David Mallon, head of research at Bersin by Deloitte, an HR and talent research and advisory services firm, says companies that have grown up in the education space will likely be the ones to help make adaptive learning become more broadly adopted. They're trying to create platforms or "baseline frameworks" to allow new content to be dropped into a template on an as-needed basis, Mallon explains.
In the meantime, here's a sampling of what is being used -- or might be used -- for corporate training.
Agilix -- The Extensible Learning Infrastructure (xLi) framework powers BrainHoney, a learning management system being used for courses by Pearson Education and others.
Better (formerly called Erudify) -- It takes a company's existing courses -- either online or offline training materials -- and turns them into adaptive learning experiences.
Knewton -- Recently adopted by Microsoft for its partner and publisher network to create adaptive learning courses. Also used by Cambridge University Press and others for elementary and high school courses.
Knowledge Factor -- Says its Amplifire system is based on brain research that helps facilitate learning and memory. Also works with corporate training departments to create custom classware.
Smart Sparrow -- Its platform is primarily used by colleges and universities for online classes.
-- Esther Shein