Thanks to all of you who joined us for the Adaptive and Personalized Learning Workshop with Dale Johnson, Adaptive Program Manager at Arizona State University, on June 2nd.

The half-day workshop really brought to light the issues any university faces moving ahead with adaptive and personalized learning efforts.  Dale’s workshop session was originally developed for this year’s Educause Learning Initiative (ELI.) His presentation here at OSU was the second time he has done the workshop. I’m sure you’ll agree it had useful information from everyday use of a variety of adaptive platforms.

Many of the participants asked for the slides from the presentation. Dale generously agreed and we have posted them here:

Knewton’s pioneering approach draws on a student’s own history, what other students do, and decades of research into how people learn to improve future learning experiences. With Knewton, meet each student where they are and lead them to their own best path through the material. Knewton can work with many subjects, age groups, languages, and pedagogical approaches. (Drawn from the Knewton Website. Note: Knewton was formerly known as Flatworld.)

To learn more, visit the Knewton website and view the recorded demo.

Waymaker keeps the person in personalized learning. How does it work? We start with the premise that all students are capable of great learning when they have an educational environment that fits their needs. This learning environment is not about replacing faculty with machines, algorithms or data dashboards.

Rather than offering a “personalized” experience where a system makes decisions on the learner’s behalf, Waymaker gives students visibility into the learning process and asks them to reflect on where they are and make decisions for themselves using that information. Waymaker also creates efficiencies for instructors to help them identify and reach out to students to provide help and encouragement when and where needed. (Information drawn from the Lumen Learning Waymaker website.)

Learn more at the Waymaker webpage and by viewing the recorded demo.

MacMillan Learning Curve puts “testing to learn” into action. Based on research, LearningCurve really works: Game-like quizzing motivates students and adapts to their needs based on their performance. It is the perfect tool to get them to engage before class, and review after! Additional reporting tools and metrics help teachers get a handle on what their class knows and doesn’t know. View the disciplines/courses supported by LeearningCurve. View the 25 principles of learning (developed by Art Graesser at the University of Memphis) that Rachel Losh referred to in her presentation. (Information drawn from the MacMillan LearningCurve website and provided by Rachel Losh.)

To learn more, visit the LearningCurve Website and view the recorded demo.

The CogBooks advanced adaptive learning system recognises that students have personal education needs and matches course content to them individually. Our approach helps them learn faster and more effectively. It’s better for students, and better for teachers, making more effective use of everyone’s time. And it keeps adapting and learning to continually improve. (Information drawn from the CogBooks Product webpage.)

To learn more visit the CogBooks website and view the recorded demo.