DiscoverEdTechnicallyProf. Heidi Kloos Found Benefits of a Personalized Learning App. But Teachers Don't Want to Use It.
Prof. Heidi Kloos Found Benefits of a Personalized Learning App. But Teachers Don't Want to Use It.

Prof. Heidi Kloos Found Benefits of a Personalized Learning App. But Teachers Don't Want to Use It.

Update: 2019-08-12
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As more and more adaptive personalized learning solutions enter the market, educators and schools are increasingly looking to use them to augment their instruction. The subject of reading is seen by many as an area that could benefit substantially from this technology. In recently published study, researchers from the University of Cincinnati and North Carolina State University, Raleigh looked into the MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (referred to in the study as MVRC). They investigated its use in three separate Midwestern districts where students, like most American learners, were often one or more grade levels behind in literacy and reading skills. While the researchers found MindPlay significantly outperformed traditional instruction and other reading tools to improve literacy, none of the teachers using it wanted to continue to do so once the trial was over. The findings indicate that there’s more to edtech than academic outcomes.

Professor Heidi Kloos at the University of Cincinnati has a background in psychology. “I study how the mind works and how children learn on a more basic level,” Kloos said over the phone.

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Study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2019.00067/full

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Prof. Heidi Kloos Found Benefits of a Personalized Learning App. But Teachers Don't Want to Use It.

Prof. Heidi Kloos Found Benefits of a Personalized Learning App. But Teachers Don't Want to Use It.

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