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

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Take a casual flip through this year’s trend-predicting Horizon Report, released today, and you’ll find plenty to get excited about. By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them. Panelists then narrow them down to just 18 in various stages of gestation: six trends, six challenges, and six so-called important developments.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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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. Do you see that as a broader trend as well?

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The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. DECIPHERING ‘DATA’: Yaschin also offered this analogy for how educators can think of Big Data: “There are descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. Your descriptive analytics is the speedometer that shows how fast you are going. What better place to reveal the results of a national survey about trends in IT than at Educause?

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

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And what types of data can best offer insights into whether students are learning in your classroom? That includes Maine educator Julie Willcott, who concedes that some of the most informative data she has used came not from summative tests or graded assignments, but rather from assessments she used to identify students’ learning preferences at the beginning of a semester. “In In my mind, this keeps the learning in the driver’s seat,” she says.

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How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?

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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. With this knowledge, administrators can leverage their data to make smart decisions about using the apps that will best improve learning. Classroom Data Chromebook Tech Learning Blog App technology

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Related: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact | 2019. Related: How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning. School is a place where students are allowed to learn, experiment and make mistakes. While it is alright to learn from one’s mistakes, sometimes the mistakes are too costly to bear. Related: 5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education. Making mistakes is a part of learning process.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” 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

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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? ” “How Should Colleges Approach Student Success When Different Definitions Abound?” The third: lifelong learning.

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. Personally, I see the future of MOOCs as being in community building in which you offer a valuable learning experience to a community of users that retains a connection with the course. There will be an increasing demand for skilled learning designers. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

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Or, rather, have we adopted technologies for teaching and learning that are much more aligned with that military mission of command and control? Education technologies facilitate communication, expanding learning networks beyond the classroom. ” And again, let’s recall Franklin’s definition of technologies includes not just hardware or software, but ideas, practices, models, and systems. You can’t opt out of the learning management system.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.