Adaptive Learning and ELT: 5 assumptions questioned

Where are we going with Adaptive Learning and ELT?  I’m a little worried we might be mapping our path before we’ve seen it.  So here are 5 assumptions I’ve identified from our posts on the subject so far, and my thoughts on each.

Humanizing adaptive learning for ELT: Part 2

Part 2 of a 2-part post from English360 CEO, Cleve Miller.

The value of open platforms in blended learning is not really about what happens online, it’s about what happens in the classroom …

Humanizing adaptive learning for ELT: Part 1

Part 1 of a 2-part post from English360 CEO, Cleve Miller.

The debate over adaptive learning at eltjamPhilip Kerr’s blog, and Nicola Prentis’ Simple English has been both fascinating and instructive. It’s a fun topic because it involves our core beliefs regarding language acquisition, effective teaching, and the roles that technology can play. That said, I can’t help but feel that in some respects we’re thinking about adaptive learning in a limited way.

Adaptive Learning: It’s US who need to adapt

We don’t know if Adaptive Learning will work for students.  We use methods that don’t work for everyone already.

Can adaptive learning really work for languages? Knewton interview, Part 4

Can data-driven adaptive learning really work for language learning, a subject that can’t simply be broken down into ‘atoms’ of knowledge that have to be acquired? In the final part of our interview with Knewton, tell us why they think it can work, even if it is more complicated than for a subject like maths.

Big data and adaptive learning in ELT – Knewton interview, Part 1

Knewton is one of the highest profile EdTech companies in the world and the biggest name in adaptive learning – and they’re moving into ELT in a big way. In part one of our in-depth interview with the team from Knewton, we find out what their adaptive learning technology can do and why they believe big data in education will facilitate better learning and student empowerment.