The term adaptive learning refers to a nonlinear approach to online instruction that adjusts to a student's needs as the student progresses through course content, resulting in a customized experience for the learner based on prior knowledge. This concept is emerging in the field of online learning. Through a project funded by the eXtension Foundation, we reviewed and conducted pilot testing on adaptive learning tools for Extension programming. We found that the adaptive learning format aided learners in mastering content. A significant contribution to the Extension community resulting from our project is improved understanding of an innovative way of teaching online.
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Shelle, G., Earnesty, D., Pilkenton, A., & Powell, E. (2018). Adaptive Learning: An Innovative Method for Online Teaching and Learning. The Journal of Extension, 56(5), Article 17. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.05.17