Just had a great conversation with John Mitchell about the importance having data to inform our capability development practice. We have used 5 different CATS instruments and are keen to use the data to customise our capability efforts for our organisation, team and individuals .
The Human Face of Big Data is a wonderful iPad eBook that provides some amazing interactive posters, infographics, essays and photographs that ‘explore the world of big data and captures how it is helping address the biggest challenges facing our species.’ This short eBook is free today and only for a limited period of time (its regular price is $2,99).
The jigsaw technique is a cooperative learning approach that reduces racial conflict among school children, promotes better learning, improves student motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning experience.
Within the evolution of technology in education, Learning Analytics has reserved its position as a robust technological field that promises to empower instructors and learners in different educational fields. The 2014 horizon report (Johnson et al.,
Much like over-the-counter medicines, student data should carry easy-to-understand labeling and guidance to help people use it properly.
Student data systems can help educators differentiate and personalize instruction, use formative assessments effectively and optimize districtwide tech initiatives. In short, they can revolutionize education.
Yet student data is only as effective as an educator’s ability to interpret it. Most data reports fall short because they are counterintuitive or difficult to understand.
"Assessment is an important part of any course. We want to make sure that our methods are working and learners are learning things (correctly!).
One of the things that I love about the blended and flipped classroom movements is the focus on assessment through projects, discussion, and other non-test means. Today I’m going to take a brief look at formal and informal assessments, in addition to some best practices for online quizzes."
The Education Week Spotlight on Creating a Culture of Datais a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:
Promoting a culture of data accessibility in schoolsChallenges to the long-term usefulness of state longitudinal data systemsPolicy shifts in the use of students' educational recordsAddressing privacy challenges in a digital age
You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.
Approximately 30 million students were enrolled in Higher or Technical Education in India in Year 2012-13. Taking an average $1 value delivered/revenue per student per month amounts to an industry size of $360 Mn. And this is just the beginning. As more and more students get on-boarded, the value delivered can be increased multi-fold by value added services.
But wait! Do we know how to measure success of all these companies? Do we have industry standard metrics to define their success criteria? How to drive adoption of new methods among traditional educators?
There comes Learning Analytics. I found a very interesting maturity model of Learning Analytics - The Kirkpatrick/Philips Model.
Amid concerns about the growing use – and abuse – of quantitative measures in universities, a major new review examines the role of metrics in the assessment of research, from the REF to performance management
"In fall 2013, one in every eight students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. studied exclusively online. One in every four students took at least one online course. Those and other findings, released this week in a three-part analysis by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), suggest distance education is more pervasive in higher education than previously imagined, and may help debunk some of the common myths surrounding the medium."
"Sticks and stones aside, words can hurt, whether said out loud or on a screen. And for teenagers today, four in ten of whom report experiencing cyberbullying in the past year, the free speech of the Internet has enabled new online forms of harassment--and easy access to information about self-harm."
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