There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. That data revealed that a median of 70% of districts’ software licenses never get used, and a median of 97.6% Accounting for the 70% of unused software licenses.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

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Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences. And they continue to be developed to reach constantly higher levels of personalized learning.

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

Marketplace K-12

E-Learning Platform Thrivist Gains Investment: Angel investor Crimson Ventures has taken a minority position in K-12 learning and analytics platform Thrivist, LLC. based Thrivist said its platform “enables schools to develop, deliver, and manage online learning and leverage learning analytics to improve outcomes,” according to the company, which notes that software is offered via a software-as-a-service model and is being used in more than 25 school districts.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm.

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

Edsurge

Then, he toggled the cardboard lever and declared open a new website , one that gave away software that took more than $100 million in grant funding to develop. Learning by doing appears to have a 6x better [outcome] than learning by watching or reading,” Koedinger said.

Open Source Tools for Learning Data Analysis, Continuous Improvement, and Machine Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

In addition to regular meetings with partner schools where we share insights both surprising and mundane, this work also supports our continuous improvement efforts to make our open courseware objectively more effective term after term.

Consortia as a Driver of Innovation

hem.digital

Focus on Innovation Our review suggested that more consortia should focus less on providing basic, increasingly common, services and more on helping institutions test and scale more ambitious online learning strategies that can improve outcomes and drive down costs.

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.

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.

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.

Can Notifications Encourage Struggling College Students to Succeed?

MindShift

Innovative predictive analytics are essential for businesses, especially tech companies. So why aren’t more of the best minds in higher education doing more to tap those data streams to improve teaching and learning? Our Ideas series is exploring innovation in education.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The greatest trick the ed-tech devil ever played was convincing people that clicking was “active learning.”)

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

Doug Levin

He anticipates needing to purchase around 2,000 to meet that goal. Tagged on: March 8, 2017 Software vendor says it's not to blame in false jobless fraud findings | Detroit Free Press → The system had a 93% error rate and the vendor argues it has no liability: "It's not our decision to do or not do these things," and "it's generally not our role to tell a government what action to take."

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