What is the value?
Smart Sparrow recognises that not every student learns in the same way and that their learning can be better supported if they are given guidance to find correct answers themselves. This can be achieved by tailoring activities according to students’ learning needs through alternative pathways, customised feedback and remedial activities.
From the student perspective, adaptive learning has been shown to improve pass rates, student retention and overall marks in addition to improvements in long-term learning as opposed to rote memorisation (Johnson, 2016).
Smart Sparrow offers a powerful analytics back-end that allows instructors to see the amount of time spent on lesson screens, and the number of attempts made. This helps to identify areas where students commonly struggle, which can lead to future lesson improvements or further tailoring of content to address these issues.
Within analytics you will see several reporting options:
Class Summary will you give you an overview of the number of lessons started and completed for each student.
Student Report will show you a single student’s progress and grade for each lesson in the course.
Lesson Report will show you data for a single lesson including score, progress percentage and number of attempts by student.
Answers Report will show you answers from a single student across all the enabled components.
Manual Grades will show you student responses to different components that you have elected to manually grade.
Griffith Graduate Attributes
The use of Smart Sparrow may assist the attainment of the following Griffith Graduate Attributes:
- Attribute 1
- Attribute 2
Course Design Standards
The use of Smart Sparrow may assist the attainment of the following Course Design Standards:
- Standard 1
- Standard 2
- Standard 3
Smart Sparrow and Teaching Practices
q. How could you use Smart Sparrow lessons within your own course.
q. List 3 benefits that an Adaptive Learning tool could provide to your Learning and Teaching activities.