The HarvardX course “Super-Earths and Life,” taught by Dimitar Sasselov, Phillips Professor of Astronomy, features adaptive learning technology, allowing researchers to investigate the impact of the technology on MOOC course design and online learning outcomes.
HarvardX technologists and VPAL researchers joined with educational technology company TutorGen to develop an adaptive learning algorithm that can dynamically change in response to student interactions. Preliminary findings suggest that the adaptive technology supports a higher efficiency of learning.
For more information about the study, visit:
- VPAL Research: Designing Adaptive Learning and Assessment in HarvardX: Collaborative Project by Harvard University and TutorGen
- VPAL Research: The Adaptive Experiment: Implementation
- Harvard Gazette: Adaptive learning featured in HarvardX course