptive-learning platform that uses open educational resources (OER). We’re learning alongside these institutions.” Michelson Runway hired Designs for Learning , a learning assessment consultancy, to design studies to evaluate student outcomes for each of the companies. Five higher-ed technology startups are soaring this week.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

Edsurge

David Samuelson, Age of Learning's head of global schools, told EdSurge in an interview that the product (currently geared at Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade) is essentially the ABCMouse consumer product—a collection of multi-subject learning activities—with all the necessary K-12 add-ons, like curriculum and professional development. “It’s The ISTE conference isn’t the biggest edtech conference in the world by sheer luck.

The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

Bryan Alexander

For “Mid-Term Trends: (three to five years)” the report found “Proliferation of Open Educational Resources” and “The Rise of New Forms of Interdisciplinary Studies.” ” OER is definitely rising, and this timeline might actually be precise (cf my post from yesterday ). “Short-Term Trends: (one to two years)” leads off with “Growing Focus on Measuring Learning.”

The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

Bryan Alexander

For “Mid-Term Trends: (three to five years)” the report found “Proliferation of Open Educational Resources” and “The Rise of New Forms of Interdisciplinary Studies.” ” OER is definitely rising, and this timeline might actually be precise (cf my post from yesterday ). “Short-Term Trends: (one to two years)” leads off with “Growing Focus on Measuring Learning.”

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? When students started migrating towards used textbooks, rentals, MOOCs and OER due to the high prices of printed textbooks, it affected the revenues of traditional book publishers. Develop Adaptive Learning Platforms. The learning platform must be responsive and intuitive.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the press release : “ Learning Machine and MIT Media Lab Release Blockchain Technology for Educational Credentials.” “A psychology instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University says he was forced to choose between his principles and the wishes of his publisher as part of a disagreement about the textbook industry and the role of open educational resources,” Inside Higher Ed reports in a story of how Rajiv S. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via KNN : “‘ aisectmoocs.com ’ launched as India ’s largest free online open learning platform.” Via Campus Technology : “ Udacity has announced a partnership with a ride-sharing service in China to host a $100,000 prize competition to find the best machine learning strategy to improve customer experience.” ” And “ Education news from Google I/O : tools to take learning further.” Education Politics. “ U.S.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The curriculum company Great Minds is appealing a lawsuit in which it claimed that FedEx had violated the “open” in its open educational resources by making copies. Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”