Customizing content through adaptivity
Learning tools that respond to each individual user and provide customized instruction are described as “adaptive.”
Research suggests that adaptive systems that provide timely feedback as students engage with the learning technology have been found to be as effective as human tutors. Adaptive products also assess individual performance to ensure that each student receives the practice opportunities needed in order to master key skills.
Pearson Mastering Physics’ adaptive functionality ensures a personalized learning experience for each student.
- When students make an error on most problem types, they receive wrong-answer feedback specifically written to address that particular misconception.
- Dynamic Study Modules uniquely apply research on memory and metacognition to help students study more efficiently, reflect on their own understanding, and recall information confidently at test time.
- Based on each student's past performance, Adaptive Follow-Up Assignments provide additional coaching and targeted practice as needed, to help students become proficient in areas they struggled with most in homework assignments.