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. Some reflect neither the spirit nor the current state of this technology.

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

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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?

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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.

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

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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. However, as you may know, there are a number of technological and human challenges that you must overcome to be successful in your endeavor. Lead the project from the learning innovation side, not from IT.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. assessment data learning management system lmsOtus is an interesting product, created by educators.

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

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

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

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Administrative Solutions Education Technology Success Stories Learning Analytics Making the case for Education Technologies combine lms sis assessment data for predictive analytics improve retention graduation rates with better data integrate school data for analysis integrate school system data for analytics integrating siloed school data for better analysis predicting retention student success predicting school perseverance using all schools data for predictive analytics

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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. Learn more about this process in this accompanying blog post.). Complete this form to let us know you’d like to be part of conversations about improving learning with OER.

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. While technology opens new horizons for education at home, adapting to this is more challenging. What are the pros and cons of remote teaching technology? However, thanks to technology, teachers are still able to continue teaching and students don’t lag behind. And while this is good news, many educators face new challenges due to this switch to remote learning, and for some, it takes time to accustom.

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

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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 can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. Why invest in technology when the money can be put to better use investing in people?

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

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. 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?

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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.

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

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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. An abacus is an educational technology, as is the slide rule. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. Learning analytics. Adaptive learning systems.

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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. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. What is personalized learning? That’s where technology comes in.

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. 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. Are any education technologies, for that matter? And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general.

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

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

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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. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape. Education Technology Technology Trends Instructional Trends Student Success

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

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Over the past few decades, schools have relied on computer technology for delivering educational content or equipping students with resources to enhance their learning. Education technology platforms like Study.com use Virtual Classrooms to seamlessly integrate teacher feedback, dynamic learning, analytics, and personalization when assigning homework. Virtual Classrooms Assess Student Comprehension and Progress.

Researchers Raise Concerns About Algorithmic Bias in Online Course Tools

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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. He stressed that Marachi’s article does not point to specific instances of student harm from data, and that the goal of learning analytics features are often to help students succeed.

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

eSchool News

EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. This partnership expands its ability to support more schools and districts nationwide, increasing delivery of personalized learning and supporting equitable achievement for all students.

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. Let students pace their own learning as you track them on the teacher dashboard. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

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

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But easy to forget is that technology is not in itself a solution. million hours of technology usage by 390,000 students across 48 U.S. 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. Many apps, independent of how long or often students use them, have no relationship to learning outcomes.

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

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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. 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. The pitch: Use deeper technology to make admissions more deeply human. “I

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

Neo LMS

Success may mean different things to different people and the future can at most be predicted — unknown for sure — but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon: technology will play an important role in many aspects of the lives of adults in the future. We may not realize this as they happen, but the recent advancements in technology are downright impressive; just think about the differences between an old Nokia phone and the latest iPhone or Samsung. E-learning

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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. Various and engaging learning content.

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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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. EdSurge caught up with him recently to hear the story about his hunt for his own data and what he thinks colleges could do to make that technology a bit more transparent. Learn more here.

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

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In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students. Roorda thinks that’s important as part of his goal to make the ACT’s learning solutions fully adaptive. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

eSchool News

Connecting leaders across the learning lifecycle and around the world, SXSW EDU serves as a melting pot for the latest approaches to education. What follows is a curated list of the top 10 trends impacting teaching and learning as exhibited in the programming at SXSW EDU 2019. At a high level, this year’s trends represent a human-centered approach to empowering both the educator and student to define their own learning pathway. Future of Assessment & Accountability.

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

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This is especially the case when it comes to education technology and curricular innovation. 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. Worrying over questions about culture, data and technology could easily constrain our thinking from the start.

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community