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Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

Improvement in post secondary education will require converting teaching from a solo sport to a community-based research activity. Few have formal training in teaching or learning. Learn more about this process in this accompanying blog post.). learning analytics lumenlearning

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Giving Data Meaning: Students Should Have A Say In What Analytics Tell You About Them

Edsurge

When students interact with digital learning environments, they leave behind trails of data. The desire to understand and improve learning has led many educators to consider the value and utility of this information. But what can these data traces actually tell us about the students who left them, and how do we translate them into meaningful action? Embedded learning analytics are not like rotisserie ovens: you can’t set them and forget them.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. Generally, universities are doing very well financially, so they don’t feel from the data that their world is going to collapse.

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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.”.

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. At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. Platforms are “an extractive apparatus for data.” You pay with your data.

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. This year, the Horizon Report’s Higher Education Edition does include graphics with some historical data, demonstrating how some technologies and topics appear and reappear and how some simply disappear altogether from the horizon. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs. Collaborative Learning.

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