Making Sense of Learning in the Digital Age
Just as in other sectors of the economy and government, “Big Data” and its potential for personalized learning holds the key to significant increases in student achievement.
Current Research Project
Personalized Learning with Intelligent, Adaptive Technologies
Traditionally, students have practiced skills while completing static, paper homework assignments. Digital environments afford much richer teaching and learning experiences than these traditional tools. In fact, digital environments can capture data about how students interact with instructional materials, which is seamlessly captured as they go about their daily learning activity. This data can be used to personalize a student’s learning experience, so they spend more time on the skills they need to learn and less time on the skills they already know. The Center’s Data Intensive Adaptive Learning project explores the boundaries and possibilities of leveraging this new data to revolutionize education and personalize learning through innovative, intelligent technologies.
How do adaptive programs use student data? By digging into data use, we can see where student data privacy needs to be protected. .. Read More
As we observed the teachers and students, there was something else that happened that makes me feel even more excited about my work. I call it the “unexpected new” of education technology. It is what emerges as a side effect of introducing innovative and disruptive (in a positive way) technology into the classroom... Read More