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Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Part 6: Integrating Technology into Schools [VIDEO]

In our sixth and final installment of our Adaptive Learning Roundtable discussion, Len Swanson, the former Executive Director of ETS and the designer of Knewton’s testing algorithm, shares some insight into integrating technology into schools.

Did you miss the other videos? Check them out here.

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Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Part 5: Understanding How Students Learn Over Time [VIDEO]

Recently, David Kuntz (our VP of Research), Jose Ferreira (our Founder and CEO), and Len Swanson (the former Executive Director of ETS and the man behind Knewton’s testing algorithm), sat down for an in-depth talk on all things adaptive learning. In the fifth video installment of the discussion, David, Jose, and Len discuss how the data collected by Knewton’s Adaptive Learning Platform will help us understand more about how students learn and progress over time.

Miss the first four videos? Check them out here.

Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Part 4: Making K-12 Statewide Tests Adaptive [VIDEO]

In the fourth video installment of our Adaptive Learning Roundtable, David Kuntz (VP of Research at Knewton), and Len Swanson (former ETS Executive Director and the designer of Knewton’s testing algorithm) talk about how adaptive testing can improve K-12 statewide testing.

Furthermore, as David points out, when adaptive tests are used along with an adaptive engine that monitors variables about individual students, the result is full-fledged adaptive learning.

As a reminder, a few definitions before you watch the video: adaptive tests adapt to a test-taker’s ability level, yielding more efficient measurements of students’ proficiency levels at a given point in time. Adaptive testing is not synonymous with adaptive learning, which tracks students’ proficiency levels over extended periods of time.

Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Part 3: Real Time Skills Profiling [VIDEO]

In the third installment of our Adaptive Learning Roundtable, David Kuntz, Knewton VP of Research, and Len Swanson, former Executive Director of ETS and the designer of Knewton’s adaptive testing algorithm, discuss the role of real-time skills profiling in adaptive learning. Watch the video to learn more about how skills profiling helps Knewton’s Adaptive Learning Platform™ identify the most effective learning path for each individual student.

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Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Part 2: Adaptive Tests vs. Pencil & Paper Tests [VIDEO]

In Part 2 of our Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Knewton CEO Jose Ferreria, Knewton VP of Research David Kuntz, and Len Swanson, the man behind Knewton’s testing algorithm (and the former Executive Director of ETS) discuss what makes adaptive tests different than paper and pencil tests. Adaptive tests are widely credited as being more reliable — but why?

Before you watch the video, a few definitions: adaptive tests adapt to a test-taker’s ability level, yielding more efficient measurements of students’ proficiency levels at a given point in time. It is important to keep in mind that adaptive testing is not synonymous with adaptive learning, which tracks students’ proficiency levels over extended periods of time.

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Adaptive Learning Roundtable, Part 1: Why Adaptive Testing? [VIDEO]

Recently, our CEO Jose Ferreira and VP of Research David Kuntz sat down with Len Swanson, the former Executive Director of ETS and the designer of Knewton’s testing algorithm, for a wide-ranging roundtable on all things adaptive learning.

We’ve broken the discussion down into six parts, all of which we’ll be sharing on our blog in the weeks to come. The first topic: why adaptive testing?

Adaptive tests do just what their name suggest: that is, they adapt to the test-taker’s ability level, yielding more efficient measurements of students’ proficiency levels at a given point in time. [It is important to keep in mind that adaptive testing is not synonymous with adaptive learning, which tracks students’ proficiency levels over extended periods of time.] If you’ve applied to grad school, you’re probably already familiar with adaptive testing: the GRE and GMAT are both computer-adaptive tests (CATs).

Click on the video to learn more about the reasoning behind adaptive tests.