Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation

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| Editors: Michael A. Peters, Richard Heraud

Adaptive Personalized eLearning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_164-1


Introduction: Adaptive Personalized eLearning

Interest in adaptive education arose in the 1970s beyond the one size fits all model of education to accommodate the diversity and needs of learners (Glaser 1977). With the advent of computers, digital technologies, the World Wide Web, and new digital platforms, adaptive digital education emerged through the pioneering work of Peter Brusilovsky and his colleagues on adaptive web-based systems in the mid-1990s (see Brusilovsky 1996; Brusilovsky et al. 1996, 1998). Developments in computerized adaptive testing (Wainer et al. 2000) furthered interest in adaptive digital education and intelligent tutoring systems. With the proliferation of digital learning and the emergence of adaptive elearning platforms and data-driven algorithmic education through data mining, learning analytics, and powerful machine learning, adaptive personalized elearning(APeL) is becoming more...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • David Parsons
    • 1
  1. 1.The Mind LabAucklandNew Zealand