mobile learning

Mobile learning converges with competency-based

Software developed at the University of Central Florida is powering a new way of learning

Today’s student expects their learning experience to be as mobile-centric as they are. DreamDegree is an educational experience that serves up course content to students in their individual learning style, when they are ready and where they spend the most time – on their mobile devices. And technology developed at the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at UCF is supporting this interactive mobile learning experience.

California-based SignificantTechnology, LLC licensed the technology developed by David Metcalf, Ph.D. and his research team in the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at IST to support its existing cloud-based learning tool. In addition to assisting the adaptive learning experience, the UCF technology uses the principals of gamification to reinforce learning objectives by encouraging students to work as a team in competitive environments.

SignificantTechnology Founder, Michael K. Clifford, Ph.D. said, “DreamDegree™ is the best of competency-based education powered by adaptive learning available on a mobile cloud-based platform. We believe this licensed technology from UCF will help improve communication between students and their professors and the overall learning experience for students.”

Students can interact with their content at their own pace, on their own time and use data to assess progress towards mastery. Robust analytics deliver learning insights to professors and students, improving communication and student learning outcomes.

“Students don’t learn the same way, know the same concepts or become proficient at the same time. DreamDegree™ identifies a personalized learning path for each student to aid in mastery of concepts. Faculty can spend more time on collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills.” adds Clifford.

DreamDegree™ is available in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon – anywhere internet access is available.

Laura Ascione