Decoding Adaptive

With the rapid growth of blended learning and technology more generally in schools, asking if educational software is capable of adapting to students’ needs is commonplace. Open Ideas at Pearson has partnered with colleagues at EdSurge to develop a report which defines adaptive learning in plain terms, and opens the black box on the exact ways a tool can adapt to learners.

About Open Ideas at Pearson

Pearson’s goal is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. This means we’re always learning too. 

This series of publications, Open Ideas, is one of the ways in which we do this. We work with some of the best minds in education – from teachers and technologists, to researchers and big thinkers – to bring their independent ideas and insights to a wider audience.

How do we learn, and what keeps us motivated to do so? What is the body of knowledge and skills that learners need as we move into the second half of the 21st Century? How can smart digital technologies be best deployed to realize the goal of a more personalized education? How can we build education systems that provide high quality learning opportunities for all?

These questions are too important for the best ideas to stay only in the lecture theatre, on the bookshelf, or alone in one classroom. Instead they need to be found and supported, shared and debated, adopted and refined.

Decoding Adaptive - full report