Classes

Innovation by Design: Projects in Educational Technology

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

In T522 you will work in teams to research, prototype, and test innovations to address problems you define in areas of shared interest. Complex situations – from poor academic performance among populations of learners to language acquisition for immigrants to rapid reskilling the workforce in a changing economy - involve an array of potential problems and opportunities to pursue. Determining the specific problems you want to solve involves researching the domain and developing a deep understanding of the context and the people. Who are your audiences, and what are the circumstances of...

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Adaptive Learning: Investigations and Exercises

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Teaching and learning are, in varying degrees, already responsive, or adaptive, to different learner needs. Parents seek to select the “right” tutor for each child. Teachers shift instruction when they see confused faces or heads resting on desks. Students call friends or search the Internet for help when stuck. Technology, though, promises to make this adaptivity smarter, more immediate, and much deeper. This course investigates different approaches to adaptive and personalized learning, recognizing that learners vary across multiple dimensions – cognitively (what they know and can do...

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