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. All this is aided today, no doubt, by new computing technologies that create and collect massive amounts of personal data. Assumptions and value judgments about “learning”?

'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. But many of those folks utterly misunderstood Prince’s relationship to technologies – much like many, I’d argue, misconstrue what the Luddites in the early nineteenth century were actually so angry about when they took to smashing looms.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. 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.

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

Edsurge

Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." 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.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

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. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. What is personalized learning? That’s where technology comes in.

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. Are any education technologies, for that matter? And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general.

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.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. In the previous posts on this topic our examination found that technology can and does help when it comes to improving completion rates , reducing tuition costs and helping universities to bridge the revenue gap. In this case however technology, and the need to adapt to it, is a part of the problem. Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students.

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FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

FETC Converge eNewsletter is designed to bring the latest in educational technology topics to your fingertips in this ever-changing environment. One distinctive characteristic of educational technology is change, and the pace of change definitely is accelerating in Pk-12. Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

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. EdSurge caught up with him recently to hear the story about his hunt for his own data and what he thinks colleges could do to make that technology a bit more transparent. Learn more here.

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The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

The full stack of technologies and frivolous thrills one might expect to find on today’s college campuses were on full display at Educause, the. hulking gathering of higher-ed technology staff, faculty and companies. No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. That’s what an Adobe-commission survey , published in partnership with futurist Bryan Alexander and the New Media Consortium, revealed.

What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

eSchool News

Connecting leaders across the learning lifecycle and around the world, SXSW EDU serves as a melting pot for the latest approaches to education. What follows is a curated list of the top 10 trends impacting teaching and learning as exhibited in the programming at SXSW EDU 2019. At a high level, this year’s trends represent a human-centered approach to empowering both the educator and student to define their own learning pathway. Race, Social Media & the Role of Schools.

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). Brightspace was designed with modern students in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience as well as integrated social media, chat and advanced video features.

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

Given the frenetic pace of change in PreK-12 education technology, this eNewsletter is laser-focused on forward-thinking practices. Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning.

Welcome to LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter

FETC Converge

Given the frenetic pace of change in PreK-12 education technology, this eNewsletter is laser-focused on forward-thinking practices. Count on LRP’s Future of Ed Tech eNewsletter to keep you abreast of the top issues in the field, including articles that highlight educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring-your-own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum, and game-based learning.

What College Students Wish Faculty and Admins Knew About Teaching

Edsurge

In July, three members from EdSurge Independent, a student-run group that meets weekly to discuss ideas around higher education and technology, joined EdSurge Live to share what they wish faculty knew about students today, and propose ways to fuse instructional gaps. Law: For me, classes that have the element of action learning would be something that excites me a lot. It's not necessarily that students need to say "This is what I want to learn.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?

techlearning

As the costs for devices and applications decrease, technology use is increasing In classrooms across the country. A recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey showed that about 58% of teachers use educational apps and 41% use social media. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning? Even more, they need to know the impact of these apps -- if students are learning because of them.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history.

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They Said it Better Than I Can

Mistakengoal.com

Here are some of the blogs that I follow that regularly impress me: e-Literate : Led by Michael Feldstein , this group of authors routinely post insightful and detailed information about technology and U.S. higher education e.g., What Faculty Should Know About Adaptive Learning , State of the Anglosphere’s Higher Education LMS Market: 2013 Edition. Microsoft Social Media Collective Research Blog : The title of this blog tells you almost all you need to know.

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

Doug Levin

Note: The original version of this piece was published on July 7, 2016 by New America as part of an EdCentral series on the next social contract for education: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/next-social-contract-public-education-needs-new-terms-service/. As New America’s Lindsey Tepe has suggested , it is time to reboot the social contract for public education.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. My field was ArtificialIntelligence , but I started experimenting with online tutor groups, producing web pages, etc and migrated into educational technology (as many people did). blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? Analytics - good and bad uses of this.

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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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Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School

Hack Education

As part of the course, students are engaging in a “Great Ed-Tech Debate,” arguing one side or another of a variety of topics: that technology enhances learning, that technology is a force for equity, that social media is ruining childhood, and so on. ” Here are some of the remarks I made to the class about commercialization and education technology. We forget all history – all history of technology, all history of education.

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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). Via Campus Technology : “Recipients of 2018 McGraw Prize in Education Revealed.” Because technology imperialism. The third: lifelong learning.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. I’m feeling quite tentative about whether or not the insights that I might be able to glean about the year will have much relevance for the business and politics of education technology under Trump. Has education technology, or digital technology more broadly, simply become banal as it has become ubiquitous? Social Justice.