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

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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. Seventy-eight percent of its students are low income and 22 percent are learning English.

Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

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That’s the question leaders in the Foster-Glocester Regional School District (RI) asked as they reimagined education for the 21st century. Next, they surveyed the educators. Allowing students to track their own progress can make them more invested in their education.

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Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.) Being so hot also means that the industry uses the term “learning analytics” in a variety of ways. Data : Data is the primary analytics asset.

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 may be subjective, but there must be some objective metrics that can shed a light over what a successful online education truly means. Here come a gazillion different answers, gathered into only three categories: Success of online education for schools.

Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – D2L Founder & CEO John Baker

EmergingEdTech

D2L is a recognized innovator in the Learning Management System market space, regularly incorporating emerging technologies in their flagship LMS, recently renamed “Brightspace“ In this. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. Technologically-based tools provide opportunities for students to learn both in and out of the classroom.

Thursday - Angie McAllister on How Academic Networking and Learning Analytics Can Help "Learning How to Learn"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 6th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Angie McAllister, the Director of Data Innovation at Apollo Group, where she specializes in building adaptive learning systems for adult learners. Angie is an educator who has served for 21 years in public and private sectors as a teacher, administrator, and instructional designer in the US and abroad.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future of learning” but I want to talk a little bit about the past. I want us to think about the ways in which the history of learning – how we tell that story – shapes the future of learning, and how the history of technology (education technology and otherwise) – and how we tell that story – shapes the future of technology. “The personal computer” and such.

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

The Hechinger Report

Computerized instruction offers the promise of a technological version of a personal tutor, giving instant feedback and tailoring lessons for each child’s needs. The researchers assigned some teachers to wear glasses with the data analytics turned off.

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Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

Learning with 'e's

And in education, it is barely present. At present, the golden touchstone is in personalised learning, where anytime, anyplace education is possible through mobile technologies. As an example, with self-driving cars commonplace – learning will be conducted at home, in class or on the road during lengthy commutes, with students able to pick up and resume their online courses on any device in any location and in any duration and format.

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

ProfHacker

One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. I want to clarify why I voted for certain things as influencing higher education in the future, but that I don’t actually endorse these things. It also is completely unaware of the potential role a caring teacher can have to foster the critical consciousness of a person, beyond transmitting knowledge.

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. About a decade ago, leaders in this public school district nearly 70 miles northwest of New York City decided to radically change the way they provide education to its diverse and academically challenged student body. What is personalized learning?

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. The educational field was constantly evolving along with new technologies even before the pandemic.

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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). Additionally, Brightspace includes real-time learning analytics to provide teachers with engagement data that can help them improve student outcomes.

Managing and Sharing Your Education Data Effectively

edWeb.net

All educators have now become managers and reporters of data, whether they are classroom teachers compiling information on individual students and sharing it with parents, or top district administrators evaluating teachers, principals, and all their students. By Robert Low.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

As always, education is changing. Unsurprisingly, technology is also impacting the world of education. While EdTech has been helping schools and other educational institutions a lot since it was introduced, its benefits have grown even more this year. Video-assisted Learning.

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

Educational Technology Guy

Otus is an interesting product, created by educators. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. And has a mobile app for educators, students and families. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. assessment data learning management system lmsIt is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders.

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#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait.

EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

eSchool News

The partnership enables device-agnostic access to educators and students, increasing accessibility to help close the achievement gap across the nation. EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. Learn more at [link].

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

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But they argue that their new effort, called the Empirical Educator Project, will serve a convening and support role not done by those other groups or foundations. Open-ed people, personalized-learning people, and the learning-analytics people, they don’t talk to each other that much.” He made the remarks during a session this week at the annual conference of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, where he announced the project.

Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

What’s coming up for education and technology over the next five years? The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report for higher education* just derived eighteen concepts for its upcoming report. Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption. Long-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for five or more years. Redesigning Learning Spaces. Shift to Deep Learning Approaches. Personalizing Learning.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

In recent dealmaking news, Barnes & Noble Education acquired LoudCloud Systems and ed-tech startup Volley Labs raised $2.3 million, including drawing funds from Zuckerberg Education Ventures, one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s investment vehicles. Dallas-based LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency-based courseware platform, a learning-analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was on Capitol Hill this week, making the case for her department’s budget. ( State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts. ” asks Education Dive.

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. Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population.

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.” The focus now is technology for personalized learning, including data analytics. In this chapter DeMillo returns to one major theme, broadening access to higher education.

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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. Each year, a panel of education experts, convened by the New Media Consortium and CoSN, takes a deep dive into the trends driving ed-tech in every quarter, from Silicon Valley testing grounds to policy circles to actual classroom use.

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.” I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a number of students so high, they simply needed the power of a software in order to manage all the learning and other data points that came along each student. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences. Here are five benefits that an LMS brings to students of higher education.

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Biometric Tech Can Track How Well Students Are Paying Attention

EdTech Magazine

Well, there’s an app for that, and it’s gaining traction among educators. For example, for its remote learning classes, the Paris School of Business is using software called Nestor to track students’ eye movement and facial expressions through their laptop webcams. It’s the natural next step in the move toward personalized learning , in which technology tailors information and lessons to fit students’ knowledge and abilities.

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

eSchool News

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. At a high level, this year’s trends represent a human-centered approach to empowering both the educator and student to define their own learning pathway. Culturally Responsive Educators.

Indiana Approves Renaissance Star Early Literacy for Universal Screening for Dyslexia

techlearning

(Wisconsin Rapids, WI) October TK, 2018 — Renaissance , a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, today announced that the state of Indiana approved Renaissance Star Early Literacy® for universal screening for dyslexia in support of the state’s recent passage of Senate Bill 217. About Renaissance Renaissance is a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National and Global) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “U.S. State and Local) Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans.”

Mixing Automation and a Human Touch, New Software Helps Keep Students ‘On Task’

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There’s an old joke that the original form of distance education is sitting in the back of a large lecture course. Education technology researcher George Siemens and a colleague hope that personalized learning approaches can help better connect professors and students in large classes. While the combination of “automated” and “personalized” seems contradictory, OnTask aims to deliver targeted guidance to students based on their behavior.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “ Indiana education officials are taking another look at regulating virtual charter schools.” Immigration and Education.

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

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The technology belonged to ClassLink , a Clifton, NJ-based provider of web- and cloud-based educational products and services as well as the company’s namesake SSO platform. This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning. Usage Analytics: Track how often district resources are used.

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