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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

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The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. Communicate these things directly if you are using an LMS that has parent accounts.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

On the EdSurge Product Index alone, 56 products self-identify and fall into the LMS category. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Thus, garnered from conversations with both K-12 and higher education administrators, the following checklist provides a starting point for any educator interested in prepping for the inevitable task of choosing an LMS for the 2017-2018 school year.

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10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

From conventional systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to new sources such as Social Media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS).

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Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

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An article published in the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences indicates an increasing tendency to implement blended learning as a favored pedagogical approach due to the evident benefits it holds. social media or school intranet portal, etc. This is further backed by a research article published in the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education that claims blended learning’s most essential outcome is student satisfaction.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?”

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. In education self-hosting maybe an alternative to the LMS, or a very basic, fundamental element of literacy. I asked about how Jim’s company, Reclaim Hosting , is doing.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Prior to the department spending $6 million on iPads, Apple spent more than $5300 on meals and lodging for state Superintendent Mark Johnson and five other education officials to visit the company’s HQ. ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. Learn-to-code company Codeverse has raised $10 million in seed funding from Listen Ventures.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. First Lady Melania Trump launched her “Be Best” campaign this week, encouraging people to be nicer on social media. The Office of Students and Young Consumers had actively and aggressively policed the student loan industry and monitored credit card companies and other financial institutions that serve – or target – college students and other young people.”

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” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. There’s also an article on financial aid and cybersecurity in the data and surveillance section below. “After the SAT make-up test was given this weekend, reports again circulated on social media that the make-up test included many questions from an SAT widely available in Asia,” says Inside Higher Ed. Companies Should Know About Asia’s Edtech Market.”

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I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. The company has raised $14.75

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. The company has raised $20.4 The company, which claims it’s like “LinkedIn for students,” has raised $14.1 The company had raised some $40.5

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It's rolling out a social media push today using the hashtag #DontSettle4Cs to promote the program, called March2Success. Coursera ’s Daphne Koller announced in a blog post that she’s leaving the MOOC company she co-founded to work at a Alphabet (a.k.a. Google) biotech company, Calico. Via the Stanford Social Innovation Review : “Unintended Consequences.” ” Social-emotional learning and VR. Education Politics.

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. ” asks The Economist in an article about coding bootcamps. The company has raised $41 million total. (I

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” The article is accompanied by a photo of a classroom full of Asian students – as if Asian is not American. Shernaz Daver , Udacity ’s chief marketing officer, is leaving the company.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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Bush ), and the invocation of facts, evidence, and expertise in political arguments (particularly those arguments on social media) is now interpreted as bias rather objectivity. The media? In January, “brain-training” company Lumosity agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had deceived customers with its claims that its games improved cognitive functions. Reasons Pokemon Go will Replace the LMS ” by Tom Woodward.).

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Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. ” “ University of Wisconsin System to Migrate From D2L Brightspace to Canvas LMS” by Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. Google had a big media to-do this week.

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Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” “Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

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Liberty University students have criticized their school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr, and his media appearances supporting Trump. ” The answer, in part, is in this Buzzfeed article by Molly Hensley-Clancy : “ Native American Colleges Have Abandoned The Student Loan System.” The ruling, which referred to players as employees, found that they must be freely allowed to post on social media, discuss issues of their health and safety, and speak with the media.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? ” Just grand that Facebook is running a bunch of media literacy and digital training courses for community colleges. I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information. job training company) has raised $117.2

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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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. I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle. See: the LMS, the MOOC.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Companies With the Highest Enrollments at Their Colleges, Fall 2016.” Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.” The ed-tech company Gaggle is peddling a “ solution ” to teachers’ strikes , apparently.

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” Via The Nation : “ Trump’s Border Security May Search Your Social Media by ‘Tone’ ” Via Education Week : “Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program’s Fate Squarely in Trump’s Hands.” ” The company in question: FedLoan Servicing. ” It’s fascinating to see long-time tech training companies like CompTIA rebrand themselves as “bootcamps.” (National) Education Politics.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw.

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SoFi : a student loan company and one of the most well-funded ed-tech companies out there sure seems swell. ” “ Delta Career Education Corporation , a privately held for-profit college company, is phasing out seven of its campuses,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Educause has published an article about “ The Mastery Transcript Consortium ,” a group of independent schools that are “reinventing” the college transcript. (I’m

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” ” (More on this in the next article in this series.)

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Disclosure alert : no mention that Edsurge, which published this article, shares an investor with Class Central.). The math tutoring company has previously raised $4.7 Via iNews : “ University to monitor student social media to gauge well-being.” The LMS is displaying some of students' data back at them.). ” UVA’s Daniel Willingham on research on computers and children’s social lives. Education Politics.

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. ” From the article: Zuckerberg revealed that he wants to ensure that education has a chance to flourish in VR. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. ” UC Davis suffered a week-long LMS outage , and lots of folks had to weigh in with their thoughts on what this meant about Sakai , running one’s own infrastructure , and open source. The company has raised $10.35 Education Politics.

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