Though the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, assistive technology usually refers to software or other products aimed to help people with disabilities. This not only includes learning disabilities but functional challenges with daily tasks such as getting dressed or walking.
On the other hand, educators tend to use the phrase "adaptive learning technology" to describe a system that lets them adjust or change the way students learn based on ongoing monitoring and data analysis.
Beyond school systems, adaptive learning technology can also be deployed to help enterprises provide a better training experience for employees or to reskill and upskill team members as digital tools transform the workforce.
Regardless of the sector, this approach will only work with a network that's fast, reliable and resilient. Being able to reroute traffic and reduce latency or disconnects, for instance, will mean the focus remains on learners and their needs rather than on IT performance.
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