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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

NAIS Summit: 21st Century Skills & Outcomes #NAISDeepDive

techieMusings

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.

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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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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ?

Closing the gap between online and classroom student outcomes

IT Bill

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

itslearning and Google for Education Strike New Education Partnership, Deliver Major New Integrations to Improve Learning Outcomes

techlearning

15, 2018 , Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway– itslearning today announced its collaboration with Google for Education, delivering the first phase of a comprehensive technology roadmap. This initial milestone aligns with the itslearning mission to improve the efficacy of technology in education.

Improving outcomes with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

IT Bill

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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Four Ways Digital Financial Education Is Improving Student Outcomes

Edsurge

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.

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.

Boxlight Partners with Clayton County Schools to Improve Student Outcomes and Enhance Teacher Efficiency

techlearning

will use the technology to improve student outcomes and enhance teacher efficiency. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need.

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.

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.

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

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.