November 24, 2020

New Report from Ithaka: “Personalizing Post-Secondary Education: An Overview of Adaptive Learning Solutions for Higher Education”

From Ithaka:

The number of adaptive learning providers has expanded in recent years, with both start-up companies and established publishers offering products for the growing higher education market. Yet, for an institution seeking an adaptive learning provider—or a researcher seeking to understand the market—there was no broad overview to serve as an entry point. This report, which began as part of an internal effort to understand the landscape of providers, the products they offer, and which institutions are using them, aims to fill that gap.

“Personalizing Post-Secondary Education: An Overview of Adaptive Learning Solutions for Higher Education” reviews 13 adaptive learning providers, focusing on the high-level technical and pedagogical characteristics of their solutions, their business models, their content models, and their partnerships. We hope that by compiling and organizing crucial product and organizational information in one place, we will give those interested in adopting or studying adaptive technologies a place to start.

From an Introductory Blog Post: “Mapping the Adaptive Learning Landscape” by by Martin Kurzweil:

The motivation for this report was our own desire to learn about the adaptive learning market, and finding that an overview like this did not exist. It is our hope that, by compiling and organizing crucial product and organizational information in one place, this resource provides those interested in adopting or studying adaptive technologies with a place to start.

Direct to Full Text Report (35 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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