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Intellipath: Be the Boss of Your Learning Experience

Intellipath: Adaptive LearningAt CTU, we know that every student learns differently. With Intellipath™, an adaptive learning technology that aligns course material to your knowledge level, your activity is assessed as you proceed through the course material and you’re served a personalized learning experience along the way.1

Coursework Uniquely Suited to You

Intellipath™ is similar to the technology used by online business marketers to give you product recommendations based on your browsing history, Web searches, or past purchases.2 When used in an educational setting, it creates a personalized learning plan so you can skip what you already know and get extra support where you need it.

For example, let’s say you’re taking an English composition course and you have strong grammar skills but need to work on writing. Intellipath™ quickly identifies that your grammar skills don’t need work, but your writing skills do. To address this weakness, Intellipath™ delivers the content you need to become a better writer instead of going over grammar skills you already know. In essence, the course adapts to your learning level.

How it Works

If Intellipath™ is available for your CTU degree, you’ll answer a series of questions to determine your current knowledge level. A sophisticated algorithm is then used to identify your ideal starting point based on your answers.3 This does away with the one-size-fits-all approach to education by giving you your own personalized learning path. Rather than deliver rote learning tasks focused on short-term memorization of facts and information, Intellipath™ helps you focus on learning practical skills and knowledge you can use.

Adaptive learning gives you:4

  • More control: Intellipath™ lets you prove what you already know and go straight to what you still need to learn, which makes better use of your time.
  • Higher confidence: You’ll feel a stronger sense of confidence as you proactively address learning gaps and turn them into strengths.
  • A positive learning experience: Our students say classes are “more fun” and, as a result, they get more out of the class material.
  • Long-term learning: You’ll retain knowledge and skills that can be applied in practical ways both in and out of the classroom.
  • Improved results: According to faculty, students perform better in class because they get extra support in the areas they find most challenging.

The Bottom Line

When Intellipath™ is used in your course, you benefit from increased control over your class material, gain confidence as you proactively address learning gaps and get immediate feedback throughout your course. This may lead to knowledge retention and increased rates of passing grades—so that after you graduate, you’re ready to hit the ground sprinting.

Find out more about CTU’s Intellipath™. CTU’s Intellipath™ received positive feedback at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education meeting in 2013 and received the Distance Education Innovation Award from the National University Technology Network (NUTN) in 2015.

* Intellipath™ is not available for all courses.

1Online Education Tailored to You (n.d.). Retrieved January 12, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1weeHxwCA&feature=youtu.be (Visited 2/5/16)
2Johnson, C., Troka, T., & Kleisch, E. (n.d.). Learning Gets Personal: Transforming the One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Higher Education. Retrieved January 12, 2016, from http://www.coloradotech.edu/~/media/CTU/Files/ThoughtLeadership/ctu-adaptive-learning-whitepaper.ashx page 3 (Visited 2/5/16)
3Online Education Tailored to You (n.d.). Retrieved January 12, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1weeHxwCA&feature=youtu.be at 1:38 (Visited 2/5/16)
4Johnson, C., Troka, T., & Kleisch, E. (n.d.). Learning Gets Personal: Transforming the One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Higher Education. Retrieved January 12, 2016, from http://www.coloradotech.edu/~/media/CTU/Files/ThoughtLeadership/ctu-adaptive-learning-whitepaper.ashx page 7 (Visited 2/5/16)

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