Reaching Scale with Adaptive Learning

Concurrent Session 5

Brief Abstract

Adaptive Learning is being piloted in many institutions now and is showing encouraging impacts on teaching and student success. But what happens after a pilot?

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Presenters

Jim Thompson is the CEO of CogBooks. He and the company are passionate about applying science-based methods to education delivery. It is believed that this scientific approach will allow educators to revolutionize the effectiveness of learning over the next decade. Jim began his career as a researcher in physics. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, and continued there as a Research Fellow. His work has been published in international scientific journals and conferences. In 1998, Jim left academia for the high-tech sector, initially working in the US and Europe for Thermo Electron’s Semiconductor Division. He then relocated to Silicon Valley to take up a role as global product manager with a leading semiconductor company. While there, he moved into a corporate-wide role, helping to develop the company’s marketing and sales organizations globally. His responsibilities covered Europe, Israel, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and the US.

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Extended Abstract

Reaching scale with adaptive learning will allow institutions to unlock its full potential of driving student success and retention through personalized instruction. And these approaches to scale shouldn’t stop at the campus walls but bring about collaborations between institutions. So rather than developing adaptive courseware to support a few hundred students, these partnerships could reach hundreds of thousands or even millions of students. In this discussion-focused session we will talk about strategies to reach scale and ways to form those crucial partnerships between institutions.