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.

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.

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

eSchool News

Tapping into data collected from nearly 10 million K-12 students who read 346 million books and nonfiction articles last school year, Renaissance® releases its ninth annual What Kids Are Reading report. The report is an important annual reflection on reading trends in U.S.

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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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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.

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.

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. A report was released in November 2018.

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.

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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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.

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

Edsurge

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. IT staff at our schools reported that teachers were stressed out about logging in to the point where some would just give up on using technology and go back to their regular pen and paper process. Usage Analytics: Track how often district resources are used.

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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

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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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.

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 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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Department of Education missed a deadline to delay state authorization rules are incorrect, a department spokeswoman said Thursday,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. Speaking of which, here’s the headline from the LA School Report : “How a Los Angeles school board member teamed up with SpaceX & Elon Musk to test a mini-sub for the Thailand soccer team’s rescue.” The company has raised $20.4

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.

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. The company has raised $15.9 Education Politics.

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” Via NPR : “Report: Michigan State Spent $500,000 To Keep Tabs On Nassar Victims, Journalists.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” Speaking of Google , Wired reports that “Children’s YouTube is still churning out blood, suicide and cannibalism.” The company has raised $4.8

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. " Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Drop it like it's bot: Brands have cooled on chatbots | Digiday → Many companies have begun dropping their bots, saying that they don't do what they were supposed to: “I would call it overpromising."

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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. It’s from these weekly and monthly reports that I start to build my analysis. Learning to Code. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Online Learning. Mobile Learning. Social Learning, Social Networks.

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Hack Education

Meanwhile, as The New York Times reports : “ Facebook , Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit.” Via the CFPB press office : “ CFPB Report Finds Consumer Complaints Spurred Actions That Brought More Than $750 Million in Relief for Student Loan Borrowers.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.”

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University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. ” Testing, Testing… Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “These days, everyone’s talking about ‘equity,’ and now a testing company has affixed the word to a new effort. The company has raised $2.15

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Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. ” asks The Hechinger Report.

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

Hack Education

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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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Whole-Class Learning is Here.

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But the struggling sector’s political giving is down since peaking in 2012,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.” ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

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Steve Kolowich is such a great reporter. “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Via GeekWire : “ Project Unicorn signs first companies to help schools handle the hairball of edtech data.” ” “More Growth for Handshake ” (a career services company that’s had some privacy issues in the past), says Inside Higher Ed. “Personalized learning instructional models” is just chef finger kiss perfect.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education – with one big exception.” ” There’s more on legal battles involving student loan companies in the business of financial aid section below. 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).

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

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” Elsewhere in Trumplandia: “ Columbia University has declined to comment on recent reports that Monica Crowley , an appointee of President-elect Donald J. dissertation at the university,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. More on the report via Edsurge. ” They’re suing the company. ” Price tag for the report: $3599. ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

In addition, investment company Weld North Holdings acquired Performance Matters , a student assessment and data-analytics company that it will merge with K-12 ed-tech business Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development. Dallas-based LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency-based courseware platform, a learning-analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system.

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. “ California ’s teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill,” The LA Times reports. Via The US News & World Report : “The View From a Testing Giant.” Education Politics.

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The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future of learning” but I want to talk a little bit about the past. They do so in order to make a particular point about their vision for what learning should be like.

Can Notifications Encourage Struggling College Students to Succeed?

MindShift

Innovative predictive analytics are essential for businesses, especially tech companies. So why aren’t more of the best minds in higher education doing more to tap those data streams to improve teaching and learning? Our Ideas series is exploring innovation in education.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning.