How to implement Outcome Based Education (OBE) using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

We have previously writer a couple of blogs about Outcome Based Education. The next step is to define and set the Program Outcomes (PO). A program Outcome is something that the graduates is supposed to have after completing their degree.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Digital Promise

When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. The body of research on how people learn is full of tips that edtech developers can use to make learning more effective.

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4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Not long ago, many schools required teachers to include the use of technology in their daily lesson plans. Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Update developers about student outcomes.

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same.

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The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. To teach when surrounded by technological innovation, it is more necessary than ever to understand what life is doing in order to enhance it to survive among machines and even compete with machines. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Instead, we tend to excuse inadequate or unsavory outcomes as necessary growing pains in the pursuit of “innovation.” Taking a more critical look at edtech.

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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Another beneficial outcome is the consistent finding that teaching SEL improves a teacher’s own social-emotional skills. Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Technology has also assisted to teach students on the autism spectrum.

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Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Classrooms are evolving as technology influences the way students learn and educators teach. Technology’s capability to reach all learners at their individualized level has caused schools across the nation to acquire digital resources at accelerated rates.

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

Anthropologist Mimi Ito: Good Intentions Don’t Always Mean Equitable Outcomes in Edtech

Edsurge

That’s just one way technology in education can fail to serve some students. Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist at the University of California, Irvine who studies how young people use technology, says it’s not necessarily because the teachers or the people making edtech tools have bad intentions. EdSurge: How do you think kids’ relationship to technology has changed, if at all, over the years you’ve been studying it? Education Technology EdSurge Podcast Community

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes. 29 workshop at the Future of Education Technology Conference. “We MORE FROM EDTECH: See how one partnership used analytics to reduce disciplinary incidents.

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. But whether you’re an edtech advocate or a critic, if you’re asking questions like these, you’re missing the mark. In truth, edtech’s indirect impact in most school settings likely dwarfs its direct impact.

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12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers , with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction. Edutopia: Making Technology Work.

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

Neo LMS

Success may mean different things to different people and the future can at most be predicted — unknown for sure — but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon: technology will play an important role in many aspects of the lives of adults in the future. Students win with edtech.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. I guess the first thing that brought me to you is that you’ve actually seen that Minecraft can help improve social emotional learning outcomes?

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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Effective Edtech Pilots with Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Do you struggle with how to get started with technology in your adult learning program? Do you understand your goals and your expected learner outcomes? The post Effective Edtech Pilots with Adult Learners appeared first on Digital Promise.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates.

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Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

Edsurge

In education technology, a litany of surveys published this decade have touted the growing adoption of digital learning tools. Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech.

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5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. . When comparing technologies, it’s not about what is the newest and most modern.

5 ways to apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to edtech for better outcomes

eSchool News

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs can serve as an analogy for what is possible with instructionally designed technology, and why I think the Apple iOS ecosystem helps with moving past the basic needs to enabling the ability to thrive and transform learning.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. This can lead to low motivation and poor learning outcomes. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech.

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. Researchers then study the outcomes.

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EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). As I’ve written about previously, somewhat ironically the EdTech industry is so focused on content delivery and assessment that we rarely see technology tools designed to connect students to peers, mentors, or industry experts.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access. In our work over the last two years, we’ve been heartened by the efforts we see around technology and adult education. In addition, many other traditionally K-12 edtech companies, like Achieve3000 , have begun to look into ways their products might serve adults. More programs looking to adopt technology.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

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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New Slide: Technology is a Tool, NOT a Leadership Outcome

Center for Teacher Quality Ed Tech

Most members of Radical Nation know that I whipped up an image titled What Do You Want Students to Do With Technology a few years ago that tends to resonate with audiences. It is certainly the most popular piece of content that I have ever created, racking up nearly 40,000 views on Flickr and turning up in #edtech presentation after #edtech presentation

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edsurge

Dubbed “Clever Goals,” the tool lets educators, students and parents see how long a pupil spent on different digital learning programs, along with their “progress,” which is defined differently depending on the kind of edtech software. (It They can also create reports for parents to see their child’s usage of and progress through different edtech tools. Like medicine, some edtech products recommend a certain level of usage before users can expect to see improvement.

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We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Fortunately, a recent article in the Economist gets the narrative right, pointing out that “the potential for edtech will be realised only if teachers embrace it.”. Research consistently shows that teachers are the most important school-level factor affecting student outcomes—and good teaching goes well beyond presenting information or grading assessments with discrete answers. Along those lines, here are two areas where technology can amplify teaching.

Lifelong Lessons From Teachers That Edtech CEOs Still Live By

Edsurge

Putting in the hours, training and never giving up produces outcomes. It was a particularly rough day, and I was sitting outside our office space, wondering if I had made the right choice to go into edtech. I owe my career in edtech to her.

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Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities

Edsurge

If we want such activities to produce genuine student growth, instructional design must focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the activity itself. However, if we want such activities to produce genuine student growth, instructional design must focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the activity itself. I had to ask myself, “What is the expectation of this task, and how will it impact learning outcomes?” Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. This post was co-authored with Autumm Caines (primary author).

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

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

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How Technology Improves Teacher-Student Relationships

Where Learning Clicks

Personalized blended learning betters student outcomes in Rhode Island because the technology improves teacher-student relationships. The post How Technology Improves Teacher-Student Relationships appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.