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.)

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

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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 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.

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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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

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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Researchers Raise Concerns About Algorithmic Bias in Online Course Tools

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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.

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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

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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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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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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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.

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

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

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

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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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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.

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.

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

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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.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Cheating on Chegg? Maybe Not on Its Tutoring Platform

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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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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.

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.

?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.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private. Learn more here.

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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?

Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour

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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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Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

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

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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.