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The Struggle With Personalized Learning

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Personalized learning is a hot-button topic in education. The initiative has many proponents who believe in the benefits tailored education offers: Bill Gates, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings — just to name a few. For years, the topic has been in the news, but change has come slowly, if at all. What will it take for personalized education to gain a better foothold in more classrooms?

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Sagence Learning Helps Schools Get Started with CBE

Posted by Carrie Watkins on Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We sat down with Theresa Horner, the senior vice president of product and content for Sagence™ to learn more about competency-based education (CBE), its popularity and what Sagence is learning from the schools using their CBE platform. Sagence has been working with leading colleges in the competency-based learning movement since 2014. Sagence, previously part of the digital textbook company Flat World Knowledge, was formed to focus exclusively on providing leading-edge competency-based education technology and services to colleges and universities

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What Can You Discover from Adaptive Learning Technology?

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Apr 14, 2015 11:00:00 PM

There is no one-size-fits-all in education. Each individual student has different strengths and weaknesses, and everyone learns at a different pace. These days, utilizing adaptive learning techniques has become easier than ever thanks to the presence of technology that adapts to its user. So what benefits does adaptive learning technology provide to both students and teachers? Well we've included an excerpt from an article that answers exactly that question below, but we would encourage you to read through the entire post in order to see all of the different ways you and your students will see a difference.

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