intellADAPT Attends Department of Education’s EDgames Expo in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, intellADAPT, a Boston based educational technology and Adaptive Learning Startup, attended the Department of Education’ EdGames Expo in Washington, DC December 14 at Entertainment Software Association office in DC. At the event, intellADAPT showcased its brainwave adaptive technology at the Expo with live demonstrations.

The intellADAPT booth at edGames Expo
Photography by Cynthia Cephas

The demonstration consisted of live tracking expo attendees’ brainwaves while they played a game developed by intellADAPT called “Adaptive Memory Builder,” available at iTunes and Google Play The demonstration presented that the brain waves alpha, beta and gamma are good indicators of the attention stats. In general, attendees with higher attention (high alpha) scored better playing the adaptive memory builder game. This was the first brain-computer interface demonstration for evaluation of attention states created by virtual games in real time.

Attendees were impressed by intellADAPT’s ability to assess attention states using the EEG headband and relate that information into differentiated learning strategies. intellADAPT is excited about this new piece of technology and will be gearing up for its commercial implementation in the coming months. IntellADAPT is seeking strategic partnerships with the game developer to integrate brain-wave adaptive learning to improve education games.

Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar wearing EEG headband
Photography by Cynthia Cephas

The intellADAPT team would like to give a special thank you to Edward Metz and the staff of Entertainment Software Association for serving as host for this important event.

For more information about intellADAPT and partnership opportunities, please visit our website at www.intellADAPT.com or contact the intellADAPT staff Nick Simmons at (617) 287-5791.

intellADAPT Attends New England Venture Summit in Dedham, MA

On the 6th and 7th of December, 2016, intellADAPT, a Boston based educational technology and Adaptive Learning Startup, attended the New England Venture Summit in Dedham MA. At the event, intellADAPT presented its brainwave adaptive technology to various Venture Capital firms.

The presentation, delivered by CEO Dr. Nish Sonwalkar, was on how education can be transformed by brainwave adaptive technology. The presentation focused on how intellADAPT’s patented brain wave assessment engine can dramatically boost learning outcomes at the k-12 and higher Ed levels.

Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar wearing brain wave headband
Photography by Cynthia Cephas

The intellADAPT team generated a great deal of interest in the brainwave adaptive technology aspect of intellADAPT’s Adaptive Resource for the Classroom or ARC.

Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar, founder and President of intellADAPT engaged with numerous Venture Capital companies present at the summit and was encouraged by the responses of many of them. Saying He said “We are integrating the first Brain-Computer Interface in our adaptive learning platform, that will give unprecedented opportunity to improve learning outcome in schools and college for STEM education.” IntellADAPT saw an overwhelming response from visitors and fellow participants that were convinced that they could use intellADAPT’s technology in their STEM programs to enhance learning outcome.

Attendees were impressed by intellADAPT’s ability to assess attention states using the EEG headband and relate that information into differentiated learning strategies. intellADAPT is excited about this new piece of technology and will be gearing up for its implementation in the coming months.

The intellADAPT team would like to give a special thank you to Joe Benjamin and his staff as a well as the Hilton Dedham, MA for serving as host for this important event.

For more information about intellADAPT and partnership opportunities, please visit our website at www.intellADAPT.com or contact the intellADAPT staff  Nick Simmons at (617) 287-5791.

intellADAPT Sponsors Massachusetts STEM Summit to Improve STEM Education Using Adaptive Solutions

On November 1, 2016, intellADAPT, a Boston-based educational technology and Adaptive Learning company, was one of the sponsors of the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The intellADAPT booth at the MA STEM Summit presented adaptive learning solutions to increase STEM population amongst high-school and college students.

IntellADAPT, a company funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), SBIR grants, proudly showcased its patented Adaptive 2.0 Learning Technology that uses Big-data Analytics and Brain Computer Interface (EEG headband) to record brain activity of the users to determine their optimal learning strategy. At the intellADAPT booth, visitors received valuable information on how the ground-breaking adaptive learning technology works and how schools and universities can participate in a National Study on the use of Adaptive Learning for STEM Education, funded by the NSF.

Dr. Nish Sonwalkar, President IntellADAPT at Massachusetts STEM Summit 2016, DCU Center, Worcester.
Dr. Nish Sonwalkar, President IntellADAPT at Massachusetts STEM Summit 2016, DCU Center, Worcester.

The intellADAPT team generated a great deal of interest in the homework substitute aspect of intellADAPT’s Adaptive Resource for the Classroom or ARC. The first Physics ARC is deployed in numerous school systems participating in the national study conducted by intellADAPT.

Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar, founder and President of intellADAPT engaged with numerous potential partner institutions and companies present at the summit and encouraged them to explore the opportunity of implementing intellADAPT’s adaptive STEM courses by participating in pilot programs offered in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. He said “There is an acute need for developing STEM competency in schools and colleges to fill the growing unmet need for STEM jobs. We need to prepare next generation of engineers and scientists now to meet the challenge of future demand”. IntellADAPT saw an overwhelming response from visitors and fellow participants that were convinced that they could use intellADAPT’s technology in their STEM programs to enhance learning outcome.

The intellADAPT team would like to give a special thank you to Dana Bienkowski and Lynn Griesemer for organizing this conference and allowing intellADAPT to demonstrate adaptive learning solutions for schools and colleges.

For more information about intellADAPT and partnership opportunities, please visit our website at www.intellADAPT.com or contact the intellADAPT staff at (617) 287-5791.

IntellADAPT team presenting adaptive learning solutions at the Exhibit Hall of Massachusetts STEM Summit 2016.
IntellADAPT team presenting adaptive learning solutions at the Exhibit Hall of Massachusetts STEM Summit 2016.

intellADAPT Initiates National Pilot with Six HBCUs at UDC

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, intellADAPT, a Boston based educational technology and Adaptive Learning Startup, held two events at The University of the District of Columbia, in Washington, DC. This was the first phase of the National Science Foundation funded pilot project which will provide opportunities for six participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities to explore and implement intellADAPT’s patented Adaptive 2.0 technology. This phase of the pilot will be ongoing over the next nine months.

The events held October 6th included a one-hour Open Discussion about intellADAPT’s Adaptive 2.0 education technology. This session was led by Dr. Nish Sonwalkar, (ScD. MIT), intellADAPT’s CEO and Founder and members of intellADAPT’s staff. The second even of the day was a Workshop for representatives from the six participating HBCUs will be held and conducted by intellADAPT staff.

The six HBCUs participating were Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Central State University (OH), Tougaloo College, The University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shores. IntellADAPT looks forward to initiating collaborative efforts with these institutions to implement the pilot program in the near future.

The intellADAPT team would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Carl Moore and his staff at The University of the District of Columbia for serving as host for this important event.

For more information about intellADAPT and partnership opportunities, please visit our website at www.intellADAPT.com or contact the intellADAPT staff at (617) 287-5791.

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IntellADAPT Launches First Big Data Analytics Driven Adaptive AP Physics Course

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Boston, MA

Contact: Nicholas Simmons, Marketing Director
intellADAPT, Inc.
617-287-5791
nicks@intelladapt.com

IntellADAPT Launches First Big Data Analytics Driven Adaptive AP Physics Course

The percentage of students who receive a 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 and Physics 2 exams is 4.6% and 8.5% respectively. (CollegeBoard, 2016). The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that by 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs due to the lack of qualified workers to fill them. IntellADAPT is positioned to ensure that U.S. students are prepared for the exciting career opportunities in STEM-related fields.

IntellADAPT, a leader in adaptive learning technology, has recently launched the first Adaptive AP Physics course to prepare students for the AP physics exams.  A high score in AP physics exams enables high school students to get into good universities and reduces cost of education by earning college credits. The adaptive course is integrated with the classroom instruction as an adaptive resource for the classroom (ARC).   This ARC allows students to learn difficult concepts in physics with differentiated instructional design and continuous intelligent feedback with assessment and remediation. ARC uses big data analytics to enable teachers to get real time student data to improve learning outcome for AP classes.

Dr. Nish Sonwalkar, ScD MIT, founder and CEO of intellADAPT, commented “There is an acute shortage of AP Physics teachers in educational workforce today. As Physics is gateway course to various fields within STEM education, it is essential that we provide necessary adaptive resources and big data analytics to enhance physics education. We are delighted to receive National Science Foundation funding to provide adaptive learning for physics education across the country.”

This coming spring semester 2017, IntellADAPT is working with numerous teachers and hundreds of students across USA. The adaptive physics offering is used to better accommodate individual learner’s needs to deepen their comprehension of physics.  Physics is a foundational course for many STEM careers, including those in the health care industry, yet many students struggle through the content, get discouraged, and drop out of their dream majors as a result.

“Big data analytics driven adaptive learning technology is a powerful learning tool for students to master difficult concepts using multiple learning strategies,” said Charles McClinton, PhD.  VP of Academic Program Development. “The platform enables teachers to manage their class and improve competency of the students simultaneously.”

About intellADAPT, Inc.:  IntellADAPT is an EdwiseTech Inc. company, a pioneer in adaptive learning and is based in UMass Boston’s Venture Development Center.  Founded in 2014, its products are based upon cognitive learning theories and the latest brainwave science to perform real-time analytics and drive deep comprehension. The company has developed a patented Adaptive 2.0 platform to enable advanced education technology for STEM education.

Learn more at: apphysics.intelladapt.com

© intellADAPT 2016

Dr. Charles McClinton presents at the APLU 1890 Institutions HBCU Presidents’ Summit in Atlanta

Boston, MA, intellADAPT announced today that it will be partnering with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to demonstrate the effectiveness of intellADAPT’s patented adaptive learning process in improving retention and graduation rates in STEM courses with HBCU students.

With intellADAPTs Adaptive 2.0 platform, students will be presented with content in line with their own preferred learning strategy. In addition, intellADAPT will work with HBCUs to establish adaptive online programs via a network of collaborating colleges and universities that will benefit from the application of adaptive learning strategies when combined with patented educational technology. intellADAPT has developed its adaptive learning programs and technology with grants from the National Science Foundation. Based on the outcomes of efficacy studies, the technology has proven and achieved the following results and more.

MIT PiVOT Project
– Freshman Physics Course: completion rate increased from 82% to 96% and failure rate decreased from 18% to 4%.

iMBA Program
– Two Year Program with 70% completion rate was replaced by a one-year adaptive program, which achieved a 91% completion rate.

Adaptive MOOC (Molecular Dynamics)
– Twelve week course resulted in completion rate four to five times higher than for traditional MOOCs, with 1078 students from 45 countries.

Dr. Charles McClinton made a presentation to the “Council of 1890 Institutions (HBCU) Presidents” at the American Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) sponsored 1890 Institutions Presidents’ Summit in Atlanta, GA on June 15th, discussing how intellADAPT can assist 1890 institutions in addressing the need for more African American graduates in STEM. Dr. McClinton pointed out that although HBCUs have graduated a significant number of students who have continued their training and/or completed graduate studies in STEM, there are professional fields of study where African Americans are lagging far behind. These areas include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, etc. Because these areas require that applicants demonstrate mastery in STEM courses, which usually starts during the freshman year, minority students who attend HBCUs (and other institutions as well) with these aspirations are not being retained or graduated in sufficient numbers to address the current and projected needs of the African American community. For example, it is projected that in 2025, there will be a shortage of physicians in America. But when we look at the data from the past century (and before) until now, where currently around 5% of all American physicians (approximately 1 million) are African American, the percentage historically, has never exceeded 5%, in spite of a current and growing population of approximately 50 million U.S. Citizens. Dr. McClinton stated further that the 1890 Institutions in partnership with intellADAPT, can make a difference in addressing the retention and graduation rates in STEM, especially for pre-health minority students, as referenced in the example earlier, who are seeking to prepare for and apply to health and medical schools and programs upon graduation. He went on to state that the proposed partnership can reduce and/or stop the constant migration of minority students who either change their intended majors after the STEM experiences of their freshman year or decide to withdraw from college all together.

The presentation resulted in a number of HBCU Presidents or their representatives indicating their interest in exploring partnership opportunities with intellADAPT in the near future.

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Dr. Charles McClinton, an HBCU graduate and speaking on behalf of intellADAPT, commented that a significant number of minority professionals currently work in STEM fields who received their training at HBCUs. He goes on to say:

however, there are too many minority freshmen experiencing difficulty in STEM courses who attend college with the intent of pursuing careers in which mastery of STEM courses serves as a key prerequisite for attending health, medical, and graduate schools after graduation. Unfortunately, numerous students who fall into this category change their career interest and decide to pursue studies unrelated to STEM courses or in many situations they decide to withdraw from college all together” He further stated state that “this is crucial when one considers the African American population in the United States has grown to approximately 50 million citizens and yet there are so few minority professionals who are currently practicing in the fields of medicine (around 5%), dentistry (< 4%), pharmacy (5.4%), etc.

The collaboration between intellADAPT and HBCUs will lead to the formation of the first Adaptive massive open online courses platform (Adaptive MOOC).

intellADAPT is based in Boston, MA, and has received funding from the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program. The intellADAPT team is passionate about transforming education into a truly personalized and adaptive experience for each and every individual learner. Dr. Nish Sonwalkar, CEO and Founder, while conducting research as the Principal Educational Architect at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), noticed first-hand the struggles in learning that students faced. This led him to research how students learn and how they are best taught. He received a patent and launched intellADAPT to overhaul the status quo ‘one-size-fits-all learning’ to help learners use their own best strategy to gain competency for any concept. For more information, please visit our website at www.intellADAPT.com and/or contact Dr. Charles McClinton, Vice President for Business Development, at Charles@intellADAPT.com, Telephone: (617) 287-5791, or forward mail to intellADAPT, 100 Morrisey Blvd., Suite 166-VDC, Boston, MA 02125.

intellADAPT to Collaborate with HBCUs on Implementing Adaptive Learning for STEM Courses

IntellADAPT is seeking to collaborate with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for the purpose of introducing their students and faculty to Adaptive learning via intellADAPT’s Adaptive 2.0 Platform. We invite active inquiries from two-year and four-year HBCUs that are interested in partnering with intellADAPT especially in the STEM courses.

The following advantages and/or opportunities are available for HBCUs that partner with intellADAPT.

intellADAPT ADVANTAGES

What can intellADAPT do for YOU?

  1. Access to our 2.0 platform for all online courses and programs.
  2. Assessments and big-data analytics of student success.
  3. Custom development of certificate and degree programs.
  4. Online programs hosted, managed, and supported by intellADAPT (no IT required).
  5. Excellent content for the programs from OpenStax.
  6. Example of revenue generation (with a chart).
  7. Competency based adaptive personalized courses.
  8. Support for 30 languages.
  9. Adaptive MOOC for recruiting national and international students.
  10. Real-time feedback for teachers on teaching effectiveness.

What are the outcomes?

  1. higher retention
  2. increased learning outcomes
  3. increased student performance
  4. increased enrollment
  5. increased revenue

COST COMPARISON (LIFE CYCLE BASIS)

When the cost per student for an LMS is calculated and compared to the cost of courses designed, developed, and deployed using the adaptive 2.0 platform, cost per student is substantially less than conventional learning management platforms i.e. Blackboard, etc.

For more information about this outstanding opportunity, please contact Dr. Charles McClinton, Vice President for Business Development.

email: charles@intelladapt.com
phone: (617) 287-5791

Adaptive Learning Demonstrations, Discounted Prices

Easily individualize your instruction with adaptive learning technology.   Adopt a course for summer or fall by May 31 and receive a discounted price!

Do you want to try something new in your classroom next year to individualize instruction for each student more easily? Our Adaptive Learning Platform 2.0 can help! Sign up to use one of our adaptive learning courses for the summer or fall by May 31 and you will receive up to 50% off the list price. This offer extends to our Do-It-Yourself Authoring Tools and Custom Services purchase as well.

Intrigued? Join our 30-minute online demonstration on Friday, May 13 from at 10am ET. You will see how our Adaptive 2.0 Platform works to differentiate instruction to each learner’s individual learning strategy. You will be able to ask questions throughout the demonstration.

Superstitious about Friday the 13th? We have added 2 new demonstration sessions on:

  • Thursday, May 19 at 4pm ET
  • Tuesday, May 24 at 4pm ET

IntellADAPT has online adaptive learning courseware for STEM subjects to supplement your lessons. Our Adaptive 2.0 Platform automatically differentiates instruction according to the student’s personal learning strategy, enabling him or her to more easily understand the content. This courseware is ready to use and requires minimal time for you to include as a class resource.

Register for Demonstration

IntellADAPT delivers:

  • Automatic differentiated instruction for each student requiring drastically reduced time from teachers to plan lessons
  • Content presented according to student’s personal learning strategy (determined by the courseware) via desktop, tablet, or mobile device
  • STEM content appropriate for grades 11-12 or university introductory level
  • Real-time assessments and feedback driving revised pathways of content to yield greater comprehension and better outcomes
  • Higher course completion rates and improved student performance
  • Physics, Algebra, Statistics available for use in Summer or Fall 2016. Biology, Chemistry, and other courses will be created in the fall.
  • The ability to modify content or create your own custom adaptive learning courseware with our Adaptive 2.0 platform

See you at our upcoming online demonstration!

Adaptive Physics Demonstration Webinar

Adaptive Learning for STEM Education: Adaptive Physics Demonstration Webinar

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Join our free webinar designed to demonstrate how integrating adaptive learning with your existing classroom teaching can produce the following results:

  • Support for individual learning strategies.
  • Ensure that your students achieve highest quality of education and training and complete competency of relevant concepts.
  • Accelerate the learning process to allow your students to master concept in half the time.

Dr. Sharyn Hardy (E.D.), Vice President of Operations and Projects of intellADAPT, will demonstrate how intellADAPT’s patented technology can help you better achieve your education and learning outcome goals.

Join us for one of the following webinars:

  1. Friday, February 12, 3PM – 4PM EST
  2. Tuesday, February 16, 10AM – 11AM EST
  3. Friday, February 19, 1PM – 2PM EST
  4. Tuesday, February 23, 7PM – 8PM EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: sharyn@intelladapt.com.

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