People of all ages learning in various ways Intellectual development for people of all ages
Transforming Education through Science
Airplanes are one of the most important scientific innovations of the 20th century Massive communications networks make it easy for us to hold a conversation or find information from sources around the world, all within a couple of seconds. Innovations in transportation allow us to arrive virtually anywhere on earth after a two-day journey. Medical advancements extend our lifetimes by years. Brain research and education experiments have resulted in many interesting discoveries as well; tragically, however, many of these discoveries are never applied to education.

A small change in the way people learn will stimulate large changes in our world

This gap between knowledge and application in educational discovery is the hole the EduMetrics Institute is trying to bridge. We aim to change the world by implementing educational discoveries to change the way people learn.

Dr. Victor Bunderson, our founder, has been involved in educational research for decades, and has developed a three-pronged approach to enhance learning for people of all ages.

His model concentrates on the importance of having an understanding of how to teach, how to tailor the message to the individual, and how to measure that individual's learning progress. The EduMetrics Institute emphasizes implementing a synergy of learning pathways, progress measurement and feedback, and individual learning styles in learning processes. We direct projects and make partnerships with organizations that support similar goals for advancing learning, especially through one of these three manners. Each of these elements plays a critical role in the educational process, and a combination of the three is ideal for success in learning.

Three Angles to Approach Education for Better Intellectual Development

Continual Progress Measurement Ideal Learning Conditions
Learning Pathways formed by Theory Individual Learning Styles
So, what exactly are these three pedestals of ideal learning? How do we synchronize the three to improve education? The challenge lies in the implementation. For years, teachers have used inefficient methods to teach concepts, not understanding fully the essential basics described here. Let's briefly address each of these aspects. Each one has its own descriptive page, should you desire more detail.

Educational Theory

For years, researchers have tried to explain how we learn, how our brain processes information, and what we should do to teach and learn most effectively. Educational theory varies according to the material being learned. One education theory, domain theory, represents an attempt to understand the small, simple lessons that must be understood in order to grasp larger concepts, thus dividing education into smaller, more measurable pieces. Click to learn more about how we use educational theory to create intellectually enhancing products and educational processes.

Education progress measurement is more complex than placing a ruler on the brainProgress Measurement and Feedback

Once education has been analyzed and divided into different concepts, we can begin to measure understanding and abilities using continuous measurement techniques. EduMetrics has been developing learning progress systems like these for years.

Standardized tests are given once and are analyzed to determine how well students have learned. However, the data from these tests are usually aggregated, published, and never used again. EduMetrics learning progress measures employ a greater focus on the student. Measures are calculated continually, according to applicable educational theory. Results then can be used to customize the learning process for each individual learner's needs.

Individual Learning Styles

The third necessary element for ideal learning is adaptation to the individual learner's aptitudes and abilities. For example, students who learn best from statistics and analytical descriptions should be educated using that same analytical approach. Visual learners should be presented with more diagrams and illustrations. Social learners should be taught through discussion and other interactive activities. Click to learn about how EduMetrics uses individual learning styles to improve education.

Synergy...

Ideal learning conditions come when we employ all three of these aspects together, using our understanding of the learning process to adapt education according to each learner's understanding of the material and preferred learning style. We believe that intelligent teaching systems yield more intelligent people. Combining these essential elements in education will lead to a more intelligent, successful, and advanced society. If we can overcome initial resistance to change in educational organizations to revolutionize education this way, then society will never be the same.

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