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About Jean Downs

Jean is an instructional designer, learning Project Manager, and assessment specialist for Partner in Publishing. She supports publishers and instructors to create effective and personalized Open Educational Resources (OER), assessments, and learning designs for institutions of higher education. Jean is a Ph.D. candidate in Education at Capella University in the Instructional Design for Online Learning specialty.

What’s the Difference Between Personalized and Adaptive Learning?

The New Normal If you work in and around higher education, your experiences with students tell you that the mythical “average” student no longer exists. Non-traditional students are the new normal. Despite the growing acceptance that “teaching to the middle” is no longer an effective instructional or design strategy, we continue to deliver instruction and [...]

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Adaptive Learning Solutions Company Secures Series A Funding to Further its Mission for Personalized Learning

Press Release Pochys Ventures, Inc.- Vallejo, CA.- www.lrnr.us PRESS CONTACT: Aravind Pochiraju – business@pochys.com Lrnr adaptive learning solutions company converts 70 percent of piloteers to paying customers from 18 colleges and secures Series A funding to further its mission. November 7, 2016 – Vallejo, Calif. Educational technology company Lrnr Adaptive Learning Solutions (Pochys Ventures, Inc.) [...]

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Lrnr Adaptive Learning Completes Pilots at 18 Higher Education Institutions

Press Release Pochys Ventures, Inc.- Vallejo, Calif.- www.lrnr.us PRESS CONTACT: Aravind Pochiraju – press@pochys.com Adaptive learning solutions company completes long-cycle pilot studies with 18 colleges to improve personalized learning courses using OpenStax textbooks. August 20, 2016 – Vallejo, Calif. Educational technology company Lrnr Adaptive Learning Solutions (Pochys Ventures, Inc.) has completed pilots at 18 universities [...]

Lrnr chosen by Michelson Runway as one of five Higher-Ed Startups for Inaugural Cohort

July 1, 2016 – Vallejo, CA Lrnr has been chosen by Michelson Runway as one of five higher education startups to participate in the inaugural 2016 cohort. lrnr is an adaptive learning platform that uses OpenStax open educational resources (OER) to provide affordable learning solutions to higher education institutions, students, and faculty. Educators can customize [...]

By |July 1st, 2016|Adaptive learning, Content publishing, Educational technology, Higher education, OER, Open Educational Resources, OpenStax|Comments Off on Lrnr chosen by Michelson Runway as one of five Higher-Ed Startups for Inaugural Cohort