Lexia PowerUp Literacy Wins Best Personalized/Adaptive Learning Tool

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For the second time in two months, Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company (NYSE: RST) has had two of its literacy programs recognized as standouts in a prominent edtech award program.

Founder of Adaptive Learning Company Knewton to Leave CEO Position

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Jose, Ferreira, who launched the global adaptive technology company in 2008, will remain on the board of directors. The post Founder of Adaptive Learning Company Knewton to Leave CEO Position appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Adaptive Learning Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Knewton

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How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

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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. In the case of adaptive learning, education commentator Audrey Watters gave examples of how things can go badly wrong on her blog. Serendipity and curiosity are such important elements in learning,” she asks. This is particularly (but not exclusively) true for K-8 mathematics learning.

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 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. Already, the Sydney, Australia-based company has pulled back on its social media presence.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires. Adaptive Learning Solution Waggle

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Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced that it has acquired adaptive learning solution Waggle

What Do Academics Really Think of Adaptive Learning?

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In Spring 2016, faculty, support staff and administrators at Oregon State University met to candidly share their experiences with adaptive learning technology. We sat down with participants at OSU’s Adaptive Learning Open House to hear why they decided to hold this workshop, how they’re defining the product category, their experience with adaptive learning technology and advice they’d give to vendors.

Classi, Knewton to launch adaptive learning courses abroad

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Partnership will bring personalized learning products to high schools in Japan. Knewton has announced a partnership with Classi to provide adaptive learning solutions to Japanese public schools. Classi is a joint venture of Benesse, the largest education publisher in Japan, and renowned Japanese telecom company SoftBank. Knewton will power Classi’s digital courses to help high school students get a more personalized learning experience.

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

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New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. LeapFrog has released a new Android-based tablet for young learners designed to scale learning activities as students grow, meaning it is capable of remembering curricular progress across games, automatically adjusting learning levels, and providing tutorials on demand for students when they struggle. Digital Learning and Tools Leveraging the Power of Mobile Learning News Top News

ACT Bets Big on Analytics, Adaptive Learning With $7.5M Investment in Smart Sparrow

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In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. million investment in Smart Sparrow , a company that offers a platform used by many higher-ed faculty members and instructors to develop online, adaptive courses and simulations. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students.

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

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Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes. Assessment Ed-tech Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McGraw-Hill Renaissance Learning Venture Capital berkerynoyes edtech houghtonmifflinharcourt mcgrawhill renaissancelearning

Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary

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Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, assesses the K-12 marketplace of the future, while marking a major milestone at his company. The post Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Artificial Intelligence Assessments / Testing Business Strategy Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Data Personalized / Adaptive Learning

With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

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Once known for a learning game, the Redwood City, Calif.-based based company now touts itself as a provider of adaptive-learning technologies for educational content providers. Kidaptive first entered the edtech market in 2012 with Leo’s Pad, a game-based learning app that offered mini-games and puzzles to assess cognitive skills in young children. The company has refocused its business and research around what it calls its “Adaptive Learning Platform.”

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.

E-LEARN magazine features our adaptive learning solution

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Our adaptive learning and e-Learning analytics product, IADLearning, got featured on an interview at E-LEARN magazine given by our Research and Development Director, José Antonio Omedes. On the interview, titled “Putting Heart and Intelligence into e-Learning” different issues, impacting the current development of e-Learning technology, are discussed.

ACT Rolls Its Recent Acquisitions Into a New, Integrated Learning Platform

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COVID-19 accelerated the rollout of Mosaic by ACT, which is being billed by the company as a comprehensive, adaptive learning solution weaving together assessments, curriculum, and social-emotional learning.

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

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The 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. Company VIPKID Raises $200 Million, Eyes Expansion appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum English-Language Learners International / Global Markets Personalized / Adaptive Learning

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.

ACT Takes Stock Under Direction of New CEO Janet Godwin

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The interim CEO of the ACT talks about the company's recent acquisitions and what's ahead for the major provider of assessment and other services. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Business Strategy Career / College Readiness COVID-19 Investment / Venture Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Open Educational Resources (OER) Personalized / Adaptive Learning

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

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School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. Its parent company, 3P Learning, promises to price-match on districts’ most recent TenMarks contract. She estimates that the company has seen an 11-13% increase in overall sales due to the TenMarks bump.

K-12 Dealmaking: Chinese Tutoring Company Entstudy Raises $18 Million; Piper Picks Up $2 Million

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In the latest round of dealmaking news, a number of ed-tech companies staged successful fundraising rounds, including China-based tutoring platform Entstudy and Piper, a startup that offers computer kits for kids. million in seed funding from investors that included Princeton University, Reach Capital, 500 Startups, Chaac Ventures, FoundersXFund, Jaan Tallinn (co-founder of Skype), and Jay Silver (founder of Makey Makey), the company said in a statement.

Venture Capital Roundup: Four Ed-Tech Companies Secure New Funding

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Four ed-tech companies brought in a combined $7.8 million of funding, for everything from a platform to track student academic data to an adaptive learning platform. Apps Ed-tech Venture Capital apps educents k12dealmaking literacy monkimun schoolrunner studentdata tales2go venturecapital

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. Don Phan For the past year, Phan has been using the adaptive test prep platform by The Edge, a Hong Kong-based test preparation, admissions consulting, and academic tutoring business that is expanding into the US. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

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. Don Phan For the past year, Phan has been using the adaptive test prep platform by The Edge, a Hong Kong-based test preparation, admissions consulting, and academic tutoring business that is expanding into the US. In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

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was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. It’s no secret that digital solutions are growing and that print companies are struggling.

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.

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., the kingpin of computer chip companies, was barely a year old, and the microprocessor had not yet been invented. pulled off another intriguing move: Creating a way to support a public university without losing its edge as a private company. Over the past five years, the company has been following a hockey-stick growth curve: It had $39 million in sales in 2012; last year’s sales topped $190 million.

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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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

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. One company, Top Hat, is trying to shift away from that by opening up its marketplace of mostly OER materials to users for free. By removing some existing fees, the company hopes to thread a tricky needle of making OER actually free—while still running a for-profit company.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

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For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Adaptive Learning. Adaptive learning is a style of education where resources, activities, projects, and assignments are tailored to each student’s individual needs. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning. Learning Management Systems.

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Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

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Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism. No matter the message, if companies haven’t done the hard work of helping mitigate racism and bias in the classroom, many of these statements are too little, too late.

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