Competency-Based Approaches Focus On Skills, Relevancy and Personalization

| February 20, 2020

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Since formal education has existed, we have often wrestled with what the goals or outcomes are supposed to be and how we know if our learners have successfully reached them. For generations, the dominant goal seemed to be to acquire knowledge, information or facts. It didn’t matter what subject or level, the aim was for the learner to acquire content knowledge. But in an era where information is readily available through the digital revolution, many are asking what should the outcome be of learning?

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StudyPad's vision is to transform K-12 learning by making it fun and personalized for every child and to prepare them for skills required in 21st-century. StudyPad is uniquely poised to harness the rapid growth in the education technology space using the backdrop of the ubiquitous adoption of smartphones, tablets, AR and VR.StudyPad's flagship product Splash Math is transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized program. Splash Math is available across all digital platforms (iOS, Desktops, Android) and has been used by more than 18 Million students worldwide. It has won many awards and has been featured by Apple multiple times.

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Using Project-Based Learning to Develop 21st Century Skills

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CoSN2020: Boost the Success of E-Learning with the Right Tools

Article | March 27, 2020

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AR Vs. VR: 7 Tips To Choose The Best Immersive Learning Approach

Article | June 17, 2020

Every workday brings the opportunity to expand their experience and build vital skills. However, this shouldn’t compromise your brand image or lead to compliance penalties. So, how do you encourage them to take risks and learn from them without putting your profits in peril? The solution is AR or VR training to immerse them in the situation and identify performance gaps. In some cases, both IT techniques are suitable for boosting engagement, interactivity, and real-world application. These 7 tips can help you choose the best immersive learning approach for your online training strategy. Is VR or AR training the right fit for employee preferences, L&D objectives, and budgetary constraints?

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AR is here. Is your classroom onboard?

Article | February 27, 2020

According to statistics offered by Markets and Markets, the AR market is estimated to grow from USD 10.7 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 72.7 billion by 2024. This growing trend can be witnessed now and will continue in the coming years in education also since all students will have been born with technology in hands by 2025. Therefore, education has to be adapted to serve this generation of learners. For them, AR is one solution schools and teachers should consider. AR blends the real-world with the online world by overlaying digital information over the learners’ own environment. In this way, the whole learning experience is more and more appealing to students because they are more engaged and motivated throughout their instruction.

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StudyPad

StudyPad's vision is to transform K-12 learning by making it fun and personalized for every child and to prepare them for skills required in 21st-century. StudyPad is uniquely poised to harness the rapid growth in the education technology space using the backdrop of the ubiquitous adoption of smartphones, tablets, AR and VR.StudyPad's flagship product Splash Math is transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized program. Splash Math is available across all digital platforms (iOS, Desktops, Android) and has been used by more than 18 Million students worldwide. It has won many awards and has been featured by Apple multiple times.

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