Think of the Children: A methodology for measuring the effectiveness of adaptive learning applications

02:30 PM - 02:55 PM on August 16, 2015, Room 704

Hillary Green-Lerman

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Adaptive learning technology is used to provide personalized learning experiences for students. A common implementation provides individualized follow-up assignments for struggling students. Using observed data, we show how to use bootstrapping and rejection sampling to create a valid comparative study of groups of students who do and don’t use adaptive technology, even when the samples are not uncorrelated.