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    SHAPE America Partnership Announcement

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Mar 19, 2019 10:30:43 AM

    We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. This multi-year publishing partnership will enhance the goal of providing advanced professional practice and promote research related to health education, physical education, physical activity, dance education, coaching and sport.

    SHAPE America is a national nonprofit organization that represents 200,000+ health and physical education professionals and provides the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level.

     

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    American Public University System is Transforming Online Adult Education with New Adaptive e-learning Platform

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Mar 6, 2019 10:01:56 AM

    Just-in-Time Learning

    American Public University System (APUS) is one of the largest providers of online higher education worldwide since being founded in 1991. Under the direction of Dr. Karen Srba, VP Academic & Instructional Technology, the school has taken a student-first technology approach to how they retain their students and make them successful in their education journey. Srba and her team have adopted a rigorous adaptive technology platform featuring machine learning to create a student-centered experience.

    The platform allows APUS to scaffold the student and their learning. This means that the learning is very personalized, using the evaluation of a student’s performance to assess their strengths and weaknesses. The platform offers students just-in-time learning by triggering them to learn or recall a skill or piece of knowledge to complete the lesson.  

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