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Adaptive Learning


Winter Quarter 2014

Micro Economics 201

5 credits

How do consumer and producer choices influence social outcomes?  Issues include competition and corporate power, wealth and poverty, environmental quality, and role of government in a market economy.

Instructor: Andy Howard


English 100

5 credits

Develop analytical reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for writing college-level essays.

Instructor: Dutch Henry


You're an individual.


Shouldn't your learning be, too?


Shoreline Community College is offering three online classes for Winter Quarter 2014 that use the latest software technology to adapt the learning experience to the individual student's needs.


Called adaptive learning, the content in each of the three courses responds to the individual student's pace and learning, adapting to fit his or her needs. Those needs are identified by each student through his or her interactions with the course content and the instructor.


Shoreline instructors have designed each of the three classes to utilize technology developed by CogBooks, a leading adaptive learning company. With the help of CogBooks, the instructor personalizes learning for each individual in the class. The goal is to improved learning and reduce study times.


While this is a pilot of the technology in these three courses, students who successfully complete these courses will receive standard college credit, along with the experience of participating in a new approach to online learning.


This innovative program is the result of a collaborative effort involving Shoreline, CogBooks Ltd., Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.