Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them.

Automated learning pathways are currently a hot topic in discussions on education because those pathways have the potential to personalize learning and provide timely intervention for students.  With automated pathways, also known as adaptive learning, the instruction changes based on the students’ current levels of understanding. In some cases, adaptive learning is teacher-directed. In this … Continue reading Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them.

Reflections on the Brightspace Regional User Forum

Thanks to all the attendees of my rubrics presentation at the Brightspace Regional User Forum.  I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.  I know I was struck by the professional and collegial atmosphere in the session and at the conference in general. Allow me to review a few topics we discussed at … Continue reading Reflections on the Brightspace Regional User Forum

Rubrics at the Brightspace Regional User Forum

This Friday, September 19th, I am attending the Brightspace Regional User Forum in Burlington, Ontario.  I am leading the “Designing and Building Rubrics with Brightspace” seminar. The tentative agenda for the seminar includes: Demonstration of rubrics at Virtualhighschool.com.  5min Description of the Brightspace rubric tool, its capabilities and its limitations. 5min Walk-through of how to … Continue reading Rubrics at the Brightspace Regional User Forum