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.

Why should schools consider adaptive learning

Neo LMS

We all develop skills and process knowledge in a very personal and different way. That’s why I think that the learning process should be tailored to each individual, according to their needs and capabilities. We would look a lot different as grown-up individuals if we would all follow unique paths of learning. I have two words for you: adaptive learning. This is the ultimate level of personalization. The returning result is a personalized path.

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Putting the Personal in Personalized Learning

EmergingEdTech

New learning. New school or district wide initiatives, including new software. Adaptive Learning Learning Management & Course Management Systems Student Centered LearningDuring back to school season, so many things are new. New students. New teachers. Yet, for all that’s new, there are. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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. Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software?

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

eSchool News

Sorry, adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning. Today we see it in the hyperbole around personalization, individualization, standards-based grading, differentiation, etc. way to increase educational return on investment, the latest of which is “adaptivelearning. This trend promises to deliver differentiated instruction, personalized to each student, at the optimal time, place and pace.

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

edWeb.net

iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.” How students show what they have learned and celebrate their learning journey is as important to the personalized learning process as engagement, interest, voice, and choice.

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. After pointing out that many of the folks who are investigating “personalized learning”—including both MindWires and EdSurge—have received grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the article goes on to quote grantee after grantee saying variations of the same thing: “Meh.

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. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning. It combines online and face-to-face learning “that uses a variety of tools – digital, artistic, problem-solving, etc. Age levels, discipline and digital access also matter when deciding how to incorporate blended learning in the classroom.

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. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning. It combines online and face-to-face learning “that uses a variety of tools – digital, artistic, problem-solving, etc. Age levels, discipline and digital access also matter when deciding how to incorporate blended learning in the classroom.

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. Some passionately believe that it can and must, while skeptics fear that personalized-learning hype has outpaced research into if and, importantly, how it helps students.

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

Edsurge

Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. The mission of the OLC DLIAwards is to discover student-centered active learning solutions that advance the world of digital learning for all students,” says Kathleen Ives, the CEO and executive director of the Online Learning Consortium. Fulé and her colleague Don Carter, the university’s director of e-learning, launched the.

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

In this first installment, software engineer Ben Slivka — inspired by science fiction — dreamed of creating truly adaptive learning software. CHAPTER 9: Sci-Fi-Inspired Software. On Ben Slivka’s LinkedIn page you see a swarm of startups, the fruit of his labors as a talented software writer, all of it rooted in his training at Northwestern University as a mathematician and computer scientist. Blended Learning Computers Technology

The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software

The Hechinger Report

In this second installment, software engineer Ben Slivka finally ships his educational software but finds his real customer base isn’t what he expected. CHAPTER 20: Slivka’s Sci-Fi Software Gets Shipped. When Ben Slivka decided to create his own interactive learning software in 2006, the online options for students, parents, and teachers were pretty bleak. But digital learning doesn’t work that way. Personalized learning.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

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. But I’d like to explain this a little more from my personal perspective, in a way that’s focused on pedagogical considerations (so I am not focused on surveillance capitalism or the hegemony of Silicon Valley, which others above speak much more eloquently about).

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. 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. You Need Data to Personalize Learning.

4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

Neo LMS

Let’s face it: not all edtech is created equal, so they can’t all have a great impact on student learning and school outcomes. Plus, students need to learn how to use technology to reach their goals in the classroom and beyond. How easy it is to learn how to use it?

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Living, Breathing and Eating Math: An Interview with Carnegie Learning's Barry Malkin

Edsurge

I love doing and learning new things. His fluidity perfectly suits his new role as CEO of Carnegie Learning —a company he believes is on the cusp of transforming itself and math instruction. Founded 20 years ago in the research labs of Carnegie Mellon University , Carnegie Learning provides software and services for 1:1 and blended math learning environments. EdSurge: What’s changing at Carnegie Learning? More About Carnegie Learning.

Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked?

Neo LMS

The thought of a machine capable of learning is indeed scary. Turning our attention to education, what if a machine that runs an artificially intelligent software would teach our children how to read, count and write? What if such a machine would assess the learning progress of students and then be able to decide what one student or another should learn next? Then, there are search engines, learning management systems and other cloud-hosted teaching tools.

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

million public school students attending at least 64,000 schools have seen their education interrupted; and more than 200 colleges and universities are canceling or postponing in-person classes and activities as COVID-19 enters pandemic territory. Help students own their learning.

Guest post: Impact of AI in Education for Teachers and Students

EdTech4Beginners

Artificial Intelligence is part of the education, being incorporated in the classrooms as a way of leaching and learning. Now we cannot imagine schools without computers and other AI technology, or teaching and learning without the help of AI online tools. It allows for more freedom in choosing how to teach and learn, thus improving the process in many ways. AI also helps teachers to create curriculum and textbooks adapted to the students’ needs.

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9 Touch Typing Programmes for Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I received this thoughtful article from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Rohan, chockablock filled of information on how to evaluate a typing program for your students and which of the many meet the grade: Touch Typing software in the American market provides you with a huge amount of choice.

A helpful list of teaching strategies for teachers to choose from.

Linways Technologies

Hi, as we have stated before countless times, Linways is here to improve the way the world is learning with the help of technology. Here’s a compact list of some of them which you can use to easily find the right pick, or learn about them deeply. Project-Based Learning.

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

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

Neo LMS

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. When software or hardware is installed, take the time to train your staff on it. More and more tools are enabling teachers to automatically personalize and tailor learning.

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

The Christensen Institute

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. Since the book’s publication, virtual charter schools have continued to expand, and a number of innovative brick-and-mortar charter schools that make heavy use of online learning have made notable headlines. But online learning is not disrupting the K–12 education system.

4 Ways AI will be a great teaching assistant

Neo LMS

The applications of AI in education are incredibly various, and will definitely transform how teachers teach and how students learn today. By using technology — maybe an LMS , maybe some other sort of software — teachers will be able to input all the base materials they have on their subject matter. Delivering adaptive learning. Adaptive learning takes personalized learning on a deeper level. I’m currently learning Spanish on Duolingo.

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!

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools. How are we adapting and evolving? From a growth perspective, the Personal Learning Network ( PLN ) concept has dramatically impacted countless educators across the globe.

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Searching for Digital Courseware Solutions? Avoid the Rabbit Hole

Edsurge

The Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice has parallels in higher ed, especially for faculty trying to make sense of the multitude of digital courseware solutions in order to personalize learning for students. At the University of Central Florida (UCF), Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning Tom Cavanagh and his colleagues have narrowed the scope of their courseware search by focusing on one central problem: student persistence.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, April 25, 2018 — Summit™ Math , a curriculum of adaptive online math courses from Fuel Education ®(FuelEd®), and Stride ™, FuelEd’s supplemental learning solution for skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade, were both selected as winners in The ComputED Gazette ’s 24th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES). Additionally, built-in assessments and the adaptive question engine help identify where students may need more support.

Some powerful trends in higher education that you should know about.

Linways Technologies

Decision makers are more concerned about the quality of the syllabi, and the system, that they are constantly revising older, static workflows and norms to newer adaptive ones. Teachers need to have digital literacy Research mentality and continuous learning to stay updated. Skills to handle better tools than paper files and excel sheets to work efficiently Not just teaching but also contributing towards assuring quality and offering a learning experience for the student.

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S. Does all this online learning mean disruption has occurred in K-12 education?