Adaptive Learning: A Stabilizing Influence Across Disciplines and Universities

Charles Dziuban, Colm Howlin, Patsy Moskal, Connie Johnson, Liza Parker, Maria Campbell


This study represents an adaptive learning partnership among The University of Central Florida, Colorado Technical University, and the platform provider Realizeit.  A thirteen-variable learning domain for students forms the basis of a component invariance study. The results show that four dimensions: knowledge acquisition, engagement activities, communication and growth remain constant in nursing and mathematics courses across the two universities, indicating that the adaptive modality stabilizes learning organization in multiple disciplines. The authors contend that similar collaborative partnerships among universities and vendors is an important next step in the research process.


adaptive learning, learning analytics, online learning, digital learning, principal components analysis

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