Big step forward for the K-12 OER Collaborative

K12 Open Ed

The K-12 OER Collaborative has taken a great step forward as Karl Nelson has agreed to join the organization full-time as of later this month. Karl has been the Director of Digital Learning for Washington state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for five years and prior to that worked with Puget Sound ESD. He is a creative thinker about digital learning and a skilled manager. EdTech Update Uncategorized K-12 OER Collaborative OER

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs).

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Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds

Edsurge

To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S.

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Open Educational Resources Are ‘Moving Up the Adoption Ladder’ Around the World

Edsurge

Open educational resources have gone global and may help make learning more accessible, equitable and inclusive around the world. It is moving up the adoption ladder,” says Susan Grajek, vice president of communities and research for Educause, of OER. “It

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition). Tagged on: August 18, 2017 Is classroom technology good for learning or wasting time?

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The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Now, Title IV is a complex, layered program and marks a significant departure in structure and operation from past federal edtech investments. Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested.

Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

EdNews Daily

Cleon Franklin, a great innovator and former Director of Virtual Schools and Online Learning at Shelby County Schools, said a very interesting thing about what happens when you ungate students. Now imagine that it is possible via custom software and virtual world learning environments.

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. OER and open books.

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Interview with André Spang, @Tastenspieler: Remix the Textbook!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , shares an example of the Mission in Action by a teacher I admire. The topic is Digital Footprints. the KAS Junior Experts and the KAS Digital Experts.

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Join the edWeb Team at ISTE 2015

edWeb.net

At ISTE 2015, Common Sense Education will provide a sneak preview of the latest version of Graphite, designed to help educators learn fundamental edtech teaching skills. Visit CDW*G at Booth #2200 to explore solutions to better prepare for digital learning.

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Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

Future revenue in the $33 billion e-learning market is expected to fall precipitously in the United States and internationally, but sales of other types of digital learning products are predicted to rise, according to a market research report released recently.

Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products

Edsurge

Throughout the past decade, Knewton ’s adaptive learning technology has been backed by some of the biggest names in the both the publishing and venture capital community. Pearson will no longer use Knewton’s adaptive learning engine for some of its digital offerings. These innovations have allowed us to in-source our adaptive learning capability, and thus we are phasing out our agreement with Knewton for select areas of our global product portfolio.”

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

The overall purpose of this program is to increase the capacity of states, districts, schools, and local communities to…”improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.”

Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. These edtech approaches received both buzz and practice over the past decade, but no longer seem to win attention in media and at conferences. Second, expect more development of the effort to build a new virtual learning environment ecosystem to rethink the LMS, through a project called Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE).

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Interoperability Boosts the Speed of School Communications

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 institutions digitally progress, slow data sharing between parents, teachers and administrators is leaving all players increasingly frustrated as they are forced to wait for important information sent through what is quickly becoming an outdated system. SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Utah teachers are now not only able to keep tabs on how students develop, but they can better develop personalized learning initiatives.

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Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

The region boasts an unusual concentration of highly-valued tech startups—Domo, Qualtrics and Inside Sales are among them—along with big education companies, including Instructure, the developer of the Canvas learning management system. Luminaries in the edtech industry, including Richard Culatta (ISTE CEO and former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. godfather” of OER and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning), trace their roots here.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

We Got It from Here.Thank You 4 Your Service (keynote): Combining insights from his own book and rap group A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Dr. Chistopher Edmin (Associate Professor at Teachers College Columbia University) uses history, practice and theory to explore education’s most pressing issues: a lack of diversity among teachers, challenges faced by educators of color, and absence of student voice in the learning design process. It’s that time of year again.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MCP Instructional Learning Experience Designer and Mindfulness Educator Global Information Literacy Panel , Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair, Global Education Conference Global Outlook - STEAM up the STEM skills for Global Collaboration , Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, C.N.M.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above. Via Techcrunch : “ Tencent and education startup Age of Learning bring popular English-learning app ABCmouse to China.” As The Financial Times puts it , “EdTech fails to pay, again.” The Atlantic versus " learning styles."

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Candidate Advanced math for the young, the very young, and the young at heart - Dr. Maria Droujkova Affinity Spaces as Learning Tools - Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.”

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The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

4 days 24 hours/day 127 live sessions 27 keynote speakers.and an amazing amount of global learning and fun! Klein Challenge Based Learning - David Lockett Children's Literature for Solving Real-World Problems - Tina Genay Children's Literature, Math, and Global Connections - Oh My!

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OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

Today, open educational resources (OER) are an increasingly common feature in the K–12 education ecosystem. Department of Education (DOE) has a project, called the Learning Registry , which helps make OER content easier for teachers to find.

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