Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

Edsurge

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.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

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.

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Measuring success of online education

Neo LMS

Online education comes with higher interactivity between students and teachers and learning materials, and also more feedback. Schools and educational institutions have a plethora of metrics for their online programs: number of online courses offered / taken, completion rates of courses, engagement rates with the digital learning materials, students’ scores on standardized tests and summative assessments, closing achievement gaps between groups, graduation rates, and so on.

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. 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,

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

The Hechinger Report

Computerized instruction offers the promise of a technological version of a personal tutor, giving instant feedback and tailoring lessons for each child’s needs. These are computer screens, akin to a dashboard in a pilot’s cockpit, that visually depict students’ progress as they learn online and flag areas of concern that a teacher can address. If only teachers can be more informed during class about things they can’t normally easily monitor, then students might learn better.

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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. But I’d like to explain this a little more from my personal perspective, in a way that’s focused on pedagogical considerations (so I am not focused on surveillance capitalism or the hegemony of Silicon Valley, which others above speak much more eloquently about).

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

Educational Technology Guy

It is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. assessment data learning management system lmsOtus is an interesting product, created by educators. Has a great gradebook supporting traditional points-based classrooms and standards based grading.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

In addition, investment company Weld North Holdings acquired Performance Matters , a student assessment and data-analytics company that it will merge with K-12 ed-tech business Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development. Dallas-based LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency-based courseware platform, a learning-analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system.

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Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a number of students so high, they simply needed the power of a software in order to manage all the learning and other data points that came along each student. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences. Various and engaging learning content. Online collaboration tools.

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Biometric Tech Can Track How Well Students Are Paying Attention

EdTech Magazine

For example, for its remote learning classes, the Paris School of Business is using software called Nestor to track students’ eye movement and facial expressions through their laptop webcams. It’s the natural next step in the move toward personalized learning , in which technology tailors information and lessons to fit students’ knowledge and abilities. For one, there’s controversy about whether gathering personal data on children is ethical or effective.

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Indiana Approves Renaissance Star Early Literacy for Universal Screening for Dyslexia

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(Wisconsin Rapids, WI) October TK, 2018 — Renaissance , a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, today announced that the state of Indiana approved Renaissance Star Early Literacy® for universal screening for dyslexia in support of the state’s recent passage of Senate Bill 217. About Renaissance Renaissance is a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth.

Managing and Sharing Your Education Data Effectively

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Cougan noted that education data has taken on even more importance during the pandemic, as teachers and administrators strive to determine how they can keep students connected, engaged, on task, and safe, whether the students are learning remotely, in hybrid settings, or in classrooms.

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Mixing Automation and a Human Touch, New Software Helps Keep Students ‘On Task’

Edsurge

Education technology researcher George Siemens and a colleague hope that personalized learning approaches can help better connect professors and students in large classes. In a new partnership involving six colleges around the world, a team of researchers built OnTask, a software tool that allows professors to organize and pre-write email communications with students. Pardo piloted OnTask in March 2017 at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Vancouver. “We

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning in Organizations has already been positively reviewed by several leading figures in the world of Learning and Development (L and D), including Jane Hart, Laura Overton, Charles Jennings, Edmund Monk and Richard Gerver, and it includes case studies and interviews with many more, as well as forewords by Donald H Taylor and Shelly Terrell. The promotional text is below: Technology holds vast potential for learning and development (L and D) practitioners.

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. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Yet we also see academic deans and provosts showing more interest in digital learning than their faculty. Big data and data analytics : interest in this is widespread and has some hefty power behind it.

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

Marketplace K-12

A Pearson business motto is “content plus assessment, powered by technology, equalizes effective learning at scale,” Fallon said, and after years of striving for that goal, “we only feel that it’s really now starting to come together.”. The weight of the activity will be in blended learning, and how you combine the benefits of face-to-face with purely online approaches.”.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds. Dave’s keynotes in the last couple of years have centred around how coming to know is a messy, imprecise process at once intensely individual and necessarily embedded in a community - Rhizomatic Learning. I developed their MA in Lifelong Learning programme.

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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.

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. More often than not, these platforms also come with a series of tools that enable their users to build their own products, services, and marketplaces.

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.” Here’s Edsurge : “Udacity VP of Learning: ‘We Never Start Anything Out of Academic Interest’ ” Here’s Techcrunch : “Udacity introduces real robots and virtual words to help students build skills.”

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

The issue extends well beyond education technology, of course, and in 2017 we witnessed yet again a number of high profile incidents (including some corporate admissions of breaches that had happened in years past): that over 140 million Social Security Numbers and other personal data had been stolen in a data breach at Equifax, for starters; that every single account at Yahoo – some 3 billion in all – had been affected in its 2013 breach.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” The New Yorker profiles Sphero ’s learn-to-code toy for kids but says dumb things about Seymour Papert’s Logo so I’m not sure why I’m even linking to this. ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. ” “The California State Legislature is now considering two bills that would build a database firewall to block the flow of personal information from state and local government to federal efforts to deport immigrants and register people based on their religion, ethnicity, or national origin,” according to the EFF.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.

New Mexico plans big statewide LMS rollout

eSchool News

150,000 students to benefit from new learning platform. Sixty-five school districts, charter schools, and state agencies across the state will use the Brightspace learning management system (LMS) for both online and traditional classroom learning. With Brightspace’s personalized learning tools and analytics deployed and managed at a state level, we can support educators in preparing students for both higher education and a career.

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