It will soon be easier to create a sequence of powerful learning experiences for students — and do it consistently well at scale. More than a thousand people powered by a half a billion dollars of venture funding are hard at work on next-gen platforms.
For the next six weeks we’ll be reviewing progress on next-gen learning platforms. We’ve already discussed how learning will work in the near future, what next-gen learning platforms should do, and how and why students should own their own learning record.
What are we looking for? The districts and school developers we’re working with want a platform that:
- Powers personal learning plans
- Supports development of standards-aligned projects
- Makes it easy to to combine proprietary, open, district, and teacher developed content
- Combines formative assessment in a standards-based grade book
- Integrates with other system, provides single sign-on for lots of apps, and
- Connect students, parents, and teachers anywhere on any device.
The series includes product reviews on leading platforms including:
- Buzz by Agilix
- Canvas by Instructure
- Peak from FuelEd
- Mileposts by Silverback
This blog is part of the Learning Platforms Series brought to you by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more, stay tuned in for the final published project, Getting Smart on Next-Gen Learning Platforms and check out additional posts in the series: