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What is Adaptive Learning?

As emerging technologies and methodologies reshape corporate training, one phrase “adaptive learning” is among the biggest of the buzzwords. I get asked all the time what exactly “adaptive learning” means. Most know the technology has something to do with e-learning, personalized education, micro-learning, badging, gamification, cloud-based learning, etc. But what does it really mean? How feasible is it to...

Disruption in Higher Education

I am seeing so many things to be excited about in the field of higher education that I wanted to share a few that have been in the headlines recently.  These are all creating the opportunity for thousands of people to have upward mobility and get an education with less risk. 1. ASU Global Freshman Academy – Take the basic freshman classes online for free and only pay if you want the credit, once you have...

Student Debt

Chart of the day: 1.1% of student debt defaults are from holders of bachelors degrees.

Tom Friedman on Education & Life

  My favorite part is his advice to his daughters around 32 minutes in, here is it roughly: How do you thrive in this new age? Five key points: 1) Every day in every way, think like an immigrant. There’s no legacy spot for me waiting at Stanford or Cal State for that matter, I better figure out what’s going on in this world and I better pursue it with more rigor and energy than anyone...

Big Data in Education

Sometimes you need to start small before going big.  First off, an apology for the picture of the doughnuts, but they express a clear and simple point and helped to inform a recent decision that I made when in an airport (I chose the Chocolate Glaze over the French Cruller and saved 100+ calories). People make better decisions when presented with data.  That statement is valid for everyone, not just...

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