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January 21, 2020

NAP Webinar – UNESCO OER Recommendations, The Way Forward For Member Countries

Another item from the European Distance Education Network.

EDEN NAP webinar: UN UNESCO OER Recommendations, the Way Forward for Member Countries

The “UN UNESCO OER Recommendations, the Way Forward for Member Countries” webinar will take place 29 January 2020, Wednesday at 15:30 CEST with Ebba Ossiannilsson, EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals, EDEN Special Interest Group TEL Quality Enhancement in EDEN’s dedicated Adobe Connect room – Join us there! Registered webinar participants will be awarded by EDEN open badges.
The webinar will be followed by #EDENChat hosted by Ebba Ossiannilsson @EbbaOssian. Besides the five key points of the recommendations, the way forward at different levels (micro, meso and macro level) will be discussed.

Join the conversation at 18:00 CET, after the webinar, on Twitter, using the #EDENChat hashtag!

Register for the webinar
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2020 Annual Conference Call Deadline

Note this up-coming deadline for conference proposals.

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference: #eden20

21-24 June, 2020 | Timisoara, Romania

Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future

Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 10 February

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EDEN is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference, hosted by the Politehnica University of Timisoara on 21-24 June 2020.
Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future
Inspiring digital education for the next STE(A)M student generation

In the end, all innovation is social innovation and technologies become real when they change social practices.

– Ilkka Tuomi, Bruges, EDEN 2019 Annual Conference keynote

“Education is back where it belongs – at the top of the European policy agenda” stated the European Commission. We intend that Europe will be considered a strong and allied partner to future generations and that the EU education system must make our societies future proof.

The Conference will benefit from the cultural and digital environment of the city of Timisoara, as it celebrates creativity and innovation as the 2021 European Capital of Culture. The Politehnica University of Timisoara will commemorate in 2020 its first century of academic excellence.

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work in paper, poster, synergy, training, workshop / panel discussion session and demonstration / technical presentation formats.

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about your research, projects and experience!

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara will be organized on 21 June. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBruges and Dublin, led by a panel of international experts, has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning.

Micro-credentialing in European Higher Education

Aligned to the themes of the conference, the final symposium of the Erasmus+ MicroHE initiative will focus on Micro-credentialing, in order to make them a pillar of university service, including the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, proposing a meta-data standard and launching an online clearinghouse for recognition and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.

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To highlight the digital culture aspect of the conference a special section will be dedicated to digital education for the creative industries, as part of the Erasmus+ DigiCulture project for improving the digital competences and social inclusion of adults in creative industries.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions (except PhD): 10 February 2020
Notification of Authors: 6 April 2020
Submission deadline for PhD Symposium: 30 March 2020
Registration opens: February 2020
Conference dates: 21-24 June 2020

Conference Venue: Timisoara Romania

Timisoara is situated in the western corner of Romania, where several cultures, nationalities, languages and customs converge.  At the heart of the Banat region and is also part of Transylvania. Nearby is the famous Recas Winery, with a growing worldwide recognition for the quality of its wines.

Nowadays Timisoara is considered the Silicon Valley of Central and East Europe due to several world-class high-tech companies which have opened development and production units in the area (Siemens, Alcatel, IBM, Solectron, Kathrein, Delphi-Packard, Zoppas, Continental, Lisa Draxhelmaier, etc).

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The conference is hosted by Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Contact

Conference website: https://www.eden-online.org/2020_timisoara/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to timisoara@eden-online.org

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School Choice Advocacy Report Plays Regression Modeling Games To Make Its Case Against Public Schools

An item from the National Education Policy Center on a slow blogging day.

Report is of little use to policymakers and others with an interest in understanding parent satisfaction associated with school choice.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Publication Announcement

School Choice Advocacy Report Plays Regression Modeling Games to Make Its Case Against Public Schools

KEY TAKEAWAY:

Report is of little use to policymakers and others with an interest in understanding parent satisfaction associated with school choice.

CONTACT:

William J. Mathis:

(802) 383-0058

wmathis@sover.net

Steven V. Miller:

(864) 656-3233

svmille@clemson.edu

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We are resending this newsletter because the earlier version misidentified the report’s publisher. Although the report’s author identified himself using his affiliations with the Reason Foundation and Cato Institute, we should not have listed those organizations as the publishers of the report. The report’s publisher is now correctly listed as the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. We apologize for our mistake.

BOULDER, CO (January 21, 2020) – A recent report published by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University argues that private and charter schools have a strong positive effect on parents’ reported satisfaction with their children’s education.

Steven V. Miller of Clemson University reviewed School Sector and Satisfaction: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample, and found critical errors that limit its value to those weighing its policy proposals.

The report presents regression analyses purporting to show that choice parents are more satisfied with their schools than are parents whose children attend their local public schools. It then explains this increased parental satisfaction by pointing to competitive pressures and the importance of reducing the monopoly power of the traditional public school system. Its analyses are based on a nationally representative sample from the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES).

However, Professor Miller explains, the report suffers from two major flaws. First, it saturates the important analyses with over 230 covariates. This amounts to a “garbage can” regression modeling approach that obscures more than it illuminates; variables are misspecified and results are sensitive to the oversaturation of the regression model. A reader versed in statistical modeling will have no confidence in the substance of the findings.

Second, and even more importantly, the report’s decision to focus on just the “very satisfied” overstates the comparative effect of private and charter schools on parent satisfaction. Almost 90% of public school parents are satisfied with their child’s education, and the report’s decision to focus on just the “very satisfied” appears to be a deliberate modeling choice to overstate the purported effects of private and charter schools on parent satisfaction. This appearance is confirmed by the report’s selective use of past research literature, again suggesting an interest in findings that will support advocacy for curtailing the supply of public education.

For each of these reasons, the report is of little or no use to policymakers and others with an interest in understanding parent satisfaction associated with school choice.

Find the review, by Steven V. Miller, at:

http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/school-satisfaction

Find School Sector and Satisfaction: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample, written by Corey A. DeAngelis and published by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, at:

https://edworkingpapers.com/sites/default/files/ai19-147.pdf

NEPC Reviews (http://thinktankreview.org) provide the public, policymakers, and the press with timely, academically sound reviews of selected publications. NEPC Reviews are made possible in part by support provided by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice: http://www.greatlakescenter.org

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), a university research center housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. Visit us at: http://nepc.colorado.edu

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Google Alert – “Michael Barbour”

An item from one of my open scholarship networks.

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Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte

Michael Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Services at Touro University California in …
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January 20, 2020

Google Alert – “Michael K. Barbour”

Another item from one of my open scholarship networks.

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“Michael K. Barbour”

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State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

Michael K. Barbour. The practice of K-12 online and blended learning continues to grow across Canada, although that growth remains uneven.
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