Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

The ideal learning process for a student is one that adapts to that student’s every need: the surrounding environment, the actual content of the lesson, the method of delivery, the types of assessment — and everything in between. How adaptive learning works.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” Clever techies have stepped up to the challenge with their ingenious gadgets, transforming remote students into tangible beings with a heartbeat, devising uncanny innovations, most now surprisingly part of mainstream education, right on campus. Forums often support peer-to-peer interaction.

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Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. 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.

Basketball-style breakthroughs in teaching

The Christensen Institute

Clifford Maxwell , a research assistant at the Clayton Christensen Institute, contributed to this post. Airplanes fly farther, computer processors get faster, cell phone batteries last longer, and online-learning software becomes more engaging all because of increased understanding of how inputs and processes lead to desired outcomes. It then adapts each student’s progression through the online lessons accordingly.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

Neo LMS

They were unprepared for the vast impact the virus would have on how students learn and education settings operate. They need to be aware of the options and solutions available to them to ensure teaching and learning can continue as seamlessly as possible, whatever the future holds.

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Revisiting blended learning principles, with school plans in limbo

The Christensen Institute

Some school buildings may be open again, but things won’t be back to normal. In all likelihood, students will have to come to campuses part-time in shifts, which creates a whole host of challenges for schools as they strive to offer comprehensive educational opportunities.

Revisiting Blended Learning Principles, With School Plans in Limbo

Edsurge

This fall, some school buildings may be open again, but things won’t be back to normal. In all likelihood, students will have to come to campuses part-time in shifts, which creates a whole host of challenges for schools as they strive to offer comprehensive educational opportunities.

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

In a recent post , we shed light on the difference between blended learning—an instructional modality that describes integrating technology to deliver some content—and personalized learning—a philosophy that believes in a combination of modalities and goals for better and (and in some cases, new) outcomes for students. Across the K–12 education landscape, teachers have by far the biggest impact on student learning and student experiences.

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

Edsurge

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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Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Reasons to Make Use of eLearning There are plenty of advantages when it comes to eLearning technology for both teachers and students. 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.

How team teaching (and other innovations) can impact blended learning

eSchool News

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. But an intuitive rationale doesn’t clearly translate to effective practice. So how do schools effectively personalize learning? Is it through online learning? Mastery-based learning? Project-based learning?

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Teachers today struggle to keep up with society’s expectations. It isn’t enough for them to just cover their curriculum. We expect them to differentiate their instruction, address students’ social and emotional challenges, close achievement gaps, and ensure all students are prepared for life in the 21st century. It’s hard to imagine teachers measuring up to these goals just by getting better and working harder. How to harness edtech to amplify teacher capacity.

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A new approach to personalized learning reveals 3 valuable teaching insights

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. But an intuitive rationale doesn’t clearly translate to effective practice. So how do schools effectively personalize learning? Is it through online learning? mastery-based learning? project-based learning?

How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

It showed how using a high-tech artificial intelligence system precisely predicts the genuineness of a player’s win, by analyzing factors like – surprise, shock, hysteria, reaction, and change in the heart rate. These factors helped Al Pacino, the casino’s owner, to understand if the win was legitimate, an act of luck (as it is supposed to be) or if it was planned. It is about extracting information of value, that can lead to the betterment of a business.

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

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.

Personalized Learning Won’t Be So Easy: Thoughts on the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative by @hejames1008

TeacherCast

Perhaps I’m a little jaded, but when I read about Mark Zuckerberg’s and Priscilla Chan’s letter to their daughter which stated that technology would create a world where personalized learning was available to everyone, I thought: “No it won’t.”. The letter states that the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative that has been created as a result will work for the next handful of decades to “better human potential,” and one way is through advances in educational technology.

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

Edsurge

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. When you have a question or doubts about how to use the application it is not easy to get the support in Mexico because there are no providers near us. One of the products Chinese entrepreneurs hope to sell to U.S.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, educators across the country and around the world have been tasked with shifting to emergency remote teaching—a move from in-person to remote classes made necessary by pressing circumstances. This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

Edsurge

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.

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’

Edsurge

Pittsburgh, PA— For a moment this week, the provost of Carnegie Mellon University looked a bit like a game show host as he grabbed the lever of an oversized switch and called on an audience to join him in a countdown—“5, 4, 3, 2, 1.” Then, he toggled the cardboard lever and declared open a new website , one that gave away software that took more than $100 million in grant funding to develop. Now the question is, How do we get it out there?”

OPINION: On active-military duty and earning a college degree

The Hechinger Report

Military students help both themselves and the economy when they earn advanced degrees, and we must find the best techniques to engage this important group. With the onset of online learning, those on active duty have been able to advance their educations, whether stationed in the United States or overseas. Programs for online degrees should offer minimal login-time requirements — as long as the student substantively interacts in the classroom each week.

EdSurge Live: Who Controls AI in Higher Ed, And Why It Matters (Part 1)

Edsurge

More instructors are experimenting with adaptive-learning systems in their classrooms. College advising systems are trying to use predictive analytics to increase student retention. And the infusion of algorithms is leading to questions—ethical questions and practical questions and philosophical questions—about how far higher education should go in bringing in artificial intelligence, and who decides what the algorithms should look like.

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

Edsurge

Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. There are plenty of hands-on sessions with practical tips to apply in the classroom. In addition to finding us scribbling notes from the seats and hallways, you’ll also find us on stage.

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

Edsurge

And how can they continue to build on competencies through employment or demonstrate that growth? Much of the discussion focused on how competency-based education (CBE) could support students in acquiring and demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities. Our guest pointed to a five-page definition of CBE. The span of time learners can take to master a competency is an important variable to the CBE model. So how can institutions work better together?

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

MindShift

Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. So they, often in partnership with daring leaders, are pushing back, trying to find ways to meet the long-held goal of educators: Meeting each student’s needs and helping all to be successful. Too often digital tools are used to drill struggling students and get them “back on track.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.” MarcoPolo Learning has raised $8.5

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.” ” And by “take on,” that means “investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” ” (It would be pretty great if the DOJ would investigate how legacy admissions and big donations let mediocre white applicants like Donald Trump and Jared Kushner get into Ivy League schools.). These 11 Cases Show How.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. I thought for a good long while about how best to summarize this decade, and inspired by the folks at The Verge , who published a list of “ The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech ,” I decided to do something similar: chronicle for you a decade of ed-tech failures and f**k-ups and flawed ideas.