UTA Conference 2020: Adaptive Learning Technologies for Personalised & Inclusive Learning - Paul Smith
From Benjamin Davies on June 7th, 2020
Adaptive learning technologies can improve online provision by tailoring the experience to each individual student as part of a programme of personalised learning and the aim is to use this approach to improve inclusive teaching practices. The strength of adaptive learning is that it challenges students at a level appropriate to their needs allowing them to progress at their own pace, whilst ensuring they receive support to keep them confident and maximise their achievement. This approach starts with the learning outcomes and develops a curriculum driven by what the students should display at the end of their learning. Course content focuses on what will help them understand what they need to know, presented in a learning map in the form of concept pages, tests and videos, and students navigate their own personal learning journey. Adaptive learning provides inclusive teaching by identifying gaps in learner knowledge and providing immediate support, where the system guides students along the appropriate path for their individual needs.