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I will begin to share all things adaptive learning in this community.  I would love for members to share their knowledge and experience, and of course, any evidence you may have collected or found in your research. :)

I have been using our adaptive learning system in a new way this session. I started messaging students through the AL system, replicating all of my class announcements there instead of by email, and my live seminar participation has more than doubled. I am looking forward to seeing some end of session results and tracking this for a few sessions. It has been an engagement booster for sure.

I need some insight from those of you experienced with working with reluctant faculty. How might one convince a reluctant faculty member who is comfortable and complacent with the status quo that these changes will be worth it? Note: the faculty member has a very high failure rate and perceives that as a badge of honor and rigor.

Thank you for your input.

So, I teach high school health and physical education online. Many people ask me how that is possible. I tell them it is very possible and my students love it. Below is the feedback I received from one of my students this summer:

For the longest time, my own personal fitness was exactly that. It wasn't something that I got excited about, and I didn't look to put too much effort in it beyond doing what I had to so that I could pass my gym class at school. However, last year, I broke this normal routine, which I had followed for longer than I can remember. I decided to try something different, something that I never did before. That of course was, taking online gym. When I first told some of my friends and even some of my teachers of my plans of taking this class, I got laughed at a bit. They would make comments like "So you're going to be doing virtual jumping jacks," or "That isn't a real class." Despite their comments about it, I went on with my own business and decided to take it anyway. During the first session of this course, I really learned to take my physical fitness to a whole new level. Suddenly, I realized that I WAS IN CONTROL. I had the power to choose which activities I engaged in, when I got to do them, how long I did them, and the intensity of each one. For once, I also wasn't competing against anyone else -- that is of course, except myself. I became my own competition, and my whole personal fitness became mine to be in charge of. Clearly, the wonderful experience that I had in the first session while learning extensively about all of the different aspects of my physical fitness and health encouraged me to take the class yet again, with the second session. My knowledge of myself and my own body continued to grow even further, as we delved further into the subjects. So as Albert Einstein once said, "If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got." While taking gym at school, I always got the same results over and over again for years. However, when I ventured out and tried something different, my results were more than I could have ever imagined and they don't end with the conclusion of this course. What I have learned is information that I can take with me and apply to my life each and every day. It isn't a subject that I studied for and forgot, or a class where I only need to learn the material if I want to pursue that career. Our personal fitness and our health is a subject that continues on long after we graduate. We may get a final grade for the class on our report card, but we spend the rest of our lives working to maintain and improve that grade -- perhaps our OWN personal fitness and health being one of the most important grades of our lives.

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I am very excited to finally see my first course in the adaptive platform, Realizeit, come to life. We will be launching our adapted kinesiology course this fall. We have two sections of this course with different professors teaching a section. We have around 90+ students in each course every fall. The course is offered in the Fall and Summer. Traditionally, students have struggled in our kinesiology course so we are excited and hopeful to see student success, measured by A, B, C final scores, increase. Since 2007, we have had a near 40%+ fail the course with 50% of those who retake the course failing a second time. Kinesiology is sort-of a gateway course into the program. I will be sharing the results of this course at the end of the semester. Stay posted.

Hello everyone. My name is Elke Kleisch, and I am currently the Program Chair for General Education and Psychology at Colorado Technical University Online. I look forward to engaging in adaptive learning discussions, and learning more about all your work.

To our new members to the community, and to those who have been with us for some time, please do not be a lurker. Please share!!

Hi, everyone! Please give us an update with what's going on with you!! What projects are you working on? Any issues you need help with? Let's get this community rockin' and rollin'! :)

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Here's a presentation by some of the best in the business:
Tom Cavanagh, Assoc. VP, Distributed
Learning, University of Central Florida
• Connie Johnson, CAO and Provost, Colorado
Technical University
• Manoj Kulkarni, CEO, RealizeIT
• Jim Thompson, CEO, CogBooks
• Nick White, Director, Competency-based
Learning Solutions, Capella University

So happy to have +LA Cox II join our community!! Larry, please introduce yourself and feel free to use this community to share and learn!
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