As brilliant as most software and apps might seem, they are still severely awareness-disabled, meaning they don’t know and can’t respond to simple user contexts such as who I am, where I am, what grade I’m in, what class this is, what level I’ve achieved, what my learning style is, etc. The objective of Adaptive Software is that discrete levels of context awareness allows it to respond constructively to arising learning situations.
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) remains futuristic, Adaptive Software requires far more basic response capabilities that are possible now. For example, context-awareness is critical for emerging mobile apps. The venture opportunity is for application developers and instructional designers to develop accountability-driven pedagogical models focused on the learning experience.
Gartner – Contextual User Experience