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.

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. Learn more here.

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The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools. More data collection will improve course design.

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How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?

techlearning

A recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey showed that about 58% of teachers use educational apps and 41% use social media. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning? Having the right data leads to informed decision-making and future student success.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. People alone could not parse, sort and analyze all that data, and make the best decisions based on it. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences.

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K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, GreatSchools acquired a school data provider while ed-tech firms including n2y and Thrivist obtained funding. GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie: GreatSchools , an Oakland, California-based nonprofit education organization, has acquired school data provider Schoolie , according to a statement. GreatSchools said it plans to analyze the new Schoolie data to identify how many students gain exposure to high level courses vs. basic courses.

What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

eSchool News

Connecting leaders across the learning lifecycle and around the world, SXSW EDU serves as a melting pot for the latest approaches to education. What follows is a curated list of the top 10 trends impacting teaching and learning as exhibited in the programming at SXSW EDU 2019.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. Our data suggests that CIOs are less part of academic decision-making than we would hope,” he adds. “I’ll That’s what an Adobe-commission survey , published in partnership with futurist Bryan Alexander and the New Media Consortium, revealed. How might a sociology class analyze human interactions and behaviors on social media?).

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning. Be sure to share articles with your professional learning community!

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning. Be sure to share articles with your professional learning community!

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Note: The original version of this piece was published on July 7, 2016 by New America as part of an EdCentral series on the next social contract for education: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/next-social-contract-public-education-needs-new-terms-service/. As New America’s Lindsey Tepe has suggested , it is time to reboot the social contract for public education.

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?

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

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

But I’ve purposefully called this series “trends” because I like to imagine it helps defang some of the bulleted list of crap that other publications churn out, claiming that this or that product is going to “change everything” about how we teach and learn. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Learning to Code.

They Said it Better Than I Can

Mistakengoal.com

higher education e.g., What Faculty Should Know About Adaptive Learning , State of the Anglosphere’s Higher Education LMS Market: 2013 Edition. Despite the occasional over-the-top writing, this blog was an excellent source of information about the recent kerfuffle about Purdue University’s learning analytics software. I particularly like this recent post discussing “big data” and its potential shortcomings.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Instead it seems to be a learning strategy, sometimes driven by state governments.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Siemens’ work is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in digital learning, but he doesn’t want to discuss the latest fads in education technology.

Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L , a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS). Brightspace was designed with modern students in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience as well as integrated social media, chat and advanced video features.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Data Insecurity. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Learning to Code. Education Data and Learning Analytics.

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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. Students often find themselves uploading their content – their creative work – into the learning management system (the VLE).

Surveillance, Worst-Case Scenarios, and the Wince-able Moment

Graphite Blog

Because data analysis often occurs invisibly to us, via proprietary algorithms that we don't even know are in play, assigning harm can be a matter of informed guesswork and inference. The reason privacy matters -- and the reason that profiling matters -- is that we are seeing increasingly experimental and untested uses of data , especially in the realm of predictive analytics. Those wince-able moments are our data trail.

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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? 6) There has been at least 20 years of research into online learning, and over 40 years of research into distance education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds. The research entails the use of qualitative measures and data mining. I developed their MA in Lifelong Learning programme.

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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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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

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. And they ended social promotion, so that struggling students are no longer shuttled along to the next grade level simply to keep them with the herd of similarly aged classmates.

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. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “The budget bill President Trump signed Friday fixes a technical problem for private scholarship providers that rely on federal student aid data to help students pay for college.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Toby Young quits New Schools Network , citing media pressure.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” “ Are K–12 data systems ready for AI?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. “In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. (National) Education Politics.

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Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School

Hack Education

As part of the course, students are engaging in a “Great Ed-Tech Debate,” arguing one side or another of a variety of topics: that technology enhances learning, that technology is a force for equity, that social media is ruining childhood, and so on. One firm predicted that the “ smart education and learning market ” will grow from $105.23 Learning analytics is often framed as a “hot new trend” in education.

Hack Education Weekly News

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” 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. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice , skin privilege, or racial equality. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has released data showing there were 539 institutions placed on heightened cash monitoring as of Dec. ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning. ” “How Real-World Learning Could Help People Compete With Machines ” – The Chronicle of Higher Education on Joseph E.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” Education Politics.

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