Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

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How does a fifth grader feel getting ready to do a live edtech demo at their local school board meeting? At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years.

?Invasive or Informative? Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics

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Professors can easily integrate the platform into an LMS, allow students to engage with one another and course material online, and faculty see data on how student are learning. Jenn Stringer Jenn Stringer, assistant vice chancellor for teaching and learning at UC Berkeley, told the story to a crowd of about 50 educators and IT professionals on Wednesday at the 2017 Educause national conference. I’m here to fail and learn on my own.”

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9 Educational Technologies That are Most Exciting Right Now (2016-17 Update)

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

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From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Integrated learning solutions provide multi-platform opportunities for children to learn. Learning Analytics. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

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All things considered, there’s a consensus that today’s students should not only learn, but also use technology to support their learning. Worldwide there’s a growing number of initiatives to include education technologies — or edtech — in the classroom. E-learning

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Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

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I can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. This completely strips learners of their agency to control their own learning!

Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour

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For curriculum management startup UClass , which was acquired last year by Renaissance Learning , the relationship has been less than symbiotic, demonstrating there are growing pains even after a company has “exited.” “I 1, 2016, former UClass CEO Zak Ringelstein filed a lawsuit against Renaissance Learning, claiming that Renaissance had removed his management responsibilities, left him with essentially no role and is now denying him the stocks and severance payments he was promised.

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

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics. Tagged on: March 7, 2017 Facebook program at school causes controversy | Cincinnati.com → The dispute centers around the new Summit Learning Platform, an online program developed by Facebook and a group of California-based charter schools. Blog EdTech News News news

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

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It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. assessment data learning management system lmsOtus is an interesting product, created by educators.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

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Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. What about Machine Learning? Machine learning is incredible. Learning analytics and big data are huge.

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There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

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The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. To be clear, not all software is high quality, which means teachers may have good reason to not adopt some software products that fail to deliver positive student learning outcomes. Teachers with this Job are generally confident with how teaching and learning happen in their classrooms.

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

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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. Learning analytics.

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MinecraftEdu Creators Struggle to Find a Second Hit

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The company creates a curriculum and lesson plans around each game and offers learning analytics, showing how games are being used. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech BusinessAs The Verve and Billy Ray Cyrus can probably tell you, a second hit is far from guaranteed. The makers of the once-popular MinecraftEdu know a thing about it too.

ACT Bets Big on Analytics, Adaptive Learning With $7.5M Investment in Smart Sparrow

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In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students. Roorda thinks that’s important as part of his goal to make the ACT’s learning solutions fully adaptive. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

Why Aren’t Schools Using the Apps They Pay For?

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School leaders expect students and teachers to be using their licensed apps all the time, says Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Learning Analytics. That’s an especially big problem for the education apps that are designed for “relatively intensive usage,” he adds, because only at that level can the apps be expected to lead to their promised learning outcomes. Education Technology Learning Research Research

To Bring Analytics to College Classrooms, New Effort Starts With ‘Data Laundry’

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A consortium of 25 universities unveiled a new platform last month that will pull in information from systems across campus to bring richer analytics to college classrooms. But they hope to create a process that others can use, and to push edtech companies to more closely follow standards so that there’s less cleaning work needed. And Unizin requires companies to follow technical data standards called Caliper Analytics , developed by a nonprofit group called IMS Global. “We’re

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

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. But I am sort of all-in on analytics as a concept.

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

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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.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

Does Innovative Teaching Work? A New Effort Aims To Help Faculty Find Out.

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That broader project, called the Empirical Educator Project, was started a year ago by e-Literate, a blog run by two longtime edtech consultants, Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill. The IRB hack at Duke was something that emerged there about six months ago as a project of a Learning Innovation team, says Kim Manturuk, associate director of research, evaluation, and development at Duke University. Education Technology Teaching & Learning

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

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A pair of consultants who run a popular edtech blog plan to start offering events—in hopes of getting people at colleges and companies who don’t usually talk to each other to join forces on innovative teaching efforts. The consultants—Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill—are best known for the blog they co-publish, e-Literate , and for their coverage of the many existing edtech meetings held by vendors and associations. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

How a Parody Twitter Account Helps Decode the Hulking Educause Conference (And What to Expect This Year)

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It’s time once again for The Hulk of edtech conferences— Educause , which kicks off fully on Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif. Improving Learning and Teaching with Learning Analytics: What Do Teachers Want? Open Badges Update and the IMS Global Open Badges Extensions in Education Project with Brenda Perea (Colorado Community College System), Mark Leuba (IMS Global Learning Consortium), Anthony Newman (Purdue University), Jonathan Finkelstein (Credly).

MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?

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The biggest challenge a lot [of entities] are facing is that they’re trying to implement for a law that isn't yet in effect, and is broadly written,” says Matthew Johnson, a lawyer with Cooley who focuses on higher education institutions and edtech companies. is interacting with a college’s learning management system, or when a prospective student in Europe applies for admission to a U.S.

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

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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.

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

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Flocks of educators and entrepreneurs have made their way down to San Antonio this week for the mecca of edtech conferences, hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education—better known as ISTE. Upgrades also include Smarty Ants Español, a program designed to help K-2 Spanish-speaking students learn how to read in Spanish. the game-based learning platform, is going mobile.

How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

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In 2015 the University of Michigan established the Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) as part of the Office Of Academic Innovation—a group charged with fostering a culture of innovation in learning in order to reimagine the 21st century public research university. DIG has received a steady flow of inquiries and visits from peer universities and edtech innovators. Part of our mission is to actively share what we learn across campus in order to stimulate new innovative experiments.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

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Our edtech coordinator tells me there is more collaborative time for students. This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning. And then there is additional time for engaging classroom activities: discussion starters, group, and self-evaluation of work and Project Based Learning (PBL). Usage Analytics: Track how often district resources are used.

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

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From textbooks to tests and from research papers to group projects, public education is in the midst of a sea change in how it provides learning opportunities to its students, in the tools it offers, and in what it expects its educators and students to use. The goal is to ensure that students can take best advantage of the powerful learning tools at their disposal wherever their academic and career aspirations may lead them.

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

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It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. Small companies like Acrobatiq, OpenStax and Smart Sparrow—the platform behind HabWorlds—and edtech veterans including Pearson and McGraw-Hill are racing to to develop complete courses that faculty can implement immediately. George Siemens, a researcher and digital learning theorist, has a problem with that. “We

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”

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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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

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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. There will be an increasing demand for skilled learning designers. On-campus Edtech. TL;DR.

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