“We use our adaptive learning programme ‘Medical mathematics’. This means that the programme (the content and route) adapts to the learner (adaptive) who, as a result, goes through a learning path unique (personalised) to her/him. For many nurses and carers, medical mathematics is ‘mandatory reading’ and often not their most favourite subject. But everyone understands the great importance of the subject and knows that errors in medical arithmetic can literally be a matter of life or death.
A classic experiment was chosen in this study. That means we’re comparing two groups. The learning journey ‘Medical mathematics’ is offered as normal e-learning and as a variant that is adaptive. We have offered both variants free of charge to healthcare workers and nurses in training. We extract data from the platform to compare various elements of the target groups. In this way, we expect to gain useful insights about adaptive learning compared to non-adaptive learning. This involves not only looking at knowledge and skills but also speed and self-confidence.
In order to conduct the research as independently and professionally as possible, Dr Derk-Jan Nijman senior, researcher at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, is involved in shaping the research design and performing the analysis. He has a lot of experience with similar research. Participating provides the participant with a certificate and possibly accreditation points.”