What's missing in adaptive learning technology

Why Thrivist is different

EdWeek's MarketBrief is a wealth of information and if you're reading this and aren't privy to all of the goodies over there then you owe it to yourself to check it out. (After you're finished here, of course.)

This article, about where developers swing and miss with adaptive learning tech, caught our eye for a few reasons: 

  1. We're pioneering true adaptive learning technology for K12 schools and districts and more importantly...
  2. Are we missing the mark with our technology?
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Distributed Learning for K12 Part 3: Collect

In this brief blog series we'll be discussing the concept of Distributed Learning. What it is, the impact it has on K12 education, best practices for use in your school/district and other useful tips and tricks. Before diving into this post it might prove helpful to start at the beginning. Part 1 and part 2

 

Congrats on getting to step three! Seriously though, taking those first few steps and identifying the types of experiences and behaviors to measure and track is awesome.

Give yourself a pat on the back! 

Next we need to begin to collect the data that you have determined to be most important to your school and district.

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Distributed Learning for K12 Part 1: What is distributed learning?

What is distributed learning? What does it mean for K12?

With the rapid development of technology both inside and outside of education it has become easier for students and teachers to learn outside of traditional learning enviornments, such as a physical classroom and learning methods, such as face-to-face with an instructor. 

Because of this shift we have now become more familiar with what is known as Distributed Learning. (We also outlined it ourselves here.)

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Capture informal learning data into your learning record store

3 ways to populate your learning record store with informal learning data.

Our friends at Watershed published a post earlier this week about different stratgies to collect data from learners distributed learning activities. 

That lead us to consider the different ways that K-12 educators, administrators and stakeholders could do likewise. 

How? 

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Does xAPI mean the end of the resume?

xAPI technology makes this a likely possibility

We were absolutely tickled to check Twitter yesterday morning and find this article on Tech Crunch. 

The article makes the claim that with the rise of technology like xAPI, the traditional resume is on the path to extinction in favor of the Experience Graph. 

Why?

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