Enlearn Blog

Optimizing The Learning Ecosystem At Scale

"The key underlying condition is that learning is, in every case for every child everywhere in the world, 100% contextual, while our resulting 'research-based' recommendations and solutions are not. . . . Almost all research in educational science, however, not...

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Q and A With Our Ada Intern, Amy Hunter

As an educational start-up, we know that the more diverse our teams are, the better our product will be. We also know that there are too few women developers applying for jobs in Seattle. Our mission states that “We all have the opportunity to learn to our potential.”...

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Technology Can Help Support Major Educational Change

Let’s start with a simple fact. Our schools and school districts were designed more than 100 years ago. My kids’ schools look almost exactly like the ones my great grandmother’s schools looked like, except they’re bigger and more impersonal. They’re outdated, and...

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Technology Should Be a Bottom-Up Experience in the Classroom

I like technology, and I strongly believe it has an integral place in education. I’ve believed this for decades, ever since I wrote my doctoral dissertation in the mid- 1970’s on how kids learn using computers. Technology helps children think about how to solve...

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Enlearn’s Point of View Gallery

As a non-profit, we are offered the opportunity to take deep dives into our mission. Over the next few weeks, we will do just this through a series of guest blog posts to our site and on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Please sign up below to download the eBook for...

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Voyager Sopris Launches Velocity Powered by Enlearn

First ELA platform to optimize teaching, learning, and content for the entire classroom ecosystem Today, Voyager Sopris announced the launch of Velocity, the first English Language Arts (ELA) adaptive online curriculum, powered by the Enlearn educational platform....

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The 6 Biggest Shortcomings of Adaptive Learning Platforms

Publishers have shared with us the challenges of truly adaptive learning. We’ve built our platform around addressing them. Too much lag time between revisions. The current publishing cycle requires too much time between revisions, which means lost time for students,...

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Take the Guessing Game out of Adaptive Technology

by John Mullin, Enlearn CEO In GSV Media’s ROBOED blog, Michael Moe concludes, “Powerful software that gives teachers, parents, and students real time information about how well you understand a subject — as well as timely prescriptions to fill gaps and optimize...

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Generative Adaptive Learning

By John Mullin, Enlearn CEO Adaptive learning is clearly a popular, if overused, phrase in education technology these days -- anyone serving up digital content or curriculum is calling it adaptive. As the field widens to include more players, it is becoming clear that...

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How to Narrow the Education Gap and Expand Prosperity

by John Mullin, CEO, Enlearn It’s not surprising that the educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in the United States has grave consequences. But in a new study from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth we learn what this gap...

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Adaptive Testing Is Only One Step Forward

by John Mullin, Enlearn CEO I recently read a fascinating article in EdWeek on adaptive testing, which, in my opinion, is a great educational step forward. But it’s only a step forward. And I say this because I believe that adaptivity can drive the personalization of...

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An Effective Adaptive Platform Breaks Down Learning Silos

by John Mullin, Enlearn CEO A recent report in Education Week focused on how the Common Core State Standards are changing instruction in mathematics. After reading the articles in the report, I came away feeling that this is a perfect example that illustrates the...

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Making Classroom Learning Work for More Students

By John Mullin, Enlearn CEO  With one out of five students not finishing high school, our current models for school-based learning still aren’t working for too many of our youth. Enormous amounts of effort and money have been expended trying to address this—to leave...

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Fall Pilot of Enlearn Platform Gets Underway

by John Mullin, Enlearn CEO Nothing beats feedback from real classrooms for helping us make sure we get it right for teachers and students, so we’re thrilled to be starting a second round of classroom trials this fall. Incorporating feedback from our Spring 2014...

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Creating a “One-Size-Fits-One” Personalized Curriculum

By John Mullin, Enlearn CEO The school district my kids attend recently completed a K-5 math adoption, replete with controversy between parents, teachers, administrators, and the school board.  Those controversies centered, as they typically do, on whether or not the...

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