Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges. And in some cases, such as how often teachers reported “keeping up-to-date documentation of student strengths, weaknesses, and goals,” the researchers detected little to no difference between personalized NGLC schools versus traditional schools. (NB:

PROOF POINTS: Slightly higher reading scores when students delve into social studies, study finds

The Hechinger Report

A September 2020 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that elementary school students who studied more social studies, including geography, history and civics, scored higher on fifth grade reading tests.

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PROOF POINTS: When women studied with women, they persisted, study finds

The Hechinger Report

As part of an introductory economics class, Swiss students had the option to work in study groups with their peers. That’s what a University of Zurich graduate student found in an experiment conducted in 2018 and 2019 involving more than 600 college students and 150 study groups.

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HE trends: How do students decide to study?


Student behavior when choosing the right education provider, study location or program is clearly shifting in today’s digitized age, and schools are modifying their recruitment strategies to meet the student demand in the two-way process of university admission. In order to uncover the trends and attitudes of prospective students during university selection, higher education portal educations.com has conducted a study involving over 32,000 students of 192 different nationalities.

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Increased Screen Time May Indicate Family Stress, Pandemic Study Suggests


A new study aims to make sense of these phenomena and draw fresh conclusions about what it really means when kids spend hours looking at cell phones, computers or televisions. The closures of schools and daycare centers this spring abruptly changed life for many American parents.

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New Cyberlearning Community Report: Five Great Reasons to Read It

Digital Promise

We worked together intensively for over a year to write a “community report” in which the authors would help us to report on the designs, ideas and progress in the cyberlearning community. The result, called the “Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology,” was released on October 2, 2017 and is free to download here. The community report is available at: [link].

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Study shows major learning loss for grades K-2

eSchool News

Students will likely experience 2 to 4 months of learning loss as a result of COVID-19 disruptions, especially in grades K-2, according to a new report.

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Money can lead to better pandemic parenting, study finds

The Hechinger Report

That is one of the somewhat surprising findings of a new study from the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago, according to one of the study’s authors, Ariel Kalil.

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5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying


5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am writing reports this week, and this time of the year tends to be full of assessments. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you. I am aware that there are tons of tools available for studying; however, I always use the following to determine if a tool is awesome. What are some of your favorite study tools?

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What Two National Studies Say About Successful Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Empirical studies suggest that instructional coaching can provide a critical form of teacher professional development (PD). Committed to improving teacher PD, Digital Promise has worked to identify the features of effective coaching programs through a study of the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP). Our recommendations based on the national coaching survey findings and the Dynamic Learning Project study aim to cultivate sustainable high-quality coaching.

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How to study smarter

The Hechinger Report

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. Researchers have devoted decades to studying how to study. The authors examined ten different study techniques, including highlighting, rereading, taking practice tests, writing summaries, explaining the content to yourself or another person and using mnemonic devices. They drew on the results of nearly 400 prior studies.

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2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report


Over 500 educators took part in the Teacher Leadership Certificate program launched in the Spring, the Book Study program launched in the Fall, and the just-in-time courses launched before the end of the year. View this Impact Report (and other years) at edtechteam.com/impact EdTechTeam, a California Benefit Corporation , is a global network of educational technologists dedicated to inspiring and empowering other educators.

Study Says College Accountability Efforts Have ‘Backfired’


She noted that in recent years colleges are collecting and reporting more data than ever about student outcomes, to satisfy rankings from U.S. News and World Report and other magazines, federal requirements, or new state requirements around “performance-based funding.” With college debt soaring, there’s a rising call to better measure the value of college.

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Study: Boosting soft skills is better than raising test scores

The Hechinger Report

A new Chicago study shows that students who attend schools that foster soft skills do better in high school and beyond. The study, “ School effects on socio-emotional development, school-based arrests and educational attainment ,” is still a working paper, which means it has not yet been peer-reviewed and may still undergo revisions. For example, students said how much they agree with a statement like, “If I need to study, I don’t go out with my friends.”

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Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

The primary author of the study ( Binbin Zheng, Ph.D. Given the top line finding, I suspect the study will garner much attention and – at the same time – be subject to much spin. While you can read the full 30+ page study yourself (and I’d certainly encourage you to do so if this is a topic of interest), here is my summary, with accompanying analysis of what we should reasonably take away from the findings. How was the study conducted?

New OECD Report Slams Computers — and Actually Says Why They Can Hurt Learning

The Journal

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development just released a detailed study of the use of computers in the classrooms in 70 countries. It was no surprise that he study did not find improvement in student achievement due to computer use. It was a surprise, though, that OECD Director Andreas Schleicher named what he saw as the root cause of that failure

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How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. Formal study. Going back to study while teaching can not only be fulfilling, but add sought-after skills and qualifications to your CV. Despite this, one challenge for those considering further study is the delicate work and study balance. Create a quiet study space. Studying online.

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Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review


Justin Reich and Mizuko (Mimi) Ito have recently published a report entitled From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies. The report is available for download without monetary charge and without collection of your personal data. Additionally, it is free of overt advertising from technology vendors which is a welcome relief from some of the other reports we have reviewed recently. The report is not striving for universality.

Edtech Reports Recap: Pandemic Priorities, Campus Survival and Tech Gaps


All in this Edtech Reports Recap. Source: EDUCAUSE 2021 “ Top IT Issues ” report There are five IT issues in each scenario. The report implies they’re appropriate to consider now because “2020 has been a year requiring a decade’s worth of effort and change.”

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EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report: Student Voice


This would be a great ‘Take Action’ piece for Social Studies! The post EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report: Student Voice appeared first on EdTechTeam. Impact ReportIn November 2017 EdTechTeam spun off the new Student Voice Foundation as a California Nonprofit and launched the Global Student Voice Film Festival (similar to handing off Future Ready Schools to the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education in 2014).

Report: Declining Community College Enrollment Worries Workforce Experts


A few programs, like one found in Arkansas, focus specifically on regional economic needs by pushing students to study STEM and other subjects that teach in-demand skills. Community college enrollment declined 11 percent nationwide between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from the Southern Regional Education Board, a drop that may signal workforce trouble ahead as more jobs require advanced skills and credentials.

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A study on teaching critical thinking in science

The Hechinger Report

A study of 2,500 middle school students finds that the acquisition of scientific reasoning skills produces stronger learning gains. A large study on teaching science to middle school students was published afterwards and it adds more nuance to this debate between critical thinking skills and content knowledge. The adjacent table from the study provides concrete examples of how students were assessed. Why is the study you designed the right study to answer that question?

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. When you just have too many assignments and projects to work on apart from the other responsibilities, you really need to develop good studying habits if you want to get good grades in class. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. You can rely on these high quality study guides.

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Labeling kids with mild disabilities can backfire, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Those parents should consider the results of a new study finding that children who are mildly symptomatic for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often end up worse off in school if diagnosed with the condition. An earlier 2017 study found that the diagnosed children had worse reading scores in eighth grade than the undiagnosed. Related: New studies challenge the claim that black students are sent to special ed too much.

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Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Those are the findings of a report recently released by researchers at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Although the researchers had a few positive things to say about the apps that were studied, such as the fact that touchscreen interactions were generally appropriate for preschoolers, they noted that apps currently available could be better.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. The report isn’t happy with this, and asks us to make policy changes now. I’m fascinated by this, and think the report offers a lot to chew on. The longer report adds that gender diversity efforts seem to have stalled.

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look


She is the vice president of advocacy and engagement at the Mozilla Foundation, which today released a new report examining the privacy and security policies of 15 commonly used video-conferencing apps. The study is part of an ongoing series, “ Privacy Not Included ,” which previously looked at fitness trackers, pet apps and internet-connected “smart” toys for children. In essence, the Mozilla report distills legalese and technical jargon into plain language.

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Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12. At 70 public schools in Louisiana, in partnership with Tulane University, a new program using data analytics to monitor student behavior has reduced the number of disciplinary incidents by 72 percent , according to a new study released by Tulane’s Education Research Alliance. . eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:39.

3 studies argue against fidget spinners in the classroom

The Hechinger Report

Three research studies find that the objects detract from learning. Photo: Meryl Schenker for The Hechinger Report. Results from at least three scientific studies argue against allowing students to use fidget spinners in the classroom — even among children with attention disorders — despite marketing claims that the objects can be helpful. The newest study, “ Putting a negative spin on it ,” published online Oct.

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Study: Teacher expertise increases students? college success

eSchool News

Teacher expertise in subject matter has a big influence on students’ postsecondary success, according to a new report. A University of Missouri researcher found that high school students who are taught by teachers who majored or minored in a specific teaching subject, instead of a general teaching degree, are more likely to graduate from college.

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever


And it’s this service that makes it possible for our system to turn a classroom lecture into a study guide. It’ll become foundational technology because of its ability to link the classroom to other resources and capabilities—search, note taking, study guides, and a lot of big data. Our system is also able to turn a classroom lecture into a study guide, automatically.

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Study: Schools may have tech, but they’re not using it

eSchool News

The new study, conducted by the accreditation organization AdvancEd, put observers inside U.S. Inasmuch as a basic rubric can adequately capture a classroom environment, reported results were not encouraging from a tech standpoint. percent), observers did not see students engaging in this use of technology at all” — which the report said could be partly attributed to students simply never being asked to use their devices in this manner.

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College students push for race and ethnic studies classes to be required, but some campuses resist

The Hechinger Report

The California State University system has also made ethnic studies a graduation requirement. And Western Washington University announced in July the addition of “a general university requirement focused on African American studies and structural anti-Black racism.”

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Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds


To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S. It’s a sticking point for a lot of adult learners that we elevate in the reports.” We’re looking at ways to increase equity in the classroom,” wrote Jeff Gallant, program manager of Affordable Learning Georgia, in the report.

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever


And it’s this service that makes it possible for our system to turn a classroom lecture into a study guide. It’ll become foundational technology because of its ability to link the classroom to other resources and capabilities—search, note taking, study guides, and a lot of big data. Our system is also able to turn a classroom lecture into a study guide, automatically.

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