inBloom, Dreambox and OpenStax are all examples of managed virtual learning environments / services which provide intelligent and/or adaptive learning to students, additionally these learning environments provide services to the administrators such as analytics and reporting facilities. It is interesting to see how Dreambox Learning, inBloom and OpenStax Tutor compare in a comparison table I drew up. Featuring heavily in SXSWedu and gaining media attention, it is positive to see analytics metrics, adaptive learning and i
ntelligence in the spotlight within education, spcecially as these relate to my own PhD research which focuses on the ‘Design and Development of an Intelligent Assessment and Content Personalising System in Moodle using Data Mining’.
|Dreambox Learning||inBloom||OpenStax Tutor|
|Description||DreamBox uses educational games to assess an individual student’s capability at a subject in real time then it either assists them if they are struggling, or move them along if they are doing well.||inBloom provides technology services that allow states and public school districts to better integrate student data and learning applications to support sustainable, cost-effective personalized learning.||OpenStax Tutor melds new cyber and social infrastructures to put powerful learning tools in the hands of educators and learners. OpenStax Tutor is an ambitious effort that combines high-quality, public-ready software with advanced research pursuits.|
|License||Per-user license||Per-student license (Coming Soon)||Organization-level users may pay a small mission-support fee.|
|Area||Games||Virtual Learning Environment||Virtual Learning Environment|
|Intelligent Technique||Data Mining||Diagnostic / Learning Paths||Machine learning algorithms|
|Limitations||Maths Only / Primary Intermediate Only||America Only||Beta – Some features not yet implemented|