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.

How Can Learning Analytics Improve the Student Experience?

Edsurge

Colleges and universities are doubling down on learning analytics. They’re trying to figure out how to better use the rich data they’re increasingly capturing about their students and how to improve our collective understanding of the impact of analytics on teaching and learning. At the University of Michigan, more than 100 learning analytics scholars from around the world met earlier this summer for the third annual.

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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.

9 Educational Technologies That are Most Exciting Right Now (2016-17 Update)

EmergingEdTech

3D Printing in Education Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Electronic Portfolios Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics Making the case for Education Technologies exciting edtech hottest education technology promising edtech promising education technology whats hot in edtech

The Importance of Granular Learning Analytics to Micro-Learning Providers

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Companies like Udemy, Udacity, Codecademy, Fulbridge and General Assembly appear to be settling in for the long run and are expected to be a significant component of the expanding learning eco-system for adults. The growth of alternative education and training providers continues. Sector Trends

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

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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 Magic of Biometric Eye-Tracking in Education and Rehabilitation

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Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsImage Source Education Technology Application and Content Designers Can Benefit From This Emerging Technology Biometric eye-tracking has many potential applications and it can make a valuable.

Newsela – Robust Education Technology for Reading Comprehension Skills Development

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Adaptive Learning Technologies Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics common core reading strategies adaptive software improve reading comprehension improve reading skills software reading comprehension education technology reading comprehension software

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Stuck in the 90s: Online Course Design in Traditional Higher Education

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Business Models Instructional Strategy Learning Analytics Night and day. Yet in the midst of all this talk of change, one aspect of online higher education has remained virtually unchanged since the 1990s: the way that traditional colleges and universities go about designing, creating, and financing in-house online course development.

Learning Analytics, Simplified

eSchool News

Jupiter iO gives educators ‘a blueprint for how to improve’ with one easy-to-use, integrated system. Whitepaper Library Jupiter ED

Renaissance Learning and ClassLink align for single sign-on solution

eSchool News

Renaissance Learning , provider K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics, announced a major new alliance with ClassLink , provider of single sign-on and rostering solutions for schools. Renaissance Learning is a standout among cloud-based assessment and learning analytics providers. Ancillary assessment cloud device Education educators K-12 learning learning analytics online resources school school network schools solutions students

Institutional “Fit” and Educational Technology

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Digital Higher Ed Instructional Strategy Learning Analytics Strategy LMS MOOCsAs more opportunities and solutions get thrust in front of academic leaders, they need to combine an understanding of instructional value with a sensitivity towards how these different opportunities will or won’t succeed within the institutional setting.

Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

Online education comes with higher interactivity between students and teachers and learning materials, and also more feedback. These skills may not develop only in an online learning environment, but they surely aren’t hindered either. Success. What a fine idea.

Notes: The Network Effect and Online Higher Education

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The Network Effect, sometimes called “Metcalfe’s Law”, is less well-known, but equally relevant if we want to understand how the unique… Innovation Instructional Strategy Learning Analytics Acrobatiq MOOCs:: The first and second instalment of this series on Internet Economics can be found here and here. :: Most people are familiar with economies of scale, which we discussed in a recent post.

It’s About Potential

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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.

Renaissance Learning Acquires UClass to Link Instruction, Assessment

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The acquisition represents the value that Renaissance, one of the largest assessment and learning analytics companies in the K-12 market, places on a relative newcomer. Assessment Ed-tech Renaissance Learning assessments instructionalmaterials jacklynch renaissancelearning taggingcontent uclass zakringelstein

K-12 Dealmaking: BrightBytes Acquires Authentica; Nelson Takes In Assets of Edusight

Marketplace K-12

BrightBytes, San Francisco-based learning analytics organization, acquires Authentica Solutions and vows to provide an "end-to-end" solution for data-driven decisions by school leaders. The post K-12 Dealmaking: BrightBytes Acquires Authentica; Nelson Takes In Assets of Edusight appeared first on Market Brief.

Zap Zap Math–Gamify any Math Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students direct their learning with a unique space-themed avatar (called a ‘mathling’) that identifies their work and keeps them engaged. Let students pace their own learning as you track them on the teacher dashboard. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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.

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. What about Machine Learning? Machine learning is incredible. Learning analytics and big data are huge.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs. Collaborative Learning. Growing Focus on Measuring Learning.

Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult? A Video Conversation with iPad Summit Keynoter, Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Check out this new video from EDUCAUSE with four experts, including EdTechTeacher co-founder and iPad Summit Boston Keynote Speaker, Justin Reich addressing the question, “Why is measuring learning difficult?”

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Thursday Webinar - Practical Learning Research for the Math Classroom

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us on Thursday, December 3, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm US-EST, for a look at the latest research in learning science and why it matters to math teachers. How can we take the research about teaching and learning and translate it into practice?

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

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

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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?

Six trajectories for education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Malcolm Brown begins with three major drivers: personalization, hybrid learning, and big data. Malcolm draws on those to illuminate the titular six: device ownership and mobile-first; the textbook and open educational resources (OER); adaptive learning technology; learning spaces; the next-generation learning management system (LMS); and learning analytics and integrated planning and advising services (IPAS).

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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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

And as many of these technologies do not monitor student performance, learning difficulties are not tracked or identified early; preventing intervention with supplementary and personalised supports. Tip Tap Tap Interactive School desk and combined Learning Content Management System.

Tim Oates: assessing without levels

Ed Tech Now

I agree with large parts of the video but suggest that in some respects, … Continue reading → Assessment Learning analytics assessment capability competency competency frameworks curriculum review levels tim oates Tim Oates’, Chair of the Expert Panel responsible for the recent review of the National Curriculum, has posted an interesting video about assessing education without levels.

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

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Upgrades also include Smarty Ants Español, a program designed to help K-2 Spanish-speaking students learn how to read in Spanish. the game-based learning platform, is going mobile. REN FAIRE: K-12 learning analytics software, Renaissance , announced Renaissance Flow 360 , an assessment-based platform that aims to help teachers analyze differentiated student data to help determine what students are ready to learn next.

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

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A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Siemens’ work is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in digital learning, but he doesn’t want to discuss the latest fads in education technology.

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'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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Learning with 'e's

Do join in any way you can, so you don't miss out on the excellent dialogue we will be having around MOOCs , Open Educational Resources, learning analytics, mobile learning, personal learning environments , social media in education and a whole host of related subjects too numerous to mention.

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

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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.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

From textbooks to tests and from research papers to group projects, public education is in the midst of a sea change in how it provides learning opportunities to its students, in the tools it offers, and in what it expects its educators and students to use. The goal is to ensure that students can take best advantage of the powerful learning tools at their disposal wherever their academic and career aspirations may lead them.

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. They do so in order to make a particular point about their vision for what learning should be like.

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

Bryan Alexander

Redesigning Learning Spaces. Shift to Deep Learning Approaches. Growing Focus on Measuring Learning. Increasing Use of Blended Learning Designs. Blending Formal and Informal Learning. Personalizing Learning. Learning Analytics & Adaptive Learning.

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Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

Hack Education

Or, rather, have we adopted technologies for teaching and learning that are much more aligned with that military mission of command and control? Education technologies facilitate communication, expanding learning networks beyond the classroom.

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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.

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. Whole-Class Learning is Here.