Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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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. Benefits of learning analytics.

What are e-Learning analytics about?

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The term e-Learning Analytics (e-LA) refers to the set of techniques aimed to extract useful information from existing online education datasets. The final goals of E-Learning Analytics fall within one the following categories : Educational : Targeting to improve online education impact and student’s performance, such us: Reducing students’ drop outs. Improving students’ understanding and learning. Sometimes, the terms analytics and big data are misused.

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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.

15 Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Learning Analytics Tool.

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15 Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Learning Analytics Tool. Deploying a learning analytics tool in your organization brings many benefits, including improving your students’ engagement and their success rates. In this post, you will find 15 strategies that you can follow today to effectively accomplish your learning analytics implementation. Lead the project from the learning innovation side, not from IT.

Improving Student Outcomes with Big Data and Real-time Analytics

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The way that students learn and teachers teach will be revolutionized when big data is deployed massively in the educational space. Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsBig Data is Here. What can it do for Education? To catalyze this. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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

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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. Learning analytics, in some ways, is a symptom of this data-driven culture – one that also is not new to education.

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

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Few have formal training in teaching or learning. But even he realized that we can’t expect individual faculty to stay at the cutting edges of their discipline, teaching and learning practice, educational research, and the ever-changing technologies that can be used in the service of learning. Here’s what we’re doing this fall: We have analyzed data from Spring 2018 to empirically determine which learning outcomes students struggled with the most in five Waymaker courses.

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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.

IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success

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Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Zap Zap Math–Gamify any Math Curriculum

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Students direct their learning with a unique space-themed avatar (called a ‘mathling’) that identifies their work and keeps them engaged. Teachers (or homeschooling parents) can track the progress of up to thirty students organized into a class where they are able to gauge learning outcomes via a web-based Learning Analytics Dashboard. Let students pace their own learning as you track them on the teacher dashboard.

Research says these math, ELA apps may be the most effective

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Most school’s aren’t using learning apps enough to actually impact student outcomes–but some might help students increase achievement, according to new research from BrightByes. The study, authored by Dr. Ryan Baker, director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics, uses data from 48 school districts with more than 390,000 students. Many apps in the study didn’t have any impact on student learning, regardless of student use rates.

Interesting: Rural schools are outpacing others on in-school tech access

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The data comes from data management and learning analytics firm BrightBytes, which analyzed more than 180 million data points collected via a national survey gauging educational technology access, use and effectiveness across 8,558 U.S. The report provides district and school leaders with insights into what works to improve student outcomes,” said Teela Watson, Director of Digital Learning at Education Service Center Region 11 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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

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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

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

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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. If you add machine learning to that space, the computer learns from all the doctors across the globe and they become incredibly expert, in an incredibly short space of time. Will Learning analytics have a major impact upon Education this year?

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What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer

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Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online. Beyond learner satisfaction, however, is the more important belief that collaboration enhances learning outcomes and reduces the potential for learner isolation that can occur in the online environment. He is the founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. Learning analytics. Adaptive learning systems. OK, so Learning Management Systems weren’t developed in the 2010s, but they sure didn’t improve much during this decade.

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

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The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. To be clear, not all software is high quality, which means teachers may have good reason to not adopt some software products that fail to deliver positive student learning outcomes. But for quality software tools that can yield breakthrough student outcomes, underutilization is a huge missed opportunity.

Simplify Course Design at Your Institution

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In recent years, there has been a shift in higher education through the use of blended learning technologies. This reality is largely lead by the fact that educators are finding it challenging to implement a comprehensive content solution which permits effective design of blended learning courses. Many systems that are used in higher education lack integration options due to the lack of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and Application Program Interface (API) features.

Analytics maturity model at your educational institution

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Understanding how far an educational institution has gone on the implementation of learning analytics, may be achieved by using an “analytics maturity model” There several models available. Garner describes his analytics maturity model by multiple dimensions: Time perspective covered: past, present or future. The following diagram depicts Garner’s model: The least advanced level comprises descriptive analytics. On top, we have diagnostic analytics.

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

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All things considered, there’s a consensus that today’s students should not only learn, but also use technology to support their learning. It is a well-known fact that students learn differently and have varying needs and requirements during the learning process, no matter which grade they are in or the subject they’re learning. Students receive a more personalized instruction and therefore have better chances of getting the best academic outcomes.

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S3: A Holistic Framework for Evaluating the Impact of Educational Innovations (Including OER)

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As I wrote about at length in Taking Our Eye Off the Ball , I believe it is a huge mistake for us to look at 30% graduation rates from US community colleges and say, “the most important thing we can do is make that abysmal outcome less expensive.” You could use it to measure the impact of “things” like learning analytics or iPads or augmented reality.

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As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?

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They use games, web tracking and machine learning systems to capture and process more and more student data, then convert qualitative inputs into quantitative outcomes. Behind the scenes, algorithms allegedly gather information about users’ “microbehaviors,” such as whether they repeat mistakes or take experimental paths, to try to identify how players process information and whether they have high potential for learning.

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. And while this is good news, many educators face new challenges due to this switch to remote learning, and for some, it takes time to accustom. Challenges Of Using Technology In Learning. In remote education, students are more responsible for the outcome of their learning. Online students face a huge number of distractions from their learning. The Benefits Of Using Technology For Learning.

Does Innovative Teaching Work? A New Effort Aims To Help Faculty Find Out.

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The IRB hack at Duke was something that emerged there about six months ago as a project of a Learning Innovation team, says Kim Manturuk, associate director of research, evaluation, and development at Duke University. The hypothesis is that doing so will improve retention of the material, something that other learning science studies suggests will be effective. Education Technology Teaching & Learning

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.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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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. As education technology proliferates, research supports the notion that overall student achievement will improve as students gain the ability to learn at their own pace with a variety of teaching styles and formats available to them. Social learning networks, e?portfolios,

Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

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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.

Production Value in Online Higher Education

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Better course designs that incorporate real-time feedback, learning analytics, instructional games and other techniques will generate better outcomes, improve retention and from a purely market perspective, enable the to create a meaningful difference in increasingly competitive, but homogeneous market of learning opportunities. The ability of individuals to learn when and how they want independently of educational institutions continues to grow.

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National Study: What Apps Work Best?

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With more than $3 billion spent on ed tech products last year and more than 2,500 programs on the market, educators across the country need to know which products are likely to make a difference in teaching and learning. Baker, Director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics focused on what aggregate data can tell us about the programs we use and how effective the apps we use for math, ELA and science are. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning?

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Of Sunlight, OER, and Lumen

Iterating Toward Openness

Of course, I could have stopped everything else in my life for a few months and learned most of what I needed to know to answer these questions myself. And like sunlight, in order to use OER to reliably and predictably meet our goals (improving student outcomes and saving students money), we need to apply a combination of expertise and technology. Is the primary goal to improve student learning, increase graduation rates, or save students money?

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How Good is our Return on Learning for Classroom Apps?

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With so much money at stake and so many choices, educators need to know which products have a positive impact on student outcomes and the conditions under which impact is the greatest. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning? Monday, November 5, 2018 12:00pm Pacific time, 3:00pm Eastern With learning today so dependent on technology, districts need to know if they are investing in the programs that can make the greatest difference for their students.

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Online Learning Consortium 2014 – How We Discuss the Future of Higher Education

Improving Education Environments

I presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual Conference today about MOOCs as a phenomenon, specifically my Delphi research done in partial fulfillment of my Ed.D. What is most interesting to me from the first day of #aln14, however, is how my research plays into the emerging discussion of online learning as happening at this year’s conference. Discussions of data analytics as inherent to online learning were prevalent as well.

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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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. That job was with the Digital Tattoo Project , which is run out of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the UBC Library. Learn more here.

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The Growing Chasm in the Online Higher Education Market (2014)

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have adopted methods for producing and supporting online courses that have the potential, if not the likelihood, to improve learning outcomes, increase the speed with the institution improves the quality of teaching and learning, increase value (quality/cost). These institutions typically focus, sometimes exclusively, on online education, offer open-admissions, and have centralised management of teaching and learning.