Today’s Innovations are Tomorrow’s Practices: Adapting Learning to Meet Students

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When COVID closed the door on in-person schooling in spring 2020, one of the biggest concerns for school districts was how to address the needs of students who experience cognitive learning challenges and/or physical disabilities. Teachers are designers of learning systems.

Knewton launches free, open adaptive learning platform

eSchool News

‘Friendly robot-tutor in the sky’ delivers on-demand, hyper-personalized learning. Adaptive learning provider Knewton has launched a free, open personalized learning platform. Any individual can create or use state-of-the-art supplemental lessons to provide students with unique learning paths in real-time. Once enough users add content on a given subject it automatically springs to life and becomes adaptive. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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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.

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

Edsurge

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.

Classi, Knewton to launch adaptive learning courses abroad

eSchool News

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. Knewton will power Classi’s digital courses to help high school students get a more personalized learning experience. By integrating with Knewton, Classi will enable teachers to assign adaptive practice materials for high school math students.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Video learning and microlearning.

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LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

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

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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CTU And UMUC Collaborate on Adaptive Learning and Everyone Benefits

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Sharing data, best practices, learning maps, and survey results has moved the needle on adaptive learning forward at our schools. Colorado Technical University (CTU), University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and University of Central Florida (UCF) have been collaborating on issues around adaptive learning since early 2015. Uniting Around Adaptive Learning. UMUC is piloting adaptive learning in courses such as accounting and finance.

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.

Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: MobyMax CEO Glynn Willett

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A Fascinating Look at the Future of Adaptive Curriculum and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning MobyMax is a leader in the world of online curricula for grades K-8. Their powerful Adaptive. Adaptive Learning Technologies Future of Education Technology Interviews - Education Technology Thought Leaders adaptive curriculum adaptive learning future of digital learning next generation of adaptive curricula

Loop Learnings: A Year of Insights from Digital Learning Leaders

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Paper is the traditional first-year anniversary gift, but our EdSurge Loop members have been exchanging digital gifts since the networking experiment started just over a year ago. Each week, available members opt in for a video call with a peer in their cohort of instructional designers or cohort of deans, directors and provosts of digital learning. So what have Loop members learned in a year of exchanging knowledge? The future is adaptive. adaptive learning.

McGraw Hill Acquires Kidaptive, an Adaptive and Personalized Learning Company

eSchool News

an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. Those include ALEKS Corporation in 2013, the LearnSmart technology in 2014 and Redbird Advanced Learning in 2016.

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.

A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

Bryan Alexander

What are the best ways to support and structure digital learning? One text described it as looking into institutional return on investment (ROI) for digital learning. I recommend reading “Making Digital Learning Work: Success Strategies From Six Leading Universities and Community Colleges,” because this is important stuff. tl;dr version: the report finds three benefits for colleges and universities that get online learning right.

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. Students receive individual feedback on their progress and their learning experiences change based on their performance. These neatly packaged courses also raise questions about the role of faculty, and who decides what students need to learn. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

The Machines are Good at This

EdNews Daily

Terms like “personalized learning” and “AI-driven instruction” and “adaptive learning” become buzzy. Let’s take a step back to consider how we learn. […]. Digital Learning Featured How Learning Works Technology AI Machine LearningBy Zach Vander Veen We spend a lot of time in education talking about the promise of technology in the classroom.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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What does it mean to be human in a digital age? A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

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Renaissance Acquired by Francisco Partners, and New CEO Takes Helm

Marketplace K-12

Renaissance CEO Daniel Hamburger will be replaced by Chris Bauleke, the former top executive at digital learning provider myON. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Business Strategy Curriculum / Digital Curriculum English / Language Arts Leadership Mergers and Acquisitions Personalized / Adaptive LearningThe post Renaissance Acquired by Francisco Partners, and New CEO Takes Helm appeared first on Market Brief.

7 Steps for Selecting Adaptive Courseware [Infographic]

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EdSurge contacted 16 institutions working with Every Learner Everywhere , a network that supports innovation in teaching practices, to learn about their preferred procurement methods. Below are seven steps to a successful process for selecting adaptive courseware.

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

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The awards recognize educators’ and institutions’ innovative use of digital courseware to improve outcomes for students, especially underrepresented ones. Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. The awards recognize educators’ and institutions’ innovative use of digital courseware to improve outcomes for students, especially underrepresented ones.

#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 !

EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

eSchool News

EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. We look forward to a long and beneficial partnership through which we can bring personalized learning and enhanced support to more schools and districts.”.

Knewton, HP team up on personalized print solutions

eSchool News

Personalized print learning solutions could help close the gap between online, print worlds by letting publishers and teachers tailor materials for students’ individual needs. Adaptive learning provider Knewton has unveiled Personalized Print Learning Solutions with HP to make adaptive learning materials seamlessly available across print and digital platforms. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. Learning analytics. Digital badges.

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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content. Digital Learning and Tools News

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Using edtech to personalize education for all students

Neo LMS

Pre-pandemic, the rollout of a digital learning program would take months; last year, schools had weeks (if not days) to implement remote learning models to ensure students continued their education despite all social distancing rules.

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Meet the CYPHER LEARNING team at Bett 2022

Neo LMS

Now more than ever, it’s the perfect time to find inspiration, add more professionals to your personal learning network (PLN) and discover new teaching and learning tools to enhance your practice. Find CYPHER LEARNING at Bett 2022.

IBM supercomputer Watson to help advance preschool education

eSchool News

Plan to develop adaptive learning products and platform for use at home and in schools. As part of a three-year agreement, Sesame Workshop and IBM will collaborate to develop educational platforms and products that will be designed to adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels of individual preschoolers. Watson will continuously hone and improve educational activities by studying and adapting to the aggregate experiences of anonymized groups of students. “We

K-12 Dealmaking: McGraw-Hill Ed. and Cengage Make Acquisitions

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In recent dealmaking news, McGraw-Hill Education acquired Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a digital personalized learning company; in addition, educational content company Cengage acquired WebAssign. “The Redbird acquisition allows us to expand our portfolio of adaptive learning products as we continue our transformation from a textbook publisher to a learning science company.”. Raises $10 Million: Game-based learning platform Kahoot!

Groups partner to leverage open tech standards

eSchool News

ClassLink, Mackin partnership aims to help students, teachers enjoy single sign-on to an industry provider of print and digital media. ClassLink announced a new single sign-on connection to Mackin Educational Resources , an adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Mackin’s Director of Digital Services, Mesa Heise, praised the partnership, “We consider ourselves a dedicated partner in the advancement of education by giving schools everything they need to succeed.

Groups partner to leverage open tech standards

eSchool News

ClassLink, Mackin partnership aims to help students, teachers enjoy single sign-on to an industry provider of print and digital media. ClassLink announced a new single sign-on connection to Mackin Educational Resources , an adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Mackin’s Director of Digital Services, Mesa Heise, praised the partnership, “We consider ourselves a dedicated partner in the advancement of education by giving schools everything they need to succeed.

Ed Tech Vocab: Keeping Up with Trends in Education

eSpark

Think of it as a cheat sheet to help you learn all you need to know about technology in the classroom! Blended learning combines traditional, in-person learning with digital learning, so that students can experience both forms.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids. In a Future Ready district, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are tightly aligned, redesigned to engage students in 21st Century, relevant, technology-empowered, deeper learning. Personalized Professional Learning.

Ed Tech Vocab: Keeping Up with Trends in Education

eSpark

Think of it as a cheat sheet to help you learn all you need to know about technology in the classroom! Blended learning combines traditional, in-person learning with digital learning, so that students can experience both forms.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

Neo LMS

If e-learning came to life as a method to augment face-to-face learning, it is now an approach to education that is bigger than the traditional method it was meant to support. Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020. Game-based learning. Immersive learning.

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Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

In fact, other than including that one question as a way to appease those who would have criticized them for not including the topic of digital learning/blended learning/personalized learning/online learning/adaptive learning/educational technology/learning technology, I can’t think of why it was even included.

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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.”

5 strategies to improve the learning experience for K12 students

eSchool News

The learner’s experience can transform teaching and learning. While higher ed has incorporated learner experience design into curriculum development, we’re now beginning to see a shift in K-12 education moving away from content that is simply digitized and moving toward digitalized learning, where digital technologies can create interactive, or even adaptive, learning experiences that can transform teaching and learning in the classroom.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

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Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Sure, having specialized software for learning is great, but these will at least start you off on the right foot.