Adaptive Technologies

Adaptive technologies focus on personalized learning to improve student and program outcomes. Students benefit from engaging, individualized lessons and activities that address their unique strengths and weaknesses. Educators can use the rich data provided by adaptive tools for continuous program improvement and more timely interventions for struggling students.

The Perfect Pair: Using HESI Case Studies & EAQ Together

HESI case studies present students with complex, real-world case scenarios and questions. Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ) meets students where they are in their learning and allows them to answer quiz questions individualized to their academic needs. In this insightful article, nurse educator Cami Weber shares her ideas for enhancing the effectiveness of both tools by using them together for classroom, simulation, clinical, lab, and remediation activities.

Flipping the Classroom with Sherpath

Nurse educators have been challenged to reform nursing education to adequately prepare students to become nurses that can deliver safe patient care in an ever-changing healthcare environment. In this informative white paper, nurse educator Megan Ubben explores how using a flipped classroom model — in conjunction with the teaching and learning tools available in Sherpath — is ideal for meeting this challenge.

Top Tips for Using Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing with EAQ

Mariann Harding, lead author of Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th Edition, shares her tips for coupling the Lewis textbook with Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ) to help improve student outcomes. In her own experience as a Professor of Nursing Technology at Kent State University—Tuscarawas, she has observed that the text gives students a solid foundation in medical-surgical nursing, while EAQ effectively enhances their learning.

Fostering Deeper Student-Centered Learning with EAQ

Studies have shown that 50-70% of students do not come to class prepared. Nurse educators often report that students do not complete their assigned reading, let alone have the required textbook. The reasons behind this lack of preparation are varied, so how can you capture students’ attention and ensure they are engaging with course content? In this article, Brian Forbes, MSN, RN, DC explains how the creative use of technology, such as Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ), can make a big difference. Find out how assigning EAQ exercises as a “ticket to class” is an effective way to engage today’s students and motivate them to come to class prepared to actively participate.

Three Strategies for Book-Specific Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing

An innovative formative assessment tool, book-specific Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ) serves up personalized questions that correspond chapter-by-chapter to Elsevier texts. This video explores how book-specific EAQ provides individualized quizzing to help students more effectively learn course content, prepare for exams, and remediate. You’ll learn three strategies to share with your students to enhance their success and put them in control of their own learning.

Personal Learning Environments and Clinical Judgment

Each student has a unique way of navigating and managing his or her world. To truly help individual students understand classroom material, educators need to facilitate a personal learning environment (PLE). This goal of developing a PLE philosophy is to create learning experiences that not only promote success in the students’ individual learning style/preference but also in areas in which they are not comfortable. This mirrors what they’ll see in practice where they’ll not only be faced with complex client needs, but complex and everchanging communication and information management structures.

Eight Tips for Using Adaptive Quizzing

Research supports the flipped classroom model as a best practice in nursing education; using digital products is supported in the flipped classroom model, however, a key point is that technology alone does not drive better outcomes. Megan Ubben, MSN, RN, CPN, has compiled her top tips for using adaptive quizzing based on her experience helping educators promote active learning through digital products in the classroom.

Learning Gets Personal: How Adaptive Learning and Personalized Education Fit into Your Program

To help you navigate the number of personalized educational tools, ideas, and strategies, leading expert educators have created the Adaptive Learning Guide. This complimentary download introduces you to adaptive learning technology and demonstrates how it can be used to measure student learning and aptitude, improve retention, boost program outcomes, and enhance overall instruction.

Adaptive Learning: Vital Signs for Students

Adaptive education is the equivalent of taking students’ vitals. It helps you gauge the pulse of the class and figure out how to make improvements. In this engaging, comprehensive webinar, Dr. Tim Bristol outlines how adaptive learning allows you to take students’ academic vital signs to create customized learning experiences.

The Key to Successful Remediation: Prioritizing Weaknesses

When a student is struggling with a particular topic, it’s up to faculty members to help them learn to prioritize their studies based on weaknesses. Dr. Tim Bristol discusses how to help students identify where they are weak and work on ways to understand the material.

Retrieval Practice: Enhancing Application Skills

Learning involves committing knowledge to long-term memory. This knowledge is represented within the brain as a network of associations among concepts. Developing this network involves acquiring, storing, and retaining knowledge, and then later retrieving the knowledge as memories. Dr. Susan Sportsman discusses how faculty can help students learn to retrieve these long-term memories in order to apply them to specific situations.

Motivating Students: Incentives that Build Clinical Reasoning

To build clinical reasoning, students need to develop habits of processing that originate with deeper learning. Habits are formed when one is motivated to continue to pursue new discoveries and reinforce previous learning. Nurse Tim discusses how to kep students motivated towards deeper learning.

Best Practices for Integrating Sherpath into Your Curriculum

Adaptive learning systems are designed to help students with a variety of learning needs to succeed in academic endeavors. Integrating these systems into a nursing or health professions curriculum can level the playing field for students with different aptitudes and learning styles, enhancing the likelihood that students will be successful in developing critical professional competencies. Dr. Susan Sportsman shares some best practices for integrating Sherpath into your curriculum.

Using Real-Time Data to Improve Student Outcomes

Nursing and health professions faculty often observe student behaviors in class, lab, and clinical that provide clues as to how well (or how poorly) they will perform at the end of the course. Unfortunately, because of a lack of “real-time” data, these faculty predictions may be wrong — or, at the very least, incomplete. Dr. Susan Sportsman discusses how “real-time” data can change the course of the educational experience for both students and faculty.

The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration in Nursing

Collaborating within a team is a core competency for nurses. Dr. Susan Sportsman discusses the importance not only for educators to provide opportunities for students to learn team work but also for educators to model this behavior by working in various teams as part of their faculty responsibilities.

Personalized Student Learning: Every student every semester

Nurse Tim discusses how personalized learning is changing higher education.

Continuous Testing is Vital to Student Success

Continuous testing is equivalent to taking vitals often. A nurse would not let a patient go for long periods of time without knowing their status (e.g., vital signs). In education, a similar requirement is present. Faculty need to frequently "take vitals" — Where is the student today? What does she understand? Where is the cohort today? What do they understand? Nurse Tim discusses how continuous testing brings efficacy and efficiency to the teaching and learning process.

A Perspective On Adaptive Education

Recently, education leaders in Rhode Island began a $2 million public-private initiative to measure how personalized learning increases performance in grades K-12. As this type of learning becomes the norm, these students will be accustomed to personalized education. Download “A Perspective on Adaptive Education: Harnessing the power of technology to improve teaching and learning” to learn more about moving beyond the one-size-fits all education model

Adaptive Learning and Student Engagement

This article from our partners at Knewton explores the mystery of student engagement and how adaptive learning can help students retain knowledge through emphasizing the meaning of the material.

Top 10 Benefits of Adaptive Educational Tool

New adaptive learning technologies allow programs to move away from a one-size-fits-all learning approach. Learn adaptive learning’s top ten benefits and discover why adaptive learning is a great option for any program.

Does continuous assessment beat final exams?

When it comes to determining how your students are learning and applying the concepts they discover in class and via their homework and texts, educators have traditionally leaned on the final exam. But today, there may be a better way.

With formative, perpetual assessment, and the powerful advantage that adaptive technology gives instructors, it might not only be possible, but a world without final exams might be preferable.

A Framework for Managing Change

We live in the age of instability, which escalates change across many environments. The potential for change raises a variety of responses. Dr. Susan Sportsman discusses how faculty must think of change in a different way

Early Intervention and Taking Ownership: Empowering Learner Success

Students should be empowered to take ownership in their learning starting from day one of nursing school. Dr. Tim Bristol provides specific strategies to promote responsible learners.

Why Students Aren’t Using Their Books and What Faculty Can Do About It

Students and faculty alike hold grievances about classroom resources. Many students do not get their money's worth due to lack of knowledge about what's available to them. Dr. Tim Bristol discusses how faculty can combat this issue to help students get the most out of their books, online tools and other resources by using them in various environments on a regular basis.

To Grade or Not to Grade? Pre-Class Assignments are the Question

Dr. Tim Bristol discusses how to balance graded assignments versus ungraded assignments and strategies for guiding students to prioritize their studies based on what's most important.

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