Chances are that you’re already familiar with A-List’s adaptive learning technology and how, on average, it helps students improve their ACT and SAT scores by +5 and +167 points, respectively. But did you know that adaptive learning technology has proven itself a critical tool beyond test prep? Educators and administrators have found that it helps provide students with continuity of instruction and performance when faced with a disruptive environment, like our current global situation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We know that navigating this new normal is difficult, whether your students are in the classroom full time, on a hybrid learning schedule, or fully remote. No matter the case, adopting adaptive learning technology will help them achieve the best academic outcomes possible. You can give your students the tools to learn at their own pace, while giving educators everything they need to assess a student’s progress and help them reach the next level. Here are three ways adaptive learning technology can help provide a smooth educational experience for your student:
Adaptive Learning Provides a More Efficient Use of Time
One of the biggest concerns with hybrid and remote learning is whether students can retain information as well as they could when learning in the classroom. Even for students who have returned to the classroom, the concern still remains and raises the question of how much extra time needs to be spent to get students back on track. Adaptive learning technology allows educators to see exactly where a student is struggling and help them focus on what they need to learn to catch up with the rest of the class. The technology allows students to use their time efficiently and effectively by focusing only on those areas where they need help, instead of going back and learning old concepts over and over again.
Adaptive Learning Helps Create Individualized Learning Paths
One of the biggest strengths of adaptive learning is how it removes the one-size-fits-all approach of teaching and allows individual students to have their own learning paths. As students complete different learning modules, their personal academic goals can be adjusted to meet their needs. Educators can keep track of their students’ progress along these individualized paths and provide advanced material or extra help when needed. This approach is especially helpful if students are not in the classroom – and by extension, not in close contact with their teachers every day. It allows educators to closely monitor their students’ academic progress, even from a distance.
One-on-One Instruction Help
Adaptive learning technology can almost be looked at as a teacher’s assistant. The algorithms in the technology help provide individualized instruction to students, becoming accustomed to the student’s needs through analysis of the tasks and the student’s responses. This creates a situation where the student is receiving one-on-one review of topics they’re weak in. In addition, the adaptive learning technology provides reports for the educator of any areas where he or she may need to step in.
Students begin their journey with a baseline of questions, and their answers are then analyzed to show whether or not they are ready to advance. The answers to these questions provide feedback to the educator on areas where they may need to help their students, or where they can push them further to enhance their academic careers.
If you’d like to learn more about A-List’s adaptive learning technology, please contact us. Or visit our website to see how we can help your students and educators maintain a strong, cohesive learning experience, no matter if they’re learning in the classroom, in their living room, or both.