Adaptive learning is an approach to learning that personalizes e-learning content in real time for a user, based on their performance and activity in the course. Relying on artificial intelligence (AI) or variables within an e-learning course, adaptive learning uses data-driven processes to adapt content such as lessons, videos, and questions to match each individual learner’s pace, knowledge, and skills.

E-learning developers use adaptive learning to tailor course content at a granular level. In essence, adaptive learning reallocates course content based on each individual learner’s needs rather than offering one course for all learners, to provide a more effective learning experience.