Tag Archives: data

Efficacy, data, and whether or not to take your vitamins

A recent blog post explored how Pearson is moving toward using efficacy as a key measure of its products, and a key element in company performance as it considers acquisitions. In that blog post I was supportive of the ideas behind using efficacy in this way. But it is important to note that figuring out […]

Reading Beyond the Headlines

It’s been about six weeks since this story hit, and it went away so quickly that you may have forgotten it (or missed it the first time around). But it’s worth quickly revisiting the fact that Princeton researchers found that… “Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80 percent of its […]

Comparing Ed Tech Trends via the Horizon Project in Higher Ed to K-12

The New Media Consortium Horizon Project looks at educational technology trends in three different arenas: K-12, higher education, and museums; its latest release focuses on ed tech in higher education in three different categories: trends accelerating ed tech adoption, challenges impeding ed tech adoption, and important developments in ed tech. The report first looks at […]

Data Analysts: One More Job Task for Teachers?

Teachers are asked to play so many roles: educators, counselors, leaders, and organizers. . . is it too much to ask that they also become data analysts? A new report from the Data Quality Campaign, Teacher Data Literacy: It’s About Time, argues that state policies have not gone far enough to promote data literacy among […]

Research Efforts and the California eLearning Census

As an increasing proportion of online and blended learning activity moves to the district level, we and other researchers are challenged by the fact that little data exists about district-level online and blended learning programs. In other categories of programs, data are generally more available because either 1) the schools are public schools that report […]

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