MOOC Basics of Adaptive Learning

One of the key trends in education is adaptive learning. This data-driven approach to teaching zooms in on the individual students and their personal needs providing adapted learning pathways, content and instruction.

A 5-week course introducing personalised and adaptive technology-based learning. The course aims primarily to reach instructional designers, teachers, trainers, tutors, project managers and researchers who want to build, enhance and/or improve technology-based adaptive courses.

The mechanisms and components of adaptive learning systems as well as didactical aspects of adaptive instructional design will be explained throughout the course. We will also touch on data related issues, such as learning analytics and measuring learning. The course will conclude with a look at the challenges of implementing adaptive learning scenarios and possible future implications.

Upon completing the course, you will be able to analyse and evaluate technology-based personalised and adaptive learning modules and environments for your own or institutional needs.

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Start: October 30, 2023


This MOOC offers you an opportunity to acquire a high level of knowledge on adaptive learning systems, learning analytics, and didactic aspects of adaptive instructional design. The course also gives insight into future developments of this pedagogical approach to instruction that is able to provide a personalised learning experience in blended and online environments.

At the end of the course, you will be able

  • to analyse and evaluate adaptive learning environments for your personal or institutional needs;
  • understand and reflect on basic approaches to adaptive learning and instruction;
  • select appropriate methods and tools for creating adaptive learning environments.
  • Prerequisites: interest in innovative teaching approaches in online environments
  • Level: Basic
  • Length: 5 Weeks
  • Course Fee: Free of charge
  • Course Language: English
  • Start Date: 30 October 2023
  • End Date: 3 December 2023