TitleAdaptive computerized educational systems: A case study
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsRay, RD
EditorMalott, RW
Book TitleEvidence-based educational methods
Series TitleEducational Psychology Series
PublisherElsevier Academic Press
CitySan Diego, CA. USA
KeywordsArtificial, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Higher Education, Individualized, Instruction, Intelligence, Internet, Undergraduate Education

(Created by APA) Adaptive instruction describes adjustments typical of one-on-one tutoring as discussed in the college tutorial scenario. So computerized adaptive instruction refers to the use of computer software--almost always incorporating artificially intelligent services--which has been designed to adjust both the presentation of information and the form of questioning to meet the current needs of an individual learner. This chapter describes a system for Internet-delivered adaptive instruction. The author attempts to demonstrate a sharp difference between the teaching that takes place outside of the classroom in universities and the kind that is at least afforded, if not taken advantage of by many, students in a more personalized educational setting such as those in the small liberal arts colleges. The author describes a computer-based technology that allows that gap to be bridged with the advantage of at least having more highly prepared learners sitting in college classrooms. A limited range of emerging research that supports that proposition is cited. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA )