What every adaptive learning system should have

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Teachers have long recognized that their students learn at different rates, and in different ways. Recall the frustration of a gifted student who had learned a concept through their own reading, needing to curtail their enthusiasm during a particular lesson while the rest of the class caught up. In the hurly burly of a class, the subtleties of who is chomping at the bit to learn more and who is struggling may not always be that obvious. Quick adaptation. E-learning

Is Your Adaptive Learning Tool Safe?

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By Meghan Bogardus Cortez New research recommends schools put data protection best practices in place when using new ed tech. Business Intelligence Data Analytics Data Governance Data protection Security

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School Districts Have Tripled Spending on Adaptive Learning Technology

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By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Data-driven personalized learning can be done with popular classroom tools and a proper infrastructure. Business Intelligence Classroom Curriculum Data Analytics Digital Content Personalized Learning

What’s Up With… Adaptive Learning?

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Where Learning Clicks explores the myriad terms, phrases, concepts and jargon of the edtech landscape. The post What’s Up With… Adaptive Learning? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Pearson To Scale Back Partnership With Adaptive Learning Provider Knewton

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Going forward, Pearson “is developing its own in-house adaptive learning capability,” said a representative for the company. The post Pearson To Scale Back Partnership With Adaptive Learning Provider Knewton appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum/Digital Curriculum Online/Virtual Learning Personalized/Adaptive Learning

Transform the Classroom With Tools That Focus on Agency

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The Startup Blog agency Competency-Based/Mastery-Based Learning Personalized / Adaptive Learning Social-Emotional Needs StartupsWe can't expert teachers or students to change the educational experience for the better without equipping them with the right tools. The post Transform the Classroom With Tools That Focus on Agency appeared first on Market Brief.

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Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

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Smart Sparrow , which provides course-authoring tools for faculty and instructional designers to build adaptive courseware, has found a new home in a much bigger nest. In recent years, Dror-Naim says his team has been building the next iteration of its adaptive course-creation tool.

3 Startup Lessons From Married Co-Founders

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Some lessons all entrepreneurs can learn from. The Startup Blog Personalized / Adaptive Learning StartupsWhat happens when startup co-founders are a couple? The post 3 Startup Lessons From Married Co-Founders appeared first on Market Brief.

Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million to Help Teachers—Not Tools—Drive Adaptive Learning

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market in 2014, Smart Sparrow’s offerings have increasingly been described as “adaptive courseware.” Adaptive’ is just one feature of good learning design,” the company’s founder and CEO tells EdSurge. Good learning design also needs to be engaging, motivational and structured in the right way.”. Letting Humans Drive Adaptivity. Herein lies the crux of Dror-Naim’s quibble with the word “adaptive”—and why he claims Smart Sparrow is different.

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities. Adaptive Learning with Percentile Scoring: Zapzapmath games are now integrated with an adaptive learning feature. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

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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. Since we’re just a few weeks away from the new year, it’s only natural for all of us to wonder: what will 2017 bring along? 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Students like a gamified learning environment, no matter their age.

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TCC Takes Z-Degrees to the Next Level With Adaptive Learning

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Now benefits like those cost reductions and higher student success rates are prompting the school to roll out more Z-degrees programs and extend its partnership with Lumen Learning by piloting next-generation adaptive OER courseware. TCC partnered with Lumen Learning in 2013 to develop open educational resource (OER) courses and degree programs with the use of the Candela platform. Tackling The Learning Curve.

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The Future Is Adaptive: An Interview with TrueShelf’s Shiva Kintali

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As a teacher, mathematician and cyclist, TrueShelf CEO and founder Dr. Shiva Kintali knows from experience that not everyone moves at the same pace when learning—whether inside the classroom or out. It also sparked his belief that textbooks could evolve from something static into more fluid resources that adapt to students’ readiness levels. EdSurge: What prompted you to develop an adaptive approach to learning math? How can an adaptive learning approach help?

DreamBox Learning® Enters ELA Market with Acquisitions of Reading Plus® and Squiggle Park

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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated DreamBox’s growth as most district administrators rapidly adopted and scaled blended learning solutions to support remote learning. To learn more about DreamBox, visit [link]. About DreamBox Learning. BELLEVUE, Wash.

Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

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Japan's Ministry of Education had a standard curriculum, but individual teachers could adapt or innovate lessons—and then send their ideas back to the Ministry of Education to be vetted and added to the national curriculum. “So Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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Curriculum Associates to Be Owned by Iowa State University--For Now

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More than 6 million students in all 50 states use products offered by Curriculum Associates, which sells research-based print and online instructional materials, assessments, and data management tools, including its flagship tool, the adaptive assessment and instruction package, i-Ready. See EdSurge’s report on adaptive learning tools including i-Ready in Adaptive Learning Close Up. Education Technology Adaptive Learning Learning Strategies

Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

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Istation , Collins is intent on sparking that same love of learning in new generations of students, while creating opportunities for them to succeed in school and, by extension, life. So in 1998, he and seven colleagues launched an animated e-learning platform designed to engage elementary and middle school students in math, reading and Spanish curriculum while supporting teachers with assessment tools. Every child is different and they all learn different ways.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

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I can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. It also completely ignores the socio-emotional role of a teacher: in motivating the learner, promoting their love of a subject, recognizing their interest in something, and in providing moral support whether in things related to learning or to life.

?What Makes a Smart Course ‘Smart’?

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It turns out that what makes a course smart isn’t necessarily the use of impressive technology or data; it’s about the way technology enhances the practices of good teaching and learning. The smartphone generation expects a level of engagement from software-based learning experiences that require deliberate design. Smart courses reflect the shift toward an emerging field called Learning Experience Design. Designed Adaptivity. Is that adaptive?

Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

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Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. The mission of the OLC DLIAwards is to discover student-centered active learning solutions that advance the world of digital learning for all students,” says Kathleen Ives, the CEO and executive director of the Online Learning Consortium. Fulé and her colleague Don Carter, the university’s director of e-learning, launched the.

The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning

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eSpark’s Theory of Learning is grounded in seven research-based elements – teaching practices or design elements – that are directly linked to student learning outcomes. 1: Differentiation Keeps Learning Accessible. 2: Adaptivity Allows For Growth. 2017). 2017).

Chinese Ed. Company VIPKID Raises $200 Million, Eyes Expansion

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Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum English-Language Learners International / Global Markets Personalized / Adaptive LearningThe infusion of funds will allow the Beijing-based English language provider to continue to grow and add teaching Mandarin to its services, the company says. The post Chinese Ed. Company VIPKID Raises $200 Million, Eyes Expansion appeared first on Market Brief.

With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More

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adaptive technology. These digital tools help students master course learning goals by using data generated from students’ interactions with the adaptive software to predict what students should view or do next online. By adopting the adaptive tool, we were able to completely integrate the lab and lecture during the class meeting times. Manuela Ekowo: What made CPCC begin using adaptive technology? Are you using adaptive tools in other courses?

K-12 Dealmaking: Hero K12 Unveils Investment Plans, and Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million

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Adaptive learning and instructional design company Smart Sparrow raised $4 million, and Bomberbot, a coding platform for children based in the Netherlands and Finland, raised money in a funding round led by a Dutch investment firm. Marketplace K-12 Adaptive Learning Coding edtech K-12 Dealmaking

K-12 Dealmaking: Fusion Education, HopSkipDrive Raise Funds

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Marketplace K-12 Entrepreneurship Incubators / Accelerators International / Global Markets K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Online / Virtual Learning Personalized / Adaptive Learning Public-Private Education Partnerships StartupsEuropean private equity firm IK Investment Partners has agreed to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, a provider of tutoring services in Germany. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Fusion Education, HopSkipDrive Raise Funds appeared first on Market Brief.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

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More specifically, machine learning has quickly gained the potential to overhaul what educators can accomplish with technology due to how rapidly the field has advanced within the last two years. Using machine learning, truly “smart” education solutions that can perform intelligent, self-informed actions are poised to change how we facilitate learning inside and outside of K-12 and higher education classrooms. 2) Adaptive learning.

Twitter Chat: Big Tech Players Fight for Control of School Market

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Marketplace K-12 Exclusive Data Market Research Market Trends Personalized/Adaptive Learning Pricing Product Research Software/HardwareTune in to an EdWeek Market Brief Twitter chat on Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. EST, using the #TechTitansChat hashtag, for more information about the exclusive story and survey. The post Twitter Chat: Big Tech Players Fight for Control of School Market appeared first on Market Brief.

4 Ways AI will be a great teaching assistant

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The applications of AI in education are incredibly various, and will definitely transform how teachers teach and how students learn today. Delivering adaptive learning. Adaptive learning takes personalized learning on a deeper level. And if we think about higher education, with a few hundred students enrolled in the same course, the idea of adaptive learning seems downright impossible. I’m currently learning Spanish on Duolingo.

Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth

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YouthBuild USA , a Digital Promise Adult Learning Beacon , is an international intermediary for a network of 250 community-based YouthBuild programs and schools around the country. We and our partners are committed to bringing the voices and experiences of Opportunity Youth learners (low-income young people of promise, ages 16 to 24) and educators to the conversation about learning differences. With CAST, we have created the Learning Differences Leadership Cohort of Fellows.

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Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

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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. Teachers can create self-paced courses that suit everyone’s learning needs. E-learning K-12 Parents

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Optimized Learning That Goes Beyond Adaptive

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This adaptive learning program for teaching K-5 literacy achieves what others can’t. Techlearning Miscellaneous

?Places to Go, Mountains to Climb for Edtech in 2017

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Where do you hope education technology will go in 2017? Dartmouth College) I took inspiration from Dr. Seuss, and immense liberty in adapting "Oh, The Places You’ll Go" into ‘Oh, The Places Edtech Will Go’ with dedication and thanks to two special six- and ten-year-old girls for their contributions to the rhymes. Oh, The Places Edtech Will Go – loosely adapted from Dr. Seuss by Isabelle Hau, Omidyar Network 2017 should be another big year for edtech Six big trends we expect.

Brace yourselves: AI is set to explode in the next 4 years

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Educational games that include adaptive learning features give students frequent and timely suggestions for a guided learning experience. Machine learning technologies in the AI field are designed in such a manner that they can interact directly with students without any human intervention, according to the report, and such technologies are capable of teaching varied subjects, such as mathematics, languages, physics, law, and medicine.

Nope! Why adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning

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Sorry, adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning. way to increase educational return on investment, the latest of which is “adaptivelearning. Next page: Where adaptive software plays into personalized learning).