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November 21, 2019
How AI Simulations Close the Communication Skills Gap

Enskill EPC was created by Alelo, which started developing AI simulations to help military members quickly learn foreign languages and cultures before deploying overseas. The communications skills learned have helped...

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November 18, 2019
Using AI to Help English Learners Get Past Learning Plateaus

Although 1.5 billion people around the world are studying English, many will never get proficient enough to use English on the job. Instead, they get stuck at learning plateaus. They...

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October 10, 2019
The Baker Learning Analytics Prizes

A field only moves forward if it chooses the right problems: big goals that make a difference. Many–perhaps most–of the adaptive learning systems out there are based on the same...

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July 29, 2019
Case Study: Alelo’s AI-driven Enskill English product improves student fluency and self-confidence

A recent evaluation at UVM (Universidad del Valle de México) Toluca of Alelo Enskill® English, an AI-driven learning product, found that students improved their spoken English skills, and also became...

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April 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...

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April 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...

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April 7, 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...

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March 6, 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...

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February 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...

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February 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...

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