Adaptive learning is growing up. Step back and you can see the steps along the yardstick of maturity: 10 years ago, adaptive learning was just getting onto the radar in higher education; five years ago it was a buzzword; and now a number of prominent institutions are promoting best practices for applying it in the classroom.Read More
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With the latest wave of digital education initiatives from Every Learner Everywhere to the APLU’s guidelines for implementing adaptive courseware, 2019 is likely to find even more institutions seeking to increase student success through adaptive learning. What better way to forge a path forward than to follow in the footsteps of those who’ve paved the way?Read More
Adult learners who’ve been away from academics for many years often struggle with the foundational concepts they need to successfully complete required math courses. Some of these students have historically performed poorly in this subject, while for others, lack of use over the years has deteriorated their muscle memory on those skills.Read More
Bill and Melinda Gates have long shined the spotlight on technology’s potential to improve student outcomes. During a recent visit to the University of Central Florida, a pioneer in digital learning transformation, Melinda Gates took the opportunity to learn from the driving force behind one of the university’s most intriguing success stories: Dr. Tammy Muhs and her College Algebra course.
Gateway courses are the gauntlet of higher education.
Students enter foundational classes with diverse and often insufficient levels of knowledge. Getting them to do the work and engage in class can be an uphill battle, and many don’t have the study habits or skills they need to succeed.Read More
It’s safe to say most students in Rachel Webb’s Statistics class at Portland State University (PSU) aren’t there for a love of mathematical data. The course is a core requirement for business students, and for many, it’s a difficult one.Read More
Too often, advocates present technology-enabled teaching solutions – adaptive learning among them – as a silver bullet for educators. Yet when too much focus is placed on individual attributes such as adaptivity, other key functions and features that can positively impact student success are overlooked.Read More