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Adaptive Learning Platforms
Some departments at WIU require that students purchase a textbook with an access code for homework assignments and other materials. The following companies provide adaptive learning platforms for use with open textbooks similar to those of commercial publishers, who provide slides, tests, quizzes and other materials, for a much lower price than that offered by commercial publishers. Faculty might want to consider these platforms to see whether they could be used with open textbooks.
Knewton is a company that offers an adaptive learning platform that allows faculty to get information on student progress in learning course materials. This allows faculty to spend time on materials that students do not understand. They specialize in providing support for classes in Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.
Top Hat provides an active learning platform adaptive learning platform that provides faculty with information about student progress in learning course materials. It provides support for classes in science, mathematics, social sciences, arts & humanities, business and engineering.