Accelerating Student Learning in Communication and Research Skills: The Adoption of Adaptive Learning Technologies for Scenario-Based Modules

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Abstract

This case study will describe the adoption of adaptive learning technologies to redesign and enhance the compulsory, introductory online Communication and Research Skills (CARS) unit completed by all undergraduate students at the University of Western Australia (UWA). The use of open-source tools and e-learning authoring software has enabled a significant change to the delivery of CARS moving from linear, content-focused modules to interactive, scenario-based modules. This new approach personalises learning and increases engagement, allowing students to make decisions and apply skills in interactive real-life scenarios that they are likely to encounter in their studies.

The redesigned unit was launched in February 2019 and this case study will reflect on the impact and the lessons learnt throughout the design and implementation process. It will also provide recommendations based on this example for other libraries considering using adaptive learning methods and technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology, Change and the Academic Library: Case Studies, Trends and Reflections
EditorsJeremy Atkinson
PublisherChandos Publishing
Chapter7
Pages75-84
ISBN (Electronic)9780128232286
ISBN (Print)9780128228074
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameChandos Information Professional Series

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    Mills, K., Roper, F., & Cesare, S. (2021). Accelerating Student Learning in Communication and Research Skills: The Adoption of Adaptive Learning Technologies for Scenario-Based Modules. In J. Atkinson (Ed.), Technology, Change and the Academic Library: Case Studies, Trends and Reflections (pp. 75-84). (Chandos Information Professional Series). Chandos Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822807-4.00007-5