Why opt for an LMS with adaptive learning features

Have you been entertaining the idea of acquiring a learning management system (LMS) for your organization in order to stimulate dynamism among your employees? Or perhaps you’re considering an LMS for your school but you are worried that it won’t be as easy to track your students’ progress as when you monitor them in person. If this resonates with you, you probably do need an LMS, but you most definitely need one with adaptive learning features.

 

Adaptive learning is an educational model where content, exercises, and structures adapt to the learner’s preferences and abilities.

 

So what exactly is adaptive learning?

Adaptive learning is an educational model where content, exercises, and structures adapt to the learner’s preferences and abilities. Within learning management systems, adaptive learning is usually achieved through Artificial Intelligence (AI), which enables user data collection. Said data is constantly processed and analyzed by algorithms that figure out the best materials and exercises to make the individual’s learning experience as pedagogical and effective as possible.

 

To illustrate, let’s say you’re a History teacher and you’ve designed your Year 9 asynchronous lessons on the new LMS that your school has acquired. When your students log into your lesson, they encounter a leveling test that will gauge their knowledge of key concepts and record their preferences when it comes to learning materials. Your student Amelia’s test revealed that she prefers studying with videos and she is missing some knowledge relating to feudalism, which is an essential concept to understand for this year’s curriculum.

What would an LMS with adaptive features do? Suggest a number of videos to get her up to date with the knowledge she’s missing on feudalism so she can start the year without falling behind. Once Amelia nails feudalism, the LMS will progressively suggest harder and harder exercises, to adapt to her learning curve. That’s just one small example of how much adaptive learning can help individual learners – sometimes in ways, we couldn’t even match as teachers.

 

Adaptive learning features enable the optimization of employee training by providing a tailored learning experience for each employee. This will not only result in better-trained employees, as you’re no longer working with a one-size-fits-all approach, but it will also reduce training/onboarding costs dramatically, given that you will no longer need to hire trainers.

 

Adaptive learning can also be a gamechanger in corporate environments as it enhances efficiency, both in time and resources. Adaptive learning features enable the optimization of employee training by providing a tailored learning experience for each employee. This will not only result in better-trained employees, as you’re no longer working with a one-size-fits-all approach, but it will also reduce training/onboarding costs dramatically, given that you will no longer need to hire trainers. Adaptive learning can also boost employee dynamism and engagement, by creating learning environments that resonate with their individual goals, personalities, and perspectives.

So, whether you’re in a classroom, working remotely, or teaching in blended environments – adaptive learning will significantly boost the educational experiences you design by allowing every single one of your students/employees to have the most efficient and personalized learning journey possible. Need we say more?

 


Are you intrigued by this model of education but can’t experience it first-hand in a Nordic country? Here at CanopyLAB, we designed our LMS based on these very principles, enabling anyone, anywhere, to experience the Nordic model of education.
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