Joel Gendler

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So You Want to Make an e-Book

Here are some insights into different formats available for creating e-books—and some issues to consider. When picking an e-book format, you’ll be making trade-offs among these factors: device compatibility (What devices/platforms can customers read it on?) sales compatibility (Where can you sell it?) features (What does it look like? What can it do?) ease/cost of…

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Getting Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)

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What Is the IoT? Watch this video for a quick overview. How Will the IoT Affect the Education Industry? For several years, publishers have been developing “smart” curricula that can adapt to students. Cell phones were once banned in schools, but now they are often seen as a valuable asset. As technology changes, so do our expectations.

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What is metacog?

Watch this video for some behind-the-scenes thinking about metacog, our ground-breaking data analytics work. What is metacog? metacog is a series of APIs (application programming interfaces), or more simply put, software tools that give information to other software applications. What does metacog do? metacog is the engine in your car. It’s the paint on your paintbrush. It’s…

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What’s Next? Part 4: NextGen Digital Experiences

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This is the fourth in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, our Director of Digital Solutions, Michael Rogers, discusses what’s next in digital development. I’ve added a few more insights below.

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EdTech Tip: Plagiarism

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In our last EdTech Tip we discussed how we approach fact checking in the digital age. One of the keys to fact checking is to put the onus on the writer: document your sources. This saves the fact checker time, and it has an added benefit—it makes it easier to  detect plagiarism. Plagiarism is not necessarily something done by evil…

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EdTech Tip: Fact Checking

When educational content goes digital, there is a tendency to pick up and adapt processes that were used for print. Often that works well, but shifts in thinking are usually needed. When it comes to fact checking print products, for example, we assumed that if a fact was correct when published, it would not be considered an egregious…

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What’s Next? Part 3: Assessment

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This is the third in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, Victory’s staff discuss what’s next in assessment. We’ve added a few more thoughts below. Feel free to use the comments to join in the conversation. A Variation on “The Chicken or the Egg?” Which comes first, change…

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metacog Partners with PhET Interactive Simulations

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A lot of education companies are putting data analytics to work, because the first step in improving student outcomes is to see where students are. All Data Analytics Were Not Created Equal But you can only get so much from information collected outside the activities. That kind of data is like taking student attendance —…

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metacog Releases Automated Real-time Rubric-based Scoring API

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Victory’s spinoff metacog just released its advanced scoring analytics API at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. See the press release here, and feel free to share it with your colleagues. Why Assessment Has Changed Assessments have been evolving rapidly, mostly due to these factors: The new standards (Common Core and Next Generation Science) focus on practices…

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