Gartner Research

Adaptive Learning Looms as an E-Textbook Game Changer

Published: 26 July 2013

ID: G00250053

Analyst(s): Allen Weiner

Summary

Advancements in the ability to manage and analyze big data have breathed new life into adaptive learning as a tool for the delivery of personalized content.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The success of adaptive learning implemented in e-textbooks is another manifestation of a continued focus on big data in education
  • A logical scenario for adaptive technologies in e-textbooks will initially focus on implementation with large publishers before moving to open educational resources and "mashware" platforms
  • Results in the use of adaptive learning in an e-textbook environment justify burgeoning interest from educators, publishers and software developers

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