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: 
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.