K-12 companies often use vague language in their privacy policies to try to give themselves maximum flexibility. That’s a mistake, one leading researcher on privacy says.
Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee to head the Education Department, has backed a company claiming its neurofeedback technology can “fix” problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder–yet scientific evidence does not support that claim.
Ken Koedinger, a professor of human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, talks about the challenges facing developers of adaptive-learning products.
Researchers on the cutting edge of adaptive-learning technologies point to five emerging trends that could shape classroom learning and product development.
The social-media giant and the Summit Charter School network have collaborated to develop software that seeks to tailor lessons to student needs. Over the coming year, 100 schools in 27 states will try the “Basecamp” program.
The California-based charter school network has for years been a darling of digital-education proponents. Since around 2011, Summit has been betting on technology to provide more customized experiences for its students.
In 2014, Tavenner hit it off with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, leading to an unconventional partnership between the charter school organization and the social-networking behemoth around the development of new personalized learning software. And this year will mark the second cohort of Summit’s “Basecamp” program, through which the network hopes to share its model and tools with other schools around the country.
Teachers in high-poverty schools tend to be less confident in their use of technology than their peers working in low-poverty and suburban areas, an exclusive survey by the Education Week Research Center reveals.
The Houston Independent school system is on the leading edge of efforts to require student information systems that integrate well with other platforms.
Sara Allan of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major grant-making force in K-12 education, talks about how digital providers can push for both innovation, and scale, in schools.
School officials and researchers are probing how much structure should be assigned to “maker spaces,” and their role in building students’ academic skills and engagement.
Research focused on Ontario’s schools offers lessons for American companies about the challenges schools face in making smart ed-tech decisions.