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. We both work in the edtech industry and have a background in education.

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.

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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. This way, the teacher can learn about student’s learning efficiency, their unique needs, and offer customised course delivery for best experience. There’s a reason why many academic experts and regulatory agencies uphold adaptive learning to be the defining shift of the future of education.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. And the Covid-19 pandemic has proved that EdTech and eLearning are integral parts of modern academic reality.

4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

Neo LMS

With already enough things to juggle at the same time, teachers don’t have it easy when it comes to finding the right edtech and implementing it successfully in their classrooms. But most of all, let’s not forget that edtech is just a cog in the system, not the entire system.

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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. 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.

Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

eSchool News

I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. 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. Want to learn more?

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. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

Help Deliver Better Learning From Textbooks with the OpenStax College “Concept Coach”

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OpenStax College is Testing Embedded Coaching Software for Their OER Textbooks … and YOU can Help. More and more teachers, administrators, and #edtech enthusiasts like yours truly are becoming. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Edtech can help teachers use their time, attention, and energy in new ways to make a bigger difference for their students. Although edtech is a common feature in most classrooms today, I suspect most schools are only skimming the surface when it comes to using technology to burst past time and human resource constraints. But the greatest benefits of edtech, I would argue, come from saving teachers’ time and enabling new instructional models.

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Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

The Christensen Institute

This week I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. 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. Want to learn more?

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

ProfHacker

I can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. It also completely ignores the socio-emotional role of a teacher: in motivating the learner, promoting their love of a subject, recognizing their interest in something, and in providing moral support whether in things related to learning or to life.

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.

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

Neo LMS

Even though many schools are already embracing the benefits that edtech provides, many others still aren’t taking advantage of these opportunities. Schools need to understand the importance of investing in the right edtech resources and platforms, not just to elevate teaching and learning, but to ensure that these address schools’ overall aims and support staff when it comes to reducing workloads and streamlining processes.

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Nope! Why adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning

eSchool News

Sorry, adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning. It seems as if no conference schedule or edtech brochure is complete without some “New and Improved!” way to increase educational return on investment, the latest of which is “adaptivelearning. Next page: Where adaptive software plays into personalized learning).

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. edtech investor, including. Fresco Capital , GSV Acceleration , Learn Capital , Owl Ventures , Reach Capital and Rethink Education , now count Asian limited partners among investors in their newest funds. “In Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. edtech startups. edtech startups include.

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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based online learning platform provider, raised $103 million in a Series E round. edtech companies in the first half of 2019. The high tally for venture funding this year is not unique to the edtech industry. A strong economy and tight labor market may drive increased corporate spending on learning and development for existing workers. Last year, Great Hill also put in $110 million in Connexeo , a provider of school administration and payment software. The U.S.

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

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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. Although the specific approaches vary, strong practices typically include the following elements: Students have a clear understanding of their learning targets. You Need Data to Personalize Learning.

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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These statistics offer a somber reminder that the edtech industry does not produce quick, home run hits. But as some disappointed investors have learned last year, the actual market value and performance behind “unicorns” may be as illusory as their nickname. Other EdSurge stories about edtech venture capital. 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion. Following Edtech Money (in-depth report on U.S. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. I constantly play contrarian with our marketing team around using the latest education lingo: Project-Based Learning; Web 2.0;

2018 Halftime Ka’Ching Report: U.S. Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding

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edtech industry, that’s no big deal: In the first six months of 2018, 62 companies raised $739 million in venture capital. edtech company has hit the nine-figure mark in 2018: a $110 million round for Connexeo, a provider of administrative payment software for schools and community institutions. There are newly-funded curriculum and courseware services, games, adaptive learning platforms and study tools. edtech acquisitions so far in 2018.

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. According to our data, colleges whose students use the software have seen, on average, a 3.25 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. “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. I constantly play contrarian with our marketing team around using the latest education lingo: Project-Based Learning; Web 2.0;

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. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies.

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. . Unlike summative assessments, which provide an overall view of a student’s growth from the beginning to the end of a class, formative assessments allow teachers to assess students as they learn and adjust the curriculum to focus on areas where students may need more help. “A

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3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Help students own their learning.

Korean Publisher Acquires Adaptive Math Program, KnowRe

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Last week, DreamBox Learning raised $130 million to grow its online K-8 math software. A few days earlier, that company’s competitor Reasoning Mind was acquired by Imagine Learning, a private equity-backed curriculum company. The Seoul, South Korea-based education company was purchased by Daekyo , an operator of after-school learning centers and academic enrichment programs in the country. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. Collaborative software. Within this fluid environment, educators are striving to adapt. One important adaptation is the shakeup of classroom design. Schools are creating classroom layouts that support successful 21 st century learning. The ability to rearrange components supports the many faces of constructive learning. Evidence-based learning environments.

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Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

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The latest move comes from CIP Capital , a New York City-based private equity firm that is investing an undisclosed sum in Carnegie Learning. As a result of the deal, Carnegie will be merging with New Mountain Learning (which is owned by CIP), and the combined operations will continue under the Carnegie Learning name. The merger marks yet another change for Carnegie Learning, which traces its roots to Carnegie Mellon University.

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Management Software Course management systems (CMS) are designed to provide a platform for teachers to reach thousands of students all at one time in one course. They can be used to save time for both students and educators while accomplishing the feel of a one-on-one learning environment. Learning how to reach masses all at once is educational innovation at its best. There are learning apps for just about every subject there is.

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No, K-12 schools aren’t getting disrupted. But here’s what is.

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Talk of disruption in K–12 education took off when Clayton Christensen’s 2008 book, Disrupting Class , used Disruptive Innovation theory to conclude that online learning is poised to transform K–12 schooling. In addition to academic learning, most families value the caretaking role that schools offer for working parents.

3 reasons why AI could be your new teaching sidekick

Neo LMS

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. This is particularly true when we look at some of the learning resources and title=”Top 7 education apps for the classroom | NEO Blog”>educational apps currently out there; teachers really are the mastermind behind these tools!

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.

Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

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With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around.

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