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.

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. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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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. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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.

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.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools. Others, including civil rights advocates, have warned about the consequences of walking away from annual tests that measure whether students from all backgrounds are learning. Mainstream computer adaptive assessments are over a decade old.

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.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

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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. 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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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. Research shows that a significant extent of brain development occurs in the first five years of a child’s life1, making this window critical for learning and development.

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

Marketplace K-12

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.

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. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

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.”

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

Doug Levin

Since at least 2007, Education Next has commissioned an annual public opinion poll to help inform the K-12 education policy discussion in DC and the states, as well as to suggest lines of inquiry for further research.

Six trajectories for education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Malcolm Brown begins with three major drivers: personalization, hybrid learning, and big data. Malcolm draws on those to illuminate the titular six: device ownership and mobile-first; the textbook and open educational resources (OER); adaptive learning technology; learning spaces; the next-generation learning management system (LMS); and learning analytics and integrated planning and advising services (IPAS).

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Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

Digital Promise

Learning can happen anywhere, anytime. In Kettle Moraine School District , all students have the opportunity to find the route that helps them learn best. Personalized learning is not just for students at Kettle Moraine.

Searching for Digital Courseware Solutions? Avoid the Rabbit Hole

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The Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice has parallels in higher ed, especially for faculty trying to make sense of the multitude of digital courseware solutions in order to personalize learning for students. At the University of Central Florida (UCF), Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning Tom Cavanagh and his colleagues have narrowed the scope of their courseware search by focusing on one central problem: student persistence.

Why American higher education faculty tend to resist digital materials: new study

Bryan Alexander

Most American professors generally avoid digital materials, according to a new study. Put another way, the classroom use of digital materials is a very divided space, and progress towards the digital is slow.

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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. godfather” of OER and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning), trace their roots here. She adds: “If you don’t tie learning to talent, you miss the point of edtech.”. 2:00PM: TrumpED: How Will #45 Change the Learning and Work Landscape?

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

This keynote was delivered today at the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual conference, EdTech2016, in Dublin. I’m not sure we talk often enough about technology-enhanced learning in these terms – as a political not merely pedagogical practice.

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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.

Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

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Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. At the same time, the number of studies of the effectiveness of learning software is huge.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Instead it seems to be a learning strategy, sometimes driven by state governments.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Can Startup College Minerva Reinvent The Ivy League Model For The Digital Age?” Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. “Digital learning systems now charge students for access codes needed to complete coursework, take quizzes, and turn in homework,” Buzzfeed – which consistently does some of the best education journalism – reports.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.”

?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

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As a result, we’re pausing to reflect on what we’ve learned from our work, yes, from our readers. First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. There will be plenty of twists ahead in how we learn after high school; I’m excited that we’ll keep following this thread. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningA new President.

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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But there’s hope—the Stanford researcher completed a 500-paper lit review with professors Linda-Darling Hammond and Shelley Goldman to identify five actionable tips to provide equitable digital learning opportunities to low-income students. Educators and Administrators—From the 'Instruct' Newsletter Adaptive learning. Personalized learning. Blended learning. Teamwork makes the dream work.

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software

The Hechinger Report

When Ben Slivka decided to create his own interactive learning software in 2006, the online options for students, parents, and teachers were pretty bleak. What made more sense to them was duplicating their textbooks on CDs or placing them online, thus making them digital cash cows. But digital learning doesn’t work that way. The few independently developed digital math programs were linear, asking students to proceed from one step to the next.