From past few years “Adaptive Learning” is a term frequently used in education but today, with the advent of more ubiquitous technology in schools, education systems are giving more importance to the advantages of leveraging adaptive techniques within both instructional programs and assessments. The basic concept of adaptive learning is simple— Coursework should be adapted in order to meet the individual needs of each student. Every teacher is experienced enough to modify curriculum in some way to help students access information. But nowadays technology can help in making the adaptations easier and more streamlined.
Adaptive technology can monitor a student’s progress and can recognize which concepts they’ve mastered and in which areas they need further instruction. Many benefits that adaptive technology offers in online courses also apply to traditional classrooms. At times when teachers and students don’t interact with each other frequently in person, as often happens with online courses, having a tool that helps pick up the slack becomes that much more important. Let’s check out the benefits that adaptive technology offer in online learning:
- Students Get Real-Time Response Regarding Their Work
Online students work according to their own schedules, complete assignments whenever they find the time. Adaptive learning technology help these students by recognizing the challenge they’re facing thereby providing additional resources to help them work through it on their own, especially at that time when a professor isn’t around to help them.
Students will also get a clear idea of when they are ready to move on. Adaptive learning technology will help them understand when they need to slow down a bit and pay closer attention to the material.
- Teachers Get Data with Perceptions into Student Needs
Adaptive learning technology helps in tracking what and how each student is doing so that teachers can remain updated with each student’s progress. For instance if one student’s doing well in everything they do, the teacher know don’t need any intervention. But if another student is having a hard time getting past one particular lesson then teachers can offer help that student with extra help. In short teachers won’t have to work separately to assess which skills each student needs help with, as they will have on-demand data gathering that information.
- Minimal Interactions between Faculty and Students become More Productive
When students don’t get to access in-class time, making the most of any interaction they have with professors is paramount. Teachers don’t want to waste time on the stuff students already know, when what they need is a specific help with one thing that they just can’t figure out. Adaptive learning produces data in such a way that tech allows faculty to steer those conversations in the directions most important to helping the student succeed.
Adaptive learning technology helps online students ensure that they use their learning time as efficiently and productively as possible. Students either ways have to work hard to succeed; but with adaptive technology, they will be able to focus on the right work. Tricon’s adaptive learning management system provides teachers and parents with a real-time view of the progress made by students along with an assessment report and system generated recommendations.