INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

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Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector.

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How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

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Perched in lime green desk chairs, dozens of employees of OpenStax work here to transform physics, calculus and psychology materials into digital textbooks that students can study at no cost. The books are openly licenced, digital-first and free.

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The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

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Recently, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo)and Senator Ed Markey (D-Ma) drafted some modifications to COPPA that have the potential to create an catastrophic damage in the Ed-Tech industry, particularly for all publishers and schools who use literally anything on the internet in educational ways. This is the whole promised magic of true personalization. This would be true of any of those sorts of helpful programs for learning. Saving Personalized Learning.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

Florida lawmakers push personalized learning

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A growing number of schools are backing an effort that helps align learning to an individual student’s needs. “The personalized learning is very good.” Next page: What Florida lawmakers say about personalized learning.

Report outlines how to shift to tech-enabled personalized learning

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New report examines how this type of learning is poised to benefit all students. This convening was unique in that the leaders included similar representation from industry, associations and nonprofits, and university and K-12 educators.

New myON version looks to boost personalized learning

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myON has announced a redesign of its personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. Now, each of the 6 million plus students and educators on myON will have access to even more engaging content, additional tools to support the connection between reading and writing, deeper insights into project-based learning, a new interface and so much more. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

21 Hours at ISTE - Enough of a Good Thing

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With over 14,000 educators, what seemed like as many industry experts and vendors (don’t worry, it wasn’t actually that many!) Personalized Learning Teachers Blended Learning Ed Tech Digital Learning Solutions teacher EdTech

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

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The cloud can serve as a force multiplier in achieving this goal, putting additional tools to enhance student learning directly into the hands of educators. DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car, which gives you an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL).

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

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For example, states already operating in a budget deficit can hardly expect to come up with the millions of dollars that would be required each year to make physics teachers’ pay commensurate with the pay typical of private industry positions.

Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability

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As schools adopt blended learning, many are eager to use the floods of student learning data gathered by their various software systems to make better instructional decisions. Each piece of learning software usually has its own proprietary dashboards and reports, and the software typically does not tag, categorize, or provide access to its data in a way that makes data easy to share across systems. How can industries push past this dilemma?

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How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

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But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Embrace what you don’t know and be open to learning from those outside of your traditional teams.

Disruptive innovation can help solve nation’s teacher shortage

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A critique against the power of disruptive innovation to help our schools educate each child more effectively has been a backhanded one: Yes, re-architecting schools around personalized learning is important, but even more important is having a highly effective teacher for every child. Online learning advocates have for a long time made this point. Second, officials should move from seat-time requirements to competency-based learning models.

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Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

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In every industry, the early successful products and services often have an interdependent architecture—meaning that they tend to be proprietary and bundled. In addition, differences in usage patterns—and therefore people’s individual needs—are not obvious during the interdependent stage of an industry’s evolution. As online learning has grown, the vision of modularizing parts of the school and classroom experience to customize a student’s education has grown in popularity.

Unlikely bedfellows converge, create inspired vision for future of education

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From the right to the left, from those who support school choice to those who have sought to protect traditional school districts, from superintendents and principals to the presidents of the two major teachers unions, and from industry leaders to researchers, a diverse group of unlikely bedfellows released on Tuesday a new effort and accompanying report to rethink education in America titled Education Reimagined: A transformational vision for education in the U.S.

Personalized Learning, Products ‘Going Viral’ Are Hot Topics at Ed-Tech Summit

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The topics range from digital learning in K-12 to ed-tech trends in higher education to the use of technology for workforce development. I visited three K-12 sessions to learn more about technology-driven personalized learning, how K-12 products go viral, and the evolution of the Baltimore County, Md., Personalized Learning Priorities. study titled “Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning.”

The Human EdTech for Diversity

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It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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What is Digital Pedagogy?

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Lately my mind has been wrapping itself around how instructional practice has changed due to digital instruction. But lately I fine myself personally redefining what "best practice" teaching looks like in a classroom rich with technology.

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

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In education like everywhere else, the way that products are delivered (in this case, learning) is undergoing a seismic shift. Approximately 50 percent of teaching jobs will go into prep and analytics to provide totally personalized learning pathways. By Leilani Cauthen.

Why Today’s Math Textbooks Just Don’t Add Up

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There is a lot of focus on personalized learning for students, but there is also a need to differentiate and personalize teacher resources to maximize effectiveness. Digital Learning Featured Technology Al Noyes math education The Learning CounselBy Al Noyes.

The Uberization of Learning

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What might dynamic pairings of people and learning content do for education? Uberization bypasses the physical central planning office in favor of a central digital engine using really big data sets like the addresses of everywhere in the entire world. By LeiLani Cauthen.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

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The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. About the Learning Counsel. By Doug Cauthen.

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Why Education Entrepreneurs Need To Move With Education—Not Disrupt It

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However, raising venture capital, regardless of the industry, is not a guaranteed measure of success in any business. Learning outcomes will always matter above everything else—not the amount of money startups can make or the number of apps or subscriptions one sells. . Learning levels.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

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In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. In all industries, when a disruptive innovation emerges, it typically commoditizes expertise. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

Why Today’s Math Textbooks Just Don’t Add Up

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There is a lot of focus on personalized learning for students, but there is also a need to differentiate and personalize teacher resources to maximize effectiveness. Digital Learning Featured Op-Ed TechnologyBy Al Noyes.

Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

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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.

Pains and Gains – A VR Story in the Classroom

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However, this new-ish device is fraught with a painful and potentially expensive learning curve, and an industry pointing teachers in one direction. The edtech industry thrives on this word, with a deep-seated feeling that if teachers would just learn a bit of coding, they will be fine. It can all be rather overwhelming, and rightly raises the guard of every well-intentioned instructor, looking for ways to bolster learning. Digital Learning

Can Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

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We have a growing number of non-traditional students (homeless, poverty, minority) who come from non-traditional families (merged, minority, single parent, two-working parents) and who learn in non-traditional ways (technology). By Charles Sosnik.

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The liberal arts have a bright future in competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Although competency-based learning in higher education is arising based on the need for more affordable programs that prepare students for the workforce, by no means is competency-based learning inherently synonymous with the demise of the liberal arts. Proving the point, Northern Arizona University, for example, has created a competency-based degree in the liberal arts through its Personalized Learning program.

How independent schools can ward off disruption

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With the enabling technology of online learning in a blended-learning setting, micro-schools are able to offer similar or even higher levels of personalization than traditional independent schools with a lower-cost business model. Although the campuses do not have full gymnasiums, auditoriums, or other facilities frequently seen at independent schools, they focus on providing a customized student learning experience.

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#DLNchat: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

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Bryan Fendley called blockchain “something we can’t ignore,” and Paul Wilson, a “daisy chain digitalized.” Taylor Kendal brought in the technology’s grand possibilities: “A digitized, decentralized, public ledger that represents the next phase of human potential.” Answers may vary, but the technology’s potential to verify student learning was the focus of Tuesday’s conversation. hopefully resulting in a more learned society.” Speed of delivery of learning outcomes?

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

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An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. As Steven Hodas, the former director of that effort, has written , Digital Promise and the U.S.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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Digital learning content. Learning materials and resources that can be displayed on a digital device and shared electronically with other users. Digital learning content includes both open and or commercial content. Personalized learning plan .

18 powerful technology tools and trends for 2018

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Pair that fast pace with the education industry, which is notoriously slow to adopt new things, and it doesn’t exactly sound like a recipe for innovation. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News STEM TCEA

Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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This has led to higher education textbook publishers facing the brunt as that’s the only area where students and institutes can reduce their spends, by opting for digital textbooks instead. Students have welcomed this change as they now have a multitude of choice in the digital learning space. A few innovative digital publishers are offering eBooks at a fraction of the cost charged by print publishers. Students can buy their digital materials directly from the eStore.