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Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

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If you ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning, you’ll no doubt get some enthusiastic answers, and all twelve will probably be different. The new-school answer to the definition of personalized learning is markedly different. By Charles Sosnik.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020. This helps set a learning pathway and ensue each child is able to deep learn a concept and be on par with the rest of the class.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. ” Everyone Should Learn to Code. Helicopter Robots.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

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Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Yet throughout the two-day gathering of entrepreneurs, researchers and educators, keynote speakers urged attendees to curb their enthusiasm, and evaluate the edtech landscape with a sense of cautious optimism.

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How Do We Know If Technology Is the Solution or the Problem?

Edsurge

Through our direct interactions with educators and school leaders around the country working to implement effective personalized learning models in their schools and districts, we find that technology’s role in this arena is yet to be clearly defined on a broad scale. Make it (inter)personal “Many educators associate personalized learning technology with a push to commercialize and dehumanize education—keeping students glued to screens with little human interaction.”

Changing the narrative using educational success

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It’s about telling stories and creating authentic, personal learning experiences for kids, so they’re prepared for the future ahead — a future that involves automation and robotics in vastly and rapidly changing industries. Uncategorized edtech FETC Future Ready Schools“Every day in every one of our schools, amazing things are happening,” says FETC thought leader and Future Ready School’s Tom Murray. How does our community know?

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

In late April, League educators joined researchers and other leaders in the education industry at the spring 2018 League meeting in Charlotte, NC, to talk about the challenges they face and develop ideas for solutions. Learn more: ISTE Feature. Learn More: Compton Presentation.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Problems with Personalized Learning | dy/dan → Dan Meyer says, "This isn’t good instruction.

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6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

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For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. Not to mention 3D printing, AR and robots! To offer more personalized learning?

Pains and Gains – A VR Story in the Classroom

Veative

However, this new-ish device is fraught with a painful and potentially expensive learning curve, and an industry pointing teachers in one direction. The teacher of today has been bombarded with a slew of “new tech” in the past two decades, ranging from PC’s in the classroom to tablets, robotics, coding programs and so on. 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.

Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup

Edsurge

Few technologists have championed the role of big data, personalized learning and many other education buzzwords as vociferously and for as long as Jose Ferreira. Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. He claims to be among the first to coin this approach as “adaptive learning.” What’s all the buzz about adaptive learning really about?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

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Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. ” There’s more on Department of Education efforts to help the for-profit higher ed industry in the for-profit higher ed section below. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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The university will then begin augmenting its online offerings using machine learning and artificial intelligence products from Amazon. Over time, students will be able to customize their learning experiences using Amazon products such as Kindle and Echo’s Alexa assistant. So basically, Athabasca is making it possible for AWS to learn a lot about higher ed and, should it chose, launch new products to compete in the higher ed industry.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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” “According to my observations, the standard Seattle Nazi is a white male under 30 who either works in the tech industry or is going to school to work in the tech industry” – from David Lewis’ story in The Stranger about white nationalists in Seattle. ” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” “ Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

The Weaponization of Education Data

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EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin launched a new project in 2017 – “ The K–12 Cyber Incident Map ” – that visualizes the breaches, ransomware attacks, DDOS attacks, phishing attacks, and so on that have been reported at US public schools.

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Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Via GeekWire : “ Project Unicorn signs first companies to help schools handle the hairball of edtech data.” Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.”

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” Via ProPublica : “ Trump Has Secretive Teams to Roll Back Regulations , Led by Hires With Deep Industry Ties.” What The Oil Industry Teaches Oklahoma Students.” ” Via The New York Times : “In Blow to Tech Industry, Trump Shelves Start-Up Immigrant Rule.” ” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. ” Via Education Dive : “ Coursera ’s Tom Willerer talks personalization, access.”

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“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.” ” The tech industry is still bullish on the business of tech training nonetheless. ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. ” Ref Rodriguez, like most of the current members of the LAUSD school board, has strong financial backing from the charter school industry. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.”

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Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. “ Artificial Intelligence: Could emerging technologies ‘humanize’ teaching & learning? Via Edsurge : “ VR Could Bring a New Era of Immersive Learning. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via Edsurge : “ ​Rhode Island ’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning.” “What Students Want Their Professors To Know About Edtech ” – according to Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Quartz : “The robot that takes your job should pay taxes , says Bill Gates.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “What Happens When Robots Become Role Models.” Education Politics.

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Where Is the Office of EdTech ?” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Via The Atlantic : “ Harvard ’s Impossible Personality Test.”

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Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” From the ASU website : “Panelists discuss future of personalized learning.” ” Via EdScoop : “Edtech and industry leaders say they’re stuck if they can’t scale.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The company, formerly known as PLATO Learning, is owned by Thomas Bravo.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Via The Atlantic : “The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth-Soccer Industry.” “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? billioin in venture capital ), Edsurge is certain it’s going to “transform learning.” Here’s the prediction : “Mixed Reality Will Transform Learning (and Magic Leap Joins Act One).”

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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). ProPublica looks at age discrimination at IBM , worth considering I think as part of a larger industry worship of youth and “ innovation ”: “Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM.” The third: lifelong learning.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” This week, Edsurge covers a charter school there and its promotion of “ personalized learning ” and assessment technologies. “Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry ?” ” Via Edsurge : “Why Language Learning Apps Haven’t Helped Struggling ELL Students.”

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In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.” Everything about our lives has moved beyond the industrial era.

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Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response, as she’s certainly unlikely to hype the industry angle and will surely raise the important issues surrounding equity, “lower ed,” and justice. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?”

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Via The USA Today : “Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’ ” The kids were from Pleasant Run Elementary School in Indianapolis. More on racism at a robotics competition in the immigration section above. ” Edsurge covers one of them , Learning Equality , which makes educational videos and textbooks available offline. “A Continuum on Personalized Learning : First Draft” by Stanford professor Larry Cuban.

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. ” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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“Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” Via The Daily Times : “Blount County Schools building new options to personalize learning.” ” Boy, it seems as though “personalized learning” is really just code for “virtual charter schools.” “Big Venture Investments in HR Startups & What it Means for Education” by Learn Capital’s Tom Vander Ark.

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Also by me : “The Ivanka Trump Ed-Tech Industry Network.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” Edsurge on the Injini ed-tech accelerator in South Africa : “Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs.”

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