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The Adaptive Learning Management Model

Kim Coon (Emerge Education, USA)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 10:15am
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
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Session Type: 
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Europe 8
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Concurrent Session 6

One of the biggest challenges facing online educators is: How do you create an engaging, adaptive classroom environment that supports each learner?

Extended Abstract

Higher education is changing rapidly. From prior learning assessments to competency-based education and the rapid growth of online programs, today’s higher education student expects a 21st-century learning experience. Fishtree provides the next-generation of learning experience, combining powerful adaptive learning solutions with robust collaboration and social engagement tools to provide a competency-based learning solution.

Fishtree links content directly to selected learning outcomes and objectives and provides students with real-time content recommendations powered by their own unique Learning DNA. This gives our students a personalized learning experience based on their own unique needs as learners. Our adaptive engines can work within any set of learning objectives, taxonomies, or content structures, directing students to the material that will be most useful for them to demonstrate the required competencies to be awarded credit, while also providing the transparency higher education institutions need to work with accreditors and regulatory bodies when awarding competency-based credit.

Fishtree is the ideal solution for educators working in blended, flipped or project-based learning environments. With Fishtree you can easily find interactive teaching resources including textbooks, open education resources (OER), and real-time content, align them all to a competency or a standard such as the Common Core, and adapt to each learner’s needs with one click! The platform saves educators time, while ensuring every learner is provided with a personalized learning experience.

Fishtree combines adaptive learning with powerful analytics to create the ultimate in digital instruction. We do this by providing a digital lesson planner, the most engaging resources, automatically aligning content to state standards, personalizing resources for every learner, and providing the most incredible insight into student learning through its powerful performance analytics. The system is user-friendly, and integrates easily with current infrastructures, leading the industry in user-interface design.

Progress toward a degree or certificate is among the powerful indicators of postsecondary success, so when a student begins to falter, for any reason, the likelihood of them completing their program of study can erode quickly unless addressed in a meaningful way. Fishtree provides the data, analytics, instructional and collaborative tools to reach students at any point in their instruction, and can provide early warning signals to instructors and administrators focused on driving stronger retention and outcomes.

With increasing focus on the cost of instructional materials for higher education, wouldn’t it be nice to know which of your subscription resources are being used effectively? Fishtree’s powerful analytics engines can provide at-a-glance data for instructors and administrators around content usage and engagement, instantly clarifying the value of any content expenditure, as well as providing insight into whether it’s effective at meeting learning objectives. Fishtree gives access to millions of open education resources (OER) and even real-time media to keep the learning dynamic.

Lead Presenter

Kim Coon is CEO/President of Emerge Education.  Kim leads the business development and growth strategies for Emerge. His professional tenure includes a wealth of experience in higher education. As the former Executive VP for Strategic Partnerships for Comcourse and Executive VP for Business Development at Embanet Corporation, he directed sales and business development activities and was responsible for the day-to-day management of regional sales directors, developed and implemented a corporate sales strategy, increased the sales and business development pipeline, and guided the sales presentation and proposal processes. Earlier in his career, he served as the president of the Educational Resources Group (ERG) that was part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The group’s mission was to provide lifelong learning opportunities and meet the educational needs of place-bound learners, under-served communities, non-traditional students, and rural Pennsylvanians.