Adaptive Learning

Personalized Learning Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education: Unintended Consequences Lurk, Report Warns
Often touted as the next great innovation in ed tech, artificial intelligence could also have negative unintended consequences for schools if district officials don't prepare correctly.
David Rauf, May 28, 2020
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School & District Management How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other
The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.
Maggie Campbell, October 8, 2019
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Federal 'Teach to One' Personalized-Learning Model Has No Effect on Students' Math Scores, Federal Evaluation Finds
Dueling studies of Teach to One: Math highlighted a divide over whether personalized-learning models should prioritize grade-level proficiency or academic growth.
Benjamin Herold, February 21, 2019
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Privacy & Security Educators and Artificial Intelligence: "Err on the Side of Caution," Says RAND Researcher
AI-powered tools may augment teachers, a new RAND report argues--but only if big concerns around bias and transparency are first addressed.
Benjamin Herold, January 23, 2019
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School & District Management Ed-Tech Companies Should Open Algorithms to Scrutiny, Report Suggests
A new National Education Policy Center report calls for stronger regulations around the use of algorithms in personalized learning and ed-tech software.
Sarah Schwartz, August 17, 2017
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Classroom Technology Research Review: Which Blended-Learning Software Actually Works?
The Regional Education Laboratory Central reviewed studies of 14 online and blended-learning programs used to differentiate instruction.
Benjamin Herold, March 16, 2017
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Personalized Learning Tracing Personalized Learning Research Back to the 1970s
What can decades-old research into "mastery learning" and the "Personalized System of Instruction" tell schools about contemporary approaches to personalized learning?
Benjamin Herold, October 31, 2016
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Personalized Learning CliffsNotes Goes Digital, Personalized...For Some Products
The popular yellow-cover study-guide series is offering a personalized, digital subscription service for its test-prep materials, but not its better-known literature-review guides.
Benjamin Herold, August 16, 2016
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Personalized Learning Researchers Target Brain-Scanning Technology to Improve Ed. Software
A team at Carnegie Mellon University is using brain-activity patterns to better understand the mental processes students use to solve math problems.
Benjamin Herold, July 22, 2016
5 min read
Personalized Learning Harvard Researchers Probe Student Time Spent Using DreamBox Math Software
The more time students spent using DreamBox software, the larger their gains in achievement, according to a study by Harvard's Center for Education Policy Research.
Leo Doran, June 8, 2016
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Privacy & Security Personalized Learning for Preschool: IBM, Sesame Workshop Team Up
A new partnership hopes to marry IBM's "cognitive computing" technology and Sesame Street's educational materials to create new products capable of personalizing learning for children from birth to age 5.
Benjamin Herold, April 27, 2016
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Personalized Learning LightSail Partners With Washington Post With Focus on Literacy
The ed tech company says it significantly enlarged its digital library in the deal with the prominent national newspaper.
Leo Doran, March 24, 2016
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Curriculum Personalized Learning Based on Students' Emotions: Emerging Research to Know
Research into "affect-aware" computerized tutoring systems that detect student emotions could help change the direction of personalized learning.
Benjamin Herold, January 6, 2016
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Privacy & Security Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?
Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.
Benjamin Herold, August 26, 2015
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