What Faculty Should Know About Adaptive Learning

Michael Felsdtein, Dec 26, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good overview article on adaptive learning by Michael Feldstein (I don't look at the author name until I've selected an article for inclusion in OLDaily, so the repeated citations from e-Literate are a testimate to the quality of the work, at least in my view). Feldstein cautions against extreme views on adaptive elarning, both for and against: "When the idea that machine-assessed competencies capture everything important that a student should learn in a class, there is danger.... The countervailing temptation for faculty, then, is to reject all adaptive learning itself as a fraud and a conspiracy to defund education. That temptation should [also] be resisted."

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