We all know that teaching is a difficult job. Teachers are pushed for time. They need to create lesson plans and use learning resources that will meet a class of mixed abilities.

Adaptive Learning in English Language


We all know that teaching is a difficult job. Teachers are pushed for time. They need to create lesson plans and use learning resources that will meet a class of mixed abilities. Even with the best of intentions, it’s impossible to deliver personalised support and individual feedback for each student, as and when they need it. Differentiated learning helps, as it provides different pathways for different levels of knowledge. But it doesn’t adapt that approach as the student develops. In today’s data-driven world, we should be able to do better. The answer? Adaptive learning.

What is Adaptive Learning?

Adaptive learning makes the most of the latest advances in technology. It uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms and user analytics to respond to the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student. The system tailors learning resources to these needs by analysing the student’s interaction with content – how much time they spend going over content and whether they got the answer right or wrong. The result? A highly-personalised learning pathway.

The Wext Adaptive Learning platform puts each student first. It takes prior knowledge into account and adapts the pace, content, and style of learning to each learner. Where a student is struggling, instant feedback can be provided. Teaching strategies can respond – and change – in real time. And support can be provided by prompting students to employ different strategies.

This means the process of learning changes. It moves away from a linear process, where defined steps must be completed before the student is able to advance, to a process that is based on demonstrating proficiency. And it creates a highly efficient and effective way to learn. This means less time going over content you already understand, and more time advancing your knowledge.

How does it work?

Adaptive learning works by continuously identifying and assessing the unique strengths and weaknesses of each individual student. It interprets how the student interacts with the platform – their behaviour – and then makes conclusions about the what that student needs. The system is able to manage the learning process, adapting learning content and styles, to meet those needs. In essence, the platform uses algorithms and analytics to deliver content matched to each person, at the time they need it, and in the most appropriate way.
Why do we use it?

learningenglish,#onlinelearning,#elearning,#wextyourenglish,#adaptivelearning,#personalized, #learning,#personalizedlearningHere at Wext, we believe that adaptive learning is the best way for our students to learn:

It continuously and intelligently adapts learning content, based on the patterns it detects for each individual student
It is student-centered, creating a personalized pathway unique to each learner
It provides immediate feedback, based on each learner’s exact needs and achievement gaps
It creates a truly immersive experience, using the learning styles and content that best suit each student
It helps students learn at their own pace, creating an efficient and effective way to learn, so that students can advance as soon as, but only when, they are ready
It can be delivered inside and outside of a classroom, making it flexible for today’s busy world
It draws on a wide library of reusable learning activities, ensuring a rich learning experience
It uses proven systems to deliver effective learning

Wext’s Adaptive Learning in English reflects the best learning practice – proven by research – and creates a truly personalised, truly unique learning experience.

2020-12-27 14:00:32Learning Analytics for English Language Teaching