Implementing adaptive learning technology in your institution

Adaptive learning or adaptive teaching is a essentially a pedagogy mechanism. The teacher uses technology assisted insights and analytics to improvise and update their teaching styles as the curriculum moves forward. This way, the teacher can learn about student’s learning efficiency, their unique needs, and offer customised course delivery for best experience.

There’s a reason why many academic experts and regulatory agencies uphold adaptive learning to be the defining shift of the future of education. At the centre of adaptive learning is student-centric learning.

Adaptive learning is about making learning personal. It enables educators to help their students  and achieve learning outcomes through personalization. As both teachers and students usually uses some kind of academic management software for adaptive learning, the teachers can analyze the data and understand each student’s individual needs better than ever. Teachers having clarity about everyone’s strengths and weaknesses can reduce valuable time off of conventional lecturing, especially with a larger number of students and various learning spectrum of different students. Adaptive learning helps the teacher to immediately assess where their students are struggling and, more importantly, which of their teaching strategies are helping them to improve. Everything AL software initiates to increase a student’s understanding, teachers can replicate in a classroom setting.

Implementing adaptive learning technology in your institution

Implementing adaptive learning effectively includes choosing the right technology and curriculum design. An efficient and thoughtfully implemented technology opens up great opportunity for educators and students to pursue excellence in education.

Like anything else, experience is crucial in education too. So bear in mind that adaptive learning is different from the conventional workflows and strategies that we’re usually familiar with. It should be intuitive and engaging, and the students and teachers should be able to perceive the benefits and logic behind it.

You adaptive strategy should involve plans that allow learning outcomes and short-term achievements. These outcomes and their assessment should also be largely dependent on your course design. And most importantly, leave room for collecting feedback. Receiving and analysing proper feedback from students and other faculty would give you valuable insights on how much your students understand, where they are in the whole journey, where they think they’re going, their achievements and shortcomings, and the progress they’ve made. This way, you can optimize your timing and plans as the course moves forward.

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