5 Lessons from Adaptive Learning Projects with Educational Publishers

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Adaptemy CEO Conor O’Sullivan will be presenting at the Hotspot Education Stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 11 October at 15:00. The Hot Spot Education stage is in Hall 4.2. “5 Lessons from Adaptive Learning Projects with Educational Publishers” See the event listing at the Frankfurt Book Fair website for full details. Adaptemy will be exhibiting at stand C88,…

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Attention EdTech Providers: We Need to Stop Over Simplifying Education

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During the early days of EdTech, we techies did little to ingratiate ourselves with the educational community. Eager about our inventions, excited about the potential and somewhat pushed by early investors, EdTech solutions entered the classroom before they were ready. EdTech was, and still is, a favoured investment opportunity. “Safe and untapped”, said one commentator, the industry grew by 503%…

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3 Adaptive Learning Myths Busted

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For such a young industry, the number of misconceptions, rumours and myths circulating throughout the publishing industry about adaptive learning is astonishing. In this article, we look at three of the most popular myths and offer some much-needed facts to help you make a more informed decision. Myth 1: Adaptive Learning products are only good for maths Learning maths is…

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How the 21st Century Teacher is Adopting Adaptive Learning

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There is a burden on the 21st Century teacher to demonstrate better performance and greater compliance than ever before. And in an ancient and inherently human industry the stats to back up classroom performance have historically been somewhat difficult to provide. Tech to the rescue? Could technology be the modern-day teacher’s best aide? When used precisely and appropriately tech can…

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Realising the Possibilities of Adaptive Learning

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Passing an iPad over a text book and watching it augment into a 3D model. Slotting goggles on and taking part in a simulated, explosive experiment, safe in your virtual world. Educational technology offers exciting and glamourous possibilities for the classroom. Adaptive Learning (AL) counts for just one part of the Educational Technology (edtech) spectrum; one tool among many that…

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How Educational Publishers are Creating Great Digital Content

How Educational Publishers are Creating Great Digital Content

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Set to attract an estimated $252 billion in investment by 2020, Educational Technology is a hot market. No longer in its infancy, investors and educational publishers alike are taking steps to get involved. Why Drive for Digital? The drive for digital tools is manifold, spurred on not least by a desire to serve a user base of digital natives. In…

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The Linguistics Conundrum: Does Adaptive Learning Work

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Can adaptive learning be applied to languages? Moreover, can it offer measurable improvements in learning experiences and outcomes? Today, a language class has its restrictions. With 30 or so students in a class, language production turns a room into a cacophony of excitement and confusion. With feedback only from peers, learning is slow and measurement hard to accomplish. Indeed, many…

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Beyond Numbers into Stories. The Real Impact of Adaptive Learning in the Classroom.

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Part of the EdTech buzz, adaptive learning is an approach that has been historically misunderstood. Hastened flurries of VC investment into the EdTech group of emerging technologies saw the marketplace flooded with nominally adaptive solutions. Many failed to deliver on their promises of classroom revolution, unable to adapt in any meaningful way. This scarred the not-so-deep pockets of publishers and…

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Reality Check: What Publishers Really Need to Know About Adopting EdTech

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EdTech. It has been heralded as the solution that will take educational publishing from its leather-bound roots to a shiny, tech-led future. It has been sold as a silver bullet; the cure-all solution that will reimagine the classroom. And yet rumours consider it a heavy, resource-draining requirement that publishers must embrace to ‘stay ahead’. And the truth? None of these…

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Adopting Adaptive Learning: A Teacher’s Guide

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Part of the thriving edtech industry, Adaptive Learning fuses education with IT using computers as interactive learning devices. It presents educational content and resources to the user according to their unique needs. It’s also veiled in mystery, jargon and scepticism. Hasty investments by Venture Capitalists into half-baked solutions have seen many a school stuck with a learning product rushed to…

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