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Adaptive Learning


Spring Quarter 2015

English 100

5 credits

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

Instructor: Dutch Henry


Astronomy 101

5 credits

A survey course in astronomy, intended for non-science majors. Studies such topics as: the solar system, stellar evolution, galaxies and cosmology.

Instructor: Linda Khandro


Fall Quarter 2015

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

You're an individual.


Shouldn't your learning be, too?


Experience the latest software technology used to adapt learning to the individual student's needs.  Called adaptive learning, the technology allows for course content to respond 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 and the instructor.


As of today, Shoreline Community College instructors have designed 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.