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Analytics, Assessment and Adaptive Learning Will Prepare You for the Algorithmic Education Evolution

Published: 03 March 2016

ID: G00300304

Analyst(s): Jan-Martin Lowendahl , Glenda Morgan


Higher education CIOs have a key role in solving the global challenge of scalable, affordable and quality education. Algorithmic education is crucial in solving this challenge. CIOs need to master three "As" — learning analytics, digital assessment and adaptive learning — to evolve it to fruition.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Algorithms? The Global Challenge Is How to Get Scalable, Affordable and Quality Education
    • Breaking the Mold: Evolving Algorithmic Education
  • Learning Analytics
    • Current State — Building Up the Data
    • Future State — More Data and Algorithms Evolving the Personal Impact
    • Recommendations
  • Digital Assessment
    • Current State — From Analog to Digitized
    • Future State — From Final to Continuous
    • Recommendations
  • Adaptive Learning
    • Current State — Building up the (Meta) Data
    • Future State — More Data and Algorithms Evolving the Personal Impact
    • Recommendations
  • Conclusion

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