Welcome to Realizeit labs

This site is where we'll share some of the inner workings of the Realizeit Research and Development team: the projects we're working on, meetings we're attending, collaborations we're involved in, papers we're publishing. Make sure to follow us to stay up to date on what is happening.

If you are interested in using the Realizeit platform, please visit www.realizeitlearning.com.

We are always interested in hearing new ideas and discussing potential research collaborations. If you are interested in working with us, or one of our partner institutions on a research project then let us know.

Welcome to Realizeit Labs
Sep 10, 2018  • Colm Howlin  Featured Post

Welcome to Realizeit Labs, the website and blog of the Realizeit Research and Development team. Our mission is to build, extend and evolve the capabilities of Realizeit, our learning platform....

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Self-Reported Student Affect
Sep 19, 2018  • Colm Howlin & Eoin Gubbins

In a previous post, we talked about our State Framework, a feature which enables a student to provide a single data input, in real time, on an ad-hoc basis. In...

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Capturing the Student Voice
Sep 10, 2018  • Colm Howlin

If we genuinely want to make learning personalized, then we need to consider the student voice. Most systems today are excellent at capturing “hard data” – what did the student...

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  • 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark

    Patterns of Student’s Curriculum Engagement in an On-Demand Online Curriculum - an Exploratory Study at Charles Sturt University

    Maartje van den Bogaard (Delft University of Technology), Colm Howlin (Realizeit), Euan Lindsay (Charles Sturt University), Jim Morgan (Charles Sturt University)

    Sep 20, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM - S01


  • EdCrunch 2018 - Moscow, Russia

    Insights into Adaptive Learning: Student Attitudes, Outcomes, and Behaviors

    Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Colm Howlin (Realizeit)

    Oct 1, 2018 - 2:20 PM to 3:00 PM - Room TBA


  • EdCrunch 2018 - Moscow, Russia

    Panel Discussion: "Future of Personalized Learning and the Role in Adaptive Courseware"

    Moderator: Dale Johnson (Arizona State University)

    Panelists: Colm Howlin (Realizeit), Ani Aghababyan (McGraw Hill), Nikolai Vyahhi (Stepik), Jim Thompson (Cogbooks)

    Oct 1, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM - Room TBA


  • EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2018 - Denver, CO

    Student Adaptive Learning Behavior Prototypes: A Research Partnership

    Colm Howlin (Realizeit), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University), Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)

    Nov 2, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM - Four Seasons Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level


  • OLC Accelerate 2018 - Orlando, FL

    Adaptive Learning: Three Years Of Collaborative Research

    Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Colm Howlin (Realizeit), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University)

    Nov 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM - Northern Hemisphere C


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    Charles Dziuban, Colm Howlin, Patsy Moskal, Connie Johnson, Liza Parker and Maria Campbell (2018)
    Adaptive Learning: A Stabilizing Influence Across Disciplines and Universities
    Online Learning, 22(3), 7-39. doi:10.24059/olj.v22i3.1465
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    This study represents an adaptive learning partnership among The University of Central Florida, Colorado Technical University, and the platform provider Realizeit. A thirteen-variable learning domain for students forms the basis of a component invariance study. The results show that four dimensions - knowledge acquisition, engagement activities, communication and growth remain constant in nursing and mathematics courses across the two universities, indicating that the adaptive modality stabilizes learning organization in multiple disciplines.

    The authors contend that similar collaborative partnerships among universities and vendors is an important next step in the research process.
    Charles Dziuban, Colm Howlin, Constance Johnson and Patsy Moskal (2017)
    An Adaptive Learning Partnership
    Educause Review, December 18 2017 (Editors' Pick)
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    Charles Dziuban (2017)
    The Technology of Adaptive Learning
    Education Technology Insights (Editors' Pick)
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