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.)

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.

?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.

The Importance of Granular Learning Analytics to Micro-Learning Providers

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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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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.

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.

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World’s largest K-12 reading survey identifies trends, highlights best practices

eSchool News

Researchers at the K-12 learning analytics company produce the report, which provides the comprehensive review of students’ reading habits and achievement.

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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

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

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. It seems that technical training is less relevant here than e-learning course design.

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MinecraftEdu Creators Struggle to Find a Second Hit

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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’

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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. 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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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

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.

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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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. Is the primary goal to improve student learning, increase graduation rates, or save students money?

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

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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.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. Despite these drawbacks, the company has an interesting repository of technology usage from roughly 400,000 students, kindergarten through high school, across 26 states. Apps are increasingly common in U.S.

MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?

Edsurge

And that’s forcing companies and colleges around the globe to reevaluate their data policies and practices. The law also requires that companies get explicit consent from users before sharing data, and includes many other data protections as well. is interacting with a college’s learning management system, or when a prospective student in Europe applies for admission to a U.S. In less than three weeks, strict privacy regulations will go into effect for the European Union.

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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.

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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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 Interactive School desk and combined Learning Content Management System.

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.

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

Edsurge

A pair of consultants who run a popular edtech blog plan to start offering events—in hopes of getting people at colleges and companies who don’t usually talk to each other to join forces on innovative teaching efforts. Open-ed people, personalized-learning people, and the learning-analytics people, they don’t talk to each other that much.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

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It’s also a time when companies of all sizes and ages announce their latest updates and tools. AS FOR AMAZON, still no word about Inspire , the company’s effort at creating an online education marketplace that made a splashy announcement last year.) Our bread and butter has always been middle school ELA,” a representative from the company explains. “We’ve So the company plans to release three new articles a week aimed specifically at elementary students.

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.".

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Siemens’ work is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in digital learning, but he doesn’t want to discuss the latest fads in education technology.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use.

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

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The technology belonged to ClassLink , a Clifton, NJ-based provider of web- and cloud-based educational products and services as well as the company’s namesake SSO platform. This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning. Usage Analytics: Track how often district resources are used.

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Learning to Code.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. ” But it’s a content company.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

From textbooks to tests and from research papers to group projects, public education is in the midst of a sea change in how it provides learning opportunities to its students, in the tools it offers, and in what it expects its educators and students to use. The goal is to ensure that students can take best advantage of the powerful learning tools at their disposal wherever their academic and career aspirations may lead them.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Pearson CEO John Fallon recently met with a group of reporters at Education Week’ s offices and spoke about his company’s business strategies and record, and offered a defense against some of its detractors’ claims.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Each month, I calculate all the venture capital investment that’s gone into education technology, noting who’s invested, the type of company, and so on. But I’ve purposefully called this series “trends” because I like to imagine it helps defang some of the bulleted list of crap that other publications churn out, claiming that this or that product is going to “change everything” about how we teach and learn. Learning to Code.

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

Edsurge

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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How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

Edsurge

In 2015 the University of Michigan established the Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) as part of the Office Of Academic Innovation—a group charged with fostering a culture of innovation in learning in order to reimagine the 21st century public research university. We offer our colleagues at peer institutions and edtech companies nine considerations for cultivating innovation on campus and beyond. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning