The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology
APRIL 12, 2015
Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student. Nowadays technology can help make the adaptations easier and more streamlined. Adaptive learning technology seeks […]. The post The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology appeared first on Edudemic. Updates adaptive technology distance learning online learning
The problem with ‘any time, any place, any path, any pace’
MAY 7, 2015
In most online courses and/or ‘adaptive learning systems’ … Students do low-level work at times that are convenient. Digitizing, chunking, and algorithmizing worksheet-like learning tasks doesn’t move them out of the domains of factual recall and procedural regurgitation. The modality doesn’t change the substance of the learning task. Which is yours?
Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing
The Christensen Institute
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools. Others, including civil rights advocates, have warned about the consequences of walking away from annual tests that measure whether students from all backgrounds are learning. A new law should pave the way for tests that support personalized learning tailored for each student’s distinct needs. Mainstream computer adaptive assessments are over a decade old.
Why new technologies often don’t help students
The Christensen Institute
JULY 13, 2016
Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices.
Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce
JANUARY 21, 2016
Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. Ramping Up Online Programs. But Pearson’s work in schools and education programs also extends to curriculum, language acquisition, online education, virtual schools and many other areas. demand for blended and virtual learning, “at a greater scale.” In U.S.
Knewton, HP team up on personalized print solutions
APRIL 2, 2015
Personalized print learning solutions could help close the gap between online, print worlds by letting publishers and teachers tailor materials for students’ individual needs. Adaptive learning provider Knewton has unveiled Personalized Print Learning Solutions with HP to make adaptive learning materials seamlessly available across print and digital platforms.
When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy
JANUARY 9, 2017
Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. Personalized learning, adaptive learning, potato, potahto. Koedinger is a noted researcher of advanced adaptive learning systems. Learning interventions can, though.
7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Without further ado, here are seven e-learning trends that could shape the edtech landscape in 2017: Gamification.
Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content
MARCH 10, 2016
Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content.
What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debate stems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. The ID ticks off the boxes for alignment of learning outcomes and accessibility and sends the faculty on his or her way to teach the course.
Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
In viewing learning outcomes at each Montessori level, it must be emphasized that why and how students arrive at what they know is just as important as what they know. My take on learning. I am aware that there is no one great method of teaching, so I try to keep an open mind, learn as much as I can, and sift the information I come across in my research. Photo source.
Why Students Living on Campus Take Online Courses
MARCH 21, 2017
So to keep class schedules as flexible as possible, and to offer more sections without putting up new buildings, UCF leaders have turned to offering more online courses for students on campus. It has always seemed strange to me that students living on campus would choose to take courses online. But like many institutions, Central Florida has figured out that students often prefer at least some online options, and that it doesn’t mean they stay holed up in their rooms. EdSurge: I wanted to talk about online learning. It looks to them like an online course?
New Grant Will Create Prizes for Faculty Using Digital Courseware
OCTOBER 18, 2015
Orlando — The Online Learning Consortium, in a move to encourage professors to develop and use digital courseware, will offer new prizes for faculty-led teams that advance and adopt sophisticated online courses with “a strong pedagogical focus and a sustained impact on student success in gateway courses,” the organization announced at its conference here last week. Jason Palmer, a Gates foundation official, said the foundation’s chose the Online Learning Consortium to make the awards because of its expertise in the field.
K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves
JANUARY 25, 2016
Here’s a roundup of recent news in the world of K-12 dealmaking: Weld North Acquires Intellify Learning: Ed tech investor Weld North Holdings LLC has acquired a controlling interest in Intellify Learning , a cloud-based provider of learning analytics and data management services to collect, measure, store, access, distribute and visualize learning metrics. The announcement follows Frontline’s acquisition of online training provider EDTRAININGCENTER earlier this month. By Alexa J. Henry. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. based school provider.
Designing Higher Ed: The Search for a Process to Innovate
JULY 13, 2016
Although design and R&D groups are starting to emerge in other institutions of higher learning, significant questions remain about the exact role for and value of design in promoting the vision of an academic institution. And they have to do it in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing environment due to globalization, the increasing complexity of modern technology, the rise of online learning, and the economic climate and corresponding demands for higher return on investment on education. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning
Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?
The Hechinger Report
JANUARY 16, 2017
(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. For most schools, the jump into personalized learning was really hard. Photo: Chris Berdik.
K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $52M; Imagine K12 Merges with Y Combinator
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
In addition, the sector saw several new partnerships spring up, such as Edmentum’s new partnership with WebbAlign and Learning Forward joining forces with Amplify, the former digital education division of News Corp. SchoolMint Secures $8 Million: San Francisco-based SchoolMint , a provider of mobile and online enrollment and school choice systems for Pre-K-12 public, charter and private schools, said their recent Series A round brings total funding to close to $8 million. a provider of electronic learning products and cordless telephones, has agreed to acquire Emeryville, Calif.-based
What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?
MARCH 25, 2015
Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. Three main ways schools are attempting this work are through technology use, an emphasis on personalizing learning and moving toward a mastery-based or competency-based evaluation system. LEADERSHIP.
Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? There’s now a movement to teach humanities seminars online. Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Instead it seems to be a learning strategy, sometimes driven by state governments. MOOCs?
Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware
JULY 22, 2016
Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. Although these investments can take many forms, they typically include software programs that are designed to deliver curriculum content through educational learning applications. seconds.
Not Sure What Courseware to Try? This Tool Wants to Make Your Decision Easier
JULY 10, 2016
But without proof, Monroe, vice president of academic innovation and support at Ivy Tech Community College, and her colleagues are searching in the dark to find the right tools that faculty can use to improve learning outcomes for the more than 200,000 students in the Indiana community college system. There’s huge amount of money coming into the edtech market for adaptive learning, personalized learning, competency-based materials, open materials. Does it mean adaptive software? Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningOften.)
HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days
MARCH 24, 2017
As a result, we’re pausing to reflect on what we’ve learned from our work, yes, from our readers. First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. There will be plenty of twists ahead in how we learn after high school; I’m excited that we’ll keep following this thread. Seth Greenberg: My most formative learning experiences have usually involved 1) the application of knowledge in real projects 2) working with real people and 3) a result of consequence.
Personalized Learning Won’t Be So Easy: Thoughts on the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative by @hejames1008
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Perhaps I’m a little jaded, but when I read about Mark Zuckerberg’s and Priscilla Chan’s letter to their daughter which stated that technology would create a world where personalized learning was available to everyone, I thought: “No it won’t.”. We now have higher education that is entirely online. I recently completed a Masters degree while working full-time and taking a full load because online learning is so flexible. The needs of the students were thus that adaptive learning which has been described in the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative was warranted.
Hack Education Weekly News
MAY 20, 2016
” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The online program management company 2U is hoping to take some of the risk out of offering degree programs online with an algorithm it says can predict whether the program will be a success for the company and the college.” “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.”
A Summer of Student Voices
AUGUST 17, 2016
“But adaptive-learning technologies are bullsh*t, c’mon,” one of us would say. I see your perspective, but think about it this way,” another might respond, “Your dystopian visions of tech mean less when you think about the millions of students who aren’t learning now. Adaptive technologies aren’t ideal, but they’re a stepping stone.”. We argued about adaptive-learning technologies or interviewed senior advisors in the Department of Education, and wrote essays asking, “ Do virtual environments hinder democratic participation? ,” “ Why adaptive learning? ”
Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
But there’s hope—the Stanford researcher completed a 500-paper lit review with professors Linda-Darling Hammond and Shelley Goldman to identify five actionable tips to provide equitable digital learning opportunities to low-income students. Educators and Administrators—From the 'Instruct' Newsletter Adaptive learning. Personalized learning. Blended learning. Higher Education Experts—From the 'Next' Newsletter What’s next in the world of digital learning at the higher ed level ? Teamwork makes the dream work. And we’re giving you a spread! Zielezinski.