Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning is a digital method of interacting with students in such a way that their instruction is guided by algorithms, resulting in a personalized path of assessment and lessons.  It is available for many different subjects and at various levels of difficulty. Typically, it enables a student to target areas in which they require further study, while also identifying course content whose learning objectives have been fully reached. 

Stony Brook University embraces an assortment of adaptive learning tools in order to further empower students and instructors for success during the academic year.  

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Adaptive Learning Partners

Each vendor is followed by programs proven to work well with the product.

All of these services have the ability work from within Blackboard. Some setup required. 

*Smart Sparrow has recently been acquired by Pearson and it's future functionality may change as a result. (2/2020)

Product Comparison

*SmartSparrow has a very small selection of pre-made courses **Cost to student will include different durations and scope of access depending on vendor.

Choosing an Adaptive Learning Platform

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