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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.

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

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Examples abound in attempts to use new technologies to enhance (if not “transform”, or even “disrupt”) education. Their role, then, is to bring their technological prowess to bear to make this process more efficient. But optimizing a flawed model of education is not in the best interests of our students, and from a learning outcomes perspective may make things worse than they already are. Serendipity and curiosity are such important elements in learning,” she asks.

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.”. More than 20,000 online courses have been created by over 8,000 educators, the company claims. His company has attracted big dollars from investors as well.

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

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New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. It uses a special browser only allowing access to pre-selected, kid-safe web content. Digital Learning and Tools Leveraging the Power of Mobile Learning News Top News

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. If you use technology, you’re getting a good bang for your buck.” It learns what you're good at, what you're bad at, and what it takes you time to do.

Fuel Education Enhances its Adaptive Learning Solution that Rewards Learning with Games to Provide Deeper Instruction for Students

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Herndon, Virginia, March 15, 2018 — This summer, Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) is incorporating major enhancements to Stride ™, its award-winning supplemental learning solution for standards-aligned skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade. Stride includes an adaptive question engine to personalize the student experience for improved academic gains. To learn more about Stride, visit fueleducation.com/stride. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

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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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

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Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment. Digital Learning and Tools News

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 Are any education technologies, for that matter? Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.

Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

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When I first joined the Christensen Institute over five years ago we were knee-deep in studying the fast-growing market of tools designed to support blended learning environments. Coordinating platform companies are not in the business of recruiting new mentors or experts.

2016 Awards and Accolades for Double-Digit Growth and Company Culture

Think Through Math

Consistent Growth and Top Workplace Rankings a Direct Result of Award-Winning Web-Based Learning Solution’s Positive Impact on Students Across the Country. PITTSBURGH (August 23, 2016) —— Think Through Learning, creators of the award-winning Think Through Math program, heads into “back to school” season as the fastest growing supplemental math program in the U.S. and one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing companies. companies for the third consecutive year.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. Adaptive teaching software. Adaptive students.).

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

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Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton’s Assets, Marking an End to an Expensive Startup Journey

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In the second eye-raising deal for the higher-ed publishing industry in as many weeks, Wiley, a major textbook publisher, has agreed to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of digital courseware and adaptive-learning technologies.

Cengage, McGraw-Hill Agree to Merge to Become 2nd Biggest US Textbook Publisher

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The new company will retain the McGraw Hill name, but will be led by Michael Hansen, currently the CEO of Cengage. Like other established textbook publishers, both companies have reoriented their businesses around digital offerings.

Pearson Signals Major Shift From Print by Making All Textbook Updates ‘Digital First’

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The biggest education company in the world is moving away from a production model that has been one of the main drivers in the rising cost of textbooks. The average price for a Pearson digital textbook subscription for a semester is $40, according to the company.

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

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Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape. The Journal’s 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey reveals that 87% of educators , agree that technology has positively impacted their ability to teach. The survey also found that 96% of respondents say that technology will play a positive role in the future of education. From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. Learning Analytics.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

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While there are laws in place such as the Families and Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act that provide a baseline for protecting student privacy, tech companies can avoid these through various loopholes. Investments in the education technology sector have been steadily rising, with recent global estimations of $9.5 For example, tech companies use such data to optimize their products and services and to create new ones.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About

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I think the phenomena of the infographic syllabus has been an effort by many teachers to make that document more accessible, more real,” she explains. “We Now, a spokesperson for the classroom video site says the company has rebranded the idea as “VoicePods” (based on a generic model that retails for about $30 on Amazon). Especially in the center setting, it's like having another teacher voice in the room," explains Julie Daniel Davis, the director of instructional technology.

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Knewton’s New Business Attracts New $25M in Funding. But Some Things Don’t Change.

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The company that set the bar for hyping adaptive-learning technology has had to adapt to new leadership and a new business model. The rest comes from company’s existing investors, including Accel, Atomico, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, First Round Capital, Founders Fund and Sofina. The company says its materials are compliant with web accessibility standards, and shareable through a noncommercial Creative Commons license ( CC-BY-NC-ND ).

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

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Textbook companies defend their new model, arguing that digital titles help students learn better than past methods and are sold for far less than traditional textbooks. The good story on this is that prices are coming down on our learning materials,” he says.

Showing #OpenGratitude for: OpenStax

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From their website: OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to improve student access to education. Our adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the country. This is another post in my series of posts showing gratitude and appreciation for members of the open education community. Today I’m going to focus on OpenStax.

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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. Now the company has pivoted, and it is poised to formally announce its own online courseware that will compete head-to-head with those publishing giants. So the company has hit the reset button. On the other hand, the company has moved into a market that’s saturated—and struggling.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. Education Technology Higher Education

Michelson Runway Announces 5 Higher-Ed Startups in Inaugural Cohort

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Five higher-ed technology startups are soaring this week. Michelson Runway , a San Francisco-based accelerator, announced the handful of companies that will be in its inaugural cohort. Each of the five startups focuses on technology innovation in higher education, with products that range from student coaching tools to a talent recruiting platform. Around 200 companies applied for the five spots in the 2016 cohort. We’re learning alongside these institutions.”

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

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The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone! In this case, the data comes from a learning context and can be algorithmically analyzed for trends and patterns.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

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Osmosis is a web- and mobile-learning platform designed to help medical students and allied health professionals organize, absorb, and apply the knowledge they will need as clinicians. That said, all this free access is heavily subsidized by paying subscribers.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. SXSW EDU Launch Competition Judge Tony will try his best Judy Judy impersonation, as he joins Bridge Burns (University Innovation Alliance), Vince Chan (Creta Ventures) and Jonathan Rochelle (Google) to dispense advice and feedback for eight companies pitching their wares. Education Technology Events

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

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Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to spur educators, publishers and technologists to make OER more available and easily accessible. Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. There is also the US Department of Education’s Learning Registry, which contains resources created by various parts of the US Government.

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Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

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Previously a consultant and policy adviser to Michael Gove, the United Kingdom’s former Secretary of Education, Martin first explored growth opportunities for international education companies in Africa in 2015, after leaving his gig at Boston Consulting Group. The Injini accelerator is part of the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), established in 1999 to support entrepreneurs in Cape Town. In return, Injini takes up to 15 percent of equity in each company. “We

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

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It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. Small companies like Acrobatiq, OpenStax and Smart Sparrow—the platform behind HabWorlds—and edtech veterans including Pearson and McGraw-Hill are racing to to develop complete courses that faculty can implement immediately. In theory these technologies are a way to create the one-to-one tutoring model at the heart of.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. However, as more online learning companies raise their Series D funding rounds , and players from Duolingo to Coursera try to figure out sustainable business models, we’ve reached a juncture where we need to think about the issues of equity that come with chasing paying customers. Online Learning and Non-traditional Students. This will necessarily require subsidized access.

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.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Based Company. Company.

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. Additionally, built-in assessments and the adaptive question engine help identify where students may need more support.

Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment

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New applications and technologies are now embedded into practically every aspect of the learning experience. It’s not simply about better assessment; it’s about empowering better learning. Technology #edtech assessment Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment.

Diversity, Cybersecurity and the Future of Libraries: Day 2 Recap From Educause

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At higher education’s biggest IT conference, Sugata Mitra described how small children can inspire the future of learning. Children, given access to the internet in groups, can learn anything by themselves,” said the the Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. A guiding principle behind the company’s approach to data is “prose, not graphs.”