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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.”. Letting Humans Drive Adaptivity. The first wave, he says, were efforts that “solve[d] for access.” Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

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Success may mean different things to different people and the future can at most be predicted — unknown for sure — but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon: technology will play an important role in many aspects of the lives of adults in the future. Students win with edtech.

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The way people think about edtech misses the mark

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Does adaptive learning software improve test scores? Does a 1:1 device initiative improve learning? Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. Adaptive learning software. Is screen time good for students?

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

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Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Crucially, the website is freely accessible by everyone. This is another advantage of EdTEch.

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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.

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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A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

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Fortunately, technology can improve these circumstances. When we consider the long march of progress across human history, our common story is interwoven with advances in technology. As illustrated in the diagram below, technology can play a similar role in our education system.

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Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

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I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. Want to learn more?

Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

The Christensen Institute

This week I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. 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. Want to learn more?

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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.

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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. Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. edtech investor, including.

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. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in West Bengal, India Kintali fell behind in a course on complexity theory (which is too complex to explain here). EdSurge: What prompted you to develop an adaptive approach to learning math? We use a learning technique called.

Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

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He is the founder of Injini , an edtech accelerator based in South Africa, that launched this year to support education startups from across the continent. The Injini accelerator is part of the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), established in 1999 to support entrepreneurs in Cape Town. These services include access to an in-house “technical team to help support our startups,” Martin adds. “We’re Education Technology Incubators Edtech Business

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. Personalized Learning Tom Driscol

The Self-Aware Educator -- Developing systems for the educator’s mind

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Today we have access to more instructional strategies, procedures, and technologies than ever before. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Technology Blended Learning Models Anthony Kim District LEaders School Leaders EdTech

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology Imagine going to school without getting out of bed. Educational technology seems to be progressing at warp speed, with new advances emerging every single day. Learning how to reach masses all at once is educational innovation at its best.

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

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I built it for myself, but quickly learned that others were looking for a similar solution. It allows advisors to use their time with each student more effectively, spending less time on logistics and additional time on more important things like ensuring a student knows how to access tutoring services, if needed, or other campus resources. Countless edtech tools widely used today have been built by students who felt the pain—and need—themselves.

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.

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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Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

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Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. Edthena Updates edtech update Education Technology K-12 teachers Professional development SETDA

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. Brian Kibby, CEO of Knewton Getting into the courseware business marks a major pivot for the New York City-based company, which originally licensed its adaptive learning technology to publishers. A two-year subscription to an Alta costs $44 per course for two years of access, or users can also opt to pay $9.95

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.

Michelson Runway Announces 5 Higher-Ed Startups in Inaugural Cohort

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Five higher-ed technology startups are soaring this week. 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. We’re focusing on higher-ed access and completion and transition into the workforce,” says Michelson 20MM Foundation President Phil Kim. “We We’re learning alongside these institutions.” Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

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

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.

No, K-12 schools aren’t getting disrupted. But here’s what is.

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Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Talk of disruption in K–12 education took off when Clayton Christensen’s 2008 book, Disrupting Class , used Disruptive Innovation theory to conclude that online learning is poised to transform K–12 schooling. Disruptive innovations always start out serving people who lack access to mainstream options.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

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The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. So even though students in a classroom may look alike, they each have a unique combination of background, strengths, needs and interests that affect their learning outcomes. Why Universal Design for Learning in the classroom matters.

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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. What does personalized learning mean?

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast , and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs.

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Plotly, DoodleMaths

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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. A product out of the UK, DoodleMaths provides students with tutorials, games and exercises for learning math concepts, rewarding them with stars along the way. Note: You need a subscription in order to get access to the premium version of DoodleMaths (unlimited use of the app, etc.).

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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. And like any algorithm, those in adaptive software come with biases.

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. EdSurge’s managing editor, Tony Wan, will pose these questions to Bill Fitzgerald (New Knowledge), Doug Levin (EdTech Strategies), Courtney Goodsell (Impero Software) and Stephanie Cerda (administrator at Austin Independent School District). It’s not hard to get behind and support social-emotional learning.

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. But in the past few years the company has suffered several setbacks—along with mounting criticism that its founding CEO, Jose Ferreira, overhyped its technology. And even before the management change, the company had quietly started building a huge library of courses bolted to its adaptive engine.

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.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

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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 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. Does our current quality evaluation ensure a wonderful learning experience?

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#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

Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free—and Be Financially Sustainable?

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New and traditional publishers are trying to offer alternatives such as open educational resources (OER), or freely downloadable and adaptable learning materials. Many textbook publishers are guilty of ‘openwashing’—pretending to take on the positive community aspects of open educational resources while profiting from access to their platforms,” CEO Mike Silagadze wrote in a blog post today. Education Technology Open Educational Resources Technology in School

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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. We attracted a great deal of interest from potential ventures, and over the past year, we learned a lot. Check out our new edtech research portal that illuminates many of the lessons we’ve learned.

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