Stop asking whether laptops improve learning outcomes

eSchool News

Introducing laptops while not changing the teaching and learning paradigm is of little use, and may even produce negative academic outcomes. Next page: Why laptops are less than 1/6 of improving learning outcomes.

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.

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

How Music Education Can Lighten Kids’ Lives And Improve Learning Outcomes

MindShift

A group of 10- and 11-year-olds giggle as professional cellist Frederic Rosselet flexes his wrist as if he’s made of rubber. “ Really flexible in your wrist,” he tells the students. “It’s your arm basically that does the work.”

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.

Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities

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If we want such activities to produce genuine student growth, instructional design must focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the activity itself. However, if we want such activities to produce genuine student growth, instructional design must focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the activity itself. I had to ask myself, “What is the expectation of this task, and how will it impact learning outcomes?”

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 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.

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."

Mastery Learning and Grading: Changing our Approach to Outcomes and Grades

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Imagine if Education Worked This Way in Most Schools … Back in 2011, I had been blogging about education for a couple of years and found myself thinking that while lots of tech tools showed. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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.

Google Search Results to Include Student Outcomes Data from College Scorecard

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Alongside the address and brief Wikipedia synopsis they’ll find information related to student outcomes, such as the graduation rate and the average salary of the university’s graduates. A “Consumer Reports for higher ed,” the College Scorecard includes data on student outcomes for more than 7,000 institutions. College Abacus and Pell Abacus are also incorporating the outcomes data into their financial-planning tools. .

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.

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.

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.

City-School Data Sharing Improves Student Outcomes

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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

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 →

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

The Hechinger Report

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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.

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.

Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes

The Innovative Educator

In case you missed it, a wrong-minded study was released this month from the National Bureau of Economic Research that says that computer ownership does not affect educational 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

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.

Flipped Classroom Pilot Results in 14.5 Percent Fewer DFW Grades

EmergingEdTech

Piloted Course Offerings With Flipped Lessons Consistently Yield Better Outcomes Having seen increasing data supporting the effectiveness of flipped teaching and learning techniques throughout 2012.

It’s time to ask how E-rate will impact learning outcomes

eSchool News

With E-rate reformed, educators must consider new learning-centered questions.

How to Use Facebook Live for Learning: 5 Outcomes, 4 Things to Remember, 4 Mistakes to Avoid, 1 Great Video

The Innovative Educator

It's no secret that livestreaming video that can be viewed later, is an incredibly powerful learning tool. In fact @MarkBarnes19 explained in this #HackLearning podcast , that livestreaming has the potential to break down the walls of school.

Unpacking whether blended learning works

The Christensen Institute

As practitioners and policymakers talk more and more about personalizing learning, traditional approaches to instruction—which tend to optimize for increasing average student outcomes—must significantly shift.

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).

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

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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.

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

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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

How should quality assurance for competency-based ed work?

The Christensen Institute

The government should learn from its lessons and shift from funding based on inputs to focusing on incentivizing the outcomes it would like to see from higher education. Many of the so-called outcome-based regulation efforts in the states have in fact been more focused on the simple output of student graduation, but not the true underlying quality of the programs such that these regulatory efforts may be creating some perverse incentives for colleges and universities.

Not Yet Blended Learning

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Barrier: PLO’s (Prescribed Learning Outcomes, or for my American friends things like the Common Core). Source (Infographic): How to Implement Blended Learning: Version 2.0. There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning.

Aim for individual mastery and the rest will follow

The Christensen Institute

But it also conflates inputs with outcomes. Indeed, the apparent tension between standards and personalization dissolves if we can better delineate prescriptive inputs and desired outcomes. In an attempt to codify the often-vague concept of personalization, however, champions risk fixating on enumerating the inputs of personalized learning approaches, in turn losing laser-like focus on the outcomes we’re hoping such approaches can achieve.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Before building, trying, or buying new technology tools, we should start by asking, “In an analog world, how would we personalize learning to drive student outcomes?”. In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous.

“There’s really one good question to gauge the outcome of a student’s educational experience. Does the student want to learn more?" - Seymour Sarason

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This quote was referenced in a discussion online, but I haven't been able to verify that it's accurately attributed. But it does seem pedagogically accurate to me. Another way to say this, as I've heard Pat Farenga remark, is that you can tell the quality of the learning by who asks the questions: the teachers or the students. These quotes describe a version of learning that might be called "liberatory" (liberal, or "freeing") of the individual mind.