The History of the Pedometer (and the Problems with Learning Analytics)

Hack Education

These were my remarks as a guest speaker in Donna Murdoch's class “Online Teaching and Learning – Applying Adult Learning Principles” this evening. I was asked to speak about learning analytics, but like I said in my keynote last week at NMC , ed-tech is boring.

'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

This was the first-half of a joint presentation at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. Students often find themselves uploading their content – their creative work – into the learning management system (the VLE).

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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?

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?

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

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.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Education Technology in a Time of Trump.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

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

Edsurge

Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." That’s his explanation for how he thinks about the role of education in the 21st century. A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

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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). Brightspace was designed with modern students in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience as well as integrated social media, chat and advanced video features.

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.” Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120, banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice , skin privilege, or racial equality. Via The New York Times : “ Betsy DeVos , Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth.”

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? Social Justice.

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Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School

Hack Education

As part of the course, students are engaging in a “Great Ed-Tech Debate,” arguing one side or another of a variety of topics: that technology enhances learning, that technology is a force for equity, that social media is ruining childhood, and so on. Tonight’s debate: “Public education has sold its soul to corporate interests in what amounts to a Faustian bargain.” Why has this become the cornerstone of education policy?

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dave Cormier is an educational activist, researcher, online community advocate and the Manager of Web Communications and Innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. His educational journey started in 1998 teaching little children to speak English.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

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. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare.” ” Via Education Week : “Trump Moves to Fill Key Civil Rights Post.” Department of Education. State and Local) Education Politics.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. DECODING DIGITAL LITERACY: Ask 450 educators to define “digital literacy,” and you’ll likely get dozens of answers. That’s what an Adobe-commission survey , published in partnership with futurist Bryan Alexander and the New Media Consortium, revealed. How might a sociology class analyze human interactions and behaviors on social media?).

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. The vote for Betsy DeVos , Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education , has been delayed. Franken : No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary – and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her.” Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.”

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.

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

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? 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. " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics.

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

Given the frenetic pace of change in PreK-12 education technology, this eNewsletter is laser-focused on forward-thinking practices. Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning.

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

Given the frenetic pace of change in PreK-12 education technology, this eNewsletter is laser-focused on forward-thinking practices. Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning.

They Said it Better Than I Can

Mistakengoal.com

higher education e.g., What Faculty Should Know About Adaptive Learning , State of the Anglosphere’s Higher Education LMS Market: 2013 Edition. Despite the occasional over-the-top writing, this blog was an excellent source of information about the recent kerfuffle about Purdue University’s learning analytics software. Microsoft Social Media Collective Research Blog : The title of this blog tells you almost all you need to know.

Surveillance, Worst-Case Scenarios, and the Wince-able Moment

Graphite Blog

The reason privacy matters -- and the reason that profiling matters -- is that we are seeing increasingly experimental and untested uses of data , especially in the realm of predictive analytics. Data collected in an educational setting -- by definition -- is data collected on people in the midst of enormous development, questioning, and growth. Requiring students to pay for their public educations with the data that will then be used to judge them sells out our kids.