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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3 ways xAPI will make you a hero

Use the xAPI or IMS Caliper specs to bring clarity to your schools

If you've been reading this blog, hung around our website or been digging into something called distributed learning then you're likely familiar with newer learning specifications like xAPI (Tin Can) and IMS Caliper. 

Acronyms with an 'x' in them and terms like 'learning specification' are not very approachable. So here's a one sentence summary:

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The Early adopters of learning analytics

 

 Business and higher education are using big data tactics to improve outcomes. Can K-12 leverage Learning Analytics to do the same?

The new class of software that perfectly compliments an LMS called a Learning Record Stores (LRS) is starting to take hold in the business and higher ed spheres. Why? Because an LRS is a learning data warehouse of sorts that let's us employ cutting edge learning analytics to inform everything from learner profiles to new learning models.

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Avoid Vendor Lock with a Learning Record Store

Avoid vendor lock by using an LRS powered by the xAPI or Caliper learning specifications.

As our friends at Learning Locker have so perfectly stated, "each individual learner has the right to own and use data that is about their

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Why have a Learning Record Store?

You know what a Learning Record Store is but why do you need one?

That’s a quote from an outstanding blog post by the good people over at Learning Locker where they explain why a company or organization would need a Learning Record Store (LRS).

It’s a broad and basic quote for sure but, in our minds, is extremely applicable within the context of education.

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5 facts about Gen Z learners that educators need to know

Meet Generation Z students where they are, not where you think they should be

If we, as educators, are not adapting our curriculum and instruction to be in step with what our students expect, then we are performing a gross disservice to them.

In this post we'll look at 5 facts about Generation Z students and what they mean for teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.

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