Adaptive learning technologies puts students on path to success
29 April 2022
#KiaAngitu. Rosie Cameron is on a mission to ensure students are on the right path for success as they work towards a STEM degree. She uses adaptive learning technologies in a foundational mathematics course to meet the diverse learning needs of incoming students, helping them to fill knowledge gaps in prerequisite skills and become more independent learners.
Rosie, a mathematics pūkenga | lecturer at the University of Canterbury (UC), received a scholarship for the Distributed Leadership in Teaching Development Programme in 2020 to explore tools and methods that have potential applications to a redesigned MATH101, and then got to work on redesigning the foundational course.
She has identified adaptive learning as a tool that provides students with targeted remediation and automated support. Using this in the updated course, students find themselves in a better position to master initial, prerequisite content and then build on these acquired skills as they encounter content that is more complex.
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