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International Education News l The PIE News l Pearson unveils new English assessment scale

International Education News l The PIE News l Pearson unveils new English assessment scale | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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Mechanisation of English Testing proceeds, no evidence here of a superior concept of how language capability is being modelled

 

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Un-Fathom-able: The Hidden History of Ed-Tech #CETIS14

Un-Fathom-able: The Hidden History of Ed-Tech #CETIS14 | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
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shows ed tech history is deeper and older than we think, and is not the mythical MIT-centred 2001 origins

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Predicting success and failure with student analytics

Predicting success and failure with student analytics | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
Students' progress, good and bad, can now be mapped and modified using predictive analytic tools.
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identifies student retention as main benefit of learning analytics

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Welcome to Educating Modern Learners

Welcome to Educating Modern Learners | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
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New education title edited by Audrey Watters of Hack Education, challenges education to rethink the processes of teaching, learning and participating for an access-based age of self-directed learning. Analytics is going to have a big role in this. 

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FACT SHEET on the President’s Plan to Make College More Affordable: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class | The White House

FACT SHEET on the President’s Plan to Make College More Affordable: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class | The White House | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
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Universities: High-tech move to cut dropout rate - FT.com

Universities: High-tech move to cut dropout rate - FT.com | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
Academic administrators worldwide are asking if technology can help keep learners on track as they grapple with the question of why students leave higher education without graduating.
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What You Should Know This Week

What You Should Know This Week | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
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Watters sees questions for adaptive learning and learner analytics in the recent FB "psychological experiment" controversy

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Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report

Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood of Chestnut Hill seems to …
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Report argues ed tech is deepening educational divides

 

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Desire2Learn and Nottingham Trent University Unveil New Data on Electronic Assessment in Higher Education | Desire2Learn Press Release

Desire2Learn and Nottingham Trent University Unveil New Data on Electronic Assessment in Higher Education | Desire2Learn Press Release | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
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The Economist hails Learner Analytics

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21589924-education-technology-helps-minorities-do-better-university-minding-gap

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The Economist reporting on Learning Analytics, article focus on the impact of Analytics on the Achievement Gap when it's technology that orients students in their degrees, rather than the culturally-socially mediated signals that enable some to pick a path through University better than others. Great day for technology, to tackle social justice !

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Student choices: Analytics give opportunity to customise learning - FT.com

Student choices: Analytics give opportunity to customise learning - FT.com | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
The topic of big data is making its way into the classroom, and the ability to analyse information is helping educators make better decisions and customise content for individuals, raising hopes of improved results and lower dropout rates.
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D2L has the first productised learner analytics package to bolt onto leagacy LMS

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Technology is the key to teaching future skills - Financial Times

Technology is the key to teaching future skills - Financial Times | Learning Analytics | Scoop.it
Financial Times Technology is the key to teaching future skills Financial Times When Barack Obama, the US president, last month announced a scheme to equip 99 per cent of pupils in state-run schools with improved broadband connectivity in an effort...
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