Arizona State’s Global Freshman Academy to Use Adaptive Technology in Math MOOC

ASU’S ADAPTIVE ALGEBRA: Arizona State University’s Global Freshman Academy, a partnership with MOOC-provider edX, will begin using ALEKS, McGraw-Hill’s adaptive learning software, for its introductory college algebra course—the first time the product has been used for a MOOC.

ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) will be used in the school’s College Algebra and Problem Solving course, for which 17,800 students from 186 countries are registered, according to a press release.

ASU and edX launched the Global Freshman Academy last fall to offer an alternative option for students to earn credit for first-year courses. The online classes are open to anyone, and students pay for credit only after the pass their courses.

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