The Adaptive Advantage: How E-Learning Will Change Higher Ed
News from Forbes:
Higher education has seen a proliferation of new models in response to growing market demands. For-profit universities, massive open online courses, and competency-based pedagogies have all vied for a piece of the pie. Adaptive learning – a personalized, technology- and data-driven approach which responds and adapts to both teachers and learners – could provide the answer, and Smart Sparrow, an Australia-based adaptive “eLearning” platform, is leading the way.
Smart Sparrow enables institutions and academics to author unique and adaptive tutorials within existing coursework. Led by founder and CEO Dror Ben-Naim, the platform focuses on supporting teachers by advancing and accelerating student learning.
As each student possesses different levels of knowledge, course content adapts to student responses and creates “adaptive pathways” for students to follow. More advanced learners can skip through content while those less knowledgeable can be directed to additional resources to help them better understand cour…………… continues on Forbes
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Penn-Harris-Madison schools finalizing eLearning snow day plan
News from WSBT-TV:
If this winter is anything like the last, Penn-Harris-Madison students should gear up for more online classes this year.
Instead of having snow days off, students will still have lessons and homework. They’ll be using the state department of education’s eLearning program to do their assignments online.
PHM tested the program last year, during a harsh winter that forced the corporation to cancel nine school days.
After trying it out, PHM put a survey on its website asking parents for feedback. About 1,200 parents responded, two-thirds of whom were in favor of using eLearning again, says Dr. Kay Antonelli, assistant superintendent of instruction.
This year is different; instead of assigning online work to make up the snow days, this year, eLearning will be available the day school is cancelled.
There is one built-in snow day in the school calendar: Friday, March 20.
Then, there are three days of eLearning curriculum prepared for students.
If the corporation has to take more snow days after that, it’ll survey parents again as to what they think should be done.
The Hoffmans, parents of a third and fourth grader, remember using eLearning last year.
And it’s not a fond memory.
“Our house, we have one computer, two kids,” says Ashle…………… continues on WSBT-TV
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