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

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

I can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. Safiyya Noble’s work on Google).

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. But I am sort of all-in on analytics as a concept.

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

Doug Levin

"This sort of pie-in-the-sky belief that simply getting more computers in kids' hands and more app-development elective courses in schools will make the future bright is an oversimplification of a complex issue." But.truth is, the US government isn't the early adopter here; Amazon, Google and Facebook are really the front-line developers of the surveillance state." " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics.

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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. Investing in hardware and software.

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'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

This was the first-half of a joint presentation at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. Few would care, of course, except those of us struggling to make money in this “new economy.” Of course, none of us are Prince.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. Do you know how hard it is to find a good learning designer?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Billion Federal Block Grant Makes Ed-Tech Training Higher Priority Than Software, Devices.” Via The Guardian : “ Open University plans major cuts to number of staff and courses.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” No one mentioned privacy as a key selling point of Apple versus Google.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

And of course current Undersecretary of Education, Ted Mitchell, is a former VC.) “ How Not to Study Donald Trump ” – “To make sense of Trumpism, and to put Trump in his historical context, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked a mostly white group of scholars to suggest readings for a syllabus for a mock course in Trump Studies. From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” Learn-to-code startup Piper has raised $2.1

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” The scheme involved Ed4Mil , “an online correspondence course provider,” and a former dean of Caldwell University. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. ” The survey was conducted by learning analytics company Civitas Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

For those keeping score at home, here are Peter Thiel’s ed-tech investments (in addition to his “I’ll pay you to drop out of college” fellowship program, of course): Clever, Lore, Thinkful, Declara, and SoFi. And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. ” (That giant: Pearson , of course.). The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. Do you know how hard it is to find a good learning designer?

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