Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. Today, a growing number of edtech companies are also signing on to use Caliper, which offers improved data architecture and ease of implementation. But these resemble the old paper gradebooks of the past, displaying only grades.

Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Houpe, along with colleagues Renee Patton, director of education for Cisco , and Sonny Magana, founder of consulting firm Magana Education , are part of Cisco’s K–12 Executive Council, a team of thought leaders who produced a white paper about organizational change as a driver of educational digital transformation. Houpe spoke with EdTech about the white paper and the ways in which the Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving digital transformation.

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Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

Large technology companies are beginning to see the benefits as well. According to a white paper from CDW , there are seven unique benefits to adopting hyperconvergence: 1. Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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One University's Approach to Innovation: ‘You Have to Go Slow to Go Fast’

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And, I think even sometimes ten years down the road they realize "Oh, so when I was writing that 25-page research paper, you know that actually does give me really important skills and project management.”. So, we created a really extensive white paper for them. And, so now we're thinking about tailoring these to make them more consumable for a public audience—to put our white papers, blogs, and we're now featuring some experts in podcast interviews.

Misplaced Faith in Value-Added Measures for Teacher Evaluations

The 21st Century Principal

which describes a rhetorical study by Rachel Gabriel and Jessica Nina Lester which examined the discourse during a meeting of the Tennessee Teacher Evaluation Advisory or TEAC from March 2010 through April 2011. What is interesting about this study is that the language employed by those in this meeting betray some important assumptions and beliefs about teaching, learning, testing, and value-added measures that aren''t entirely supported by research or common sense.

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

Edsurge

Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. If products can’t be flexible and meet districts where they are, they won’t survive.”. As the demand for interoperability increases among schools, some companies are taking notice and working with their product development teams to make change — but the actions are small and the changes come slowly.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” Via The New York Times : “ Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “White paper explores changing the accreditation system to encourage continuous improvement and open the door to ‘alternative’ education providers.” ” The white paper comes from Ithaka S+R.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

A lot of media, telecom, eCommerce, software companies use this model, where customers pay for the service or product for a specific time period. Companies that provide subscription-based services, offer monthly, quarterly, yearly, two-yearly subscriptions.

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Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

State Department, the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Journalism and National Security and the white paper series inspired by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

State Department, the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Journalism and National Security and the white paper series inspired by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities.