Over the past several years, Edmentum has solicited feedback from our customers through surveys, classroom visits, focus groups, and usability tests. A consistent theme emerged from this research: our products were too complicated for educators who simply did not have time to spend learning how to use all the features we provided to them. The company responded by forming an experience design team with the mission of simplifying our products and saving educators time.
Our research team here at Edmentum was honored to have Marzano Research peer review a research project that we conducted for our classroom practice and assessment program, Study Island. Through that review, Marzano confirmed our findings about the effectiveness of Study Island, and we also uncovered four best practices to help students get the most out of online practice.
Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy provides students with a personalized and flexible alternative path to the ever-so crucial high school diploma, while offering the same caliber of quality instruction and standards alignment of traditional classrooms.
When effectively integrated into a learning environment, online courses can give students even more choices in what they take, options in how they consume the content, and opportunities to learn in different ways through the engaging online curriculum.