Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education
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How Adaptive Learning Technology is being used in online courses in higher education.
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With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More (EdSurge News)

With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More (EdSurge News) | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Community colleges are known for innovating to meet the challenges of educating some of the nation’s most disadvantaged students: low-income, first-generation, minority, and adult learners. One new category of tool schools are experimenting with is 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. Instructors can use this data to assess what additional supports students may need on their way to fully understanding each lesson
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Adaptive learning clearing hurdles in higher ed

Adaptive learning clearing hurdles in higher ed | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Translating traditional lectures to an adaptive learning format takes time, expertise and budget dollars. To make a smooth transition from traditional to adaptive learning, here are six challenges to implementation and what early adopters have done to clear those hurdles.
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elearnspace › Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning

Some variation of adaptive or personalized learning is rumoured to “disrupt” education in the near future. Adaptive courseware providers have received extensive funding and this emerging marketplace has been referred to as the “holy grail” of education (Jose Ferreira at an EdTech Innovation conference that I hosted in Calgary in 2013). The prospects are tantalizing: each student receiving personal guidance (from software) about what she should learn next and support provided (by the teacher) when warranted. Students, in theory, will learn more effectively and at a pace that matches their knowledge needs, ensuring that everyone masters the main concepts.
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Does Deep Learning Make for Better Learning? | Knewton

Does Deep Learning Make for Better Learning? | Knewton | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Deep learning has also shown impressive results in areas from computer vision to bioinformatics to linguistics. Deep learning helps Facebook understand the words people post there in more than 20 languages, and Amazon uses it to have conversations through Echo.

So deep learning is proving to be a popular way to understand how people write, speak, see, and play, but how good is it at modeling how people learn?
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7 Universities Receive Grants to Implement Adaptive Learning at Scale -- Campus Technology

7 Universities Receive Grants to Implement Adaptive Learning at Scale -- Campus Technology | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Seven public research universities are embarking on a three-year project focused on improving undergraduate education through personalized learning and adaptive courseware.
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The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Eighteen students file into a brightly lit classroom. Arrayed around its perimeter are 18 computers. The students take their seats, log in to their machines, and silently begin working. At a desk in the back, the instructor’s screen displays a series of spreadsheets and data visualizations to help her track each student’s progress in real time
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Empowering Educators Means Decoding Adaptive Learning (EdSurge News)

Empowering Educators Means Decoding Adaptive Learning (EdSurge News) | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

When we published “Disrupting Class” in 2008, we didn’t use the phrase “adaptive learning” once in the book. Just eight years later, it’s nearly impossible to imagine writing a book about educational technology and neglecting the term.

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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 powerful results from Adaptive (AI) learning trial at ASU

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 powerful results from Adaptive (AI) learning trial at ASU | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

AI in general, and adaptive learning systems in particular, will have enormous long-term effect on teaching, learner attainment and student drop-out. This was confirmed by the results from courses run at Arizona State University in Fall 2015. 


One course, Biology 100, delivered as blended learning, was examined in detail. The students did the adaptive work on the CogBooks platform then brought that knowledge to class, where group work and teaching took place – a flipped classroom model. This data was presented at the Educause Learning Initiative in San Antonio in February and is impressive.

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Personal Math Trainer

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Personal Math Trainer Powered by Knewton analyzes — down to the concept level — each student’s interactions with HMH content to determine personal strengths, weaknesses, preferences and pace, and provide personalized trajectories for every student to ensure the most efficient path to achieving learning goals. The more each student uses the product, the more it learns about them and the “smarter” it becomes, using the combined data power of every student to help find the perfect strategy for each student for each concept.
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Analysis: Knewton’s new Adaptive Learning Platform

“After seven years, $100 million, and the dedication of hundreds of Knewton employees, we’re proud to unveil Knewton.com — the world’s first and only open adaptive learning platform. We think of it as a genius robot tutor in the cloud. It takes the best traits of a human tutor and makes it free, unlimited, on-demand, personalized and available to the world.”
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The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Artificially intelligent software is replacing the textbook—and reshaping American education.
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The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Artificially intelligent software is replacing the textbook—and reshaping American education.
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Meet The Mind-Reading Robo Tutor In The Sky

Meet The Mind-Reading Robo Tutor In The Sky | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Everyone too often gets the same books, material, homework. The same level of difficulty.

And underpaid, time-stressed teachers don't necessarily have the time to personalize every lesson or drill deep into what each child is struggling with.

Enter the omniscient, cloud-based robo tutor.

"We think of it like a robot tutor in the sky that can semi-read your mind and figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are, down to the percentile," says Jose Ferreira, the founder and CEO of ed-tech company Knewton.
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Re-educating Rita

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Artificial intelligence will have implications for policymakers in education, welfare and geopolitics
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What Do Academics Really Think of Adaptive Learning? (EdSurge News)

What Do Academics Really Think of Adaptive Learning? (EdSurge News) | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In Spring 2016, faculty, support staff and administrators at Oregon State University met to candidly share their experiences with adaptive learning technology. One key theme emerged in their conversations: Institutions are looking for partners—not vendors—when it comes to implementing new solutions.
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The Realities of Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Learning

There’s been quite the spate of discussion of late about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and adaptive learning. You’ve no doubt seen the commercials where Watson conducts conversations with talents from Bob Dylan to teacher Ashley Bryant, the latter in which great learning outcomes are proposed. And I think it’s important to know what is real, where we are, and where we are going, if we’re to plan accordingly. We’ve previously touched on AI, but it’s worth going deeper.
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What Does Adaptive Learning Mean? | Knewton

What Does Adaptive Learning Mean? | Knewton | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

“Adaptive” and “personalized” have become education buzzwords. These terms get used so often and for such a wide range of products and services that you could almost think that any learning tool with a digital component could be considered “adaptive.”

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Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way

Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The over-the-top marketing by some vendors encourages irresponsible behavior that can lead to students getting hurt.
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5 ways adaptive learning is evolving - eCampus News

5 ways adaptive learning is evolving - eCampus News | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A new report examines how adaptive learning is changing both the institutional and supplier landscapes.


It’s changing the way faculty teach, building new features into technology products for institutions, and is slowly coming out of the test pilot bubble. These are just some of the ways adaptive learning has evolved for 2016.

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How Can Technology Impact Outcomes in Introductory College Courses? (EdSurge News)

How Can Technology Impact Outcomes in Introductory College Courses? (EdSurge News) | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started the Adaptive Learning Market Acceleration Program (ALMAP) to generate evidence regarding the impact of adaptive courseware on outcomes, especially for low-income college students, and to examine associated changes in costs for institutions.

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Adaptive Learning Platforms: DreamBox vs CLARITY critique

DreamBox captures every decision a student makes and adjusts the student’s learning Path both within lessons and between lessons, thereby providing millions of individualized learning paths, each tailored to a student’s unique needs in real-time. It represents a systemic way for students to master skills and knowledge levels at a pace that is especially tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. It provides unprecedented visibility into data on student achievement to inform teachers’ daily practice.
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St. Petersburg College Teams with private Partner To Launch Free Learning Design Kit -- Campus Technology

St. Petersburg College Teams with private Partner To Launch Free Learning Design Kit -- Campus Technology | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Smart use of adaptive learning has to start with faculty-led planning and instructional design," said Dawn Joyce, professor of communications at St. Petersburg College, in a prepared statement. "The Learning Design Starter Kit is an important resource because it gives faculty an opportunity to see how engaging adaptive learning technology is for students. Change is always intimidating, but the Learning Design Starter Kit helps faculty in this transitional phase by providing resources and support every step of the way."
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Flat World Content Gains Adaptive Tech -- Campus Technology

Flat World Content Gains Adaptive Tech -- Campus Technology | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flat World Education today announced a partnership with Knewton that will bring the company's adaptive learning technology to Flat World's digital course content.
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Survey: Students Crave Immediate Feedback in the Classroom -- Campus Technology

Survey: Students Crave Immediate Feedback in the Classroom -- Campus Technology | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Nearly four out of five college students in a recent survey said that having immediate access to data analytics regarding their academic performance had a positive impact on their learning experience. The study, conducted by Hanover Research on behalf of McGraw-Hill Education, suggested that students seek the same kind of immediate feedback in the classroom as they get from social media.
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Yes, I did say that Knewton is "selling snake oil" -

Yes, I did say that Knewton is "selling snake oil" - | Adaptive Learning Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
My comments in today’s NPR article about Knewton are getting some attention on Twitter. One comment in particular, actually. The one where I accused Knewton CEO Jose Ferriera of selling snake oil.
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