Adaptive eLearning is a new learning and teaching medium that uses an Intelligent Tutoring System to adapt online learning to the student’s level of knowledge. Adaptive eLearning provides students with customised educational content and the unique feedback that they need, when they need it.
To understand where Adaptive eLearning came from, let’s look at the evolution of technology in education. A paradigm shift occurs with each introduction of enabling technology, resulting in a prevailing implementation.
Adaptive eLearning creates the best possible learning experience for students by emulating the talents of great educators. This is achieved by using technologies that adapt and shape teaching to the needs of the individual student. Each student is unique, has varying levels of knowledge and learns differently. Our research, and that of others, has shown that student performance improves when online educational content is personalised.
At Smart Sparrow – Adaptive eLearning is not about some sort of magic, super complex, black box algorithm. Instead – Smart Sparrow empowers educators with a suite of easy to use tools that allows them to create and teach with – rich, interactive, and adaptive educational courseware.
We believe that teachers should have complete control over their students’ learning experience.
Additionally, an Adaptive eLearning Platform provides teachers with a window into their students’ learning for the lessons they’ve created. Real time Learning Analytics provide actionable insights into what students know, what misconceptions they may have, and how they are interacting with content. This feature keeps teachers in control – and allows them to continuously adapt and improve their lessons.
There are three levels of adaptivity that have been built into our platform in order to empower teachers – Adaptive Feedback based on what the student does and knows, Adaptive Pathways that offer varying sequences of content to each student, and the ability for an instructor to Adapt their Teaching – change the content based on an analysis of how their students learn.