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Expanding evidence approaches for learning in a digital world

Corporate Name: U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Educational Technology

Publisher: United States. Dept. of Education. Office of Educational Technology

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: [2012]

Material Type: Government Document

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: viii + 101 p.

Subjects: Educational Technology; Data Analysis; Learning Strategies; Student Needs; Educational Testing; Educational Resources

This report discusses the promise of sophisticated digital learning systems for collecting and analyzing very large amounts of fine-grained data (“big data”) as users interact with the systems. It proposes that this data can be used by developers and researchers to improve these learning systems and strive to discover more about how people learn. The evidence approaches are discussed in terms of five education challenges: promoting deeper learning; adapting to different ways of learning; creating support systems responsive to different needs; improving assessment; and choosing appropriate resources.

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