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Learning Analytics

Add Questions to Videos and Monitor Student Progress, for Free, with EdPuzzle

February 9, 2016

Easily Assess Student Engagement With Video Lessons With This Powerful Free Application Being able to take any video and add questions to it that students must answer before continuing to watch is an outstanding technique for making a video lesson richer and more engaging. It also provides very useful feedback. When I first learned back in 2014 […]

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Newsela – Robust Education Technology for Reading Comprehension Skills Development

December 15, 2015

Adaptive Platform Delivers Reading Materials at 5 Different Reading Levels, With Built in Assessments How would you like to be able to give students reading assignments focused on current events that are geared to their reading level? Could you use sets of articles focused on topics in the sciences, social studies, law, health, arts, and […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – D2L Founder & CEO John Baker

February 15, 2015

D2L is a recognized innovator in the Learning Management System market space, regularly incorporating emerging technologies in their flagship LMS, recently renamed “Brightspace“. In this interview, D2L’s CEO John Baker, who has provided visionary leadership since he founded the company in 1999, shares examples of many ways that teachers and schools are leveraging advanced functionality […]

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5 Tips for Improving Retention and Outcomes Through Improved Coaching and Tutoring

November 13, 2014

Most Schools Offer Tutoring and Other Support Services. Here’s a few Ideas for Taking Them up a Level. Student attrition accounts for $40 billion of lost tuition, according to research conducted by the Economic Policy Institute and recently confirmed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Negative perceptions of the college experience account for 80% […]

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10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent (and Hugely Popular) Digital Learning Platform

December 1, 2013

Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I’ve been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity for a few years now, but recently my appreciation for this application’s utility and significance has really grown. During the recent Teaching and Learning with the iPad conference, […]

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The 10 Most Important Emerging Instructional and Education Technologies and Concepts (2013 Update)

September 22, 2013

The 2013 Update to our Annual Look at the Technologies, Tools, and Techniques That Today’s Educators Should be Aware of. Each year I refresh this list, sharing my current perspective on those emerging technologies best suited to help engage students and improve learning outcomes in the coming academic year. The list has evolved quite a […]

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The College of Westchester is Participating in Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative

September 26, 2012

The OLI aims to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education. Funded, in part, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewitt Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Mellon University “Open Learning Initiative” is leveraging technology in pursuit of improving the […]

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6 Inspiring, Informative, and Insightful Posts You May Have Missed this Summer

September 12, 2012

Some great education and instructional technology articles that may have slipped by you in the busy summer months. During the summer months readership tends to fall off a bit, so when the school year gets rolling again I like to round up some of the “Best of Summer” here on EmergingEdTech. For those who did […]

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4 New Technology Tools for Measuring Learning Outcomes

July 15, 2012

Guest writer Steven Burrell introduces four robust online assessment applications that incorporate learning analytics. Educators at colleges and universities use many tools to assess their students’ grasp of academic subjects, including traditional paper-and-pencil quizzes and tests taken in the classroom. Now a number of computer software and Web-based programs have been added to teachers’ tool […]

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Exploring the Khan Academy’s use of Learning Data and Learning Analytics

April 22, 2012

More than just a popular producer of excellent tutorials, Khan Academy is also leveraging data to enable teachers to assess progress and focus on individual student needs. I’ve been intending to learn more about how the Khan Academy is incorporating learning data and analytics into their tool set for a while now, and this weekend […]

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