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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.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about 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.

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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.

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.

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

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An article on the newspaper “The Independent” in 2017 claims that the gap between the number of students from private and public schools to reach university has never been larger. Because of that, it is important to find new tools to try and close the social gap between pupils of different socioeconomic status. Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. The UK Educational Gap.

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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).

?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.

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.

From Mexico to China: Why the World is Interested in the United States Edtech Market

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In the past, experts have made big projections for the global edtech market, with some groups estimating as much as $252 billion pouring into the market by 2020. The United States is expected to lead the charge, followed by countries in Asia and Europe, so it may come as no surprise that people interested in edtech are traveling from all over the world to learn from, sell to and acquire U.S. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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?

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

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When one of today’s hottest edtech companies was founded, Intel Corp., 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.

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Plotly, DoodleMaths

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Did you miss our top S’Cool Tools of 2016 ? As we start 2017, here’s what a couple of educators across the interwebs are stoked about. If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. DoodleMaths : Neil Jarrett, a year 6 teacher and math coordinator in Bangkok, Thailand, inspired us to include this tool this week after listing it as one of his favorite adaptive learning apps.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. edtech investor, including. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. million (Seed) 2017 EduLab Brightwheel $10 million (A) 2017 GGV Capital ClassWallet $1.5

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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These statistics offer a somber reminder that the edtech industry does not produce quick, home run hits. But as some disappointed investors have learned last year, the actual market value and performance behind “unicorns” may be as illusory as their nickname. Other EdSurge stories about edtech venture capital. 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion. Following Edtech Money (in-depth report on U.S. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

Sorry, Steve: In Edtech, Consumers Do Know What They Want

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While my college offered an online tool for exploring available courses, there were thousands of potential combinations, and no easy way to see each option. I built it for myself, but quickly learned that others were looking for a similar solution. Improving the experience speaks to a broader challenge in the higher-ed market, where generally the institution is the purchaser of a tool or program, but the end user is the student.

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

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During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. Yet all higher-ed institutions need and use technology, and most rely on external developers rather than develop their own tools. That was a major question we explored at the EdTech Efficacy Academic Research Symposium in Washington D.C.

Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products

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Throughout the past decade, Knewton ’s adaptive learning technology has been backed by some of the biggest names in the both the publishing and venture capital community. Pearson will no longer use Knewton’s adaptive learning engine for some of its digital offerings. These innovations have allowed us to in-source our adaptive learning capability, and thus we are phasing out our agreement with Knewton for select areas of our global product portfolio.”

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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based online learning platform provider, raised $103 million in a Series E round. edtech companies in the first half of 2019. The two companies were also among the 10 companies that raised the most funding in 2017 as well. Rounding out the podium for top dollars raised in 2019 with $90 million is Examity , a Boston-based provider of exam proctoring tools used by colleges and universities, assessment groups, professional certification boards and employers. The U.S.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments.

Amid Struggles, Knewton Names Former Pearson Exec as New CEO

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Knewton pioneered adaptive-learning technology and amassed more than $157 million in venture capital, but lately the company has weathered through the loss of publishing partners and the departure of its outspoken founder. I got called by a recruiter about three months ago, and he mentioned adaptive,” Kibby says. “I What’s attractive about Knewton,” he continues, “is that it is the most recognized personalized-learning brand in the world.”

Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers

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Knewton drew heaps of hype and investment by promising to provide artificial-intelligence technology to major textbook companies to make their content more adaptive. And even before the management change, the company had quietly started building a huge library of courses bolted to its adaptive engine. Kibby said that as CEO, he plans to approach the market “with humility” and work to convince professors that Knewton’s adaptive textbooks will better help them and their students.

Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

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A venture philanthropy, NewSchools raises funds from donors and reinvests them in people who want to reimagine learning. Right now we are looking for teams of educators, edtech entrepreneurs, and diversity-focused education leaders across the nation. To achieve that goal, today we opened funding opportunities across all our investment areas—Innovative Schools, Tools & Services, and Diverse Leaders.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

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Algorithms will one day play a pivotal role in teaching and learning, so colleges need to pay close attention to how they work and who builds them. That’s the argument of Candace Thille, who has a love-distrust relationship with adaptive software. She pioneered the use of adaptive learning in college teaching, starting the Online Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University more than 15 years ago, and she sees how powerful it can be in a classroom.

2018 Halftime Ka’Ching Report: U.S. Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding

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edtech industry, that’s no big deal: In the first six months of 2018, 62 companies raised $739 million in venture capital. This year’s first-half funding total marks a lull from the same period in 2017, which totaled $887 million spread across 58 deals. The full-year tally for 2017 reached $1.2 edtech company has hit the nine-figure mark in 2018: a $110 million round for Connexeo, a provider of administrative payment software for schools and community institutions.

Personalized Learning and the Tech to Make It Happen #SXSWedu

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Personalized Learning and the Tech to Make It Happen SXSWedu 2017 Panel One of the most promising ideas in education right now is personalized learning—providing instruction that is meaningful and contextualized for every student. The rapid growth of edtech is making it easier to transform schools and classrooms into environments that support individualized learning, but success requires a thoughtful, strategic approach. What does personalized learning mean?

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

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MobyMax, the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S., was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. Sept 4, 2018 - MobyMax , the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S., was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. This complete edtech platform is also a unified data platform. A complete edtech platform is equally powerful when it comes to student and teacher motivation.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Yet as teachers and students interact with a growing collection of digital tools and services, making data systems “talk” to each other has become a priority. This was one of the needs behind the development of Ed-Fi , a set of education data tools and standards, in 2011 with support from the Dell Foundation. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. CYPHER LEARNING NEO LMS ( www.cypherlearning.com ) CYPHER LEARNING announced the launch of the Windows app for its product NEO LMS.

Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

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The region boasts an unusual concentration of highly-valued tech startups—Domo, Qualtrics and Inside Sales are among them—along with big education companies, including Instructure, the developer of the Canvas learning management system. Luminaries in the edtech industry, including Richard Culatta (ISTE CEO and former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. godfather” of OER and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning), trace their roots here.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assessment Tool

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MobyMax, the most widely adopted differentiated learning solution in the U.S., has been awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assessment Tool or App. Sept 4, 2018 - MobyMax , the most widely adopted differentiated learning solution in the U.S., has been awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assessment Tool or App. We are thrilled that MobyMax was recognized not only as the Best Global EdTech company, but also the Best Assessment Tool or App.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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I delivered this talk today at the NMC Summer 2017 conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system. It has profound implications for how we teach and learn.

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

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How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? How do you learn about new edtech products? It’s the Twitter chat for the Digital Learning Network. Join the Digital Learning Network to get updates about all upcoming chats. Keep up to date with all the #DLNchats, join the Digital Learning Network ! Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

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The latest move comes from CIP Capital , a New York City-based private equity firm that is investing an undisclosed sum in Carnegie Learning. As a result of the deal, Carnegie will be merging with New Mountain Learning (which is owned by CIP), and the combined operations will continue under the Carnegie Learning name. The merger marks yet another change for Carnegie Learning, which traces its roots to Carnegie Mellon University.

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

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Let’s start with what personalized learning is — or should be — and go from there. A 2017 Medium post from the Office of Educational Technology laments the lack of clarity about the term “personalized learning”: “The lack of a consistent definition and language for a relatively complex idea has hampered both understanding and effective ­implementation,” the article states. MORE FROM EDTECH: See where K–12 schools can turn to for personalized learning resources.