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What you should know about adaptive learning

Linways Technologies

Implementing adaptive learning technology in your institution. Adaptive learning or adaptive teaching is a essentially a pedagogy mechanism. At the centre of adaptive learning is student-centric learning.

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.

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.”

CTU And UMUC Collaborate on Adaptive Learning and Everyone Benefits

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There is strength in numbers and power in sharing information. 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.

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. Herein lies the crux of Dror-Naim’s quibble with the word “adaptive”—and why he claims Smart Sparrow is different.

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

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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5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 4th, 2019 on Education Technology. Technology has the power to harness real change and bring education to life. Edtech needs to be cost-effective and help reduce overall costs to schools.

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Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. Why invest in technology when the money can be put to better use investing in people?

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Having this information in one location is going to make it easier to approve applications for classroom use. Learn more about ASSISTments. Shake Up Learning 2019.

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

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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A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. Blended Learning. 1:1 Technology. Asynchronous Learning. Adaptive Learning.

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Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Shortly after the turn of the century, efforts to support data interoperability in K–12 technology systems were driven largely by compliance. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. How that information from edtech tools is stored, exported, and made accessible to educators remains inconsistent. Education Technology Big Data Research

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. My goal was to minimize the information asymmetry that tends to exist between what teachers know about their students and what students know about their performance. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

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From Mexico to China: Why the World is Interested in the United States Edtech Market

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In the past, experts have made big projections for the global edtech market, with some groups estimating as much as $252 billion pouring into the market by 2020. The United States is expected to lead the charge, followed by countries in Asia and Europe, so it may come as no surprise that people interested in edtech are traveling from all over the world to learn from, sell to and acquire U.S. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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

EdTechTeacher

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

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.

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Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

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During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. Yet all higher-ed institutions need and use technology, and most rely on external developers rather than develop their own tools. That was a major question we explored at the EdTech Efficacy Academic Research Symposium in Washington D.C.

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

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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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

It’s hard to see anything other than artificial intelligence being the next frontier of the edtech front. As edtech authority Eric Sheninger (1) has noted, digital tools can boost student collaboration while they grapple with class material. 2) Adaptive learning.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school.

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

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Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. Siemens’ work is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in digital learning, but he doesn’t want to discuss the latest fads in education technology. Our technology is our ideology,” Siemens says.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

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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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. Then there’s the adaptive learning engine that makes the decision about which learning material a student should see next.

Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. Here are the five companies in the 2016 cohort: Lrnr : An adaptive-learning platform that uses open educational resources (OER). We’re learning alongside these institutions.” Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Educators around the world either discovered or got better at using technology in their instruction, for both K-12 and higher ed students. Education technology won’t cease to evolve, that’s for sure, but how exactly will it evolve? Personalized learning. E-learning

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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. K-12 teachers can also use this edtech tool to advance their graphic representation of learning materials.

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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.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

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One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering. Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. This shift is both a result of, and further propelled by, technology. Within this fluid environment, educators are striving to adapt. One important adaptation is the shakeup of classroom design.

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