Ideas in Education: How we're applying our research and knowledge of learning science to improve education outcomes worldwide.

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Bridging the Gap: Cross-Sector Collaboration for Skills Development

David Levin moderates a Concordia Summit panel on preparing today’s learners for the job skill demands of tomorrow. The skills and training demanded by today’s science and technology workforce are ever-changing, and many companies struggle to fi ...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Solve the 33-Year-Old “Two-Sigma Problem”

Artificial Intelligence is here, offering every student to reach their full potential in the classroom. We used to talk about artificial intelligence (AI) as a “new frontier” for technology – something exciting and powerful that will inevitably ...

Differentiation, individualization, and personalization: What they mean, and where they’re headed

How these terms are different, and the tools each provide to enhance classroom learning. Throughout the education sector, we hear a lot about “differentiation,” “individualization” and “personalization.” But what do these terms really mean, and ...

How to Navigate the New Device-Agnostic Classroom

Three questions to ask that can create a positive learning environment in device-agnostic classrooms. Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of di ...

Tearing Down Walls to Deliver on the Promise of Edtech

Working toward the full implementation of the NGDLE framework not only will allow the edtech industry to cement the powerful role that technology can play in solving our efficiency and effectiveness issues but also will enable us to achieve an im ...

Three Pieces of Advice for 2017 Graduates

My family and I have a particularly busy graduation season ahead of us. I have three sons and this year each one is graduating – one from high school here in the U.S. and the other two from college in the U.K. The excitement has caused me to ref ...

How Interoperability is Shaping the Classrooms of the Future

Building interoperable learning ecosystems can help schools effectively manage their digital programs. Classrooms today exist as much online as they do in brick-and-mortar. But for years, digital learning has been cumbersome for both educators an ...

Weighing in on Technology and Personalized Education

Q&A with Shawn Mahoney on how technology is personalizing learning in today's classrooms.

How to Drive a Successful Digital Transformation in Urban Districts

Educational leaders need to be connected with their teachers, students, parents and community leaders for digital success. It’s generally understood that integrating edtech into schools can be complex, but what’s less often discussed is that it r ...

How are 2017 College Grads Feeling About Their Future Careers?

David Levin shares student perspectives from the 2017 Future Workforce Survey by McGraw-Hill Education. It’s graduation season. Over the next couple of months, nearly two million college seniors and graduate students will earn degrees and venture ...

Five Conversations About the Future of Education & the Workforce

Industry leaders share the stage to discuss some of the biggest trends and ideas in K-12, college, and professional learning during the 2017 ASU GSV Summit. Several members of our leadership team recently joined educators and technology industry ...

Three Things to Focus On in 2017

McGraw-Hill Education President and CEO David Levin looks at the critical role of math success, college preparation, and ed-tech interoperability standards in advancing the future of K-12 and higher education. McGraw-Hill Education President and ...

The Evolution of a Worldwide Learning Science Company

An interview with McGraw-Hill Education CEO David Levin by Hannah Nyren of the EdTech Times Education today is increasingly digital, data-driven, and interconnected. Over the past few years, McGraw-Hill Education has undergone a significant shif ...

How a 74-year-old “typical” college student is finding her path to a new career

Technology-driven learning methods can make a quality college education accessible for all learners. Earlier this month, I met a 74-year-old woman named Martha Ben Harrison who was looking to start a new career. I was touring Austin (TX) Communi ...

The Purpose and Potential of Learning Science | Video

McGraw-Hill Education CEO David Levin and Professor Rose Luckin discuss the value of learning science at BETT 2016. Learning science is helping reveal new opportunities to improve teaching practices and give students a better educational experien ...

Our Digital Transformation to Focus on Learning Science | Video

Video interview with McGraw-Hill Education’s VP of Analytics and R&D provides valuable insights on ed-tech analytics and our digital transformation. After nearly 150 years in business McGraw-Hill Education has gone through many transformation ...

Students Are Embracing Technology in Higher Ed. Where Do We Go from Here?

A look at today’s digital study trends and the evolving higher education learning experience. Today millions of college students are embracing digital learning technology. This was made especially clear by McGraw-Hill Education’s recent 2016 Dig ...

Let’s Talk About Solving the College Remediation Problem

How a new approach to learning can improve pass rates and retention rates in higher education. This post originally appeared on SXSWedu on February 6, 2017 and can be viewed here I always enjoy SXSWedu – for the incredible learning opportunitie ...

Five Important Questions Education Leaders Should Focus on in 2017

Together we can address education’s most important issues to improve student outcomes in the New Year. This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse on January 18, 2017 and can be viewed here. Last year was a turbulent year around the world, ...

What is Adaptive Learning Anyway?

A look at the science and research behind adaptive learning technology and its application in the classroom. This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse on January 5, 2017 and can be viewed here. As emerging technologies and methodologies re ...

Advice for the Next U.S. Education Secretary

Focusing on three key areas of education can lead to better outcomes for K-12 and college students throughout the United States. Education is the bedrock of a strong and vibrant society. Moreover, it might be the single most powerful driver of ...

Leading Change & Innovation in Today's Educational Environment

A Q&A with David Levin and Denver Frederick on The Business of Giving radio show. Denver Frederick, host of The Business of Giving on AM 970 The Answer in New York City, interviewed David Levin about the evolving educational environment and ...

Digital Study Success

Three ways technology is changing today’s college students’ academic experiences. College graduation rates are disappointingly low, and educators across the country are working to identify new ways to increase student success. High-quality digita ...

How to Turn a District’s Edtech Portfolio From a Hodgepodge to an Ecosystem

Interoperability is imperative to help teachers make the most of edtech in the classroom. This fall, Jillian Estrella started her fourth year as a science teacher at the Energy Institute High School in Houston. To most outsiders, Energy Institut ...

Five Reasons to Value Technology in Higher Education

There are compelling reasons why technology should be at the center of the modern college learning experience. One of the benefits of being CEO of a learning science company like McGraw-Hill Education is getting the chance to visit colleges and ...

Reconnecting the Soul of our Business… and Going Digital Too!

David Levin’s Presentation at the 2016 IMPACT Speaker Series hosted by Georgia Tech. The IMPACT Speaker Series is hosted by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. The series invites ...

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About U.S. Education?

Test your knowledge of the current state of U.S. K-12 and college education with this quick interactive quiz. Recently more than 75 million combined K-12 and college students returned to classrooms and campuses across the United States. We've tak ...

The Future of Higher Education: Harnessing Software to Enhance Learning Outcomes & Support Teaching

David Levin presents at the Speaker Series of the Commission on Creating the Next in Education. At McGraw-Hill Education we embrace every opportunity to connect with and learn from the educational community. In 128 years, we’ve grown from a tiny ...

Let’s Talk About Education

A close look at six important education issues being ignored in the national conversation this election year. The United States faces many crucial issues this election season – each deserving serious attention and thought. But it's worth noting t ...

Expanding Access to College Isn’t Enough. Students Need to Graduate

Last month, as I was preparing to give a commencement address to the 2016 graduates of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, I found myself reflecting on the challenges and importance of completing their studies. My mother was th ...

How Do We Add More Value to Students’ College Investments?

College students are taking their investments in their futures seriously. Just ask Vanessa Wismeier, a 2015 graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. The first in her family to attend and graduate from college, Vanessa took out loans to pay fo ...

3 ‘Knowns’ in Learning Science – and How to Apply Them in Practice

How instructional modes, deliberate practice, and nudge analytics can dramatically improve student learning outcomes. This article originally appeared in EdSurge on June 8, 2016 and can be viewed here. The key to unlocking a brighter future for ...

David Levin’s Remarks at the 2016 Graduation Ceremony of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies

On May 16, 2016 David Levin addressed the graduating class of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The complete video of the graduation ceremony is available here. Remarks from David Levin Graduation Ceremony of the Columbia Un ...

Interactive Thought Leader Forum with Casey Green: Christine Willig

Video interview with School Group president engages audience at 2016 ASU GSV Innovation Summit At this year’s ASU GSV Innovation Summit our School group president Christine Willig joined Casey Green of eSchool News for a lively discussion of the ...

What We Need to Get Right in 2016

David Levin’s Speech on the Future of Ed-Tech at the 2016 ASU GSV Summit

Elegance in the EdTech Ecosystem

Stephen Laster’s Speech on Integrating the Ed-Tech Interface at the 2016 ASU GSV Summit At the 2016 ASU GSV Summit our CDO Stephen Laster gave a presentation on the importance of interoperability and integration of ed-tech systems. Below you wil ...

It Takes the Right Tech to Fully Engage the Modern College Mind

Today’s students want more personalization and immediate feedback from digital learning tools. Today’s college students aren’t necessarily who you might think they are. Much like the rest of us, their relationship with technology has changed ...

The Problem With High School Nostalgia

This article originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report on February 23, 2016 and can be viewed here. For Americans, high school isn't just an educational experience, it's a cultural touchstone. From "The Breakfast Club" to "Friday Night ...

Celebrating Excellent Educators: The 2016 Winners of The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

Since 1988, The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has honored some of the greatest minds that our profession has to offer. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of working not only with leaders in our field, but with true visionaries. Th ...

The Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open.

Why technology standards and openness are essential for responsible edtech innovation. This article originally appeared on EdSurge on 1/28/2016 and can be viewed here. Listening to the political debates about education in the United States, you ...

“ACCelerating” from Austin to the State of the Union

Reimagining the college education experience for today’s students. This post was originally published on January 25, 2016 for Pulse on LinkedIn and can be accessed here.

We Need Welders. We Need Philosophers. But Most Importantly, We Need Graduates.

David Levin explains why we need graduates from all types of educational systems and how technology can help. This article was originally published on November 13, 2015 for The Huffington Post and can be accessed here.

Let’s Focus on Student Success

This article was originally published on October 16, 2015 for The Hill. The complete article can be accessed here. As we begin the next presidential election cycle, we are already hearing endless promises and declarations of ways life could—and s ...

The Word That Was Glaring in Its Absence: Education

This article was originally published on September 22, 2015 for Huffington Post. The complete article can be accessed here. Seven. That's the number of times the word "education" came up in Wednesday night's Republican debate. I don't think seven ...

Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital.

Ed-tech materials and tools built on learning science can help alleviate the high cost of traditional college textbooks. This article was originally published on August 7, 2015 for Huffington Post. The full article can be accessed here

Why We're So Focused on the Science of Learning

McGraw-Hill Education's leaders on the importance of improving educational outcomes for all learners. The science of learning drives everything we do at McGraw-Hill Education. By harnessing it we can combine content and technology in a way that i ...

What is Data, Really?

What is data science and what do data scientists do? How will they enhance learning technology products and services of the future? Inquiring minds want to know. I believe we have begun to assemble an amazing team of data scientists in Learning A ...

Adaptive Learning's Next Audience: Struggling K-12 Students

Report Highlights Struggling K-12 students, particularly struggling elementary-level readers, present arguably the most significant challenge to U.S. schools today. Personalized learning tools driven by adaptive technology, still relatively un ...

Three Levels of Learning Analytics in Adaptive Learning

How does adaptive technology use data science to personalize the learning experience? A lot of people talk about analytics, but what does it really mean and how does it apply to the science of learning? At McGraw-Hill Education we look at the wor ...

Strengthening Data Privacy in Schools

Essential recommendations to help schools keep student data safe and secure. Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in nearly every aspect of 21st century teaching and learning. K-20 instructors and students often interact with several di ...

Is Adaptive Learning Technology Truly Transformational?

How personalized learning technology will change the future of teaching. Can personalized learning technology ever truly replace teachers? At McGraw-Hill Education, we have hundreds of data scientists and analysts working to understand the scienc ...