Adaptive learning is hot. The technology, loosely defined as data-driven tools that can help professors mold coursework around individual students’ abilities, is developing at a dizzying pace.
And colleges have been hard-pressed to keep up with the mishmash of adaptive offerings from emerging firms.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation representatives believe adaptive learning has plenty of potential, both to help more students earn a college credential and to do so more efficiently. So the foundation footed the bill to bring together leaders from a group of a dozen relatively tech-savvy colleges and two associations to share information.
The group has met three times. One attendee calls it the most diverse gathering of institutions he’s seen in 40 years on the job.
Read more: Inside Higher Ed