Learning Analytics Can Be Deceiving

The Journal

"… Learning analytics … has the potential to transform American education …" A(nother) Holy Grail? In this week’s blog post we present a cautionary tale from a real classroom with real students and real learning analytics

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. This is where data-based learning analytics can be leveraged.

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. What exactly is happening in these classrooms?

Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

Online education comes with higher interactivity between students and teachers and learning materials, and also more feedback. These skills may not develop only in an online learning environment, but they surely aren’t hindered either. Success. What a fine idea.

Simply Way to Incorporate Game-Based Learning into the Classroom

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TeacherGaming pairs digital games with high-quality lesson plans and learning analytics

Hello 21st Century. Let’s Talk about Transforming Parent-Teacher Communications with Technology and Data.

EmergingEdTech

Considering how quickly technology has developed in recent years, many of today’s teachers were likely also in the classroom when the overhead projector and cable were cutting edge. Administrative Solutions Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics Making the case for Education TechnologiesEven just a few. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

Learning with 'e's

At present, the golden touchstone is in personalised learning, where anytime, anyplace education is possible through mobile technologies. Evans doesn't go on to describe how AI will make omni-choice learning possible, but the promise sits there, ripe for the picking.

What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer

Neo LMS

Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online. To truly create a dynamic, interactive, social and collaboration-rich online learning environment requires a redefinition of what it is to teach.

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. Virtual Classrooms Help Teachers Create Homework Assignments. Virtual Classrooms Can Turn Homework into a Game.

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

Educational Technology Guy

It is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. assessment data learning management system lms

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How Good is our Return on Learning for Classroom Apps?

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Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning? Monday, November 5, 2018 12:00pm Pacific time, 3:00pm Eastern With learning today so dependent on technology, districts need to know if they are investing in the programs that can make the greatest difference for their students.

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To Bring Analytics to College Classrooms, New Effort Starts With ‘Data Laundry’

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A consortium of 25 universities unveiled a new platform last month that will pull in information from systems across campus to bring richer analytics to college classrooms. That way, colleges can one day have a dashboard that includes information from learning-management systems (LMS), student records, online-textbook platforms run by publishers and from the many tools that professors use, such as clickers. “If Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Integrated learning solutions provide multi-platform opportunities for children to learn. Learning Analytics. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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

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And what types of data can best offer insights into whether students are learning in your classroom? That includes Maine educator Julie Willcott, who concedes that some of the most informative data she has used came not from summative tests or graded assignments, but rather from assessments she used to identify students’ learning preferences at the beginning of a semester. “In In my mind, this keeps the learning in the driver’s seat,” she says.

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Thursday Webinar - Practical Learning Research for the Math Classroom

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us on Thursday, December 3, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm US-EST, for a look at the latest research in learning science and why it matters to math teachers. How can we take the research about teaching and learning and translate it into practice?

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

Neo LMS

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. E-learning

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Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

The end of the report is stuffed with tantalizing promise about how future learners will engage with robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable tech (think data-collecting headbands, and skill-tracking sensors) that could explode into classrooms in as little as four to five years.

How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?

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As the costs for devices and applications decrease, technology use is increasing In classrooms across the country. As tablets, Chromebooks, and other handheld devices are employed in classrooms, instruction relies more and more on apps instead of on traditional computer-based programs.

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 benefits do you think it can bring to the classroom? What about Machine Learning? Machine learning is incredible.

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Colleges Need to Build Digital Quads to Support Social Learning for Online Students

Edsurge

The act of talking with others—having social debates and conversations—is key to human learning, and this “social learning” has now become an important tenet of teaching and learning. If we can scale formal learning by taking it online, we can scale social learning there as well.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. Almost half of all Ontario secondary school teachers report using YouTube or video elements in their classrooms.

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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. 10 Ways to use it in your classroom. Let students pace their own learning as you track them on the teacher dashboard.

Giving Data Meaning: Students Should Have A Say In What Analytics Tell You About Them

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When students interact with digital learning environments, they leave behind trails of data. The desire to understand and improve learning has led many educators to consider the value and utility of this information. Embedded learning analytics are not like rotisserie ovens: you can’t set them and forget them. An interest in respecting student agency is an important component of the academic field of learning analytics.

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Biometric Tech Can Track How Well Students Are Paying Attention

EdTech Magazine

For example, for its remote learning classes, the Paris School of Business is using software called Nestor to track students’ eye movement and facial expressions through their laptop webcams. Biometrics could also work in K–12 classrooms. It’s the natural next step in the move toward personalized learning , in which technology tailors information and lessons to fit students’ knowledge and abilities. Biometric Tech Can Track How Well Students Are Paying Attention.

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There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

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The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. The findings unveil a clear disconnect between district software procurement and classroom practice. To be clear, not all software is high quality, which means teachers may have good reason to not adopt some software products that fail to deliver positive student learning outcomes.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

The classroom of the future isn’t far from becoming a reality in 2018. With all of these technologies populating classrooms this year, it is also more integral than ever that educators instill students with the tenets of digital citizenship. VR in the Classroom Grows More Feasible.

Indiana Approves Renaissance Star Early Literacy for Universal Screening for Dyslexia

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(Wisconsin Rapids, WI) October TK, 2018 — Renaissance , a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, today announced that the state of Indiana approved Renaissance Star Early Literacy® for universal screening for dyslexia in support of the state’s recent passage of Senate Bill 217.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

Interesting: Rural schools are outpacing others on in-school tech access

eSchool News

Although schools in rural areas traditionally hit roadblocks when it comes to securing technology tools and high-speed internet access in classrooms and student homes, a new study suggests students in those schools actually outperform their urban and suburban peers in access at school.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. But I am sort of all-in on analytics as a concept.

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

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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. That’s an especially big problem for the education apps that are designed for “relatively intensive usage,” he adds, because only at that level can the apps be expected to lead to their promised learning outcomes. Education Technology Learning Research Research

The Future of Education and VR

Veative

With falling prices of hardware, lesser limitations in terms of tech specs, and more and more parents and teachers waking up to the benefits, immersive technologies are poised to become a standard part of every classroom in the future. Data and intelligent analytics. Digital Learning

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

National Study: What Apps Work Best?

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With more than $3 billion spent on ed tech products last year and more than 2,500 programs on the market, educators across the country need to know which products are likely to make a difference in teaching and learning. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning?

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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.