Once we collect the learning data available to us we can actually see if it’s working or not.
We don’t know our learners.
We know very little about them. About 10% of the learner, give or take, is known to us. That is, what happens inside the classroom, LMS or other type of learning environment.
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We’re only capturing 10% of the learning data out there.
You know there is a side of the moon that can not be seen from earth? It took going there to see the other side- until then it was a mystery.
In the same way, there’s a whole side of the student’s learning experience that we can’t see. Schools and districts attempting to understand their learners are missing a large facets of their learner’s experiences inside and outside the classroom.
Why is this? Why don’t we understand our learners like we should?
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What are the differences between an LMS and LRS? Do you need both? What can and can’t each piece do?
We’ve compiled below a list of capabilities of an LMS. This is to illustrate the point that the LRS will not, and is not intended to, replace the LMS. The LRS simply stores all of the learning data as a component of an LMS.
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Education needs an LRS. Here are three reasons why
We have a very rudimentary understanding of how our students and teachers actually learn.
We can’t tell how and when they are learning or what their preferred learning style is. We can barely even see our learners data without (practically) begging for it.
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You know what a Learning Record Store is but why do you need one?
That’s a quote from an outstanding blog post by the good people over at Learning Locker where they explain why a company or organization would need a Learning Record Store (LRS).
It’s a broad and basic quote for sure but, in our minds, is extremely applicable within the context of education.
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Why Thrivist exists and how the Learning Record Store supports our mission
Today’s education market demands technology that is easy-to-use, intuitive, adapts to an individual’s learning style and creates actionable insights from the data collected.
Adaptive learning and actionable insights from data, we feel, are what is currently missing in education solutions today. There isn’t anyone in K-12 education working to solve those two problems.
Thrivist exists to solve those two problems.
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