The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology

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Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student. Nowadays technology can help make the adaptations easier and more streamlined. Adaptive learning technology seeks […]. The post The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology appeared first on Edudemic. Updates adaptive technology distance learning online learning

The problem with ‘any time, any place, any path, any pace’

Dangerously Irrelevant

In most online courses and/or ‘adaptive learning systems’ … Students do low-level work at times that are convenient. The modality doesn’t change the substance of the learning task.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

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. Others, including civil rights advocates, have warned about the consequences of walking away from annual tests that measure whether students from all backgrounds are learning. Mainstream computer adaptive assessments are over a decade old.

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

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. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

Edsurge

So Fulé and her colleagues devised a program—free, voluntary, and entirely online—that has helped hundreds of students roll through remediation coursework and ace their math placement tests while measurably boosting their confidence about success in both math and college. Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. Fulé and her colleague Don Carter, the university’s director of e-learning, launched the.

K-12 Dealmaking: Chinese Tutoring Company Entstudy Raises $18 Million; Piper Picks Up $2 Million

Marketplace K-12

the operator of the Koolearn.com online education platform. With PiperEDU, students will learn programming, engineering and electronics as they assemble their own computers and build gadgets to solve Minecraft challenges,” the company noted. based adaptive online learning technology business, has raised $1.7 Marketplace K-12 adaptive learning Fundraising K-12 dealmaking

Knewton, HP team up on personalized print solutions

eSchool News

Personalized print learning solutions could help close the gap between online, print worlds by letting publishers and teachers tailor materials for students’ individual needs. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

Marketplace K-12

Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. Ramping Up Online Programs. But Pearson’s work in schools and education programs also extends to curriculum, language acquisition, online education, virtual schools and many other areas.

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

My hope is that this framework helps educators see new possibilities for harnessing edtech’s full potential for teaching and learning. As a more recent example, IBM Teacher Advisor helps teachers find high-quality lesson materials tailored to their students’ learning needs.

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Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. Last year, the Institute’s BLU team took a deeper look at blended learning beyond the US.

A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

Bryan Alexander

What are the best ways to support and structure digital learning? One text described it as looking into institutional return on investment (ROI) for digital learning. tl;dr version: the report finds three benefits for colleges and universities that get online learning right.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

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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New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges

Edsurge

A new report surveying academic administrators released Wednesday by the Online Learning Consortium and Learning House sheds some insight on innovation challenges at higher education institutions. Now, she says, the use of technology in learning has created more of a need to put money behind innovation. For some schools, changing times means putting a greater emphasis on online learning. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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. For personalized learning to actually move the needle on improving student experiences and elevating student outcomes, the question of how schools and teachers personalize is just as important as why. So how do schools effectively personalize learning?

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. So how do schools effectively personalize learning?

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Personalized learning.

New Grant Will Create Prizes for Faculty Using Digital Courseware

Wired Campus

Orlando — The Online Learning Consortium, in a move to encourage professors to develop and use digital courseware, will offer new prizes for faculty-led teams that advance and adopt sophisticated online courses with “a strong pedagogical focus and a sustained impact on student success in gateway courses,” the organization announced at its conference here last week. Digital Courseware Online Courses Technology

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

Edsurge

Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms.

When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Edsurge

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. Personalized learning, adaptive learning, potato, potahto.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Edsurge

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The online “quality” debate stems, in part, from explosion in institutional demand for online experiences and resulting pressure on faculty to design and facilitate online courses. Learning is about personal relationships.

Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment. Digital Learning and Tools News

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

The Hechinger Report

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. We use something similar in our online classrooms.”. We use something similar in our online classrooms.

Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

Neo LMS

In viewing learning outcomes at each Montessori level, it must be emphasized that why and how students arrive at what they know is just as important as what they know. My take on learning. Teachers can create self-paced courses that suit everyone’s learning needs.

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A Summer of Student Voices

Edsurge

“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.”. But it’s hard to discuss the ethics of online learning when one of our own can’t get wifi in Eastern Europe.

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. Then you are actually aligning the accountability system to student-centered learning,” Patrick said.

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.”. We now have higher education that is entirely online. I recently completed a Masters degree while working full-time and taking a full load because online learning is so flexible. It did not adapt to the students.

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. We are using iPads for our fourth to ninth grade students, and we are looking for apps and websites for our students to learn [on the devices with],” says Najera.

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.

?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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Why Students Living on Campus Take Online Courses

Edsurge

So to keep class schedules as flexible as possible, and to offer more sections without putting up new buildings, UCF leaders have turned to offering more online courses for students on campus. It has always seemed strange to me that students living on campus would choose to take courses online. But like many institutions, Central Florida has figured out that students often prefer at least some online options, and that it doesn’t mean they stay holed up in their rooms.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? There’s now a movement to teach humanities seminars online. Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population.

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

Edsurge

But there’s hope—the Stanford researcher completed a 500-paper lit review with professors Linda-Darling Hammond and Shelley Goldman to identify five actionable tips to provide equitable digital learning opportunities to low-income students. Educators and Administrators—From the 'Instruct' Newsletter Adaptive learning. Personalized learning. Blended learning. Teamwork makes the dream work.

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

Edsurge

Cali Morrison added: “I define CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time.”. DLNChat I define #CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time. Perhaps adaptive courseware could help in this regard?

K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves

Marketplace K-12

Here’s a roundup of recent news in the world of K-12 dealmaking: Weld North Acquires Intellify Learning: Ed tech investor Weld North Holdings LLC has acquired a controlling interest in Intellify Learning , a cloud-based provider of learning analytics and data management services to collect, measure, store, access, distribute and visualize learning metrics. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves appeared first on Market Brief.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

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. The first segment included two guests with different perspectives: Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Mark Milliron, co-founder and chief learning officer at Civitas Learning. I work in a slightly different level than the work that Civitas works on, though, with the Open Learning Initiative.

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Designing Higher Ed: The Search for a Process to Innovate

Edsurge

Although design and R&D groups are starting to emerge in other institutions of higher learning, significant questions remain about the exact role for and value of design in promoting the vision of an academic institution. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningIf you’ve been hearing a lot lately about design, there’s a good reason.

Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

Edsurge

Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. At the same time, the number of studies of the effectiveness of learning software is huge.

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