511 Adding Adaptive Learning Principles to Your eLearning

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, November 17

Instructional Design


As websites and apps get increasingly more sophisticated and personalized, people are coming to expect a similar experience from learning as well. Adaptive learning is one such technology that promises this experience, but many of the platforms that exist are expensive and currently geared primarily toward K-12 and higher education. How can L&D professionals in the corporate space find ways to provide their audience with this more tailored learning experience?

In this session, you’ll learn about the basics of adaptive learning, why it has been gaining momentum in K-12 arenas, and why it should be on your radar in the corporate environment. You’ll discuss obstacles to implementing full-scale adaptive learning technologies within the corporate infrastructure, and how you can leverage some of the adaptive philosophies within your current learning culture. You’ll also discover budget-friendly ways to use tools you already have, like Storyline or Captivate, to incorporate adaptive learning principles and give your audience a tailored learning experience.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Where eLearning software falls on the spectrum of adaptive learning technology
  • Three ways you can apply adaptive learning principles to eLearning
  • How to create an adaptive learning path
  • Which Storyline 2 features support adaptive learning design

Intermediate and advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate, and Smart Sparrow.

Rebecca Lucas

Director of Instructional Strategy

ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Rebecca Lucas, a director of instructional strategy with ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, has over 24 years of experience developing training. Becky is a certified performance technologist (CPT) with degrees from Indiana University: a BS in marketing and advertising, and an MS in instructional systems technology. Becky’s expertise includes designing eLearning solutions using Articulate Studio and Storyline. She has also served in various capacities on the board of the International Society of Performance Improvement’s Chicago chapter.

Tim Buteyn


ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Tim Buteyn, the president of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, has over 15 years of experience in eLearning. He has worked with a full range of clients, including IT service providers, national healthcare organizations, and international food service organizations. Prior to his current role, Tim was the training director for several technology companies. He has won multiple Articulate Guru Contests for courses that use scenario-based training as their foundation.

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