Pearson, Efficacy, Credibility, and OER

iterating toward openness

I’ve written about Pearson’s efficacy work in the past, and Ray Henderson’s twitter post this morning has prompted me to ponder and write a bit more. Just-in: @Pearson has just pubd white paper on their #Revel platform, as CEO @johnfallon committed.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

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Mercier, who’s starting his second year studying business management at City, University of London’s Cass Business School in a couple of weeks, found three of them on a new service called Perlego , a UK-based company which wants to be the Netflix of academic content. So far the company has won participation by major textbook publishers, including Palgrave, Wiley and Pearson. There are publications like major reports, white papers and case studies too.

Blackboard Co-Founder: ‘4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed’

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Once upon a time Pearson operated under different brands that made the totality of what Pearson did less obvious. I remember when the Pearson brand could be found on fewer than 50 business cards, despite being a large and global education business. Also back then, Pearson generally operated as an enabler of learning. Then Pearson became, well, Pearson, unifying all of its business under a common brand, with the consequence that Pearson was everywhere.

Mixed Reality Brings New Life to K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

With the Titanic, the kids did a lot of research on the boats first,” Weaver said in an AMD case study. Students studying information technology took advantage of the VR headsets to create computer programs and troubleshoot technology issues.

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

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We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontier innovations. Over the past 3 years, the S&P has been up 24%, but publishers Pearson and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have been down 58% and 32% respectively. Reach Capital Edtech Outlook 2017 from Jennifer Carolan.

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In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

The Hechinger Report

Vanessa Pearson, UMPI’s interim dean of students, says as part of the shift, professors and administrators have also examined their own courses to identify “learning outcomes,” which are specific pieces of knowledge that students must know to graduate from a certain program.

Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right

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Still, lots of organizations have adopted it, including Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and McGraw Hill Education. Case Study: Clay County School District. The adoption of online educational resources has placed applications and digital files at the center of the teaching and learning experience in K-12 schools.

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Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act

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On the education side, the company enlisted Kelly McGrath, former head of K-12 science curriculum development at Pearson, who’d become Planet3’s chief operating officer. When Tim Kelly started Planet3 in 2013, he aimed for the stars.

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Schools and Colleges Try Virtual Reality Science Labs. But Can VR Replace a Cadaver?

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When Case Western Reserve University launches a new health education campus with the Cleveland Clinic next year, one feature will be conspicuously absent. Microsoft's partnership with Pearson includes HoloChemistry for primary, secondary and college students, and HoloPatient for nursing students. Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic created HoloAnatomy with Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality technology.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

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And that is a very conservative number, based only on time saved using the top six critical core web applications from Pearson, McGraw-Hill, PowerSchool, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Google Classroom. Case Study: Pickens School District enjoys instant access. Case in point: We had some significant spam attacks this spring, where accounts were compromised. It’s 9:30 am on a Monday morning and an anxious sixth-grade teacher calls her school’s IT department.

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Most Popular of 2015, No. ten: Are digital textbooks worth it?

eSchool News

Writer Mary Axelson’s reporting was engrossing, and her case studies struck a chord with readers: While the original story ran across four pages, an unusually-above average number of you read it all the way to the end. Craig Herring, the director of Prek-12 curriculum and instruction, explains that they started using some Pearson online textbooks in 2009, back when they were essentially PDF versions of the printed books.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. Tagged on: September 16, 2017 Pearson India set to launch K-12 online private school | Business Line → Educational services firm Pearson India will launch virtual international school for K-12, International Connections Academy, in India soon. But not in the case of our software."

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. Tagged on: September 16, 2017 Pearson India set to launch K-12 online private school | Business Line → Educational services firm Pearson India will launch virtual international school for K-12, International Connections Academy, in India soon. But not in the case of our software."

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5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

NPR Learning and Tech

In a new paper, "What Doesn't Work In Education: The Politics Of Distraction," published by Pearson Education, Hattie takes on some of the most popular approaches to reform. Hattie doesn't run his own studies. Nor does he analyze groups of studies on a single variable, a technique called meta-analysis. He has examined studies covering a combined 250 million students around the world. The average effect, across all the studies he's analyzed, is 0.4.

Three Years In, Minerva’s Founder On For-Profits, Selectivity, and His Critics

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Even so, students are required to live in the same city and occasionally meet in person for study and projects (and each semester they move to a new city around the world). Historically, if you go back to 1960 and before, the side that was pro-curriculum said, "We're going to pick the books you need to study. They get their textbooks from Pearson, from Macmillan. They get their Harvard Business case studies from the for-profit arm of Harvard University.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Hindu Business Line : “ Pearson India set to launch K–12 online private school.” “ Girls in the Middle East do better than boys in school by a greater margin than almost anywhere else in the world: a case study in motivation, mixed messages, and the condition of boys everywhere.” ” Via Times Higher Education : “ Online courses ‘more time-consuming’ to prepare for , study says.”

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Pearson cut 4000 jobs – 10% of its staff. ” “Taking action,” in this case, meant releasing some case studies and posting a notice on the Federal Register about how a competitive grant program could provide a more “innovative” way to build assessments. Throughout the year, Hill and Feldstein dutifully chronicled all the updates (or lack of updates ) to Blackboard, Pearson , Instructure , Schoology , D2L , and the like. (So

Hack Education Weekly News

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” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.” “ Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage.” ” Also via The New York Times : “Judge Aaron Persky Under Fire for Sentencing in Stanford Rape Case.”

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Associate Professor of Biology A Case Study in Science and Engineering Job Shadowing in High School - Ann Gaudino, Ed.D.

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