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October 15, 2018

LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: JCMST 37:4

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items in this issue.

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LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: JCMST 37:4

Dear Michael Barbour,

The latest issue of Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching is now available on LearnTechLib, the Learning & Technology Library.

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Vol. 37 , No. 4 (October 2018)

Table of Contents

  1. Measuring student affect and learning outcomes in a general education biology course for non-majors: the implications of progress monitoring information, active learning using cell phones, reformed teaching, and learning outcome assessment

    Anthony Curtis , Radford University,


  2. e-Learning Algebra and the Impact on the Calculus Series: A Longitudinal Case Study

    Rebecca Shepherd , United States Naval Academy, ; Joan Shifflett , United States Naval Academy, ; Thomas Lusby , United States Naval Academy, ; Helen Waitkus , United States Naval Academy,


  3. Innovative CAS Technology Use in University Mathematics Teaching and Assessment: Findings from a Case Study in Alberta, Canada

    Daniel Jarvis , Nipissing University, ; Chantal Buteau , Brock University, ; Charles Doran , University of Alberta, ; Andrey Novoseltsev , University of Alberta,


  4. A Pedagogically Effective Use of an Audience Response System, TOPHAT™, to increase outcomes in CALCULUS I at New York University

    Elizabeth McAlpin , NYU IT Teaching and Learning in Technology, ; David Shilane , NYU IT Teaching and Learning in Technology, ; Selin Kalaycioglu , Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences – NYU,


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[EDEN-News] EDEN Research Workshop 2018, Barcelona – Detailed Programme Available

Continuing a slow start to the blogging week.

EDEN 10th Research Workshop:
Towards Personalized Guidance and Support for Learning

Detailed Programme Available

24-26 October 2018, Barcelona


EDEN’s Tenth Research Workshop is organised in collaboration with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya(UOC) in Barcelona, Spain.

Detailed Programme Available

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, posters and workshops. Great interest is shown by the several submissions outside of Europe: from the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia. The event starts on Wednesday morning on 24 October, with the PhD Student Symposium and registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with the Closing Plenary Session on 26 October.

The detailed programme can be downloaded here.

Registration is Open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Research Workshop. Registration is now open!

The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days, not including pre- and post-conference programmes. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

Authors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered.

For young scholars a special discount will be applied.

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Keynote Speech Titles Revealed

Neil Selwyn: Personalised Guidance and Support for Learning … What Could Possibly be the Problem?

neil selwynPersonalised learning has emerged as one of the key themes of technology-based education over the 2010s. Of course, the desire to make education more individually driven and ‘learner centered’ is a long-standing goal of progressive education, but it also fits with other values and agendas. As a counterpoint to many of the other papers presented at the EDEN 2018 workshop, this talk will consider some of the less-voiced limitations of technology-based personalised learning. These include an increased pressure on individuals to take responsibility for the success (and failure) of their education; the limitations of algorithmic decision making; the diminished role of teachers and other ‘experts’; and the humanistic and emotional aspects of no longer learning ‘together’ with other people – if only in terms of common content and experiences. The talk considers what implications these issues have for the future design and implementation of technology- based education, and finishes by considering a recurring tension – i.e. if we are all immersed in our own personalized learning journey what implications does this have for education as a social, supportive and shared endeavor?

Neil Selwyn is a professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. His research and teaching focuses on the place of digital media in everyday life, and the sociology of technology (non)use in educational settings. Read more about him here.

Sanna Järvelä: Socially Shared Regulation in Learning – Progress for Learning Success in 21st century

Sanna JarvelaBeing able to strategically regulate one’s own learning and that of others is a vital and increasingly important 21st century skill. Those skills include: (a) ability to adapt to new situations and challenges and engage in complex problem solving, (b) social skills necessary for communicating and collaborating productively and proficiently, (c) socio-emotional skills and empathy necessary for tackling challenging problems, and (d) ability to take initiative set goals, and monitor self and others. These competencies are the central to research on self-regulated learning and regulation of learning in collaborative contexts. Schools and education are tasked with preparing students with skills to self-regulate their learning and teamwork especially in situations that challenge them cognitively and socio-emotionally. In my research group, we have been especially interested in how groups, and individuals in groups, can be supported to engage in, sustain, and productively regulate collaborative processes. In this presentation I will introduce the theoretical progress of research on regulated learning, in terms of self-, co-, and socially shared regulation of learning. I will review our recent empirical findings of regulated learning in computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) context and discuss about practical implications of this line of research.

Sanna Järvelä, PhD, is a professor in the field of learning and educational technology and a head of theLearning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET) in the Department of Educational Sciences, University of Oulu. Her main research interest deal with learning processes in technology-enhanced learning, self-regulated learning and computer supported collaborative learning. Read more about her here.

Workshop Sneak Peek

Open Education Passport Multiplier Event

oepass logoOEPass deals with the topic of micro-credentials, the most timely and relevant concept in higher education and adult learning. Don’t miss the opportunity to be updated in this important topic by experts in the field!

You are kindly invited to participate in the workshop introducing the concept and use of the Learning Passport, the initiative of the Open Education Passport (OEPass) project.

The workshop will explain how the Learning Passport facilitates the recognition of open education credentials in Europe. The workshop embedded in the 10th EDEN Research Workshop will take place on 25 October 2018.

Higher Ed is changing in nature. A new way of thinking is evolving, shaping a new paradigm of higher education based on modularization. In the centre of this paradigm, the vision of personalized patchwork pathways of higher learning, qualifications and certification is manifested. The workshop shows how this vision evolves, and analyses its consequences for higher education institutions, outlining also the challenges of our current practice. It will be followed by an introduction to the Learning Passport and concluded with a practice session about the use of this new tool. More information will follow on the Research Workshop website. Research Workshop participants can register to the OEPass workshop here.

Road to Bruges Workshop – Research networking for the next EDEN Annual Conference

This workshop is devoted to finding links to develop joint international researches with the aim of presenting results at the forthcoming EDEN Annual Conference which will be held in Bruges, from 16th to 19th of June 2019. The intensive workshop introduces participants to build a network of interested members with specific knowledge in order to develop a joint proposal for the EDEN Annual Conference

Participants will gain new insight into the upcoming research themes creating small working groups organising participants by research interests, delivering successful paper proposals. We will propose a specific speed dating session. If a meeting has worked (the interest is reciprocal) a group with involved participants will be created. The aim of this workshop is to create new networks between the participants and to ensure that these newly created research groups can present a successful proposal at the next EDEN event.

Social Events

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be held in the UOC main building, a few steps walk from the Cosmocaixa Museum, where the Research Workshop will take place. It offers an informal setting to meet and chat with your fellow conference delegates while enjoying a delicious evening snack.

Conference Dinner

Come and explore an evening inside Barcelona’s largest Gothic palace: Palau Requesens, where the Conference Dinner will be held after a short guided tour of the palace. Enjoy authentic medieval Catalan cuisine that will take you back to the middle ages. The palace was built in the 13th century above the city wall of Barcelona, and is named after the Requesens family, who once owned it.

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Conference Venue

The conference venue is the Cosmocaixa Museum, a great example of modernist architecture, built 1904 -1909 which offers its visitors fantastic insight into the world of science. The building is just a few steps walk from the UOC main building, where the Welcome Reception will be held.



Registration open
Conference dates: 24-26 October 2018

Conference Venue, Barcelona

Barcelona, “the city of Marvels” and the passionate capital of Catalonia in Spain, situated between the sea and the mountains, offers a unique balance between the traditional and the avant-garde. Its history is one of the oldest in Europe, its present is full of life: the city has character and charm and one of the liveliest and most beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava. Barcelona harbours an abundant variety of artistic treasures, including Romanesque churches and the works of some of the greatest painters and architects: Dali, Gaudi, Miro and Picasso.


The 10th EDEN Research Workshop is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.


EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858

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October 12, 2018

Dear Thought Leader,

A memorable week for sure, having hosted our 9th Canadian EdTech SummitIgnite Talks and EdTech Industry Boot Camp. Checkout twitter social media highlights via #CDNEdTech18.

Our challenge for next year’s special 10th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit will be to top the excellent keynotes and the level of collaborative engagement that captivated our delegates. If you missed this year’s Summit, no worries, we’ve got keynote podcastscourtesy of our partner, VoideEd Radio.

Congratulations to the  3rd Annual Canadian EdTech Award Winners announced at the Summit:

Special thanks to presenters, delegates, sponsors, volunteers, University of Toronto (Mississauga) and our team for making this year’s Summit a most memorable one!

I hope you enjoy this week’s Top 10  news stories! Please keep your success stories and comments coming!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!


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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

– Albert Einstein

1. This Week in Canadian EdTech is our Pre-EdTech Summit Discussion
This Week in Canadian EdTech with Robert Martellacci, Chief Digital Publisher, Mindshare Learning Report & Stephen Hurley, Founder, VoicEd Radio Simulcast on Twitter (Periscope & VoiceEd). Check us out every Tuesday at 10am est!
2. How do we teach students to identify fake news?
EdCan Network – October 5, 2018

In a “post-truth” era where people are increasingly influenced by their emotions and beliefs over factual information, fact and fiction can be difficult to distinguish, and fake news can spread rapidly through mainstream media sources and social networks. Moreover, fake news is often meant to do harm, by tricking us into believing a lie or unfairly discrediting a person or political movement.

3. Sidewalk Toronto has only one beneficiary and it is not Toronto
The Globe and Mail – October 5, 2018
With politicians rushing to show Canada’s innovation chops, “smart cities” have emerged as their new frontier. Most consequential of these is a high-profile agreement between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet. A year ago, Canadians were treated to an announcement involving the leaders of all three levels of government gushing and fawning about an enlightened urban partnership with a foreign company whose business model is built exclusively on the principle of mass surveillance.
4. The Government of Canada invests in protecting nature with Engaging Canadian Kids in Wildlife Conservation
CISION – October 5, 2018

Canada is protecting its natural heritage, wildlife, and biodiversity by engaging the next generation of environmental stewards across the country in species at risk. This initiative will inspire and enable Canadian children to take an active role in the protection of wildlife—including species at risk—and their habitat.

5. Why Generation Z learners Prefer Youtube Lessons Over Printed Books
Education Week – September 11, 2018

In a survey released last month of people ages 14 to 23—the so-called Generation Z group— YouTube ranked the highest as a preferred learning tool. Fifty-nine percent picked YouTube as a learning preference, 57 percent chose in-person group activities, 47 percent picked learning apps or games, and 47 percent chose printed books. The study—conducted by a global market research firm, The Harris Poll, on behalf of education company Pearson—examines the differences between Generation Z and Millennials—defined as ages 24-40—when it comes to their outlooks, values, and experiences in education and the use of technology.

6. More work-integrated learning, research funding among the major themes of pre-budget submissions
University Affairs – October 9, 2018

Several groups call for increased support for Canadian students wishing to study abroad. Universities Canada is one of several groups to support a new national initiative, Go Global Canada, to support 15,000 Canadian postsecondary students per year to go abroad within five years, rising to 30,000 per year within 10 years. The Canadian Bureau for International Education also strongly endorses efforts to boost the number of students going abroad both as a way to nurture future “global leaders” and to boost Canada’s international competitiveness.

7. Taking the lead in tech
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – October 11, 2018

We’re poised to become a Western Canadian leader in robotics training.

SAIT and automation powerhouse ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) recently signed a memorandum of understanding – officially announced Wednesday, Oct. 10 – naming SAIT as the Alberta training provider for ABB robot operator and programmer courses. “Being able to bring this technology to students shows ABB’s commitment to education, the advancement of automation and the preparation of a highly skilled workforce,” says Brent Matthews, Business Unit Manager, ABB.

8. Education Technology Serves Equity when used with Purpose
EdSurge – September 12, 2018
In my time as a classroom teacher, principal and superintendent, I became professionally and emotionally vested in leading and supporting a vision for educational equity, which is shared by many of my colleagues. That vision is to create the best conditions that can lead to equitable learning outcomes and to provide all students with the right resources they need to learn, regardless of race, gender, income and other factors.
9. Great schools give great opportunities to a variety of students
The Globe and Mail – September 27, 2018

Ali Poonja had a chance to travel internationally in high school to compete in speech and debate competitions. He tried telemark skiing, mountain biking and camping while doing the international baccalaureate program at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School between 2009 and 2012.

10. Canada 2067 Learning Roadmap: Key Recommendations
Let’s Talk Science – October 11, 2018

In a time when most Canadian youth disengage from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies before high school graduation, we need to better prepare them for a future where disruptive technologies and changes in the labour market will reward highly skilled workers. Thousands of Canadians contributed to the development of the Canada 2067 Learning Roadmap – a set of key recommendations to ensure Canadian youth will be prepared to contribute and thrive in an ever more complex and technologically intensive world.

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12-14 October 2018: Google Alert – LRN

The corporate alert for K12, Inc. from this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


As-it-happens update ⋅ October 12, 2018

As of October, Mandatory Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Legislation for New York Companies Is …

LRN’s New York-Specific Course Helps Companies Fulfill All City and State Requirements. NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As of …
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Macquarie Group Ltd. Buys 39700 Shares of K12 Inc. (LRN)

Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) by 860.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F …
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Loopring [NEO] Price Changed by 1.61 percent

Loopring [NEO] LRN/ETH on Idax exchange is 0.38. The trading volume … At the same time Loopring [NEO] LRN/USDT on exchange is 0.09.
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As-it-happens update ⋅ October 12, 2018

K12’s (LRN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Barrington Research

K12 (NYSE:LRN)’s stock had its “buy” rating restated by Barrington Research in a report issued on Friday, October 5th. They presently have a $22.00 …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ October 13, 2018

Barrington Research Reiterates Buy Rating for K12 (NYSE:LRN)

K12 (NYSE:LRN)’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Barrington Research in a research note issued on Friday, October …
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K12 Inc. (LRN) Analysts See $-0.33 EPS

Legal General Group Inc Public Ltd Company holds 0% in K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) or 5,769 shares. Moreover, Wedge Mgmt L Lp Nc has 0% invested in …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ October 14, 2018

MarketBeat Daily: Headlines and Analysts’ Updates for 10/12/2018

The MarketBeat update for K12, Inc. and Pearson Education from this past Friday.

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