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Studying the effect of adaptive learning technology on student learning in first year chemistry

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This project investigated how new online teaching tools can be used to support independent student learning, in undergraduate chemistry units. These new tools provide opportunities to provide adaptive learning, which is personalised to the needs of individual students. The new tools support students in developing good study habits, allowing them to work independently and at their own pace. These are relatively new software packages that have become easily and commercially available to educators in the past decade.

This project implemented an adaptive learning tool within undergraduate chemistry units at QUT. The project investigated how well the students engaged with the tools, whether they enjoy using them and if they find them helpful to their study. It also quantified the effect that use of these tools has on student outcomes, such as assessment performance and unit grades. This was done by comapring quantitative assessment outcomes and grades, and comparing it to data on individual student usage, which can be accessed through the tools themselves.

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Geographical area of data collection

153.317870,-26.996845 152.668523,-26.996845 152.668523,-27.767441 153.317870,-27.767441 153.317870,-26.996845

Research areas

Higher education

Cite this collection

Boase, Nathan; (2022): Studying the effect of adaptive learning technology on student learning in first year chemistry.. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1660004900199

Data file types

Spreadsheets require Microsoft Excel (.xlsx).


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© Queensland University of Technology, 2022.

Dates of data collection

From 01-02-2016 to 30-11-2019


Has chief investigator
Nathan Boase  (Researcher)



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Published - Open Access