Friday, September 23, 2016

Schools Matter: Mis-Educative Technology and Human Capital Management: Part 2

Schools Matter: Mis-Educative Technology and Human Capital Management: Part 2:

Mis-Educative Technology and Human Capital Management: Part 2

Horn & Wilburn (2013)


Triumph Learning’s Waggle is a personalized learning system now in use by Clarke County Schools in Athens, Georgia, where Dr. Philip Lanoue is Superintendent.  Dr. Lanoue was named Superintendent of the Year in 2015 by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA’s next conference is entitled “Personalized, Accountable, and Visionary).  Lanoue's name is prominently posted in Triumph Learning's online ads and in their sales promotions.  

The video linked from the this Waggle ad is provided further down in this post.  In the video, Dr. Lanoue and two of his principals at Clarke County praise the new Waggle system for a number of reasons, chief among them being that students may progress at their own pace and that the system’s endurance training system (it grades for Grit) requires students to get the right answer before moving on.  

The learning analytics running within Waggle are handled by Knewton, which has the capacity to collect, store, and share data on individual student performance for both academic proficiency and "grit." 

Earlier this year,Knewton and Pearson created a partnership to "personalize K–12 math education starting with elementary school students." 
Utilizing Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, Pearson is updating enVisionMATH2.0, a dynamic digital curriculum. The product tailors core instruction for each student, helping teachers better address unique 
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