BLOOM’S LANDMARK STUDY ON THE BENEFITS OF ONE-TO-ONE INSTRUCTION

Benjamin Bloom empirically proved the achievement benefits of one-to-one instruction over the conventional classroom in 1984. 90% of students receiving one-to-one instruction tested in the 20% of student who learned in conventional classroom settings. Calling it the “Two Sigma Problem,” he lamented that “most students do have the ability to reach this high level of learning” but that individualized instruction is “too costly for most societies to bear.”

Read BLOOM’S LANDMARK STUDY ON THE BENEFITS OF ONE-TO-ONE INSTRUCTION (.pdf)

MITSLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW: RESHAPING BUSINESS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

This global survey with over 3,000 managers and 30 in-depth interviews reveals that 85% of executives believe artificial intelligence will enable their companies to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, less than 39% have an artificial intelligence strategy in place and only one in twenty have extensively incorporated the technology.

Read MITSLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW: RESHAPING BUSINESS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (.pdf)

MCKINSEY: NOTES FROM THE A.I. FRONTIER

According to McKinsey’s research deep learning techniques such as feed forward neural networks, recurrent neural networks, and convolutional neural networks account for about 40% of the annual value potentially created by all analytics techniques. They estimate that these specific pieces of technology alone can create between $3.5 trillion and $5.8 trillion in value annually.

Read MCKINSEY: NOTES FROM THE A.I. FRONTIER (.pdf)

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: LECTURED STUDENTS 1.5X MORE LIKELY TO FAIL

In this study, students being lectured are 1.5x more likely to fail than students in classes with more stimulating, active learning methods. Conventional classrooms, however, continue to be driven by the lecture method because one-to-one instruction has been too expensive. Instructors do not have the time or resources to personalize every lesson or drill deep into topics where each student is struggling.

Read NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: LECTURED STUDENTS 1.5X MORE LIKELY TO FAIL (External link – opens in new window)