Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation

The Christensen Institute

The current Higher Education Act (HEA), for example, spells out 10 standards for college accreditors to monitor, only one of which pertains to outcomes. The post Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation appeared first on Christensen Institute.

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.

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.

Improving Learning Outcomes by Raising Teacher Effectiveness

EdSense

The key reasons for falling outcomes in the field of education and skill development are manifold. India has the largest primary school system in the world and the one that needs the maximum overhaul.

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

3 ways to improve special education outcomes

eSchool News

When you combine a steady growth in the number of students receiving special education services with rising expectations for the educators who serve these students, all of whom have very diverse needs, you get a “perfect storm” of challenges for K-12 leaders. According to the U.S.

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.

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.

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 Outcomes: The Cost Of Insisting What A Student Will Understand

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Predicting learning outcomes is big business in education, but what is the cost of insisting what a student will understand and when they will understand it? The post Learning Outcomes: The Cost Of Insisting What A Student Will Understand appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

To balance innovation with protecting students, focus on outcomes

The Christensen Institute

Online education holds tremendous promise: it has the potential to lower costs, enhance learning outcomes, and make college accessible for students who lack the flexibility or means to attend a traditional program. We should also do our best to protect students from low quality programs—and we should especially avoid investing federal money in programs that produce poor outcomes. Instead, Congress should adopt regulatory mechanisms that focus on outcomes.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

In other words, the metric that matters the most is student academic outcomes. While these are critical measures in the educational context, they do not directly correlate to better student outcomes.

How do you amplify a school’s impact on student outcomes?

The Christensen Institute

They tackle daily work one challenge at a time, but at some point down the road they hope to radically expand the positive impact our schools have on students’ life outcomes. Having teachers work overtime may seem like an economical and practical way to amplify a school’s impact on student outcomes, but in the long-run, this approach takes a toll. ” The post How do you amplify a school’s impact on student outcomes?

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

Can OER improve learning outcomes?

IT Bill

Several of the studies focus specifically on OER and student learning outcomes. In another study: The Impact of Enrollment in an OER Course on Student Learning Outcomes , Kim Grewe and Preston Davis, of Northern Virginia Community College, compared learning outcomes for students enrolled in an online history course using OER with a similar number of non-OER sections over two semesters. The Impact of Enrollment in an OER Course on Student Learning Outcomes.

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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.

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

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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.

How Affective Data Could Change Learning Outcomes

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

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.

Unlocking the ‘Black Box’ of College Outcomes

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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.

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

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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.

New Study Finds Learning Outcomes Are Better Reading Print Than Reading Digitally

Larry Ferlazzo

A new study titled Don’t throw away your printed books: A meta-analysis on the effects of reading media on reading comprehension (that is not behind a paywall!) finds that that reading comprehension is better with print rather than digital text. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Which Is Best – Reading Digitally Or Reading Paper? research studies

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 →

Closing the gap between online and classroom student outcomes

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Offering online programming is a great way to provide access to higher education but closing the gap between online and classroom student outcomes is an ongoing challenge. Using course-level factors as predictors of online course outcomes: A multilevel analysis at a U.S.

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

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

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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

Improving outcomes with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Over the past few years colleges have faced an increasing number of complaints from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requiring their web content be made accessible to people with disabilities.

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Anthropologist Mimi Ito: Good Intentions Don’t Always Mean Equitable Outcomes in Edtech

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Imagine you’re an elementary school student. Your teacher has told your class to watch several streaming videos for a class project. You might want to watch some of the videos at home, but your family doesn’t have high-speed internet. That’s just one way technology in education can fail to serve some students.

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.

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.

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

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 ?

Four Ways Digital Financial Education Is Improving Student Outcomes

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In 2015, my organization embarked on an ambitious initiative to improve financial capacity in middle school students across the United States. Research found that by the age of 12, students had developed an economic understanding that was “essentially adult”—but they did not have the education or skills needed to tackle many complex financial decisions. nearly 90% of students are taking the knowledge they learn home to the dinner table or using our companion app outside of the classroom.

Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

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