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1An Introduction to Adaptive Learning Faculty Training – Phase I
2What to Expect: Phase I In this presentation, you will learn: What adaptive learning is and how it worksHow it connects to AIU’s missionThe basics of the platform: key features and the student experienceAfter viewing this resource, please take time to:Work in the practice environment (access info is included at the end of this presentation and in a file share pod doc)
3What is Adaptive Learning? Adaptive learning is a personalized learning technology.intellipath is the AL platform students use. ItCustomizes learning for students based on their pre- determined knowledge of a particular subject or topicCreates individual learning nodes, or lessons, for each student based on a pre-assessment. Nodes are lessons to help students understand each element in a specific week’s unit.Allows the instructor and students to work closely together to ensure transfer of learning.
4Why are we introducing this new learning platform? “Technology continues to be an area of strength for us and something that I believe will propel us forward again. We have been working for some time to build a new proprietary learning program. Others in private sector education have been developing what’s commonly referred to as “adaptive learning” technologies, which tailor the flow of course material depending on the knowledge and understanding a student demonstrates. This area of educational technology remains in its infancy. Consistent with our past leadership, we believe our technology has unique potential to help learners and set Career Education apart in this critical area.”– Steve Lesnik, former CEO of CECMessage from the CEO: Quarterly Update, August 1, 2012Purpose Related GoalTo provide academic programs, services, facilities, and technologies that support student learning and contribute to students’ intellectual development and personal growth.
5Five Unit Assignments in Each iP Course Each of the five weekly units in a course has a corresponding unit in intelliPath.Each iP unit contains multiple nodes or lessons.Each node teaches a skill or concept to help students successfully complete that week’s work.Depending on the student’s responses in the Determine Knowledge assessment, the student may be assigned 0 – 9 of the nodes.
6How do students access intelliPath? Students enter their campus classroom as usual.Once in the classroom, students click on the intelliPath link.
7Getting started with intelliPath After clicking on the intelliPath icon for the first time, students will see the intelliPath landing page for the first unit.Egg-shaped blue pointer indicates the student has accessed the first of five units.Clicking on “Start MyPath” activates the Determine Knowledge dialog box/message.
8Determine Knowledge1) Before students begin working on a node (lesson) in intelliPath, they should first complete Determine Knowledge.2) Determine Knowledge is a pre-assessment that determines a student’s knowledge state in relation to the unit’s content.3) The system will use the results of Determine Knowledge to generate a Learning Map exclusive to each student.4) If the student does NOT complete Determine Knowledge, the student will be assigned all of a unit’s nodes and graded on his/her completion of them.
9Determine Knowledge5) A series of random questions is generated based on the comfort level that students identified with the Knowledge Slider.6) There is no pre-determined number of assessment questions. Questions are generated based on the student’s knowledge level as revealed as she answers questions.7) Regardless of where the student sets the slider, Determine Knowledge will continue asking questions until failure is reached.
10After a student clicks on Determine Knowledge Students first see the Knowledge Slider.Students use the slider to indicate their perceived comfort level with the topic.ClickAfter selecting their comfort level, students click on the “Determine knowledge” button to begin the assessment.
11Accessing Determine Knowledge Students can access the Determine Knowledge assessment in three locations:intelliPath dialog box/message2.Top navigation bar (light bulb icon)❶3.Steps tab of the Guidance section❷Student InterfaceSteps tab❸
12Personalized Learning Path The Determine knowledge assessment produces a personalized learning path for each student:Key to Colors & Symbols
13To Work on a Node (First Time) 1. Students click on the node they wish to work.2. Students click the green icon to begin work.LearnThe lock icon indicates the student should complete prerequisite nodes before accessing this one. However, a student may still open and work a node that has a lock icon.
14Revising & Practicing Nodes Completed nodes can be worked at any time to improve Knowledge state.Student clicks on desired node. Options are to Revise or Practice. .Revise generates a new grade. Practice does not.GradedUngraded
15Current iP Grading (CEC) intelliPath Grading Formula50% - Amount of work completed50% - Knowledge state1. Formula is being used corporation-wide and cannot be changed by individual schools or departments.2. Percent of a unit’s final grade that intelliPath accounts for can vary from course-to-course.3. Grading of intelliPath and entry of scores into classroom grade book are done automatically.
16Guidance SectionThe Guidance section is the primary interface that students use to complete their intelliPath assignments and monitor their progress.Guidance section gives progress summary & includes three tabs:StepsProgressAdvancedThe Steps Tab provides directions to guide students along a unit’s Learning Map path.
17Resume and Revise let students work lessons non-linearly Learn, Resume, Revise ButtonsSteps Tab:ResumeLearn initiates a lesson.Resume and Revise let students work lessons non-linearly
18Guidance Section: Progress Tab Displays students’ progress on unit’s learning map:Recent nodes coveredProgress relative to classPossible intervention neededItems with high success
19Guidance Section: Advanced Tab Displays features of the system that provide a fuller picture of the student’s effort and success.Features include:Summaries of statistics and competenciesDetailed data of:MessagesKnowledge trendsKnowledge spreadLearning profileLearning log
20Practice ButtonAllows students to improve their Knowledge State on learning nodes previously worked.Practice does not count toward a student’s Knowledge State score.Upon clicking on Practice, the Practice Activities appear. The number of questions and the content of the Practice is individualized for the student by the system.
21Message Button Confirmation box appears after message has been sent. Send Message allows students to send messages to their instructors.After clicking, message box appears.Students click “Send Message” when finished.Confirmation box appears after message has been sent.
22Lesson Elements: Node Workflow ❶ ❷ ❸ ❹ ❺ Overview of the lesson (node) Sample questions and problems, answered and explainedPractice questions and problems with feedbackAssessment that provides student’s Knowledge State (score)Reinforcement of lesson content❶❷❸❹❺
23Lesson Elements: Extras Extras provides an area for students and faculty to upload optional shared files as supplemental course materials.The Google and YouTube options place students directly into those applications and direct students to material based on the lesson specifics. Students do not need to search for lesson materials externally.
24Lesson Elements: Calculator & Work Area D The basic scientific calculator is available to students for math-related problems and questions.The calculator is located on a lesson’s top navigation tool bar (student view).A “Rough Work” area is provided for students as a scratch-pad area to calculate math problems or work out answers to questions.
25Lesson Elements: Stopping a Lesson After pressing the Stop button in a node, the student is presented three options.Exit: student must restart lesson from beginning upon next attempt.Suspend: student may resume lesson at same point upon next attempt.Too Hard: lesson is abandoned and student’s Knowledge State score changes based on what the system calculates the student knows.
26Vision for FacultyDuring the pilot sessions, English and Math faculty worked together to generate:Adaptive learning best practicesExpectations for facultyA faculty community of practiceIn adaptive learning, what works best?What helps students find success?
27Vision for FacultyThis is an ongoing, evolutionary process. We need your input and insight:What works best for you?How does your role as SP facilitator change you as a teacher?How do you sort out those changes and make meaning of them?
28What comes next? Phase II Training You will dive into the instructor experience:Faculty expectations and best practicesInstructor interface navigation basicsLearning your students through their intelliPath workInteracting with students using intelliPath’s tools
29Check out the practice environment! PracticingCheck out the practice environment!AlgebraAIU.MInstr1AIU.MStu1AIU.MStu2AIU.MStu3AIU.MStu4AIU.MStu5AIU.MStu6AIU.MStu7AIU.MStu8AIU.MStu9AIU.MStu10EnglishAIU.EInstr1AIU.EStu1AIU.EStu2AIU.EStu3AIU.EStu4AIU.EStu5AIU.EStu6AIU.EStu7AIU.EStu8AIU.EStu9AIU.EStu10Username and password are the same.If logging in as instructor, click on “AIU English 1” or “AIU Math 1.” You will see the five course units.If logging in as student, you will land on the page with the five course units. Click on any one to begin.
30Need help? Have questions? Contact Us!Dr. David Taylor, Lead Faculty for ENGL 106/107Dr. Cecil Morris, Lead Faculty for MATH 133Dr. Jim Hite, Program Chair for General Education