Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

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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.

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

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Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. I also expect to see a lot more robotics and makerspaces in schools. What benefits do you think it can bring to the classroom?

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

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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.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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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.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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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.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

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Combine this with guidance from teachers in the classroom, students will be able to comprehend various complex topics and concepts in a much better way. Related: How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning. School is a place where students are allowed to learn, experiment and make mistakes. While it is alright to learn from one’s mistakes, sometimes the mistakes are too costly to bear. Making mistakes is a part of learning process.

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From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning. ” NPR asks whose bones made up those old classroom skeletons. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Entrepreneur.com repeats this old story : “ Personalised learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System.”

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Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

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Or, rather, have we adopted technologies for teaching and learning that are much more aligned with that military mission of command and control? Education technologies facilitate communication, expanding learning networks beyond the classroom.

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The Weaponization of Education Data

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More data collection will improve student learning and student outcomes. ” “The Higher Ed Learning Revolution,” as NPR put it: Tracking Each Student’s Every Move.“ They are in limbo , along with many of the students in their classrooms.

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” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. ” PrecisionHawk is a drone surveillance company, which I’m sure has nothing in common with the learning management system. Teacher on Paid Leave After Confederate Flag Found Hanging in Classroom.”

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Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. Google boasts that “New Google Classroom features make it easier to learn, teach, manage and build” – that is, by adding notifications and metrics.

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Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.” Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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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.

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The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].