New Personalized Learning Program Uses  Writing Analysis, Adaptive Learning Technology

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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. The new program combines writing analysis technology, interactive practice and personalized learning. The supplemental curriculum, for grades 2-7 and at-risk secondary students, is available to U.S. Personalized Learning Literacy Writing Ed Tech Ticker News

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student. It is like having a personal tutor sitting beside them as they work through new learning.

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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.

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. Seneca Learning is a free online homework and revision platform that covers most of the secondary school curriculum. We are also able to offer immediate feedback and a more productive way of learning from their mistakes. An incredible feature of Seneca is the use of a smart algorithm that creates an adaptive learning platform.

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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. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape. Delivering these models to a differentiated population of educators and learners requires an adaptive approach.

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Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

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. And according to IBM, since Teacher Advisor uses AI, it will continue to learn and improve with use from teachers and other education experts.

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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. Leveraging big data in a learning context. Historically, data has been used as a tool to market learning opportunities to students and to evaluate metrics that demonstrate why students should choose one learning center over another.

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. In this article I wish to focus on how educational games provide a wonderful learning experience perhaps going well beyond content. Engaged Learning. I enjoy learning from all of you.

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

Edsurge

And focusing on digital makes the secondary textbook market even less attractive, since students have to buy access directly from Pearson to get course materials. 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.”

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.

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. Pearson, through its Affordable Learning Fund , has also invested in several Africa-based education companies. Humanity’s future may well be in Africa, where 60 percent of the population are under the age of 25. Yet their prospects are perilous. In 2012, 30 million primary-age children (or 1 out of 5) in sub-Saharan Africa did not attend any school.

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. Ithaka S+R , and a group called Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics , or TPSE Math. To explore how adaptive software can help change teaching styles, impact completion rates, and create a new model for synchronizing the curriculum between two and four-year colleges.

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. “The Redbird acquisition allows us to expand our portfolio of adaptive learning products as we continue our transformation from a textbook publisher to a learning science company.”. Raises $10 Million: Game-based learning platform Kahoot!

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

Edsurge

Cali Morrison added: “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.”. 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. Perhaps adaptive courseware could help in this regard?

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Yet we also see academic deans and provosts showing more interest in digital learning than their faculty. Primary and secondary schools are a battleground between iPads and Chromebooks, it seems.

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

Marketplace K-12

A Pearson business motto is “content plus assessment, powered by technology, equalizes effective learning at scale,” Fallon said, and after years of striving for that goal, “we only feel that it’s really now starting to come together.”. The weight of the activity will be in blended learning, and how you combine the benefits of face-to-face with purely online approaches.”. Secondary, they will enable what most people in the education world want to see happen.”.

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. The topic names have been modified “for consistency,” the report’s authors say (although I’m a little unclear about some of these choices – how are “mobile learning,” “tablet computing,” and “bring your own device” separate technological developments? Adaptive Learning Technologies.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. Would there even be “learning analytics” without the LMS, I wonder?).

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ll be talking about Mozilla''s Open Badges project , the issues around recognizing skills and achievements that happen outside of traditional learning institutions, and the HASTAC Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning. The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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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: of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Another big step for gesture-based learning ?

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

Wired Campus

For that, we invented a concept called Learning Gadgets. Learning Gadgets are almost like little apps. And then lastly a lot of these Learning Gadgets allow you to bring in third-party content — so almost anything that exists on the web you can bring right into a Versal course, organize it, organize it in lessons, put assessments in between, and so on. Freedman: How is this different than companies like Toolwire, or Second Avenue Learning, or Smart Sparrow?

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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.” Dan Meyer writes “Why Secondary Teachers Don’t Want a GitHub for Lesson Plans,” in a response to Chris Lusto who suggests that we do (or at least “We need GitHub for math curriculum.”) ” “ Lifeliqe debuts VR -enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning,” says Techcrunch.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. MarcoPolo Learning has raised $8.5

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack 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. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com. And what does that oft-repeated phrase “ learn to code ” even mean ?

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. When I was first approached about speaking to you here today, I was immediately intrigued by the provocations packed into the conference’s theme: “Reconstituting Technology-Enhanced Learning: Rising to the Challenge.” And there are plenty of lessons for us to learn about technology-enhanced learning from Sea Monkeys.

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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.” Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The greatest trick the ed-tech devil ever played was convincing people that clicking was “active learning.”)