While online learning is no new innovation, the COVID-19 crisis has brought on a sharp increase in the usage of educational technology platforms. Students all over the world are turning to these platforms as social distancing, quarantining and martial law curfews become our new norm amidst the crisis. While this provides students with a functional bridge between their homes and classrooms, it also alters - and sometimes disrupts - the traditional learning process as we know it.
If you only get bad news all the time your stress level accelerates and creates confusion for you. This can reflect physically with headaches, increasing blood pressure as we all know too well. So, don’t panic as with everything, this will pass.
There is no shortage of online course material claiming to be “adaptive”. But the reality is that most of this content is static: there is no true adaptation to the learner. IntellADAPT’s adaptive courses offer true adaptive learning that responds to a learner’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to better achieve their complete potential. By identifying more effective learning strategies and recognizing which ones don’t work as well, course material by intellADAPT offers the rare learning experience that is not only engaging but streamlined, efficient, and most importantly, helps students to learn smarter!
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.
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.
Originally published at intelladapt.com on November 3, 2016.