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Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

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In its statement, the publisher said Smart Sparrow’s technology will support its capabilities in adaptive learning and add more interactive and immersive features for its digital books. student and teaching assistant, began building his own homegrown adaptive tutoring technologies. million last year from the U.S.

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As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

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For the first time ever, the federal government put forward funds to support initiatives around open educational resources, and recent studies show that faculty attitudes towards using and adapting these openly-licensed learning materials are steadily improving. But fans of OER are increasingly facing a problem.

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Unlocking AI’s Potential: Live Blog #ISTELive

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Tara: AI Teaching Assistant in Computer Science with OER curriculum to support students in those subjects. Automatic adapted learning option to create new Kahoots they can play asynchronously. “AI is Talk of the Town,” and we need to discuss how we will integrate things and how it can help us.

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Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free—and Be Financially Sustainable?

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New and traditional publishers are trying to offer alternatives such as open educational resources (OER), or freely downloadable and adaptable learning materials. But some providers of OER still ask for fees in return, and that has advocates concerned. Edward Watson.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. OER and open books. Learning analytics. Adaptive learning systems. Two that shine are OER/open books and learning analytics. Digital badges. underwhelming.

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Wiley to Acquire Knewton’s Assets, Marking an End to an Expensive Startup Journey

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In the second eye-raising deal for the higher-ed publishing industry in as many weeks, Wiley, a major textbook publisher, has agreed to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of digital courseware and adaptive-learning technologies. Knewton’s Alta, by contrast, is tapping into openly-licensed, or OER, materials.

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Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers

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And even before the management change, the company had quietly started building a huge library of courses bolted to its adaptive engine. The secret to its swift entry into publishing was OER (open education resources). Knewton’s pitch is that its mix of OER and an adaptive-learning system will set it apart.

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