For years, researchers have tried to explain how we learn, how our brain processes information, and what we should do to teach and learn most effectively. Educational theory varies according to the material being learned. One education theory, domain theory, represents an attempt to understand the small, simple lessons that must be understood in order to grasp larger concepts, thus dividing education into smaller, more measurable pieces. Click to learn more about how we use educational theory to create intellectually enhancing products and educational processes.
Progress Measurement and Feedback
Once education has been analyzed and divided into different concepts, we can begin to measure understanding and abilities using continuous measurement techniques. EduMetrics has been developing learning progress systems like these for years.
Standardized tests are given once and are analyzed to determine how well students have learned. However, the data from these tests are usually aggregated, published, and never used again. EduMetrics learning progress measures employ a greater focus on the student. Measures are calculated continually, according to applicable educational theory. Results then can be used to customize the learning process for each individual learner's needs.
Individual Learning Styles
The third necessary element for ideal learning is adaptation to the individual learner's aptitudes and abilities. For example, students who learn best from statistics and analytical descriptions should be educated using that same analytical approach. Visual learners should be presented with more diagrams and illustrations. Social learners should be taught through discussion and other interactive activities. Click to learn about how EduMetrics uses individual learning styles to improve education.
Ideal learning conditions come when we employ all three of these aspects together, using our understanding of the learning process to adapt education according to each learner's understanding of the material and preferred learning style. We believe that intelligent teaching systems yield more intelligent people. Combining these essential elements in education will lead to a more intelligent, successful, and advanced society. If we can overcome initial resistance to change in educational organizations to revolutionize education this way, then society will never be the same.