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.

5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. Teachers need to understand the learning capacity of their students while imparting knowledge, as opposed to overloading them with information. This is where data-based learning analytics can be leveraged. What is Learning Analytics and Why is it Used in Education?

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15 Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Learning Analytics Tool.

IAD Learning

15 Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Learning Analytics Tool. Deploying a learning analytics tool in your organization brings many benefits, including improving your students’ engagement and their success rates. In this post, you will find 15 strategies that you can follow today to effectively accomplish your learning analytics implementation. Lead the project from the learning innovation side, not from IT.

Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

Edsurge

At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years. Seventy-eight percent of its students are low income and 22 percent are learning English.

How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?

Edsurge

Colleges and universities are doubling down on learning analytics. They’re trying to figure out how to better use the rich data they’re increasingly capturing about their students and how to improve our collective understanding of the impact of analytics on teaching and learning. At the University of Michigan, more than 100 learning analytics scholars from around the world met earlier this summer for the third annual.

Tim Oates: assessing without levels

Ed Tech Now

Tim Oates’, Chair of the Expert Panel responsible for the recent review of the National Curriculum, has posted an interesting video about assessing education without levels. I agree with large parts of the video but suggest that in some respects, … Continue reading → Assessment Learning analytics assessment capability competency competency frameworks curriculum review levels tim oates

Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

Otus is an interesting product, created by educators. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. It provides powerful assessment options to support every subject, grade level, and pedagogical method. And has a mobile app for educators, students and families. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. assessment data learning management system lms

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

EmergingEdTech

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

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eduCLIMBER – Powerful Data Integration and Analysis that Teachers & Admins can Actually Use

EmergingEdTech

eduCLIMBER can position educators to work together to give students the supports they need to succeed. Administrative Solutions Assessment Learning Analytics Making the case for Education TechnologiesPowerful data integration and analysis that teachers and admins can actually use. eduCLIMBER is. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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. 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. learning analytics lumenlearning

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Newsela – Robust Education Technology for Reading Comprehension Skills Development

EmergingEdTech

Adaptive Platform Delivers Reading Materials at 5 Different Reading Levels, With Built in Assessments How would you like to be able to give students reading assignments focused on current events that. Adaptive Learning Technologies Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics common core reading strategies adaptive software improve reading comprehension improve reading skills software reading comprehension education technology reading comprehension softwar

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. The partnership paves the way to faster, easier access to one of the most trusted education providers and offers millions of educators and students secure, OneClick access to Renaissance solutions.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. I want to clarify why I voted for certain things as influencing higher education in the future, but that I don’t actually endorse these things. So give them teaching assistants or do more peer assessment. This completely strips learners of their agency to control their own learning!

7 Must-Have Features for Online Learning Platforms

EdTech4Beginners

You can find a wide variety of learning platforms on the internet. Online learning complements and sometimes even replaces traditional classrooms. Here are 7 amazing features that any educational platform must have. Students need to be able to reflect upon the things they learn.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. What do you think the year ahead has in store in terms of Educational Technology? What are Disruptive Innovations and how do you see them making a big impact on Education this year? How do you think Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will affect the future of Education?

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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Neo LMS

The purpose of any educational institution is to prepare students to become successful adults in the future. All things considered, there’s a consensus that today’s students should not only learn, but also use technology to support their learning. Worldwide there’s a growing number of initiatives to include education technologies — or edtech — in the classroom. When education technology comes into play, things change for the better. E-learning

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Managing and Sharing Your Education Data Effectively

edWeb.net

All educators have now become managers and reporters of data, whether they are classroom teachers compiling information on individual students and sharing it with parents, or top district administrators evaluating teachers, principals, and all their students. By Robert Low.

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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? To shed some light on the questions above, EdSurge talked to six educators to get their take. Luckily, these six educators have recommendations that anyone can start implementing immediately.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. Learning analytics.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.”. Baker began by calculating how much each student improved on standardized assessments between the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018 in both math and reading. (In

The Future of Education and VR

Veative

However, the most important question for educators and developers alike pertains to the optimum utilization of our technological innovations and the ways in which we can harness their power to shape the future of education. Several challenges persist in the education system today and may continue do so in the future, hence our aim must be to use immersive technologies such as VR and AR to address those challenges by designing dynamic and creative solutions. Digital Learning

Production Value in Online Higher Education

hem.digital

While the efforts by MIT ( starting in 2001 ) and others in the "Open Movement" served as strong social statements about the importance of access to education - if not education, then educational content - they also put the university on display to an unprecedented degree. First, higher production value and, more generally, a thoughtful, deliberate, and rigorous approach to course design, remains an untapped opportunity in higher education.

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EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

eSchool News

The partnership enables device-agnostic access to educators and students, increasing accessibility to help close the achievement gap across the nation. EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. Learn more at [link].

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was on Capitol Hill this week, making the case for her department’s budget. ( State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts. ” asks Education Dive.

The Growing Chasm in the Online Higher Education Market (2014)

hem.digital

A chasm is beginning to appear between institutions of higher education that offer online programmes. The divide is the result of the different strategies taken for designing, sourcing and managing online education programmes. have adopted methods for producing and supporting online courses that have the potential, if not the likelihood, to improve learning outcomes, increase the speed with the institution improves the quality of teaching and learning, increase value (quality/cost).

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.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 4, “Technology Curves.” The focus now is technology for personalized learning, including data analytics. Just using a clicker for formative assessment makes a big difference (2023) (paging Derek Bruff !).

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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. About a decade ago, leaders in this public school district nearly 70 miles northwest of New York City decided to radically change the way they provide education to its diverse and academically challenged student body. What is personalized learning?

Assigning Homework In the Digital Age: The Benefits of Virtual Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

Over the past few decades, schools have relied on computer technology for delivering educational content or equipping students with resources to enhance their learning. Incorporating these tools helps educators keep their students engaged in a time when online media is a huge part of many students’ lives. Assignments from virtual classrooms can also be shared on other learning management systems like Google Classrooms, Blackboard, and Schoology.

Zap Zap Math–Gamify any Math Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students direct their learning with a unique space-themed avatar (called a ‘mathling’) that identifies their work and keeps them engaged. Teachers can add quizzes that assess student math knowledge by selecting the grade, the topic, one of the suggested Zap Zap Math games, and the duration. The Education account includes a student report card so all stakeholders can track student progress. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. To those working in higher education, some of the trends presented by the team may not have come as a surprise.

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

Edsurge

With thousands of education apps available today, it can seem like students' success is in the palm of their hands. 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. If you’re a school leader who has invested big in education apps, or a proponent of digital apps in the classroom, the findings from this report are bleak.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a number of students so high, they simply needed the power of a software in order to manage all the learning and other data points that came along each student. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences. Here are five benefits that an LMS brings to students of higher education.

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