Leveling the Playing Field with an Adaptive Learning Pre-Course Module in Finance

Pamela Levine
Stanford University

The Stanford Graduate School of Business developed and deployed an adaptive learning module on the Time Value of Money that was a prerequisite for its Winter 2017 Accelerated Managerial Finance course. The module’s adaptive pathway was authored in the SmartSparrow platform and contained embedded, custom-developed interactive videos with hints and feedback. Student performance and pathway analytics provided a snapshot about what learners understood and how they navigated the content — information that could be used by instructors to prepare for the face-to-face class sessions in the first week of class, and by IDs to iterate on the module’s design.

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