There is nothing quite like a tailored made dress or suit something unique created just for you based on your taste, your exact measurements, and the type of event you are going to. The truth is, one size never fits all, ever! And this is as much true for clothes as it is for education. That’s right, and although we’ve been told otherwise for years, a new way of learning where your needs, preferences, and strengths are taken into account is possible, and it is already happening. It is called adaptive learning.
The truth is, one size never fits all, ever! And this is as much true for clothes as it is for education.
Adaptive learning, which is also referred to as individualized, personalized, and non-linear, is a technique for delivering personalized learning experiences that address the unique learning preferences of individuals through a data-driven approach that self adjusts the path and pace of learning delivering tailored fit learning experiences at scale. Based on this, the materials and exercises are curated for each learner.
There are countless benefits of implementing adaptive learning both for learners and instructors, which we’ve talked about before, from one-to-one instruction and flexible learning to time efficiency that benefits instructors and learners and better knowledge retention and comprehension.
most adaptive learning platforms are inspired by Lev Vygotsky’s,
To reap those benefits, most adaptive learning platforms are inspired by Lev Vygotsky’s, Soviet psychologist and social constructivist, Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). According to Vygotsky, the key to learning is to identify this Zone, or space where each learner – with the right amount of help – can solve more advanced and complex problems. Adaptive learning is one of the methods to reach this zone.
Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). According to Vygotsky, the key to learning is to identify this Zone, or space where each learner – with the right amount of help – can solve more advanced and complex problems. Adaptive learning is one of the methods to reach this zone.
Let’s take a look at some of the tools that are available right now, which are leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to try and reach this vital Zone.
Adaptive Learning Tools
Nuance: Nuance specializes in speech recognition software that students and teachers can use. It can transcribe up to 160 words per minute and is particularly useful for students who struggle with writing or have limited mobility. Moreover, it can reduce the time instructors spend carrying out tedious tasks such as creating documents or composing emails.
Querium: It uses artificial intelligence to provide STEM tutoring lessons to students. Its AI technology analyzes the time it takes for students to complete tutoring lessons and gives information to teachers regarding studying habits and areas that need more work.
Quizlet: Quizlet allows students to create flashcards to review before exams or after a particularly challenging lesson. Moreover, they can also check out flashcards and different high-quality study materials such as games, adaptive questions, and quizzes created by other students and teachers. They recently launched an AI-Learning assistant.
CanopyLAB: This sui generis adaptive, social, and intelligent learning space leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and natural language processing to understand the learners’ needs, skills, and preferences and uses this information to help instructors create personalized learning experiences using its AI-driven course authoring tool.
Kahoot: Kahoot is an online game-based learning platform. In it, instructors, schools, and parents can create quizzes and different fun trivia activities to review materials, assess concepts, etc. It can be accessed via a web browser or through the Kahoot app.
These are just some of our favorite tools online you can use right now to bring adaptive learning to your lessons so you can experience its many benefits and help your students reach their full potential. At CanopyLAB, we believe education has the power to change the world, which is why we are constantly working to improve our adaptive functionalities so you and your team can have a truly personalized and social learning experience. Moreover, we are happy to share our experience researching adaptive models, conceptualizing- and building them.
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