Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

The educational system seems to play an important role in defining success for people, and online education has its fare share of this. But what makes a successful online education, and how can we measure it? Success of online education for the employment world.

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them. In 2011, when the report focused only on important developments, learning analytics were predicted to peak in about five years.

Online Learning Consortium 2014 – How We Discuss the Future of Higher Education

Improving Education Environments

I presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual Conference today about MOOCs as a phenomenon, specifically my Delphi research done in partial fulfillment of my Ed.D. What is most interesting to me from the first day of #aln14, however, is how my research plays into the emerging discussion of online learning as happening at this year’s conference. Discussions of data analytics as inherent to online learning were prevalent as well.

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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

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. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast , and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs.

It’s About Potential

Management and Strategy issues in DIGITAL HIGHER E

What strikes me as odd about these debates, other than the tendency to ignore evidence about the effectiveness of online learning, is the tendency of both the critics and advocates to talk about online education as if it is a mature, established style of teaching and learning; that what currently constitutes online learning is the end of the road; that we can expect no more improvements.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. 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.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Are any education technologies, for that matter?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “Yes, Bill Gates really compared Donald Trump to JFK – and said Trump could help education.” “Edushyster” Jennifer Berkshire has another profile of Betsy DeVos , Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education. Via The New York Times : “ Betsy DeVos , Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth.” Education in the Courts.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. The Department of Education has released its newly proposed guidelines for school accountability. The changes are due to the replacement of one education acronym (NCLB) with another ( ESSA ). Via The Times Higher Education : “Which universities would lose out from Brexit ?” ” “ The Left’s drive to push conservatives out of education reform ” by The Fordham Institute’s Robert Pondiscio.

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer

Neo LMS

Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online. He is the founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 4, “Technology Curves.”

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Want to Make Your Course ‘Gameful’? A Michigan Professor’s Tool Could Help

Wired Campus

Fishman, a professor of information and education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, would like to help you find out. Mr. Fishman has borrowed elements of gaming to develop GradeCraft, a learning-management system that lets instructors organize their courses in a “gameful” way. Mr. Fishman’s assessment system treats unsuccessful assignments not as failures but as learning experiences that pull students closer to mastery. Online Learning Technology

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. 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.

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

Edsurge

But the tools are the first output of a nationwide effort to spread teaching innovation in higher education. 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. Michael Feldstein, co-founder of the Empirical Educator Project. More to Come Leaders of the Empirical Educator Project say there will be more releases like this one in the near future.

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’

Edsurge

The university announced in March that it would release the software, but officials held this week’s gathering, along with a group called the Empirical Educator Project , to give an overview of the tools and how to use them. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L , a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS). FLVS, the largest fully accredited online state public school in the U.S.,

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

Now and then, I have the privilege to interview some great thought leaders in the field of education. 1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. What first attracted you to working in education/teaching/research, and why are you still there?

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. I’m feeling quite tentative about whether or not the insights that I might be able to glean about the year will have much relevance for the business and politics of education technology under Trump. Has education technology, or digital technology more broadly, simply become banal as it has become ubiquitous? Learning to Code.

UMUC’s Blueprint for Designing a Culture of Constant Innovation

Edsurge

Specifically, UMUC is about to embark on a 36-month transformation that will see its core learning model shift from memorizing knowledge to one that is experiential and competency-based. At the same time, it is re-imagining the digital experience of its 85,000 online students. Doing these things seamlessly, as part of the daily routine, will provide a focused, ongoing learning experience about what is working, what is not, and how to continuously improve services and outcomes.

The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

Two of these three institutions have rune MOOCs through Coursera, and the third has been researching emerging models of online learning as well as partnered with Khan Academy to produce video content.

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

Doug Levin

Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This

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Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves

Marketplace K-12

The latest round of deals in the school marketplace underscores investors’ and ed-tech providers’ burgeoning interest in data analytics and instructional technologies. Frontline Acquires Teachscape: K-12 software provider Frontline Technologies has acquired Teachscape , a professional growth solutions provider for K-12 and higher education. The announcement follows Frontline’s acquisition of online training provider EDTRAININGCENTER earlier this month. By Alexa J.

K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie: GreatSchools , an Oakland, California-based nonprofit education organization, has acquired school data provider Schoolie , according to a statement. Schoolie’s school quality data will be incorporated into GreatSchools’ website in the coming months, and “will help parents more efficiently compare and evaluate academic rigor and understand how well schools provide access to a well-rounded education,” the companies noted in the statement.