• Apr 26, 2019

The Magnificent Seven: Seven Roles That AI Can Play to Transform Learning

At the start of Alelo’s webinar series on the Future of AI in Education and Training, we asked what role AI should play in promoting learning. Some see the benefit of AI is as a technology that enables personalized learning. But as we have discussed in these webinars, personalized learning alone can make it harder for teachers to manage classes and lead meaningful classroom discussions, and can even exacerbate achievement gaps between high-performing and underperforming students.

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  • Apr 26, 2019

Why Online Mastery Learning Platforms Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

In Educational Technology communities, there is a debate about the best way to structure online learning programs. Should platforms focus on the individual student or the classroom? Should teachers act as a leader of the class, or supplement students’ independent practice?

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  • Apr 15, 2019

AI-Driven Learning Product Co-Developed by Laureate Education and Alelo Is Finalist for British Council Digital Innovation Award

Laureate International Universities and Alelo announced that their Laureate English course is a finalist for the British Council’s ELTons Award for Digital Innovation in English Language Teaching. Laureate English was selected from among 150 award entries from 45 countries. The award winner will be announced in London in June.

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  • Apr 07, 2019

A Shared Scientific Infrastructure to do Randomized Controlled Trials and Longitudinal Studies

By Neil Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic University Shared scientific instruments help address big challenges in research. The Hubble Space Telescope has helped hundreds of astronomers do studies that none of them could have done if they had to also build the instrument they use. Physicists benefit from shared particle accelerators that are expensive to build and…

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  • Mar 11, 2019

Alelo Presents at TESOL Its Solutions for AI-Driven Learning of Communication Skills

Alelo Inc. will showcase its latest developments in learning communication skills with AI-driven methods at this week’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) annual conference in Atlanta.

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  • Mar 06, 2019

What the USA Rugby Sevens Champions Can Teach Us about Soft Skills

In a recent interview with the Guardian the USA Rugby Sevens head coach, Mike Friday, talked about the training program that they implemented to achieve this success. A key focus has been on developing the players’ communication skills. I found this intriguing. How could soft skills such as communication be important for a tough game like rugby?

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  • Feb 25, 2019

From AI-Enabled CSCL in the Classroom Towards Team Based Learning in the Workplace

What does the field of CSCL (computer-supported collaborative learning) have to say to the problem that the World Economic Forum estimates that up to 5 million jobs may be lost to disruptive labor changes by 2020? We suggest an answer that is designed to enable embedding collaborative learning opportunities within project work.

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  • Feb 18, 2019

Improving Comprehension Strategies of Struggling Adult Readers through Conversational Trialogues with AutoTutor

For many millennia, adult learning has primarily consisted of interactions with human mentors, tutors, teachers, and peers. During the last 25 years, these communicative actions and interactions have been simulated by computer agents in learning environments that have often shown significant learning gains.

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  • Feb 12, 2019

Human Intelligence (HI) as the Focus of Attention

The rapid progress of Machine Learning AI that has been built in our human image brings into stark relief the need for us to re-conceptualise Human Intelligence (HI) for an AI augmented world. We have built smart machines in our own intelligent image and these machines can now complete some of the intelligent activities that have traditionally been valued in our education systems, such as passing exams through memorizing and applying knowledge.

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  • Jan 15, 2019

Alelo and eThink Education Partner to Deliver AI-Based Life-like Immersive Learning Experiences

The collaboration will integrate Alelo’s artificial intelligence-based learning modules into eThink’s custom-built learning management systems with the purpose of giving learners access to immersive, personalized learning experiences

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