Adaptive and Perceptual Learning Technologies in Medical Education and Training

Kellman, PJ. Military Medicine. 2013;178:98-106

Importance of Conclusion

Adaptive learning technology can optimize learning for each individual, embed objective assessment throughout learning, and implement mastery criteria.

Key Points

  • Most instructional settings are limited by the failure of instruction to adapt to the individual, students have varying starting points and testing is at the end vs in the midst of learning. Adaptive technology can overcome these barriers.
  • Adaptive learning focuses the learner’s effort where it is needed most, resulting in greater learner efficiency.
  • Adaptive technology learning modules produced highly effective learning of medical material and students outperformed a control group using conventional study methods.

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