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Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.)

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

Few have formal training in teaching or learning. But even he realized that we can’t expect individual faculty to stay at the cutting edges of their discipline, teaching and learning practice, educational research, and the ever-changing technologies that can be used in the service of learning.

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As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?

Edsurge

In addition to assessing students’ grades and essays, admissions officers have long looked to the SAT and ACT to help them decide who will make it in their campus settings, and beyond. Such self-assessments don’t always reveal whether tools treat all kinds of student users fairly.

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Not Just Numbers: How Educators Are Using Data in the Classroom

Edsurge

If you’re an educator, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “data-driven instruction,” where you’re asked to constantly assess, analyze, and adjust how you teach students. And what types of data can best offer insights into whether students are learning in your classroom? In my mind, this keeps the learning in the driver’s seat,” she says. That's understandable given that how kids performed on state and national assessments can impact funding.

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Why Aren’t Schools Using the Apps They Pay For?

Edsurge

School leaders expect students and teachers to be using their licensed apps all the time, says Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Learning Analytics. That’s an especially big problem for the education apps that are designed for “relatively intensive usage,” he adds, because only at that level can the apps be expected to lead to their promised learning outcomes. Education Technology Learning Research Research

Of Sunlight, OER, and Lumen

Iterating Toward Openness

Let me explain… Sunlight is perhaps the ultimate example of a public good. Of course, I could have stopped everything else in my life for a few months and learned most of what I needed to know to answer these questions myself. They’re another prime example of a public good.

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Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

Assessment is subjective. And as many of these technologies do not monitor student performance, learning difficulties are not tracked or identified early; preventing intervention with supplementary and personalised supports. The Need for Autonomous Assessment.

A 140-Year-Old School Partnered With a 10-Year-Old School. Here’s What Happened.

Edsurge

The learning model is based on an architecture design studio, and is a far cry from the assessment and standards-based paradigm of most education systems around the world. But how are students being assessed?”

How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

Edsurge

In 2015 the University of Michigan established the Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) as part of the Office Of Academic Innovation—a group charged with fostering a culture of innovation in learning in order to reimagine the 21st century public research university. We offer our colleagues at peer institutions and edtech companies nine considerations for cultivating innovation on campus and beyond. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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

Marketplace K-12

Pearson CEO John Fallon recently met with a group of reporters at Education Week’ s offices and spoke about his company’s business strategies and record, and offered a defense against some of its detractors’ claims. We would say that an assessment should be only one measure of progress.

What College Students Wish Faculty and Admins Knew About Teaching

Edsurge

I see for example some professors doing an informal course evaluation midway of the semester. So, what are some examples of college teaching that have really stood out? Law: For me, classes that have the element of action learning would be something that excites me a lot. It's not necessarily that students need to say "This is what I want to learn. There was also a great deal of learning analytics attached to it.

Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School

Hack Education

As part of the course, students are engaging in a “Great Ed-Tech Debate,” arguing one side or another of a variety of topics: that technology enhances learning, that technology is a force for equity, that social media is ruining childhood, and so on. Companies and venture capitalists alike see huge opportunities for what they insist will be a growing market: last year, McKinsey called education a $1.5 Testing and assessment are the largest category of this market.

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. The company has raised some $77.5 Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. ” But it’s a content company.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” ” There’s more on legal battles involving student loan companies in the business of financial aid section below. From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least).

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future of learning” but I want to talk a little bit about the past. They do so in order to make a particular point about their vision for what learning should be like.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. ” The story above is just one recent example of technology entrepreneurs making claims that do not “add up.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Testing, Testing… Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “These days, everyone’s talking about ‘equity,’ and now a testing company has affixed the word to a new effort. The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?”

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

Hack Education

The networks of canals, for example, were built along rivers. Or, rather, have we adopted technologies for teaching and learning that are much more aligned with that military mission of command and control? You can’t opt out of the learning management system.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. “In the Leeds offering, for example, each course certificate will cost £59 and there are five taught courses; the sixth assessment course, which leads to 10 credits, is priced at £250 – making a total cost of £545 – which will also cover access to online library content,” The Guardian reports. (It’ll

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” They’re suing the company. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. Education Week has a Q&A with Stanford professor Larry Cuban on personalized learning and progressive education.

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