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

ProfHacker

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. It also completely ignores the socio-emotional role of a teacher: in motivating the learner, promoting their love of a subject, recognizing their interest in something, and in providing moral support whether in things related to learning or to life.

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

Educational Technology Guy

It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. assessment data learning management system lmsOtus is an interesting product, created by educators. It is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders.

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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning. I’ll be the closing keynote and discuss “7 Ways to Redefine Reading Instruction with Technology in a Blended Learning Environment.” Blended Learning. Math, Google, and Projects.

The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

Iterating Toward Openness

Learning analytics, on the other hand, can provide great insight into where course materials – including OER – are not effectively supporting student learning. When OER and learning analytics are used together, it becomes possible to engage in continuous improvement – empirically identifying weaknesses in OER, making improvements to those OER that need to be improved, and starting the cycle again. You may have heard me say some of this before.

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

EdTech4Beginners

Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. This is already happening a lot in the US and Canada but we’ll see a move towards this throughout the rest of the markets Texthelp operate in as well, where people will move to outsourced storage, provisioning by Google and so on. They can hop on a Google Hangout and work on joint projects with students around the world.

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

Edsurge

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

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. 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.

Assigning Homework In the Digital Age: The Benefits of Virtual Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

Over the past few decades, schools have relied on computer technology for delivering educational content or equipping students with resources to enhance their learning. Education technology platforms like Study.com use Virtual Classrooms to seamlessly integrate teacher feedback, dynamic learning, analytics, and personalization when assigning homework. The biggest draw for students, a virtual classroom offers enhanced opportunities for gamified learning.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

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. Learning Analytics Tools Provide Real-Time Feedback. Once an expensive pursuit, virtual reality has become more affordable thanks to tools such as Google Cardboard. 4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018.

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3 Apps to Keep Parents in The Loop

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your school uses Edmodo as a Learning Management System, roll out Edmodo for Parents so parents can keep updated on how their children are doing anytime, not just during report cards and parent conferences. Jupiter iO is an all-in-one cloud-based gradebook, LMS, SIS (Student Information System), and Learning Analytics solution. Google Calendar (part of GAFE and Google Classroom). You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Campus Tech 2016: Recognizing—and Questioning—“Inevitable” Futures

Edsurge

In Boston, conference-goers heard how higher-ed tech will affect teaching and learning in years to come, questioned the values and assumptions behind those predictions, and learned predictive techniques to apply to their daily lives. RISK, LOVE AND TECHNOLOGY: Amy Collier , associate provost for digital learning at Middlebury College, spoke in the closing keynote about the roles of risk and love in education. “We We’re only at the tip of the iceberg with learning analytics.

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

Edsurge

After making a few rounds in the behemoth expo hall, we’ve rounded up the ones that made our ears perk up and what edtechies should look out for: Big news from the blue chips OGLING GOOGLE UPDATES: With over 70 million G Suite for Education users, Google’s education tools dominate U.S. Google also announced Cast for Education, a Chrome application that allows teachers and students to wirelessly share their screens with the class.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

The company hired Ryan Baker, director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics , and another data scientist to mine the data and create a national snapshot of technology use for the 2017-18 school year. Apps are increasingly common in U.S.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

That didn’t stop Bryan Short, who was a student at the University of British Columbia in 2016 when he got curious to know what information the learning management system at his university had collected on him and how it was being used. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen. Learn more here. I couldn’t participate in discussions that were taking place online through the learning management system.

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

Edsurge

So we decided to track down this heroic jokester for a more in-depth interview with the IT official (who we’ll keep anonymous, though you could track him down with a bit of Googling). Improving Learning and Teaching with Learning Analytics: What Do Teachers Want? Sugata Mitra: The Future of Learning (Keynote). The Impact of Collaborative Tools: Lessons from Universities Using Google Apps for Education with Jonathan Rochelle (Google) and Leslie Dare (NC State).

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. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

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

Edsurge

And that is a very conservative number, based only on time saved using the top six critical core web applications from Pearson, McGraw-Hill, PowerSchool, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Google Classroom. 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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Many New Ideas are Quite Old

Mistakengoal.com

We’ve worried whether Google is making us stupid and we’ve often worried if Facebook is demeaning the value and meaning of friendship. Faculty wonder if their jobs are being increasingly outsourced to MOOCs and learning analytics funded by the Gates Foundation. Now that I’ve finished my dissertation, I finally feel free to turn my attention to other scholarly pursuits.

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Champion for Adult Students Says Colleges Must Change How They Teach

Edsurge

She’s just made the jump from provost to a senior academic innovation fellow, tasked with looking to big new ideas in learning and experimental efforts in both teaching and student success. Cini: From my perspective the biggest challenge is really bringing together a combination of high-quality education to students the way they need it, where and when they need it, and to create the best learning experience. But we have to actually change the experience of learning.

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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. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. What is personalized learning?

'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. Prince fought for a long time with record labels, and arguably that makes his response to the new digital “masters” – Apple, Google, Spotify, and such – more understandable. 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

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. To believe that would require, of course, that we overlook the role that the major technology platforms – Google, Facebook, and Amazon – play in education. ” How Google Took Over the Classroom.

Learner analytics

Learning with 'e's

As was identified in the 2011 NMC Horizon Report ( I served on the advisory board of the UK JISC version), it seems that learner analytics is going to be a big thing for education over the next four to five years. Expect to see it emerging into mainstream practice in a number of versions, specifically aligned to the personalised learning agenda. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

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. Personally, I see the future of MOOCs as being in community building in which you offer a valuable learning experience to a community of users that retains a connection with the course. There will be an increasing demand for skilled learning designers. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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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. One firm predicted that the “ smart education and learning market ” will grow from $105.23 Learning analytics is often framed as a “hot new trend” in education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning. ” “How Real-World Learning Could Help People Compete With Machines ” – The Chronicle of Higher Education on Joseph E.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

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. Stephen Downes works in the Learning and Performance Support Systems program at the National Research Council, a multi-year effort to develop personal learning technology and learning analytics.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

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. Personally, I see the future of MOOCs as being in community building in which you offer a valuable learning experience to a community of users that retains a connection with the course. There will be an increasing demand for skilled learning designers. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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

Hack Education

This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Learning to Code. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Online Learning. Mobile Learning. Social Learning, Social Networks. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” Speaking of Google , Wired reports that “Children’s YouTube is still churning out blood, suicide and cannibalism.” ” Via The New York Times : “Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the Classroom.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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 Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

More data collection will improve student learning and student outcomes. ” “The Higher Ed Learning Revolution,” as NPR put it: Tracking Each Student’s Every Move.“ ” It’s a process incredibly similar to what’s marketed in education as “learning analytics” – tracking the social media and digital activity of students to identify those who might be “at risk.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” Via the Providence Journal : “Three teachers have resigned from Blackstone Valley Prep after the charter school confirmed allegations that they posted hurtful messages about some of their students” into a Google Doc shared with the entire school. Education Politics.