Learning Analytics Goes to School

Digital Promise

How can researchers, practitioners, and technology developers best use the wealth of data generated by the increasing use of technology in schools? We’ve been among the many people wrestling with this question over the last five years, and our efforts have led us to a surprisingly simple answer: The best way to use data from digital learning environments for the purposes of educational improvement is in collaboration with the practitioners who will take action based on the data.

5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. Teachers need to understand the learning capacity of their students while imparting knowledge, as opposed to overloading them with information. This is where data-based learning analytics can be leveraged. Plus, today we’ve got efficient learning analytics tools to collect and process the data with accuracy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.) Being so hot also means that the industry uses the term “learning analytics” in a variety of ways. Data : Data is the primary analytics asset.

What are e-Learning analytics about?

IAD Learning

The term e-Learning Analytics (e-LA) refers to the set of techniques aimed to extract useful information from existing online education datasets. The final goals of E-Learning Analytics fall within one the following categories : Educational : Targeting to improve online education impact and student’s performance, such us: Reducing students’ drop outs. Improving students’ understanding and learning. This requires the use of Big Data computing techniques.

Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

Edsurge

At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years. Seventy-eight percent of its students are low income and 22 percent are learning English.

How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?

Edsurge

Colleges and universities are doubling down on learning analytics. They’re trying to figure out how to better use the rich data they’re increasingly capturing about their students and how to improve our collective understanding of the impact of analytics on teaching and learning. At the University of Michigan, more than 100 learning analytics scholars from around the world met earlier this summer for the third annual.

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

Edsurge

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. What happens when students get stereotyped [based on their data] and how do you handle outliers?

IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success

EmergingEdTech

Administrative Solutions Education Technology Success Stories Learning Analytics Making the case for Education Technologies combine lms sis assessment data for predictive analytics improve retention graduation rates with better data integrate school data for analysis integrate school system data for analytics integrating siloed school data for better analysis predicting retention student success predicting school perseverance using all schools data for predictive analytics

Data 72

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. But it’s become not so much a philosophy of introspection or reflection but a compulsion for data collection and data analysis. Can a user request a copy of their data?

Improving Student Outcomes with Big Data and Real-time Analytics

EmergingEdTech

Big Data is Here. The way that students learn and teachers teach will be revolutionized when big data is deployed massively in the educational space. Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsWhat can it do for Education? To catalyze this. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

eduCLIMBER – Powerful Data Integration and Analysis that Teachers & Admins can Actually Use

EmergingEdTech

Powerful data integration and analysis that teachers and admins can actually use. Administrative Solutions Assessment Learning Analytics Making the case for Education TechnologieseduCLIMBER can position educators to work together to give students the supports they need to succeed. eduCLIMBER is. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Hello 21st Century. Let’s Talk about Transforming Parent-Teacher Communications with Technology and Data.

EmergingEdTech

Administrative Solutions Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics Making the case for Education TechnologiesConsidering how quickly technology has developed in recent years, many of today’s teachers were likely also in the classroom when the overhead projector and cable were cutting edge. Even just a few. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Data 52

Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. assessment data learning management system lmsOtus is an interesting product, created by educators. It is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders. Has a great gradebook supporting traditional points-based classrooms and standards based grading.

LMS 126

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. That didn’t stop Bryan Short, who was a student at the University of British Columbia in 2016 when he got curious to know what information the learning management system at his university had collected on him and how it was being used. Learn more here.

Data 127

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.

OER 132

Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

Online education comes with higher interactivity between students and teachers and learning materials, and also more feedback. Schools and educational institutions have a plethora of metrics for their online programs: number of online courses offered / taken, completion rates of courses, engagement rates with the digital learning materials, students’ scores on standardized tests and summative assessments, closing achievement gaps between groups, graduation rates, and so on.

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. Researchers at the K-12 learning analytics company produce the report, which provides the comprehensive review of students’ reading habits and achievement.

Thursday - Angie McAllister on How Academic Networking and Learning Analytics Can Help "Learning How to Learn"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 6th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Angie McAllister, the Director of Data Innovation at Apollo Group, where she specializes in building adaptive learning systems for adult learners. Angie is an educator who has served for 21 years in public and private sectors as a teacher, administrator, and instructional designer in the US and abroad.

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. It also completely ignores the socio-emotional role of a teacher: in motivating the learner, promoting their love of a subject, recognizing their interest in something, and in providing moral support whether in things related to learning or to life.

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. The company hired Ryan Baker, director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics , and another data scientist to mine the data and create a national snapshot of technology use for the 2017-18 school year.

Giving Data Meaning: Students Should Have A Say In What Analytics Tell You About Them

Edsurge

When students interact with digital learning environments, they leave behind trails of data. The desire to understand and improve learning has led many educators to consider the value and utility of this information. But what can these data traces actually tell us about the students who left them, and how do we translate them into meaningful action? Embedded learning analytics are not like rotisserie ovens: you can’t set them and forget them.

To Bring Analytics to College Classrooms, New Effort Starts With ‘Data Laundry’

Edsurge

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 its leaders have found that getting all the data into a form that professors can actually use presents a messy challenge, requiring what one project leader is calling “ data laundry.” Handing Over Datasets The first hurdle has been convincing tech companies to share the data at all.

LMS 95

Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

Learning with 'e's

At present, the golden touchstone is in personalised learning, where anytime, anyplace education is possible through mobile technologies. Evans writes: "Firstly, online education will have evolved beyond omni-channel (anytime, anywhere) to omni-choice whereby students will be able to select and configure every pathway in their learning journey to personalize and customize their near-term and long-term learning plan and approach to their unique situation, needs and interests. "As

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

Not Just Numbers: How Educators Are Using Data in the Classroom

Edsurge

If you’re an educator, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “data-driven instruction,” where you’re asked to constantly assess, analyze, and adjust how you teach students. But one word in that phrase often raises a host of questions: What counts as “data”? And what types of data can best offer insights into whether students are learning in your classroom? Today’s tools offer new forms of data, and figuring which ones are most appropriate to your needs can be daunting.

Data 125

Open Source Tools for Learning Data Analysis, Continuous Improvement, and Machine Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

And now for something completely different… I’m taking a pause from talking directly about open for a moment to share some resources I’ve recently found that have made my data life much more efficient and enjoyable. I spend a lot of my time working in the data generated by use of Lumen’s open courseware. “learning analytics” give you information about what needs improving in your course but doesn’t give you permission to make the changes. ?

Big Data: Learning vectors and velocities

Learning with 'e's

He showcased some of his latest ideas for educational innovation using technology, under the banner of '' Big Data ''. Much of his talk, thankfully, has less to do with Big Data, and more to do with how kids can use their devices to capture the data and use it to better understand the world around them. Technology, he suggested could provide the answers through Big Data. We need more information about the vectors and velocities of learning.

Data 50

Researchers Raise Concerns About Algorithmic Bias in Online Course Tools

Edsurge

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. Colleges insist that scholars be incredibly careful with data and research subjects in the research part of their jobs, but not with the tools they use for teaching.

Libraries Look to Big Data to Measure Their Worth—And Better Help Students

Edsurge

Still, something is working for students, and officials plan to keep watching the data and making design tweaks. And many other libraries are conducting similar experiments with library data ( one influential one was done by Adam Murray, dean of libraries and educational technologies at James Madison University.) Gillies was able to show with data that online resources were more popular with students, and heavily used. It’s really central to the student-learning experience.

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

The Hechinger Report

To that end, software programmers have designed all sorts of data dashboards for classroom teachers. 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.

Study 98

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

Edsurge

This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning. And then there is additional time for engaging classroom activities: discussion starters, group, and self-evaluation of work and Project Based Learning (PBL). Usage Analytics: Track how often district resources are used.

BYOD 130

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.

Trends 172

Learning Engineering and Reese’s Cups

Iterating Toward Openness

Reposting this message I sent to the Learning Analytics mailing list earlier this morning. When I hear people say “learning engineering” I hear them talking about Reese’s cups. I hear them talking about delicious chocolate (instructional design, or applied learning science or whatever you like to call it) and yummy peanut butter (learning analytics, or educational data mining, or whatever you like to call it).

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

The end of the report is stuffed with tantalizing promise about how future learners will engage with robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable tech (think data-collecting headbands, and skill-tracking sensors) that could explode into classrooms in as little as four to five years. By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them.

How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?

techlearning

Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning? Even more, they need to know the impact of these apps -- if students are learning because of them. Educators need to know which products are likely to have a positive impact on learning for their students.