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. Data : Data is the primary analytics asset. Benefits of learning analytics.

?Invasive or Informative? Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics

Edsurge

Professors can easily integrate the platform into an LMS, allow students to engage with one another and course material online, and faculty see data on how student are learning. To make money, Piazza sells student data to third parties via a revenue model it called “Piazza Careers,” a recruiting service that allows companies to find potential employees (i.e. Following Hill’s post, the company reached out to UC Berkeley to work out a new arrangement.

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The Importance of Granular Learning Analytics to Micro-Learning Providers

hem.digital

Companies like Udemy, Udacity, Codecademy, Fulbridge and General Assembly appear to be settling in for the long run and are expected to be a significant component of the expanding learning eco-system for adults. The growth of alternative education and training providers continues.

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The History of the Pedometer (and the Problems with Learning Analytics)

Hack Education

These were my remarks as a guest speaker in Donna Murdoch's class “Online Teaching and Learning – Applying Adult Learning Principles” this evening. I was asked to speak about learning analytics, but like I said in my keynote last week at NMC , ed-tech is boring. Learning analytics, in some ways, is a symptom of this data-driven culture – one that also is not new to education. How long does the company retain it?

Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

Online education comes with higher interactivity between students and teachers and learning materials, and also more feedback. Schools and educational institutions have a plethora of metrics for their online programs: number of online courses offered / taken, completion rates of courses, engagement rates with the digital learning materials, students’ scores on standardized tests and summative assessments, closing achievement gaps between groups, graduation rates, and so on.

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. Here’s what we’re doing this fall: We have analyzed data from Spring 2018 to empirically determine which learning outcomes students struggled with the most in five Waymaker courses.

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

EmergingEdTech

Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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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. Ancillary assessment cloud device Education educators K-12 learning learning analytics online resources school school network schools solutions students

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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Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m the CTO of a tech company and for more than five years I have been busy with teaching programming courses and sharing my expertise with novice specialists. However, due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the global lockdown, distance learning became vital in 2020.

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Renaissance Learning Acquires UClass to Link Instruction, Assessment

Marketplace K-12

The acquisition represents the value that Renaissance, one of the largest assessment and learning analytics companies in the K-12 market, places on a relative newcomer. Assessment Ed-tech Renaissance Learning assessments instructionalmaterials jacklynch renaissancelearning taggingcontent uclass zakringelstein

Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning. Blended Learning.

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.

Researchers Raise Concerns About Algorithmic Bias in Online Course Tools

Edsurge

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.

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

The Hechinger Report

These are computer screens, akin to a dashboard in a pilot’s cockpit, that visually depict students’ progress as they learn online and flag areas of concern that a teacher can address. The researchers assigned some teachers to wear glasses with the data analytics turned off.

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Udemy’s Upskilling and Educational Content is Now Available on LenovoEDU Community

eSchool News

Udemy, the world’s largest destination for learning and teaching online, today announced that the recently launched LenovoEDU community by Lenovo will offer Udemy content and pathways to course recommendations for specific careers.

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MinecraftEdu Creators Struggle to Find a Second Hit

Edsurge

Those developers, whose company TeacherGaming pivoted sharply after Microsoft took over MinecraftEdu two years ago, are facing tough times—and laying off staff—as they try to craft a niche in a crowded educational gaming landscape that has struggled to attract broad interest from schools. In the past few days, the Finland-based company has decided to shrink its staff to about eight, down from 13 (and a peak of 18 employees a few years ago). In January 2018, the company raised $1.6

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

Edsurge

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. But they hope to create a process that others can use, and to push edtech companies to more closely follow standards so that there’s less cleaning work needed. Handing Over Datasets The first hurdle has been convincing tech companies to share the data at all.

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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. 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. Her firm helps companies develop technology for young people that is compliant with safety and security concerns. “If

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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. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

Companies selling admissions algorithms say they have a fairer, more scientific way to predict student success. 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.

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Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around.

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

Edsurge

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

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

The Christensen Institute

The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 districts. 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.

Of Sunlight, OER, and Lumen

Iterating Toward Openness

Of course, I could have stopped everything else in my life for a few months and learned most of what I needed to know to answer these questions myself. But the end product of working with a company who already had the expertise, experience, and knew the relevant technology inside out was far beyond what I could have done myself. Is the primary goal to improve student learning, increase graduation rates, or save students money? We recently installed solar panels on our home.

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How to Retain Students in a Post-Pandemic World

Omega Notes

No one solution can address these challenges, and there are dozens of technology companies that promise results for an institution’s bottom-line. To be successful, the student equation needs to be a fundamental piece of an analytics platform.

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Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

edWeb.net

During an edLeader Panel , sponsored by CatchOn, An ENA Affiliate , Eric Butash, Director of Education Technology and Data Integration for the district, discussed how they used data analytics to build their personalized student learning pathways. By Stacey Pusey.

E-LEARN magazine features our adaptive learning solution

IAD Learning

Our adaptive learning and e-Learning analytics product, IADLearning, got featured on an interview at E-LEARN magazine given by our Research and Development Director, José Antonio Omedes. On the interview, titled “Putting Heart and Intelligence into e-Learning” different issues, impacting the current development of e-Learning technology, are discussed.

Behaviorism, Surveillance, and (School) Work

Hack Education

I was a speaker today at the #AgainstSurveillance teach-in , a fundraiser for Ian Linkletter who is being sued by the online test-proctoring software company Proctorio. In ed-tech circles, we call this "learning analytics," but it's less about learning than it is about productivity.).

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Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

And as many of these technologies do not monitor student performance, learning difficulties are not tracked or identified early; preventing intervention with supplementary and personalised supports. Tip Tap Tap (TTT) provides early years educators with interactive school desks combined with a Learning Content Management System. Tip Tap Tap Interactive School desk and combined Learning Content Management System. Tip Tap Tap Learning Analytics.

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

Edsurge

In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. million investment in Smart Sparrow , a company that offers a platform used by many higher-ed faculty members and instructors to develop online, adaptive courses and simulations. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students.

Cheating on Chegg? Maybe Not on Its Tutoring Platform

Edsurge

That’s an example of a request that can be found on online tutoring services like Chegg, as shared by a senior data scientist at the company, Sanghamitra Deb. based company wants to thwart. Among the services that the publicly-traded digital education company offers is Chegg Tutors, which matches students with tutors who help them one-on-one in a variety of subjects, such as physics and French. So to flag such ethically dubious requests, the company uses machine learning.

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The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

Canvas , whiteboards and a company called Blackboard. hulking gathering of higher-ed technology staff, faculty and companies. No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. As schools increasingly outsource services to companies, “going from managing staff to managing vendors requires a whole new set of capabilities and skills for CIOs [chief information officers],” he tells EdSurge.

Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour

Edsurge

The next best option, typically, is to be acquired by another company, in exchange for cash or stock options. For curriculum management startup UClass , which was acquired last year by Renaissance Learning , the relationship has been less than symbiotic, demonstrating there are growing pains even after a company has “exited.” “I million to buy the company from Permira Funds. They kept taking away my ability to do anything at the company.".