I recently wrote a post for ASTD’s Learning Technologies blog about how to prepare for adaptive learning technology. Really, though, it’s about activities that any learning organization should undertake, whether or not the goal is to implement adaptive technology. There are a lot of different ways that a technology could adapt to people working inside an organization, though it’s not for everything. Adaptive learning shouldn’t replace social, nor mentoring, nor searchable libraries. Research is key to figuring out the best way to make use of technologies that can adapt. The post discusses three steps that will get an organization closer to being ready — including (surprise) research, content, and assessment strategy.