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University rankings from sites like U.S. News and World Report and others carry heavy influence with students deciding which college to attend. While they often claim to practice rigorous ranking methods, a growing body of researchers beg to differ. In a report published this week, researchers put forward new evidence showing that university size tends to correlate with its online rank.“Does Size Matter? An Evaluation of Institutional Internet Ranking Metrics” by Professor Izzat Alsmadi (Texas A&M University) and PhD candidate Z. W. Taylor (University of Texas at Austin) was published in SSRN on August 27.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
On August 12, Democratic Senators Dick Durbin (Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), and Ed Markey (Mass.) sent letters to dozens of edtech companies and data collection firms voicing the concerns over the amount of student data that is being collected, and how it is being used.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comOriginal article: https://news.elearninginside.com/senators-raise-concern-over-edtech-data-collection-practices-sending-letters-to-dozens-of-providers-and-data-brokers/Press release and letters: https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-markey-blumenthal-request-information-on-student-data-collection-practicesFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
Between April and June of this year, more than 1 in 5 malware attacks tracked by the cybersecurity firm Mimecast targeted the professional education industry. The sector was far and away the highest-hit by spam campaigns, garnering 21.5% of the attacks. IT and SaaS came in second place at 8.87%.Mimecast published these results in their Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report. During the period, the company tracked 160 billion emails, 67 billion of which were malicious.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comOriginal article: https://news.elearninginside.com/mimecast-report-finds-1-in-5-cybersecurity-threats-targeted-professional-education/Mimecast Report: https://www.mimecast.com/globalassets/documents/whitepapers/threat-intelligence-report-black_hat_2019.pdfFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
As more and more adaptive personalized learning solutions enter the market, educators and schools are increasingly looking to use them to augment their instruction. The subject of reading is seen by many as an area that could benefit substantially from this technology. In recently published study, researchers from the University of Cincinnati and North Carolina State University, Raleigh looked into the MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (referred to in the study as MVRC). They investigated its use in three separate Midwestern districts where students, like most American learners, were often one or more grade levels behind in literacy and reading skills. While the researchers found MindPlay significantly outperformed traditional instruction and other reading tools to improve literacy, none of the teachers using it wanted to continue to do so once the trial was over. The findings indicate that there’s more to edtech than academic outcomes.Professor Heidi Kloos at the University of Cincinnati has a background in psychology. “I study how the mind works and how children learn on a more basic level,” Kloos said over the phone.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comOriginal story: https://news.elearninginside.com/researchers-found-positive-effects-from-a-personalized-virtual-reading-coach-but-teachers-dont-want-to-use-it/Study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2019.00067/fullFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
A group of nearly 100 different student representatives, organizations, and institutions have signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asking that they block the proposed merger between education publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill. The letter was released on U.S. Public Independent Research Group’s (PIRG’s) site on July 29.Addressed to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, it asks the DoJ to block the deal on the grounds that it will violate antitrust law and limit competition. They write, “The merger threatens to consolidate more power in the grasp of a handful of publishers, who have used their enormous market share to drive up prices for consumers over the course of the past few decades.”This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
Two trends in education have been gaining steam in the past few years. First, as enrollment declines and many smaller colleges and universities experience budget squeezes, some have eyed online learning as a means to reach more students and/or bring down the cost of instruction. Second, law schools have been pushing their accreditor, the American Bar Association, for greater leniency when it comes to online and distance instruction. Both of these trends have converged in the state of Maine this summer with the release of a committee report advising the future strategy of the University of Maine Law School, known as Maine Law.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
Pearson laid plans on July 16 to transition out of their traditional college textbook publishing strategy to cater to the evolving needs of institutions of higher education. Going forward, the company will prioritize ebooks and digital content over print materials. The company also announced it would be reducing the prices of their textbooks accordingly.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
Over the course of the three days at InstructureCon 2019, the makers of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) delivered a ‘state of the platform.’ Upper management discussed numerous new features, recent acquisitions, and described their outlook going forward. Many attendees, however, were interested to hear more about rumblings of the company’s expanded data analytics, AI capabilities, and predictive modeling, which have been developed in a working project known as DIG. The effort was announced at the last earnings call. eLearning Inside sat down with Instructure CEO Dan Goldsmith for comment.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
On July 1, the San Francisco-based edtech robot manufacturer ROYBI announced a $4.2 million seed funding round to ramp up manufacturing in advance of their product launch. ROYBI makes a small Furby-sized robot that can talk, listen, see with a built-in camera, display images on its stomach, and think on its feet via machine learning software. The device can even determine whether a child is happy or sad and curate content accordingly. It’s intended as an educational companion for children aged 3-7. This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
Technology and screens are making an increasing impact on the North American classroom—often for the better. But as teachers and students rely more and more on technology for the task of learning, it makes time spent outside of the classroom and away from mobile devices all the more important. Summer, and summer camp, offer a great opportunity to make that happen. A survey published by Screen Education, a non-profit dedicated to researching mobile device use, has discovered that most teens who attend camp recognize this. A large majority—93%—said they experienced a sense of relief after leaving their phones and social media at home.This episode is also available in podcast form on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. It is also available as a video on YouTube.eLearningInside.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/elearninginside?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL-h1O9To3txtqFRMnhGA?view_as=subscriberEmail: contact@elearninginside.com
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