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What Is Adaptive Learning? Some Important Elements to Know

Say you’re a math student in a basic mathematics course online, and you take a test on addition. Whether you’re ready to move on to the next lesson studying subtraction should be based on how well you do on your test, right? If you get nine out of 10 questions correct, you’ve shown enough knowledge of the subject of addition to start learning how to subtract. If you only get three questions correct, you have more studying to do and will be returned to an earlier point in the course to practice.

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Finding Your Learning Experience Platform: Which Bells, Which Whistles?

As discussed in our previous post about the steps involved in choosing a learning experience platform or learning management system (LMS), the marketplace offers many off-the-shelf LMS options. This makes it seem as if the best option will be apparent once you and your organization have determined your needs. But it’s usually not quite so straightforward. An LMS that seems perfectly fine initially may not help you reach all of your goals, and it’s helpful to take a look at why that could happen.

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How to Rank Learning Experience Platforms: A Rubric

If you’ve read our previous post explaining learning experience platforms — also known as learning management systems (LMSs) — and how to choose one, you already know that there are numerous systems and that they differ in major ways. You also know the pitfalls you might find as you navigate various systems, as well as the advantages they may offer.

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How to Choose a Learning Experience Platform

Think of the last time you learned something online. Whether you took a required course for a degree or professional development, or you explored topics such as creative arts or finance for fun, you were taking part in our now-ubiquitous option to study almost anything from the comfort of home.

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Competency-Based Learning: Getting Where You Want to Be, Part 2

As noted in part 1, competency-based learning is an educational pedagogy that functions like a car’s navigation system. When you’re going on a road trip, you enter your destination into the GPS and see what routes you can take; similarly, in this pedagogy, there are many ways to get where you want to go. Any person can reach the desired point if they’re willing to put in the work and if they’re supported in the right ways.

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