My colleague Benny Johnson and I recently presented a paper for a special session on Adaptive Instructional Systems during the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interactions. At Acrobatiq by VitalSource, Benny, director of research and development, and I, learning science specialist, develop data-driven courseware designed to help students learn. Acrobatiq originated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) and our platform was created using cutting-edge cognitive and learning science principles. As a research-based organization, we believe it is important to contribute our own data analysis and findings to the educational technology and learning science fields.
Two of our smartest data nerds recently dug into what we know and can learn about student study habits. In the latest podcast from the Verba I VitalSource Coffee Chat series, Nick Brown, director of learning platforms at VitalSource, joins Jared Pearlman, vice president, institutions, at VitalSource, for a conversation about student behaviors inside digital course materials, the insights they provide, and next steps.
Benny Johnson, PhD, director of research and development, and Rachel Van Campenhout, learning science specialist, are both published researchers, experts in research and learning science, and lead VitalSource’s continued research efforts.
Mike Hale, PhD, is the vice president of education for North America for VitalSource. Mike has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of education as a teacher, author, professor, and leader.
This Q&A was conducted by Amy DuPont, an industry vet with two decades of sales and marketing experience in Ed Tech and publishing, as part of a series focusing on Impact.
In a year that has brought so many unexpected challenges, the VitalSource team wishes to express our deepest gratitude to those in the education community who have worked tirelessly to support students during these extraordinary times.