Of That: The Personalized Learning Model The first two parts of this series discussed the Tyranny of the Bell Curve and a strategy for Tackling Bloom's Two Sigma Problem. In this third and last part I describe the Personalized Learning Model that many of us are using to guide investments in education technology. The diagram to the right is similar to those used by other education technology organizations so it's not unique to the Gates Foundation. The key components in most any Adaptive Learning System or Instructional Improvement System are Student Data, Educational Content and Assessments. We use precise definitions of these: Learning Objectives are specific competencies to be learned in a particular subject domain. Most of our education technology investments involve some combination of improving the state of practice in these areas and improving interoperability among systems. Posts in this series:Breaking the Tyranny of the Bell CurveTackling Bloom's Two Sigma Problem The Personalized Learning Model
Learning Ecosystems Khan Academy Advanced Distributed Learning Synopsis The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) integrates a set of related technical standards, specifications, and guidelines designed to meet SCORM’s high-level requirements—accessible, interoperable, durable, and reusable content and systems. SCORM content can be delivered to your learners via any SCORM-conformant Learning Management System (LMS) using the same version of SCORM. The SCORM capability supports the Next Generation Learning Environment of ADL’s overarching research and development strategies. Implementing SCORM? We are currently in the process of completing a minor update to SCORM 2004 4th Edition that includes technical clarifications, document accessibility updates and minor edits. **As a temporary fix to the SCORM Certified Products and SCORM Adopter forms and searchable databases, ADL has posted locked spreadsheets of the data until the forms return. SCORM Certified Products SCORM Adopters Research Summary Overview Reload Acquisition Certification Resources FAQs
GIFT Format short URL The GIFT picoformat allows writing multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank (also called short answer or missing word), matching, and numerical quiz questions in a simple text format. The GPLed Moodle Course/Learning Management System can import and export questions in the GIFT format. The extensions described below should enable easily authorable self-study, learner-adaptive, low-stakes quiz extensions for Wikiversity and other projects. Syntax GIFT quiz questions must be encoded in utf-8 characters, and are delimited by blank lines. Examples Note: the table and examples above were adapted from and then migrated back to the GPL-licensed Moodle site, not copied from there. Categories Question categories may be specified by preceding them with $CATEGORY: path/name with a blank line before and after. Case insensitive $question->usecase = 1; Extensions Please help sponsor these extensions at Learner adaptation Accuracy review (source) Include
Self-Knowledge 1. The Distinctiveness of Self-Knowledge What is special about self-knowledge, compared to knowledge in other domains? Self-knowledge is thought to differ from other sorts of knowledge in one or more of the following ways. Self-knowledge is especially secure, epistemically. Self-knowledge is (sometimes) acquired by use of an exclusively first-personal method. The differences between these are subtle. 1.1 Epistemic security The strongest epistemic claims on behalf of self-knowledge are infallibility and omniscience. In the case described, Kate’s belief about her attitude is based on the testimony of another person. There remains sensations, emotions and appetites. This thesis is still quite controversial. The omniscience thesis seems even less plausible than the unqualified infallibility thesis. [It is] impossible for any one to perceive, without perceiving that he does perceive. In any case, the omniscience thesis may also be qualified. 1.2 Special method 1.3 Agency 2. 2.1 General doubts 3.
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Advanced Distributed Learning Synopsis The Experience API (xAPI) is a component of the Training and Learning Architecture (TLA). The purpose of the xAPI is to store and provide access to learning experiences. The xAPI enables tracking of learning experiences, including traditional records, such as scores or completion. It also records of learners' actions, like reading an article or watching a training video. The xAPI is designed to support existing SCORM use cases as well as enabling use cases that were difficult to meet with SCORM, such as mobile training and content that is accessed outside of a web browser. Research Summary The xAPI is a specification that describes an interface and the storage / retrieval rules that developers can implement to create a learning experience tracking service. The usefulness of the xAPI specification depends on Learning Activity Providers to create and report learning experiences. To send and receive statements from an LRS, the xAPI uses four sub-APIs. Resources Recommended Resources:
The 7 Dumbest Things Students Do When Cramming for Exams Each year before the holidays, college students find themselves staring down the barrel of exam week. Fortunately, they're totally serious about learning the information and they aren't getting up from this desk until they do! Unfortunately, desperation can only be directly converted into high scores on reality TV. But this crawling panic and insane workload is a great learning experience. College is all about preparing for the real world, and this is one of life's favorite lessons to teach: You've screwed up badly and there will soon be a reckoning. GettyPlan A The first and most important thing is to actually deal with it, because running away from college only dumps you in the real world faster. #7. Getty Listen, students, this might sound crazy but it's important: You are not squirrels. GettyMy INT score is higher than my IQ. Your head won't absorb knowledge because you built a library on your table. #6. Again, this is just your brain flipping out. #5. #4.
Active Voice Episode 301: December 1, 2011 This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com the Internet's leading provider of audiobooks with more than 100,000 downloadable titles across all types of literature, including fiction, non-fiction, and periodicals. For a free audiobook of your choice, go to . It’s time to take another look at active and passive voice. I’ve talked about passive voice before, in episode 232 , but it’s still such a frequent source of confusion that we’re going to explore it again from a different angle. I’ll start with a question that Dave from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, asked. It’s pretty good as a quick and dirty definition, but it misses some less typical cases of passive voice. In an active sentence, the subject is doing the action. In passive voice, the target of the action gets promoted to the subject position. That’s also not a bad quick and dirty definition, if I may say so. Active Voice: The Agent Active Voice: Semantic Role Literal Minded
Connected Learning That Works - home Collaboration in K12 Education - K12Advantage.com - Collaboration in K12 Education The Disadvantages of an Elite Education Exhortation - Summer 2008 Print Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers By William Deresiewicz June 1, 2008 It didn’t dawn on me that there might be a few holes in my education until I was about 35. It’s not surprising that it took me so long to discover the extent of my miseducation, because the last thing an elite education will teach you is its own inadequacy. I’m not talking about curricula or the culture wars, the closing or opening of the American mind, political correctness, canon formation, or what have you. The first disadvantage of an elite education, as I learned in my kitchen that day, is that it makes you incapable of talking to people who aren’t like you. But it isn’t just a matter of class. I also never learned that there are smart people who aren’t “smart.” What about people who aren’t bright in any sense? There is nothing wrong with taking pride in one’s intellect or knowledge.