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.

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For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching. We’re looking forward to meeting you at ISTE 2018!

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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.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

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.

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

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All things considered, there’s a consensus that today’s students should not only learn, but also use technology to support their learning. Worldwide there’s a growing number of initiatives to include education technologies — or edtech — in the classroom. E-learning

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

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Even though many schools are already embracing the benefits that edtech provides, many others still aren’t taking advantage of these opportunities. Edtech needs to be cost-effective and help reduce overall costs to schools. Read more: What every adaptive learning system should have.

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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

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

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. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning.

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. Countless edtech tools widely used today have been built by students who felt the pain—and need—themselves. D2L, provider of a learning management system, was started by a student at the University of Waterloo. Adaptive learning tool Smart Sparrow traces its origins to a graduate student in Australia. “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

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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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.”

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.

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K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

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Let’s start with what personalized learning is — or should be — and go from there. MORE FROM EDTECH: See where K–12 schools can turn to for personalized learning resources. K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

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At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. Within this fluid environment, educators are striving to adapt. One important adaptation is the shakeup of classroom design. Evidence-based learning environments. Active learning environments.

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3 reasons why AI could be your new teaching sidekick

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The thought of a machine capable of learning with the potential to become smarter than us can often be a scary prospect, particularly because it challenges the common human belief that we are better and brighter than all other species on the planet. Offering adaptive and personalized learning.

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?

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

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While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. Therefore, personalizing content to meet the diverse needs of each student is impracticable.

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. That was a major question we explored at the EdTech Efficacy Academic Research Symposium in Washington D.C. Vendors as a source of edtech information and influence. But such research on specific edtech products is rare.

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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.

E-learning in times of crisis: The CARE2 Framework

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As many brick and mortar schools have closed, many have transitioned into online or distance learning. It has advised learners and educators to use its online learning platform. Read more: Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education. E-learning

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. The content was prescriptive and standardized, which meant taking it apart to meet student needs sometimes took longer than just making it myself. 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.

Building A Cohesive Community — Where Educators Become Neighbors

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Source: Building Learning Communities 2019 That’s why the Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference from November Learning is one of our annual favorites. education geography learning maps social justice

A Summer of Student Voices

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“But adaptive-learning technologies are bullsh*t, c’mon,” one of us would say. I see your perspective, but think about it this way,” another might respond, “Your dystopian visions of tech mean less when you think about the millions of students who aren’t learning now. Adaptive technologies aren’t ideal, but they’re a stepping stone.”. We called it EdSurge Independent: a Medium publication , a Facebook community and a cohort of students meeting weekly.

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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Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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EdSurge Sessions In between hearty servings of Tex-Mex and meat, won’t you have time to stop by and meet? Where School Safety, Security, & Surveillance Meet Happy hour will have to wait, as we kick our sessions off with a sobering and important conversation that warrants your attention. Translating Research Into Practice When it comes to the constantly-evolving science of how we learn, what’s fact—or fiction?

4 Adaptive Math Tools for Personalized Learning

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Few scenarios are more frustrating for teachers than watching a student lose enthusiasm for learning. In a quest to address the wide range of abilities in today's classrooms, new edtech tools offer learning opportunities to meet the individual with just the right balance of challenge and success. Adaptive learning -- where data informs a customized learning path for each student -- has been on many edtech trends lists in recent years.

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.

Speak Up, Speak Out! The Student Voices That Stirred Higher Ed in 2016

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Adaptive courseware. EdSurge Independent is a student-run community that meets online once a week to discuss trends and ideas within postsecondary education, and share their experiences on a student-run Medium blog. We argued about adaptive-learning technologies or interviewed senior advisors in the Department of Education, and wrote essays asking, “ Do virtual environments hinder democratic participation? ” “ Why adaptive learning? ”

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Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

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In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. Still, there is a pull to upgrade our instruction to meet the demands of the 21st century, summarized as the “Four Cs” – critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. Still, there is a pull to upgrade our instruction to meet the demands of the 21st century, summarized as the “Four Cs” – critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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It’s Not Just Teachers: Tech Coaches Must Become Facilitators, Too

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The theme was personalized learning and heading into the conference I anticipated gaining a broader view of technology products promising to provide adaptive learning experiences for all students. Instead, the deep conversations around professional learning for teachers left me wondering how I could redefine my role to better support teachers in making learning personal for students. Now we see peer-to-peer learning in action.

Not Sure What Courseware to Try? This Tool Wants to Make Your Decision Easier

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When edtech companies approach Kara Monroe, they all tout how their product is different from everybody else’s. But without proof, Monroe, vice president of academic innovation and support at Ivy Tech Community College, and her colleagues are searching in the dark to find the right tools that faculty can use to improve learning outcomes for the more than 200,000 students in the Indiana community college system. Does it mean adaptive software?