Enhancing a MOOC With Adaptive Learning

Campus Technology: When Ohio State University math professor Jim Fowler and his colleague Thomas Evans, a senior instructional designer at the school, decided to create a calculus MOOC, they envisioned a course with an adaptive learning engine that would give students lots of practice doing math problems that matched their skill level. But when the pair moved forward with building the course in Coursera, they came up with a problem: The system did not include tools to support their adaptive learning agenda.

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