Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

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Few corporate brand names in education are as recognizable, and as polarizing, as Pearson, the giant education provider whose reach extends to virtual schools, testing, language training and an array of other areas. John Fallon CEO, Pearson.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. DECIPHERING ‘DATA’: Yaschin also offered this analogy for how educators can think of Big Data: “There are descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. Your descriptive analytics is the speedometer that shows how fast you are going. WHAT DO PROFESSORS WANT FROM LEARNING ANALYTICS? Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

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Open-ed people, personalized-learning people, and the learning-analytics people, they don’t talk to each other that much.” He made the remarks during a session this week at the annual conference of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, where he announced the project. The initial sponsors include 2U, Lumen Learning, Pearson, RealizeIt, Blackboard, McGraw-Hill Education, iDesign, Unicon and Hobsons. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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?

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

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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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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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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.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

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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?

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Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. IBM partners with Pearson. OpenEd partners with Pearson. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” “What You Need to Know About Learning Analytics ,” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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Testing, Testing… Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “British Officials, Pearson Probe Effort to Leak Test Content.” Via Techcrunch : “ Lilwil ’s personalized learning engine teaches teachers how to teach.” Education Politics.

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

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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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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.” billion it agreed to pay Apple/Pearson for iPads, but what do I know). ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” ” Grit ™ – a blog post about a trademarked grit product by Pearson , of course.

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” “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill , and Pearson have started a new round of lawsuits against textbook sellers,” The Digital Reader reports , this time targeting those who sell through Amazon’s marketplace. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies.

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Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.” ” Entrepreneur.com repeats this old story : “ Personalised learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System.” Leap Innovations has received $14 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to “introduce or expand personalized learning instructional models” in the Chicago Public Schools.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. Google boasts that “New Google Classroom features make it easier to learn, teach, manage and build” – that is, by adding notifications and metrics.

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” (That giant: Pearson , of course.). From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). Accelerate Learning has raised $10 million from Owl Ventures. VIF International Education has acquired Participate Learning. Education Politics.

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