What every adaptive learning system should have

Neo LMS

Teachers have long recognized that their students learn at different rates, and in different ways. In the hurly burly of a class, the subtleties of who is chomping at the bit to learn more and who is struggling may not always be that obvious. Quick adaptation. E-learning

D2L Introduces Next Generation Adaptive Learning Technology in Brightspace LMS

EmergingEdTech

Advanced Adaptive Learning Tool is one of Several Enhancements Targeted to Help Accelerate Grad Rates to 60% D2L has just released its Spring 2015 update for its Brightspace LMS and has backed it up.

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Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Find out how adaptive learning solutions are helping teachers target instruction and use data more effectively—and how they’re helping students learn. The information enables her to adapt her teaching, and “I also have the ability to build my own quizzes,” she says.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

Edsurge

Technologists who have built successful systems in other domains—and who frequently view education as just another market in which to apply their expertise—often doom their project to fail at the start, by adopting a narrow and outdated educational model. But optimizing a flawed model of education is not in the best interests of our students, and from a learning outcomes perspective may make things worse than they already are. The piano is not adapting.

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

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Smart Sparrow , which provides course-authoring tools for faculty and instructional designers to build adaptive courseware, has found a new home in a much bigger nest. In recent years, Dror-Naim says his team has been building the next iteration of its adaptive course-creation tool.

Want Adaptive Learning To Work? Encourage Adaptive Teaching. Here’s How

Edsurge

we have been using adaptive learning since 2012, and we believe that a single constituency—painted by some as a barrier to the adoption of new technology in the classroom—is largely responsible for our success: our faculty. But when a scaled implementation leverages faculty expertise and feedback during all stages, the culture shifts, and faculty move from being skeptical of adaptive learning to being advocates for it. At Colorado Technical University (CTU).

Intelligent Tutoring Systems (a Decades-old Application of AI in Education)

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Adaptive Learning Artificial Intelligence Book Reviews Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics Making the case for Education Technologies

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

Edsurge

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.”

ACT Bets Big on Analytics, Adaptive Learning With $7.5M Investment in Smart Sparrow

Edsurge

In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. million investment in Smart Sparrow , a company that offers a platform used by many higher-ed faculty members and instructors to develop online, adaptive courses and simulations. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students.

Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million to Help Teachers—Not Tools—Drive Adaptive Learning

Edsurge

market in 2014, Smart Sparrow’s offerings have increasingly been described as “adaptive courseware.” Adaptive’ is just one feature of good learning design,” the company’s founder and CEO tells EdSurge. Good learning design also needs to be engaging, motivational and structured in the right way.”. Letting Humans Drive Adaptivity. Herein lies the crux of Dror-Naim’s quibble with the word “adaptive”—and why he claims Smart Sparrow is different.

Classi, Knewton to launch adaptive learning courses abroad

eSchool News

Partnership will bring personalized learning products to high schools in Japan. Knewton has announced a partnership with Classi to provide adaptive learning solutions to Japanese public schools. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

TCC Takes Z-Degrees to the Next Level With Adaptive Learning

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Now benefits like those cost reductions and higher student success rates are prompting the school to roll out more Z-degrees programs and extend its partnership with Lumen Learning by piloting next-generation adaptive OER courseware. TCC partnered with Lumen Learning in 2013 to develop open educational resource (OER) courses and degree programs with the use of the Candela platform. Tackling The Learning Curve.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. The Woot Math system works on the web, iPads, or Chromebooks seamlessly…it truly is a great option for any classroom!

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Putting the Personal in Personalized Learning

EmergingEdTech

New learning. Adaptive Learning Learning Management & Course Management Systems Student Centered LearningDuring back to school season, so many things are new. New students. New teachers. New school or district wide initiatives, including new software.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

Slater had developed Levered —an adaptive math instruction program—and he was looking for California schools to pilot the program in their fourth grade classrooms. Request a demo of Levered's System. exceeds, meets, nearly meets and does not meet—have seen growth in their learning.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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Slater had developed Levered —an adaptive math instruction program—and he was looking for California schools to pilot the program in their fourth grade classrooms. Request a demo of Levered's System. exceeds, meets, nearly meets and does not meet—have seen growth in their learning.

The Self-Aware Educator -- Developing systems for the educator’s mind

Education Elements

From competency-based learning ( I just gave a presentation at Keene State’s Education Summit ) to personalized learning, Stemscopes (hands on science curriculum) to Dreambox (adaptive math), and Edusight (robust gradebook) to Fishtree (adaptive learning system), we have a lot of choices.

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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.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system. It learns what you're good at, what you're bad at, and what it takes you time to do.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system. It learns what you're good at, what you're bad at, and what it takes you time to do.

Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – D2L Founder & CEO John Baker

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D2L is a recognized innovator in the Learning Management System market space, regularly incorporating emerging technologies in their flagship LMS, recently renamed “Brightspace“ In this. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

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Schools across the globe are experiencing an influx of digital technologies—from systems that allow teachers to monitor computer use in the classroom to adaptive learning applications, machine learning-based programs that modify instruction based on students’ behaviour and proficiency. However, as it is scattered across the various school systems it remains largely inoperable.

Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How.

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Research has shown our brains are “ wired for pleasure ,” and that games are an effective way to learn because they simulate adventure and keep our brains engaged and happy. But what exactly do we learn from them? Instead of learning from a combination of books, lectures and software, as students do at most schools, the primary mode of instruction for kids attending Quest to Learn is games. But make no mistake: game design is very important for learning.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

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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. Enabled by technology, future assessment systems will be both less intrusive and more precise.

The Evolving State of AI-Supplemented Computer-Assisted Instruction

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The traditional CAI Computer-Assisted Instruction) system depends on the instructors who provide the course material and decide the criteria of evaluation for the students. Adaptive Learning Technologies Artificial Intelligence Future of Education TechnologyThe advanced versions we. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. This competency-based system made sense; if students were chronically absent, holding them accountable to a pacing calendar would prove futile. At the time, I had no idea this system was called “standards-based grading.”

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Caring doesn’t scale. Scaling doesn’t care.

Dangerously Irrelevant

Why must we replace opportunities to interact with teachers and tutors with artificial intelligence and adaptive systems? Tech Integration adaptive learning David WileyDavid Wiley said: Why are we hell-bent on taking the greatest communications technology ever known and making sure that no one communicates with it?

Think Through Math adds geometry to interactive math system

eSchool News

New offering will combine live tutoring and adaptive math instruction. Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), an instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced plans to expand its high school software line to include geometry.

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Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

Edsurge

Istation , Collins is intent on sparking that same love of learning in new generations of students, while creating opportunities for them to succeed in school and, by extension, life. So in 1998, he and seven colleagues launched an animated e-learning platform designed to engage elementary and middle school students in math, reading and Spanish curriculum while supporting teachers with assessment tools. We need to make the system fit the kid instead of the kid fitting the system. .

Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

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Japan's Ministry of Education had a standard curriculum, but individual teachers could adapt or innovate lessons—and then send their ideas back to the Ministry of Education to be vetted and added to the national curriculum. “So Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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Webinar Dives Into What K-12 Districts Really Want From Personalized Learning

Marketplace K-12

21 will take an in-depth at K-12 systems' demands for curriculum and instruction customized to student needs and interests. The post Webinar Dives Into What K-12 Districts Really Want From Personalized Learning appeared first on Market Brief. An EdWeek Market Brief webinar on Feb.

With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More

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adaptive technology. These digital tools help students master course learning goals by using data generated from students’ interactions with the adaptive software to predict what students should view or do next online. By adopting the adaptive tool, we were able to completely integrate the lab and lecture during the class meeting times. Manuela Ekowo: What made CPCC begin using adaptive technology? Are you using adaptive tools in other courses?

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. This completely strips learners of their agency to control their own learning!