What is Adaptive Learning?

Legal Definition
Adaptive learning is an educational method which uses computers as interactive teaching devices, and to orchestrate the allocation of human and mediated resources according to the unique needs of each learner. Computers adapt the presentation of educational material according to students' learning needs, as indicated by their responses to questions, tasks and experiences. The technology encompasses aspects derived from various fields of study including computer science, education, psychology, and brain science.

Adaptive learning has been partially driven by a realization that tailored learning cannot be achieved on a large-scale using traditional, non-adaptive approaches. Adaptive learning systems endeavor to transform the learner from passive receptor of information to collaborator in the educational process. Adaptive learning systems' primary application is in education, but another popular application is business training. They have been designed as desktop computer applications, web applications, and are now being introduced into overall curricula.

Adaptive learning has been implemented in several kinds of educational systems such as adaptive hypermedia, intelligent tutoring systems, computerized adaptive testing, and computer-based pedagogical agents.
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Legal Definition
An organization learning method that focuses on the past success to develop strategy. This is used when incremental success has occured during changes. It is opposite of organizational learning.