"Depending on an LMS alone to understand learning is like trying to play an entire football game between the ten-yard line and goal line. To say the least, it would be an incomplete game with a frustrating degree of finitude. Our LMS uses xAPI to connect all your learning pieces allowing you to see the entire picture and allow your learners to make use of the entire field of digital and offline learning tools." Andrew McGarrity, CEO, Thrivist
Online and blended learning have opened new doors for learning. However, tracking and recording learning experiences that happen outside the learning management system (LMS) can be challenging. Sure projects can be completed and uploaded and teachers can add anecdotal notes to the system, but true recording of what the learner is doing to gain knowledge doesn’t happen outside of the LMS in online classrooms.Continue reading
Classroom walkthroughs and formal observations are a standard in K-12 education. An observation may be informal, such as a five minute walkthrough, or formal in which a teacher is observed for an entire class session. These observations provide a glimpse into a teacher’s instruction as well as the classroom environment. For administrators, these interactions are critical to developing reflective dialogue and collaboration with teachers, in addition to, providing support in terms of guidance and professional development.Continue reading
Learning technology has lacked innovation for nearly a decade.
However, a new technology conceptualized by the US Department of Defense has emerged and promises huge leaps forward.