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Can Adaptive Learning Software Personalize Education?

Can Adaptive Learning Software Personalize Education? | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
By carefully logging students’ every action online, a company called Knewton says, it can personalize questions and lessons to help people learn faster. Skeptics say that’s not proven.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:12 AM

This is an interesting article on how software can adapt the flow of course materials to the individual needs of the student.

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Pearson and Knewton Team Up to Make Learning Personal

Pearson and Knewton Team Up to Make Learning Personal | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
One of the largest textbook publishers in the world is planning to make its digital course offerings more data-driven and individualized.

 

 

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Will Richardson· The "Dirty Work of Education" Learning is more than a test score

Will Richardson· The "Dirty Work of Education" Learning is more than a test score | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
The "Dirty Work of Education" No question, one of the most talked about, Tweeted about, blogged and written about ideas in the past year has been the “flipped classroom,” the idea that we can use...

 

"..if we continue to value the factory and the assessments that test for that factory learning at the expense of real world problem solving and effective writing and speaking skills and adaptability and all of those important learning dispositions that we want kids to have, schools in their current iteration are toast. We’ll simply be Knewton factories, irony intended..."

 

"I’m sure for some, that test score will always be a powerful way of defining “educated” for their kids, and if technology can raise that score, they’ll buy in. But we educators who see learning as more than a score have to advocate even more loudly for for a different definition.>>"

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The race for education tech heats up - Fortune Tech

The race for education tech heats up - Fortune Tech | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
The education industry's top firms are rushing to secure their future, even if it means partnering with a startup that it would have acquired outright in the past. The latest deal between Pearson and startup Knewton is a case in point.

 

"Pearson's close to 9 million college-age digital students will work within Knewton's system, creating a massive amount of coveted data on how student learn online. Pearson will get semi-exclusive access to Knewton's adaptive learning technology."

 

"Pearson is certainly no stranger to buying the competition. It has completed six acquisitions this year so far, according to investment banking firm Berkery Noyes."

 

 

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