Personalized, Optimized Learning

Adaptive learning should be applied as one of many tools to help learners master their course material.

Our adaptive activities were designed to extend the learning by doing method central to the Doer Effect incorporated in our courseware. The Acrobatiq platform includes adaptivity in the form of personalized, scaffolded activities. To do this, the platform gathers data as students move through the lessons and do practice (learn by doing), generates predictive learning estimates, and adapts the activities to provide the optimal level of question scaffolding for each student.

Our research on these adaptive activities has focused on their effectiveness for student learning, and design best practices.

  • We found that these activities had a net positive impact on learning estimates for students, and that students who improved their learning estimates via the adaptive activities scored higher on assessments than their peers who did not.

  • We analyzed several courses and identified adaptive activity design best practices to optimize question scaffolding to benefit student learning.

The adaptive process: Students do practice with icon of tablet; Platform generates predictive learning estimate with icon of desktop computer; Adaptive activities provide scaffolding based on learning estimates with icon of lightbulb

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