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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes. Need an LMS next year?

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Should you build your own LMS?

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Districts, in turn, must decide whether to build out their own online content platforms, farm it out to a learning platform provider like FuelEd (formerly Aventa Learning) or K12, or take a hybrid approach. Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform.

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How the LMS Market Can Transform Teaching and Learning to Benefit All Stakeholders

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

According to a report submitted to the 2025 Global Analysis and Forecasts at the start of this year, the Learning Management System (LMS) Market is expected to grow in the US from $5.05

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Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

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He saw teachers meet as a group to plan lessons that addressed students’ needs, watch each other in the classroom and then provide feedback and suggestions. Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

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Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom. Why I Chose an LMS.

The Future of Education.and the role edtech will play

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Yesterday morning before heading to the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit that I am currently attending, I sat in on a meeting where we announced to our middle school that we were going to pilot the LMS Canvas for next year.

itslearning New Learning Path Solution Lets Teachers Design Personalized, Optimal Avenues for Student Learning

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16, 2018 , Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – As part of its mission to help students achieve their potential, itslearning announced it has recently launched its Learning Paths enhanced solution. Teachers can use this new set of features to create a personalized experience for the classroom.

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6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

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Does the conference meet your school’s ed tech goals? To offer more personalized learning? The same principle applies to the exhibition area, where thousands of companies, NGOs and other institutions will be competing for your attention.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

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The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone! How can you ensure that your courses meet expectations? Leveraging big data in a learning context.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. If products can’t be flexible and meet districts where they are, they won’t survive.”. Data interoperability should be invisible.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores

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RENO, NV, May 16, 2018 — ASSIST Education and Apex Learning® enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. million enrollments in Apex Learning digital curriculum.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Mostly surveillance posing as “ personalization ” startups. ” The company in question: Dipont Education Management Group.

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Pulls Plug on ‘ Learning Registry ,’ an Obama-Era Tech Initiative.” Via The New York Times : “ Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War.” Via the AP : “One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing 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.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. Each learning space is equipped with a 20’ 2” (6.16

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“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” “Preparing for the Post-LMS World ” by Jonathan Rees. “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. “Learning Designers will have to adapt or die. million from Naspers and Learn Capital.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” The Australian company provides courses for schools that decide to outsource their educational services. From tech companies, I guess?

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. “ Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

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Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” ” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ” Via Recode : “ Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled an all-hands meeting about gender controversy due to employee worries of online harassment.” ISTE has hired Joseph South as its Chief Learning Officer.

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99

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” Protestors were outside the meeting in force. ” The Kenyan Ministry of Education says that the Bridge International Academies are not complying with the country’s laws, and the company, which runs chains of schools across the developing world, has not received approval for its curriculum. This coding bootcamp was acquired by the University of Phoenix’s parent company, Apollo Education Group , in 2015. From WCET : “ In Defense of the LMS.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Behind Randi Weingarten ’s secret meeting with Steve Bannon ” by Mike Klonsky. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” Shernaz Daver , Udacity ’s chief marketing officer, is leaving the company.

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“In a sweeping move, the for-profit school chain has been told to lock its doors after parliament demanded it halt operations in response to its failure to meet educational and infrastructure standards.” ” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Via Inside Higher Ed : “After a special meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, the university announced late Tuesday that it would permit – if certain conditions are met – the white supremacist Richard Spencer to appear on campus.”

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ 14 Reasons Why Pokémon Go Is The Future Of Learning.” It will “personalize education.”

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” EdWeek’s Market Brief on “Implications for K–12 Companies in Trump’s Big Proposed Cuts to Ed. ” Via The Wall Street Journal : “Trump Officials Are Learning How Hard It Is to Sell $1 Billion of Their Assets.” ” Last year , the Ugandan government decreed that company’s schools be shut down because they failed to meet education and sanitation requirements; Kenyan courts have also ordered the schools to close.

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