How to close learning gaps with the help of an intelligent learning platform

Neo LMS

Even if schools strived to offer the best support and equitable distance learning opportunities, this was not always possible. This mix of factors increased learning gaps at individual, class, institutional, and state levels. Once they happen, learning gaps are hard to close.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) This competency-based system made sense; if students were chronically absent, holding them accountable to a pacing calendar would prove futile. Abbas Manjee's standards-based Algebra 1 scope and sequence. At the time, I had no idea this system was called “standards-based grading.” I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way.

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How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money)

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Her class is learning about muscles, but instead of watching a video or reading about it in a book, she can move a virtual arm and see an exposed bicep muscle contract. In one day—in the same classroom—we can dissect an elephant, weld a beam, take apart a car, and dissect a human. EdSurge chatted with Carbenia, who shared tips on selecting, implementing and funding the technology—along with a deeply relevant lesson he learned from his family.

Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

Edsurge

As a former New York City high school teacher, I know that parent-teacher conferences seldom provide parents with enough time to process what their children learned, what they’re interested in, and what needs improvement. Talk about what's being learned, not what's missing. Often, “what needs improvement” dominates the conversation; if parents must endure this in multiple classrooms with multiple teachers, it doesn’t provide the incentive to come back next time.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. competency-based (a.k.a. standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Eight Resources for Designing Competency-Based Curriculum.

Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

Edsurge

In Paul Tough’s new book, he writes that the people who are best at engendering “noncognitive”—or character—abilities like grit in students hardly ever mention these skills in the classroom. But what has been left unsaid is how our current system of education works systematically against instilling these skills in students, and how we could naturally embed the development of grit in students—in a way that doesn’t talk explicitly about grit—by moving to a competency-based learning system.

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., more states, districts and schools are moving toward a competency-based education system that focuses on individualized learning and classroom equity. But what exactly is a competency-based education system, and what role does technology play in the design and support of this system?

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Despite the growing demand for edtech and online learning, face-to-face lectures and on-campus activities remained the core part of how students accessed their education. Read more: 3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning. Competency-based learning.

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Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Edsurge

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of Inflated Expectations: Personalized Learning. Today’s most hyped phrase, personalized learning, is nearing Gartner’s peak of inflated expectations among the chattering class of education thought leaders and philanthropists.

How online learning contributes to a more inclusive HE experience

Neo LMS

One thing that I’ve been thrilled about is that technology and online learning have really supported these students to continue their education, even though the pandemic disrupted many systems and processes. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

Discovery Education’s K-12 Learning Platform Earns Learner Variability Product Certification From Digital Promise

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, April 14, 2022) — Discovery Education —the worldwide edtech leader whose digital services support learning wherever it takes place—announced today that its award-winning K-12 learning platform has earned the Learner Variability Product Certification from Digital Promise.

What the Shortcomings of EdTech Mean for Improving Distance Learning and Schools

MindShift

Despite all the promises of education technology in transforming how students learn, change has been, at best, incremental. Bold claims have been made in the past decade about personalized learning, automated assessments and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Plus, their basic needs are met – perhaps, someone else is responsible for household duties – so they have less distractions from learning and can better practice self-regulation skills.

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K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

Let’s start with what personalized learning is — or should be — and go from there. A 2017 Medium post from the Office of Educational Technology laments the lack of clarity about the term “personalized learning”: “The lack of a consistent definition and language for a relatively complex idea has hampered both understanding and effective ­implementation,” the article states. MORE FROM EDTECH: See where K–12 schools can turn to for personalized learning resources.

What is an intelligent learning platform for schools and universities?

Neo LMS

An intelligent learning platform (ILP) for schools and universities might be the tool you’ll start using soon if you’re a teacher, academic institution leader, student, or parent. Schools and universities have been leveraging the power of edtech for quite a while now.

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Competency-Based Education: A Reading Journey

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

As Shelby County 's journey toward competency-based education (CBE) has become regionally and nationally known, educators often ask about resources we have discovered along the way. Make sure classroom teachers have a chance to discuss key excerpts!

The 6 principles of mastery-based learning

Neo LMS

Teaching needs to be student-centered, but most of all, it should be based on the graduate profile. Mastery-based learning is a competency-oriented teaching method. Students should master learning content but also abilities such as adaptability, resilience, and agency.

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IXL Awarded Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise

eSchool News

IXL submitted its whitepaper, ” IXL Design Principles: Core Features Grounded in Learning Science Research ,” as evidence that links IXL’s product design to established research on how students learn. SAN MATEO, Calif.,

Can Personalized Learning Be Scaled to Ease Teacher Burdens and Close Achievement Gaps?

ED Surge

Some say it’s time to finally commit to scalable personalized learning. After nearly two decades of teaching, leading, researching and writing—all with a focus on personalized learning—Smith is taking another step forward in his life’s mission to better understand students and help them learn.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Structure: Membership-based. The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. The organisation’s other major contribution is the development of the ISTE standards, a framework that enables educators to continue striving for innovation and technological enhancements in their classrooms. Structure: Membership-based.

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Learning Impact Conference Report: How Can We Create More Seamless Digital Ecosystems?

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At the IMS Global Learning Impact conference this week (#LILI2018), there were dozens of sessions covering the many ways interoperability is helping data play well together to create more user-friendly digital ecosystems. Some sessions dove into the weeds, exploring systems like IMS CASE (Competencies & Academic Standards Exchange), which supports learning standards and competencies, digital resources, and assessments.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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Competency-Based Learning. Competency-Based Education is something I’m hearing more and more about, which is neither bad nor good, but worth understanding more carefully. Video Streaming/ Flipped Classroom/eLearning Trends.

Vote for Digital Promise’s SXSW and SXSW EDU 2018 Session Ideas

Digital Promise

Every day at Digital Promise, we work with leading educators, researchers, and developers across the country to help close the Digital Learning Gap and improve learning for all. Through this work, we see powerful examples of innovation across education — from students creating their own virtual reality (VR) films, to researchers working with technology developers to improve edtech efficacy, to educators rethinking their own professional development with the use of micro-credentials.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

Edsurge

It became know as the flipped classroom—a modern, video-based version of a model pioneered by a handful of higher ed professors during the 1990s. But notably, a cohesive opposition movement has failed to materialize, in part because research on its impact in the classroom has generally been positive (or at least neutral ). Perhaps also because as flipped learning has evolved, it has adopted much more of an open-ended definition.

Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

EdNews Daily

If you ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning, you’ll no doubt get some enthusiastic answers, and all twelve will probably be different. The new-school answer to the definition of personalized learning is markedly different. By Charles Sosnik.

Pearson Efficacy Study Highlights the Challenge of Letting Students Retest

Edsurge

Educators shifting to competency-based models often tout to the power of allowing students to master a topic by taking a test again and again until they do well, rather than failing them if they bomb the first time. The new research suggests that far from mastering concepts, students may simply be retaking quizzes on education technology platforms until their score increases, which may actually hurt their overall learning progression.

Not Just Buzzwords: How Teachers Bring Big Ideas, Innovative Practices to Life

Edsurge

As edtech buzzwords new and old swirl , it is easy for educators to get lost among the fads du jour, much less apply the principles behind lofty ideas to make meaningful progress for students. Blended learning in credit-recovery courses and alternative schools—areas where students would often have no brick-and-mortar options—has gotten a bad rap because of questions about the rigor of the online learning experience. Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” The Flipped Classroom".