Showing posts with label Student. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Student. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 June 2014

PracTutor to Attend ISTE EXPO, 2014 in Atlanta

Louisville, KY – June 03, 2014 - PracTutor is an on-line personalized and fun way to master Math and English for Grades 1 to 8. Our team is participating in ISTE EXPO 2014, scheduled in Atlanta.

ISTE EXPO 2014 is the premier forum to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education technology. This year it will convene about 500 exhibits and 4,500 industry representatives. About 13000 educators will attend the event; so mark our presence in booth # 648 from Saturday, June 28 till Tuesday, July 1.

"PracTutor is an online tool to master Math and English. It utilizes a game based environment to boost students' interest in learning. We provide exciting features like PracCash, Badges and a Virtual City to ensure that students enjoy the process of learning."  said Hardik Parikh, PracTutor's co-founder.

Its adaptive systems customize content as per students' unique learning needs. The curriculum of PracTutor is in sync with the Common Core Standards. The assessments are aligned with PARCC and SBAC.

PracTutor confirms with the unique needs of schools and districts. We connect students, teachers, parents and administrators on the same platform. We highlight the strengths and areas of concern for each student, outlining steps to guide them attain their full potential. Our partnership with teachers, schools and school districts enables them to enhance performance of the individual classrooms and entire school by detailed reporting.

In a period of one year, we have added 20,000 new registration, Students have solved more than 2.2 million problems in all 50 states.

At PracTutor booth, teachers and experts will be close –at-hand to discuss our learning solutions and respond to your queries.  To learn about PracTutor, visit our booth at ISTE 2014 or at

Monday, 17 June 2013

Building Adaptive Learning Systems in USA, that usually supports Personalized Learning

It is a well researched finding that if technology based learning systems is encouraged to reach to an advanced stage; it will enable content and customized strategies. It is also a matter for concern in which way the learning data, collected by this system, be used to enhance the ability of the system and become adoptable to varied numbers of learners and their learning adaptability. 

As far as adaptive instructions are concerned, it is not a new thing, because it has been constantly observed since the days we talk about Socrates. More than three decades ago, i.e. in the start of 1980s, it was the experiences of the education researchers (Corno and Snow 1986), that adapting instructions to students works as the major factor in the domain of successful learning. If researches of those days are referred, (Bloom 1984), it is found that one-to-one tutoring was a great success, in which learning experiences and time provisions are adapted by the tutor, so that individual needs of the students can be addressed to.

Digital learning systems are known as adaptive, because they are capable enough to dynamically get converted to the learner as their responses to the collected information, as and when they are in their learning sessions, rather than basing on the ongoing information; they are learner’s age, gender and test scores. As the learner goes on working, adaptive learning system make use of gathered information, their way of representing the concept, the difficulties there-in, the task or problem related sequencing, along with the nature of feedbacks and hints provided.   

With which adaptive instructions are related?

Adaptive instructions are related to personalized, differentiated and individualized learning. The minimum contribution from adaptive learning systems is individualized pacing, but if it is a bit more sophisticated, it can differentiate the nature of activities that has relations with learning that is based on the responses of the students. For supporting personalized learning, different systems are being developed in these days, in which pacing & method of instructions, varied learning objectives based options and contents are incorporated.

No doubt, sessions like ‘one-on-one’ with a skilled tutor, who has the dynamisms of understanding the needs of the students and responding to their needs, can offer the most personalized experience to the taught. Digital learning system has advanced to such an extent that students can acquire, diagnose and dynamically respond. Any good teacher will continually assess the understanding of the students as well their level of engagement. The extreme purpose of this system is to customize the contents and strategies for different students, of course there is no doubt that doing this individually for all students is very difficult. 

According to (Oakes 2005), there is every possibility that in the class room environment, teachers may vary in their learning approaches, where different types of prior achievements rule the roost. If any teacher wants to differentiate in teaching in the classroom environment, he / she have to rigor to considerable skills and efforts and adapt different types of resources with different types of difficulties.