itslearning (LAEP Inventory)

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Rebecca Ferguson
11 February 2016

Synopsis

Developed for K-12 classrooms, itslearning is a learning management system with functionality for course management and delivery, curriculum management, and reporting and analytics. The reporting and analytics features incorporate functionality for standards mastery reporting (enabling teachers to see the percentage of students who have mastered each course standard), and a content recommendation engine which ‘provides remediation and enrichment activities based on student performance against learning objectives, and their individual learning styles’. This enables the identification of students who are struggling to meet learning objectives and assign them activities for reinforcement. The itslearning recommendation engine can automate ‘most’ of the process of ‘identification of students who are struggling to meet learning objectives and assign them activities for reinforcement’www.itslearning.co.uk/Websites/.../Personalized_Learning_Recipe.pdf.

 

The reporting features enable students, teachers, administrators, mentors and parents to view student aspects of students’ progress via their personalised dashboard. Teachers and administrators can filter views of how classes have performed with respect to specific learning objectives by date, or by status (for example, to show only the students who have exceeded a particular learning objective). For more details, see https://vimeo.com/118518649. A parents’ dashboard enables parents to see their child’s progress on tasks, grades and towards learning objectives, as well as their individual learning plans, behaviour and attendance.

Classification

Inventory type:

learning environment tool

smart system

learner support tool

design and planning tool,

analytics for assessment

Role of analytics:

summarisation & description

recommendation

Data sources:

uses own data, uses data from statistical services, sources data from other system(s): management information systems, virtual learning environment, audio/video playback, assessment system, forums

Keywords:

reporting, recommendation system,

Tool in Context

Learning:

school (K-12)

Supply model:

self-hosted server software

Origin:

itslearning: TEL vendor (originally began as a computer engineering project at Bergen University College in 1998)

Ethics and privacy:

Privacy matters have been considered in the software design and service provision: there is a privacy section in which administrators can edit settings.

Languages:

 

Maturity and Evidence of Utility

The itslearning platform as a whole was established in 1999, growing from a computer-engineering project at Bergen University College. It now has over 7 million active users.

Tolgfors, B., & Öhman, M. (2015). The implications of assessment for learning in physical education and health. European Physical Education Review. doi: 10.1177/1356336x15595006‘

Further Information

Tool provider’s website:http://www.itslearning.net/reporting-analytics
Brief description of recommendation enginehttp://www.itslearning.co.uk/mobile-and-byod

itslearning company backgroundhttp://www.itslearning.net/our-story

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