ALFA – Adaptive Learning For All


Dear Reader,

Over the years CAPDM has developed many widely-used Moodle modules ? for reflective portfolios, topic object tracking and student profiling, for example.? Today we can announce ? and offer to all ? a fully worked methodology and Moodle implementation of an Adaptive Learning system.

We call it?ALFA ? Adaptive Learning For All, and it is fully explained in this briefing paper on our website.

Unlike all other developments on offer it is neither a platform model (as offered by Knewton, etc.) nor a publisher model (e.g. from Pearson).? It is based entirely on an open XML standard and offered as a working and/or reference implementation in Moodle.? It is completely extensible and capable of implementation on other platforms as it is a methodology, not a closed black box system.? ?It is also not a prescription: control is firmly in the hands of the academic and course developer.

A standards-based approach avoids any proprietary lock-in to online developments.

ALFA?is part of a wider portfolio of Moodle developments at CAPDM, all of which we are happy to make available to the Moodle community.? They are showcased in a Look.Book on our website?where you can also find many short briefing papers and longer white papers.

If you would like to learn more or discuss any of these issues then please contact me at 0131 477 8632, or via email at?

Yours sincerely,

Ken Currie
Director at?

This newsletter was originally sent by CAPDM Ltd. on the 14 February 2016.

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