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.) Being so hot also means that the industry uses the term “learning analytics” in a variety of ways. Data : Data is the primary analytics asset. Benefits of learning analytics.

Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

Online education comes with higher interactivity between students and teachers and learning materials, and also more feedback. Schools and educational institutions have a plethora of metrics for their online programs: number of online courses offered / taken, completion rates of courses, engagement rates with the digital learning materials, students’ scores on standardized tests and summative assessments, closing achievement gaps between groups, graduation rates, and so on.

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IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success

EmergingEdTech

Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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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. Here’s what we’re doing this fall: We have analyzed data from Spring 2018 to empirically determine which learning outcomes students struggled with the most in five Waymaker courses.

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Renaissance Learning Acquires UClass to Link Instruction, Assessment

Marketplace K-12

The acquisition represents the value that Renaissance, one of the largest assessment and learning analytics companies in the K-12 market, places on a relative newcomer. Assessment Ed-tech Renaissance Learning assessments instructionalmaterials jacklynch renaissancelearning taggingcontent uclass zakringelstein

Renaissance Learning and ClassLink align for single sign-on solution

eSchool News

Renaissance Learning , provider K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics, announced a major new alliance with ClassLink , provider of single sign-on and rostering solutions for schools. Renaissance Learning is a standout among cloud-based assessment and learning analytics providers.

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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Researchers Raise Concerns About Algorithmic Bias in Online Course Tools

Edsurge

Some scholars worry that AI in learning management systems used by colleges could lead to misidentifications in academic settings, by doing things like falsely tagging certain students as low-performing, which could lead their professors to treat them differently or otherwise disadvantage them. Leaders of the LMS Canvas, which is produced by the company Instructure, insist they take data privacy seriously, and that they are working to make their policies clearer to students and professors.

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

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. Companies selling admissions algorithms say they have a fairer, more scientific way to predict student success. They use games, web tracking and machine learning systems to capture and process more and more student data, then convert qualitative inputs into quantitative outcomes.

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ACT Bets Big on Analytics, Adaptive Learning With $7.5M Investment in Smart Sparrow

Edsurge

In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. million investment in Smart Sparrow , a company that offers a platform used by many higher-ed faculty members and instructors to develop online, adaptive courses and simulations. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students.

Of Sunlight, OER, and Lumen

Iterating Toward Openness

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. But the end product of working with a company who already had the expertise, experience, and knew the relevant technology inside out was far beyond what I could have done myself. Is the primary goal to improve student learning, increase graduation rates, or save students money? We recently installed solar panels on our home.

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Managing and Sharing Your Education Data Effectively

edWeb.net

Cougan noted that education data has taken on even more importance during the pandemic, as teachers and administrators strive to determine how they can keep students connected, engaged, on task, and safe, whether the students are learning remotely, in hybrid settings, or in classrooms.

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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. Tip Tap Tap (TTT) provides early years educators with interactive school desks combined with a Learning Content Management System. The Need for Autonomous Assessment. Tip Tap Tap Learning Analytics. Gamification for Learning.

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

Edsurge

It’s also a time when companies of all sizes and ages announce their latest updates and tools. AS FOR AMAZON, still no word about Inspire , the company’s effort at creating an online education marketplace that made a splashy announcement last year.) Our bread and butter has always been middle school ELA,” a representative from the company explains. “We’ve So the company plans to release three new articles a week aimed specifically at elementary students.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

Canvas , whiteboards and a company called Blackboard. hulking gathering of higher-ed technology staff, faculty and companies. No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. As schools increasingly outsource services to companies, “going from managing staff to managing vendors requires a whole new set of capabilities and skills for CIOs [chief information officers],” he tells EdSurge.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. The company’s marketing pitch is that it can tell school administrators what educational software is actually being used, how much they’re spending on it and whether the ed tech they’re buying is boosting student performance — the education sector’s version of “return on investment.”. In reading, a positive association between online activity and learning improvements was less common.

Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour

Edsurge

The next best option, typically, is to be acquired by another company, in exchange for cash or stock options. For curriculum management startup UClass , which was acquired last year by Renaissance Learning , the relationship has been less than symbiotic, demonstrating there are growing pains even after a company has “exited.” “I million to buy the company from Permira Funds. They kept taking away my ability to do anything at the company.".

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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

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private. That didn’t stop Bryan Short, who was a student at the University of British Columbia in 2016 when he got curious to know what information the learning management system at his university had collected on him and how it was being used. Learn more here.

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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

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. He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work.

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. Additionally, NuVu’s learning model has a profoundly empathic dimension: by addressing real-world challenges, students acquire a personal understanding of the world and how they can impact it. But how are students being assessed?”

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Developed by Accelerate Learning and Rice University, STEMscopes is the most widely used science curriculum in Texas.

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Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

The focus now is technology for personalized learning, including data analytics. In fact, the frequency of treating alone accounts for most of the variation in learning outcomes…” Plug this into the digital world, and. technology-enhanced learning makes it more likely that feedback and formative evaluations along with a dozen other techniques that are known to have a major effect on achievement will be carried out.

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Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

Edsurge

It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. Small companies like Acrobatiq, OpenStax and Smart Sparrow—the platform behind HabWorlds—and edtech veterans including Pearson and McGraw-Hill are racing to to develop complete courses that faculty can implement immediately. George Siemens, a researcher and digital learning theorist, has a problem with that. “We

K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

In addition, investment company Weld North Holdings acquired Performance Matters , a student assessment and data-analytics company that it will merge with K-12 ed-tech business Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development. Dallas-based LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency-based courseware platform, a learning-analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. What is personalized learning?

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.

What College Students Wish Faculty and Admins Knew About Teaching

Edsurge

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. This is what I don't want to learn," but somehow making it flexible to where they could link a specific interest, say, on a specific company or a specific scenario within the overarching course objective. There was also a great deal of learning analytics attached to it.

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. The company has raised some $77.5 ” But it’s a content company.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Companies like Kaltura, Panopto and Warpwire battled through the year for market share. This collaboration allows candidates to view theory in practice and makes learning on campus more authentic.