FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2015
Margaret Roth, Chief Marketing Officer at Yet Analytics, Inc.
Yet Analytics and The Learning Accelerator Partner to Bring Data Analytics to Competency-based Learning
BALTIMORE, MD — In an effort to bring cutting-edge data analytics to the development of high-quality open standards for the education profession, Yet Analytics, Inc. and Cupertino, CA-based nonprofit The Learning Accelerator announce a new partnership.
“This partnership will lay the foundation of a data architecture that will support the connected learning and training of professionals across the United States,” said Shelly Blake-Plock, CEO of Yet Analytics. “As technologies and methods evolve, this data architecture can evolve with them to provide the support that contemporary learners need while leveraging open standards, open source, and open resources to establish a scalable and cost-effective infrastructure for competency-based learning.”
The Learning Accelerator is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across the United States. Core to this initiative is to prepare educators to make the shift to blended and personalized learning approaches, including competency-based learning.
Yet Analytics is a Baltimore, MD based software firm specializing in big data technology for learning and training. Yet has built a comprehensive platform for the collection and analysis of learning data and is currently working with partners on projects ranging from the smart collection of emergency and surgical simulation training data to the harnessing of data within educational virtual reality environments.
As part of the Next-Gen Human Capital Initiative, The Learning Accelerator is working with a variety of human capital providers to develop open learning content for educators trying to make the shift to new, personalized models of teaching and learning. The Learning Accelerator, in partnership with iNACOL, has also developed a “Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework” to help identify the mindsets, qualities, and skills educators will need to be successful in the work. It is The Learning Accelerator’s goal that this initiative be foundational for developing a living and adaptable guide, an accessible and open standard for teacher development content and experiences, and an actionable map for modelling educator competency-based learning.
“As our work in human capital has evolved, we’ve asked how we can make the learner experience more coherent and personalized,” said Beth Rabbitt, partner at The Learning Accelerator. “This project with Yet Analytics will help us experiment with, and hopefully develop and launch, a truly competency-based approach for teacher professional development and training.”
Yet is focusing on aligning The Learning Accelerator’s goals with the power of the Experience API (xAPI). Developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative at the U.S. Department of Defense, xAPI offers next-gen data interoperability and analysis features which can leverage Web and mobile learning platforms as well as data produced by wearables, virtual environments, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as embedded sensors and beacons. The technology provides key strengths to the development of competency-based approaches to learning and training in a world where everything connects to the Internet.
For more information, please contact Margaret Roth <email@example.com>.
The Learning Accelerator is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across America. See more at: http://learningaccelerator.org
Yet Analytics, Inc. builds software enabling organizations to collect, standardize, and analyze experiential learning and training data from any source; through this work, Yet is establishing the core data infrastructure for connected learning and training. See more at: http://yetanalytics.com