Dr. Connie Johnson, Ed.D, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, Colorado Technical University; Michael Midura, Director Military Strategy and Relations/Wounded Warrior Scholarship
Increasingly, today's educators are focused on serving nontraditional students – those who have prior learning from other institutions, work experience or military training and these adult students enter higher education with a range of experiences and knowledge they’ve already attained. Personalized learning techniques like adaptive learning, competency based learning, blended learning and open source learning help address their specific needs. By providing material that works best for a student – whether auditory, visual or tactical – adaptive learning technology respects a student's time and enables instructors to see in real-time what their students know and their students need to improve on. With this knowledge, instructors can optimize their students' learning paths to ensure successful progress through the course.