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December 17, 2014

Schools Aren't Giving Students Necessary 'Big Data' Skills, Report Says

The ability to turn large amounts of raw data into useful information is increasingly important, but K-12 schools aren't teaching the required skills and knowledge adequately, a group of experts in the field say.

December 17, 2014

'Big Data' Skills Not Being Taught in K-12, Experts Say

A new "occupational skills profile" for big-data specialists outlines the relevant knowledge that professionals say is not being provided in K-12.

September 30, 2014

'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.

March 19, 2014

'Ocean' of Digital Data to Reshape Education, Pearson Report Predicts

Education publisher Pearson sketches out a vision of the future for K-12 schools in a new report that predicts an increasing role for personalized learning.

March 11, 2014

There Is No Bubble in Educational Technology: Not For Businesses That Actually Make Sense

Many people are wondering whether there is a bubble in educational technology. Has too much venture capital been invested in the sector? Have valuations gotten too high? My answer is that there is a bubble in ideas that won't work and a dearth of capital for ideas that can work.

March 05, 2014

Big Ideas, and Words of Caution, About Classrooms of the Future

Bigger data, more advanced learning analytics, and more workplace-like classrooms are the wave of the future, panelists told a crowd at the South by Southwest education conference.

January 30, 2014

Datapalooza: How the Federal Government is Easing the College Process

Datapalooza highlighted the strengthening bond between the federal government and new apps and websites (for profit and nonprofit alike) seeking to streamline and educate the college application process. By providing access to unique and powerful datasets through consumable APIs, the Deparment of Education is creating a framework for public-private-partnerships that can best inform the consumer known as the aspiring student.

December 19, 2013

'Predictive' Tech Tools Aim to Help Districts Hire Better Teachers

Two companies are banking on helping districts improve their ability to hire high-performing teachers by using predictive analytics.

December 19, 2013

Companies Offer Big Data Tools to Predict Teacher Candidates' Impact

Two companies have launched new algorithm-based screening tools they believe can predict the impact teacher candidates will have on student performance.

December 11, 2013

Computer Programming: A New Frontier

Tech giants like Google and Microsoft have issued a call for global government surveillance reform, marking quite publicly that we live in a world where technological advancement has accelerated passed our cultural capacity to regulate it. Fears of spying and data ownership have negatively affected K-12, but the advancement has also created new industries for career paths, and with them the need for new educational focus areas.

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