Further recognition from Elearning Industry: CanopyLAB featured on Top 20 LMS based on Customer Experience
CanopyLAB’s social and adaptive learning software is highlighted among Elearning Industry’s Top 20 LMS list based on Customer Experience. Coming in at a 19th place, a great rating for our first year on the list. Just last week CanopyLAB was listed as number 9 on Elearning Industry’s Top 20 LMS based on User Experience.
Every year, ELearning Industry published the Top 20 LMS list based on User Experience. This year is the first year CanopyLAB appears on the list, coming in at an impressive 9th place.
In this series, we deep dive into a variety of topics filled with credible and engaging resources, powerful storytelling and exercises for self-reflection. These light-hearted but informative courses are easy for an 11-year-old to understand and engaging enough for a 60-year-old to participate in.
This is an open invitation to join our global partner network of 80+ organizations. Our existing partners have already created 250+ free courses for youth on our free learning platform the LAB. The topics range from climate action and social justice to sexual health and reproductive rights.
Competency development through virtual chess education: How Argentinian civil society organization Caballito de Palermo is teaching chess online
El Caballito de Palermo is a multidisciplinary civil society organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina dedicated to supporting the development of children’s cognitive and emotional competences based on the game of chess which compliments a diverse range of activities and strategy development. The team collaborates with 10 teachers who lead classes to our 50+ partners, reaching 1,000 students in all of the schools. Their vision is to be recognized as a global, avant-garde, and innovative institution of the art of thought.
When discussing adaptive learning, there are some basic concepts that you should get your head around. The fundamentals are: Algorithms and AI, Quizzes and Assessments, Linear and non-linear learning, and finally personalized learning.
The wonders of adaptive learning is of course only half of the story. Here, we outline some of the most important discussions that we need to address when it comes to adaptive learning.
A very important issue to take into account when discussing adaptive learning is the transparency of the adaptive system.
A very important issue to take into account when discussing adaptive learning is the transparency of the adaptive system. In order for both the training manager/teacher and learner to understand and trust the technology behind the adaptive learning solution, it is crucial that the system is transparent as to which data is collected and how this data is used and for what. What are the data points and how are they used to adapt to the individual learner’s level and preferences?
In order for the adaptive system to work effectively, it needs a large set of data. The system needs to gain access to a lot of information (or data points) about the individual learner to actually assist their learning process on a personalized level. This means that the learner may have to go through a lot of quizzes and assessments for the adaptive system to actually become smart and assist the learner with efficient learning experiences and training.
Who asks the questions?
Many adaptive systems demand a substantial amount of work from HR and/or the digital course creators. The process of formulating questions within the specific topics and on different levels of difficulty as well as connecting relevant content to each question for the user to locate further relevant information is in many adaptive learning solutions a manual and highly time-consuming task. In order for an adaptive learning system to truly become beneficial for the company, it is paramount that the entire process is automated, from asking the right questions, assessing the answers, curating the relevant content, and leading the individual way for each learner.
Knowledge vs. Competencies
As of today adaptive learning systems still entirely focus on detecting and training knowledge. Knowledge that might become obsolete or irrelevant tomorrow. Adaptive learning systems still haven’t cracked the code as how to detect, train and assess skills and competencies such as communication, problem-solving, and collaboration. However, skills and transversal competencies are what most of us need to continuously develop and train in order to stay relevant which means that adaptive learning systems would also have to support this.
Adaptive learning systems still haven’t cracked the code as how to detect, train and assess skills and competencies such as communication, problem-solving, and collaboration.
As some intelligent adaptive learning systems are capable of modifying the learner’s preferences and learning methodology, there is a risk of learners reinforcing the same way of learning and not actually being disturbed properly, as is needed when developing. It is similar to the music and series streaming services you use daily: Those clever algorithms have really managed to serve you exactly what you want (and think you need). However, both when it comes to learning styles and ways as well as music and films we need to be disturbed. We need to get out of our comfort zone and into the deep water to actually learn that our preferences and we are not limited to what we think.
As some intelligent adaptive learning systems are capable of modifying the learner’s preferences and learning methodology, there is a risk of learners reinforcing the same way of learning […]
If you have ever been on the CanopyLAB platform, you’ve surely come across a knowledge tag. Tags are showcased on your personal profile, and they are a record of what you have accomplished. The courses you have taken, the knowledge that you have gained, and the exercises you have completed to train 21st-century skills.
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Disrupting the future of internships abroad: How Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) is marking the path towards a future of virtual internships for youth
Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) is a USA-based study abroad organization that aims to give high-school students life-changing and transformative leadership experiences through travel. Their programs combine service-learning and travel to guide and create the next generation of young leaders to transform the world and their role in it.