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[November 15, 2012]

Adapt Courseware Presents Webinar About "What Would the Best Online Learning Experience be Like?"

Rochester, NY, Nov 15, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Adapt Courseware, the provider of comprehensive adaptive online curriculum resources that individualize the learning experience for each student, is hosting a free webinar in early December. The webinar will feature highlights from last week's standing-room-only presentation at Educause 2012 in the Gilfus Education Group's Innovation Showcase and the well-received interactive session at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in October. The goal is to provide educators with the opportunity to gain insights about adaptive learning strategies that help students learn more effectively and efficiently.

The webinar will feature the presentation, "The Power of Adaptive Learning: What Would the Best Online Learning Experience be Like " Dr. John Boersma, CEO of Adapt Courseware and a former university faculty member, will share his vision for realizing the potential of online learning. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. Although the webinar is free, registration is required. To register, please visit

"As an educator myself, I am really inspired by the conversations I've recently had with other educators at Educause and Sloan. Collectively, we know so much more is possible with online learning," said Dr. Boersma. "More and more schools are looking at adaptive learning to advance course delivery and scalability. Adaptive learning is improving the way students engage with content, instructors, and each other, and the result is a more productive, enjoyable, and effective learning experience." The webinar will address the ways that many online courses are developed and delivered today, and where tremendous opportunities exist to enhance the online experience through adaptive learning. Among other items, Dr. Boersma will explain the significance of five key design principles: effective multimedia, optimal challenge, student choice, mastery learning and social learning, along with their combined roles in fostering student engagement.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss what it means for content to adapt to create learning paths based on each student's specific knowledge, abilities, and progress. Dr. Boersma will answer questions about digital literacy and expectations of today's students, and also plans to address various approaches in which digital interactives and learning theories can be combined to drive student mastery and measurable learning outcomes.

About Adapt Courseware Adapt Courseware individualizes the learning experience for each student based on academic abilities and needs. The company offers complete, customizable, adaptive online curriculum resources that combine proven learning science with advanced multimedia techniques to help students achieve mastery learning. With Adapt Courseware, colleges and universities can realize measurable learning outcomes, increased student retention, and higher student satisfaction.

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