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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.) 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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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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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. Colleges insist that scholars be incredibly careful with data and research subjects in the research part of their jobs, but not with the tools they use for teaching.

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? Today’s tools offer new forms of data, and figuring which ones are most appropriate to your needs can be daunting. In my mind, this keeps the learning in the driver’s seat,” she says.

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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. 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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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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?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. After making a few rounds in the behemoth expo hall, we’ve rounded up the ones that made our ears perk up and what edtechies should look out for: Big news from the blue chips OGLING GOOGLE UPDATES: With over 70 million G Suite for Education users, Google’s education tools dominate U.S. The tool automatically sends IT tickets to technicians based on their skillsets. “As

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.

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. DIG works with faculty, staff, and student user communities to grow tools to maturity, and establish pathways to scale through collaboration across and beyond the U-M community.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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?”

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.

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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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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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

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.

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.

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 university recently decided not to partner with the for-profit ITT, and I do wonder if that decision counted as a positive or negative in Moody’s assessment. ” “ Zynga ’s Headquarters Is Worth More Than The Actual Company.” The company has raised $15.9

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics.

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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 Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.