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Epiphany Learning updates personalized learning tool

By Laura Devaney
August 31st, 2015

Research, observations inspired updates to the K-12 web-based personalized learning application

personalized-learningEpiphany Learning, a personalized learning ed-tech company, has launched version 2.0 of its Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application.

A year of research observing how learners, teachers and administrators use the student-centric, K-12 web-based personalized learning application inspired a number of pioneering upgrades enhancing the application’s performance for its users.

“At Epiphany Learning we’re on a mission to transform education by putting the learner back in the center of their education,” states Laura Henderson, founder and CEO of Epiphany Learning. “A mission requiring us to constantly evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of learners, teachers and administrators. We spent the last year researching user interaction with our application and version 2.0 is the culmination of our findings.”

New features included in the Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application version 2.0 include:

New Configurators: Schools can customize the application – and their personalized learning environments – at the district, school, grade and class level without custom development.

Teacher Dashboards: Teachers can access all classes, students and assignments by different levels and layers for ease of use in a more intuitive and user-friendly dashboard.

Co-Teaching Friendly: Complements co-teaching environments by letting teachers easily share information among colleagues/co-teachers.

Standards-Based Grading Support:
a. Supports the Standards Mastery Reporting Tool (SMART) system – a new grading system, created by teachers to report student mastery of concepts and skills.
b. Standards-based, or SMART grading, allows assignments to be graded based on one or many standards instead of one generic letter or number grade.

Updated K-2 Profile:
a. Now picture and audio friendly, version 2.0 encourages young learners to upload their own sound clips and photos, and attach them to goals they create.
b. The Learning Inventory has been changed from a question, word-based format to an image-only format.
c. The overall appearance of the profile has been modified, making it more visually appealing and functional for K-2 learners.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura