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Adaptive Instruction Systems and Learning

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Expert system; Intelligent tutoring systems

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Adaptive instructional systems refer to any form of instructional approach adopted to highlight the accommodation of individual differences so as to facilitate users’ knowledge acquisition. Learners in an adaptive learning context are provided with alternative procedures and strategies for instruction. They have sufficient time to study a variety of learning resources. In order to satisfy the needs of both individuals and groups, the implementation of adaptive instruction can be either individual-based or group-based, and can occur either in the classroom or in a computer-based environment. With the popularity of technology, adaptive instruction systems have been widely applied in a computer-based context in which the system can support the communication between the user and the system by distinguishing each user’s characteristics and adapting the target content to his or her knowledge level, goals, and other...

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Tsai, CC., Hsu, CY. (2012). Adaptive Instruction Systems and Learning. In: Seel, N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_1092

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