Adaptive learning is a teaching and learning method that uses computer algorithms to coordinate the interaction with each student and deliver customized resources and learning activities to address individual needs. Computers adapt the presentation of course content according to students’ learning needs, as indicated by their responses to experiences, tasks, and questions.
Adaptive learning refers to different pathways students can take within a specific course. They are usually organized as pre-determined categories or modules and applied in a rules-based method with a decision tree. Students might take a test on the first day that will be used to create their individual path and content.