A while back, we released a playlist of animated explainer videos that could be used to introduce faculty to personalized learning, which we argue is a family of pedagogical approaches rather than a set of technologies:1
We now have a new set of six explainer videos that represent a short introductory course to the concepts behind adaptive learning and learning analytics, which are tools that are useful for personalized learning pedagogical approaches:
We still lead with the pedagogy, as always. For example, we have one explainer that's focused on continuous formative assessment. Here's a taste of it:
And here's a bit about memory decay from our episode on memory-based adaptive learning:
We also break down the technologies, connecting them to the pedagogical concepts. For example, we explain that there are actually multiple kinds of adaptive learning products that work in different ways:
We give individual explanations of memory-based adaptive learning...
...and skill-based adaptive learning.
And, as we always try to do, we give educators tips for how to think about these tools in ways that help them evaluate the usefulness of various technologies and products for their particular teaching contexts:
We hope you find these useful. Let us know what you think.
- The videos featured in this post were funded by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [↩]