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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. Automation and robotics are already disrupting the world of work, as we know it. How are we adapting and evolving?

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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.

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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.”

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.”