WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
Changing the Game: Moving from Adaptive to Adaptable Learning

Speaker: Samantha Birk, Higher Education Institutional Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Speaker: Niki Bray, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
Speaker: Dale Johnson, Adaptive Program Manager, Arizona State University
Speaker: Karen Tinsley-Kim, Instructional Development Specialist, University of Central Florida

The growing use of adaptive learning has led to significant questions about “walled garden” courseware, data-informed multiple learning paths, and what is needed to create a more integrated and adaptable ecosystem. Moving from adaptive to adaptable learning presents greater flexibility to better support institutional, departmental, and faculty goals to improve educational outcomes. An adaptable system could be reconfigured easily by faculty as they experiment and learn what works for students. This has a direct impact on student success and retention. In a cohesive, extensible adaptive learning environment, the seamless integration of multiple technology systems and learning tools is the linchpin to success. Ideally, campus and third-party systems work together in concert leveraging open standards to provide a better experience for students and instructors, while ubiquitously leveraging multiple data points to inform the learning flow. This session will explore how creating an adaptable learning ecosystem lays a foundation for moving from adaptive technology to an adaptable teaching and learning experience.