Ignite Your Content with Adaptive Learning Technology: Adaptive General Education Courses and their Impact

Concurrent Session 3

Brief Abstract

Being featured in almost every education technology trend report for 2016, Adaptive Learning is a concept most of us have heard about but how many know how it works in reality and how it impacts classroom or web-based teaching? In this session, Hank Bowman, VP of Academic Partnerships at CogBooks, will illustrate the power of adaptive learning technology by demonstrating two exemplar General Education courses in History and Biology developed by Arizona State University faculty members and CogBooks. Attendees will be able to explore how Adaptive Courseware personalizes the learning path for each individual in order to lead to evidently higher student success and retention and thus a more sustainable teaching approach. 

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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.