For-Profits & Adaptive Learning

in Noteworthy
July 29th, 2013

Broadly defined, adaptive learning is the use of data-driven tools to design  coursework that responds to individual students’ abilities. Courses featuring  adaptive technology typically use assessments to constantly adjust content,  giving students extra help to master concepts or to skip ones they already  understand. Career Education Corp. has begun one of higher education’s broadest  experiments with adaptive learning. Institutions in the for-profit chain have  powered more than 300 online course sections with the emerging technology, and  enrollments in those courses have topped 11,000 students.

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