Inputs do not guarantee outcomes: Getting online credit recovery right

The Christensen Institute

Shifting the emphasis to outcomes, on the other hand, encourages experimentation so that there can be continuous improvement to achieve stated goals. UC must do a better job on assessment and clearly define the outcomes students must master in any given course.

Base college accreditation on outcomes, not inputs

The Christensen Institute

Accreditation—the critical system for assessing whether institutions quality for federal financial aid—is too focused on inputs, such as faculty degrees and shared governance, and pays far too little attention to outcomes, such as graduation rates, job placement rates, and wage growth. Only one of those criteria pertains to student success and outcomes. The post Base college accreditation on outcomes, not inputs appeared first on Christensen Institute

Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers

The Christensen Institute

Transitioning to an individual student record would enable institutions and regulators to track whether innovations are effectively moving the needle on student outcomes. The lack of data also prevents higher education from moving forward: without good data on outcomes, stakeholders are locked into an input-based regulatory structure that constrains innovation. The post Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers appeared first on Christensen Institute

Learning to Measure Media Literacy Outcomes

Educator Innovator

We have wanted to do things differently for quite some time, but finally an opportunity presented itself: an Outcomes and Measurement series from the Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy and the Department of Youth and Community Development.

General Assembly’s Jake Schwartz on transparency, outcomes, and measuring what matters

The Christensen Institute

Last month, General Assembly released a groundbreaking report, “ Measuring What Matters ,” that reports on the student outcomes in its full-time programs. One to help us create the framework we would use to track and report these outcomes going forward, and eventually, another independent firm to actually conduct the review. And why these outcomes, in particular? The same is true for scaling our data and reporting on our students’ outcomes.

Unlocking the ‘Black Box’ of College Outcomes

Edsurge

College outcomes are, as it turns out, a black box. And an emphasis on employment outcomes should not be taboo among college leaders—even within our most-revered liberal arts programs. My organization’s most recent Education Consumer Survey with Gallup reveals that those who do not have a work outcome as their primary motivation are less likely to persist.

NAIS Summit: 21st Century Skills & Outcomes #NAISDeepDive

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Our second session focused on: 21st century skills and outcomes, presented by Ken Kay & Charles Fadel. Full notes — 21st Century Skills & OutcomesNotes continued: NAIS Summit on the Science of Learning and 21st Century Schools. How do we get a 1st grader from assignment A to assignment B? collaboration #revision #iteration #NAISDeepDive pic.twitter.com/k13cxvbabb — Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo) May 19, 2015.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

The Hechinger Report

A really good transition plan shows how each year of school is linked to the next and the final outcome that they’re looking for,” said Leslie Darrell, a speech pathologist in Maine who often works with transition-aged students. “If

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said it is incumbent upon all of us to make sure shifts to instructional design are occurring that result in better student outcomes. No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership.

Every Outcome a Process

Reading By Example

A true process orientation also means being aware that every outcome is preceded by a process. -Dr. Writing is a canary in the coal mine, alerting us to gaps in our knowledge and skills as we travail toward an acceptable outcome. Ellen Langer, Mindfulness. Right now I am waist deep in writing my new book on digital student portfolios. It will be out at some point in 2017 with ASCD.

Every Outcome a Process

Reading By Example

A true process orientation also means being aware that every outcome is preceded by a process. -Dr. Writing is a canary in the coal mine, alerting us to gaps in our knowledge and skills as we travail toward an acceptable outcome. Ellen Langer, Mindfulness. Right now I am waist deep in writing my new book on digital student portfolios. It will be out at some point in 2017 with ASCD.

How one school is using yoga to improve outcomes for kids

The Hechinger Report

In this week’s episode of Educate, Sasha Aslanian looks at how a school is using unique programs to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. The post How one school is using yoga to improve outcomes for kids appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Voluntary Summer Learning Programs Improve Outcomes

K-12 Schools - Education News

However, it could become a time when this group of students could improve their outcomes when given additional opportunities. Student outcomes will be tracked through spring 2017 for the study. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?

The Hechinger Report

Some home-visiting programs have been found to improve outcomes for babies and mothers. The post Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids? Wire photo: © Christophe Ketels/Compagnie Ga via ZUMA Press.

How student posture can affect their learning outcomes

Neo LMS

The post How student posture can affect their learning outcomes appeared first on NEO BLOG. Sit still! a frequent, despairing instruction from so many teachers, and yet occupational therapists tell us that it is a surprisingly tricky task for children.

Cultures Which Support Good Thinking and Outcomes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It reminded me of the school study that showed that the only intervention that worked to reduce teen pregnancies was service learning (my recollection from Tim Wilson's Redirect )--the likely conclusion being that what was really at the heart of the teens' issues was a need for deeper connecting, which when satisfied by providing service, didn't have to lead to riskier activities with permanent outcomes.

Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

NPR Learning and Tech

Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

City-School Data Sharing Improves Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez, Juliet Van Wagenen Community partnerships can help schools make more informed and cost-effective decisions about the programs that will most benefit their children. Business Intelligence Data Analytics Data Governance

School Leaders as Readers: Education for Outcome

Reading By Example

This single minded pursuit of one outcome or another, from tying shoelaces to getting into Harvard, makes it difficult to have a mindful attitude about life.” The following passage is my most recent post I shared in our Goodreads community, School Leaders as Readers.

Improving Student Outcomes with Big Data and Real-time Analytics

EmergingEdTech

Big Data is Here. What can it do for Education? The way that students learn and teachers teach will be revolutionized when big data is deployed massively in the educational space. To catalyze this. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Personalization: How A Change in Classroom Delivery Can Change the Outcome

Education Elements

School was never hard for me, it just wasn’t engaging enough for us millennials. It felt prehistoric and bland, so I often doodled and wrote poetry. I was an average student until sports became my incentive to achieve academically. This wasn’t due to lack of knowledge, but moreso a lack of interest. However, things changed once I got to college. College was the first time I was in charge of my educational path. It was a time I felt connected to school and empowered as a learner.

Data Helps K–12 School Districts Hire, Set Curricula and Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

Data Helps K–12 School Districts Hire, Set Curricula and Improve Student Outcomes. However, unless results are ­analyzed at a granular level, such an outcome may be overlooked. meghan.bogardu…. Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:20. What does it take to manage four of the top-five public high schools in America, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report ?

How Affective Data Could Change Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Patnoudes Reading and responding to students’ emotions could help boost engagement levels and academic performance. Big Data Business Intelligence Data Analytics

How IBM’s Watson and Cognitive Computing can Impact Education and Outcomes

EmergingEdTech

Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics cognitive computing in education enhancing learning outcomes Watson cognitive computing IBM education learning teaching technology watson supercomputer in educationHad IBM Returned to the Halcyon Days of Offering a Technology-Enhanced Tomorrow That Will Improve the Lives of Many? Watson says, “Yes” When I was a kid, IBM represented the exciting, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Too much technology could hurt learning outcomes

eSchool News

Students who use computers and learning technology at moderate levels tend to have better learning outcomes than students who use computers and learning technology rarely, according to new research from the OECD.

The Connections Between Computer Use and Learning Outcomes in Students

MindShift

Here’s the money quote: “Students who use computers very frequently at school do a lot worse in most learning outcomes, even after controlling for social background and student demographics.” Learning software collects lots of information on student usage, which could in theory have made it possible to relate the time that students actually spent on the software to outcomes.

Could this new observation method boost behavioral and academic outcomes?

eSchool News

Research has shown that interactions between students and teaching during the school day are critical factors in students’ behavioral and academic outcomes.

Sharing Knowledge and Improving Outcomes with Sway– Åsa Girgensohn, Sweden

Daily Edventures

Åsa Girgensohn doesn’t see the growing dominance of personal technology in classrooms as a challenge to productivity. Instead, the ever-present mobile phones and tablets her students and their parents use are a window of opportunity. All my students and their … Continue reading →

Here’s how you tie spending to student outcomes—with big success

eSchool News

Initially, No Connection to Outcomes. Could school administrators and program directors connect spending to student outcomes? If they wanted to assess student outcomes, they’d look at the programs and their curriculum at the schools.

Chronic absences, poverty impacting outcomes for Mississippi’s children, report says

The Hechinger Report

The post Chronic absences, poverty impacting outcomes for Mississippi’s children, report says appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Open Doesn’t Guarantee Outcomes: It Creates Opportunity

iterating toward openness

He writes: To me, both cyberspace and OER are tools that I think can be used to generate positive outcomes, but can also (very clearly I think) be used to generate outcomes I don’t support, like political polarization or business models that sell us back our experiences rather than proprietary content. While cyberspace and OER both have inherent structural characteristics, none of those characteristics guarantee any specific social outcome.

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Classroom Analytics Can Have Big Impact on Educational Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

By Mike Patterson Collecting student data can be a great source of insight, but best practices for privacy and security must be followed. Big Data Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics Data protection Security

IT department addresses ‘inefficiencies’ to improve student outcomes

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® During a session at the 2018 National Future of Education Technology Conference , Monika Davis, director of virtual learning and instructional technology, said “revitalizing the IT back office to meet a new generation of student expectations is the biggest tech challenge for educators right now.” ” More… Uncategorized assessment data innovation IT

Research Finds Poor Outcomes For Students Who Retake Courses Online

NPR Learning and Tech

But in the AIR study, because the teachers who supervised students were paid at their regular rate, whether they taught or not, offering the software-based courses actually cost schools more than teaching them face-to-face, with no better outcomes to show for it. High schools around the country are increasingly turning to external, for-profit providers for "online credit recovery."

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges

The Hechinger Report

Some say these methods can help improve student outcomes. Often, students are not given access to their own data or the systems that predict outcomes. The post When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Inputs Do Not Guarantee Outcomes: Getting Online Credit Recovery Right

Edsurge

Shifting the emphasis to outcomes, on the other hand, encourages experimentation so that there can be continuous improvement to achieve stated goals. Moving to a competency-based learning system—in which time becomes the variable and student learning the constant—is a positive step in the right direction if the outcomes are valid and rigorous. UC must do a better job on assessment and clearly define the outcomes students must master in any given course.

Improve Math Learning Outcomes by Building a Data-Driven Culture

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00 ) Hear how former Superintendent, Dr. Gregory Firn, incorporated technology to build a data-driven culture that improved. Techlearning Events Webinars

5 ways to apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to edtech for better outcomes

eSchool News

According to American psychologist Abraham Maslow, all humans have the same fundamental needs (food, clothing and shelter), and these needs must be met before an individual is motivated to look beyond these basic needs. This motivational theory is commonly referred to as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together For Powerful Learning Outcomes

MindShift

This includes talking through choices and potential outcomes and then allowing the teen to make his own informed decisions.

What Is ‘Quality’? Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards

Edsurge

Corinthian Colleges show, there can be a wide disconnect between marketing language and actual outcomes, making it hard for students to do apples-to-apples comparison between different options. In an effort to close the gap between claims and facts, Entangled Solutions has issued a near-final draft of a new set of “quality assurance” standards for how programs report and communicate student outcomes. There’s been too much pressure on the job placement as the only outcome.