Knewton launches free, open adaptive learning platform

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‘Friendly robot-tutor in the sky’ delivers on-demand, hyper-personalized learning. Adaptive learning provider Knewton has launched a free, open personalized learning platform. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

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Once known for a learning game, the Redwood City, Calif.-based based company now touts itself as a provider of adaptive-learning technologies for educational content providers. Kidaptive first entered the edtech market in 2012 with Leo’s Pad, a game-based learning app that offered mini-games and puzzles to assess cognitive skills in young children. The company has refocused its business and research around what it calls its “Adaptive Learning Platform.”

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system.

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

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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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Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities.

4 Ways AI will be a great teaching assistant

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From self-driving cars and grocery shopping without cash registers ( Amazon Go ), to algorithms that detect diseases and speech recognition that allows us to have conversations with robots (Apple’s Siri, for example) artificial intelligence is everywhere. Delivering adaptive learning.

Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup

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Few technologists have championed the role of big data, personalized learning and many other education buzzwords as vociferously and for as long as Jose Ferreira. Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. He claims to be among the first to coin this approach as “adaptive learning.” What’s all the buzz about adaptive learning really about?

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.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. District leaders began a search for adaptive and blended learning solutions.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

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The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs. Collaborative Learning. Redesigning Learning Spaces.

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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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?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

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Redesigning Learning Spaces. Shift to Deep Learning Approaches. Growing Focus on Measuring Learning. Increasing Use of Blended Learning Designs. Blending Formal and Informal Learning. Personalizing Learning. Learning Analytics & Adaptive Learning.

The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

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“Short-Term Trends: (one to two years)” leads off with “Growing Focus on Measuring Learning.” ” That’s certainly growing, not without resistance. “Redesigning Learning Spaces” is an ongoing trend.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago.

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

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Knewton drew heaps of hype and investment by promising to provide artificial-intelligence technology to major textbook companies to make their content more adaptive. And even before the management change, the company had quietly started building a huge library of courses bolted to its adaptive engine. Kibby said that as CEO, he plans to approach the market “with humility” and work to convince professors that Knewton’s adaptive textbooks will better help them and their students.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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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. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. I've learned how many people like coffee.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Adaptive learning platforms and learning algorithms.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions.

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In the marketplace: Online makerspaces and innovative college prep

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

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

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Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers. But it’s become increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its promise for students, as concerns persist over quality, inequitable disparities in digital-learning participants and outcomes. Translating Research Into Practice When it comes to the constantly-evolving science of how we learn, what’s fact—or fiction?

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. Siemens’ work is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in digital learning, but he doesn’t want to discuss the latest fads in education technology. While machine learning and automation are obviating the need for learners to memorize content and develop routine skills, current edtech solutions still focus on helping learners develop these capabilities, he says.

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 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 The technologies built by these companies span a wide gamut of buzzwords (adaptive learning, artificial intelligence, gamification) but will be integrated with TAL’s online offerings.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. Each learning space is equipped with a 20’ 2” (6.16

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” Here’s Edsurge : “Udacity VP of Learning: ‘We Never Start Anything Out of Academic Interest’ ” Here’s Techcrunch : “Udacity introduces real robots and virtual words to help students build skills.”

The Connections Between Computer Use and Learning Outcomes in Students

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The studies include research on K-12 schools and higher ed, both blended learning and online, and show results ranging from mixed to negative. A deeper look into these reports gives a sense that, even as computers become ubiquitous in classrooms, there’s a lot we still don’t know — or at least that we’re not doing to make them effective tools for learning. NPR Ed has covered adaptive learning before.

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Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.” Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com. And what does that oft-repeated phrase “ learn to code ” even mean ?

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A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” From the press release : “ Knewton Launches Alta, Fully Integrated Adaptive Learning Courseware for Higher Education, Putting Achievement in Reach for Everyone.” ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

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Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” ” The school, eVersity , will seek approval from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission , an organization that accredits mostly for-profit institutions, rather than the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits the rest of public higher ed in Arkansas. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. English language learning app Kings Learning has raised $2.5

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” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. ” PrecisionHawk is a drone surveillance company, which I’m sure has nothing in common with the learning management system. “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.” ” According to WCET , “Developing Effective Courses Using Adaptive Learning Begins with Proper Alignment.”

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” – “This includes how long-distance learning programs are defined.” Via The Washington Post : “ A South Carolina school district just abolished snow days – and will make students learn online.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. DreamBox Learning has raised $130 million from The Rise Fund. The adaptive learning company has raised $175.6 My apologies that this is a day late.

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. ” “ Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives,” says The Hechinger Report , in a very glowing look at the Summit Public Schools ’ ( Facebook -built) learning management system. Subscription boxes for teachers are somehow “ personalized learning.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.