Digital Learning & Courseware

The Equity-Minded Digital Learning Strategy Guides

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The Equity-Minded Digital Learning Strategy Guides help faculty intentionally and authentically affirm, uplift, and liberate students. As higher education continues to address eliminating inequitable outcomes in teaching and learning, these guides will help institutions embed equity, culturally responsive teaching, social justice education, and open pedagogy through evidence-based teaching practices.

Planning for Academic Continuity

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This guide presents results from an analysis of 100 academic continuity plans at U.S. colleges and universities. The results form the basis for recommended academic continuity plan best practices, tools, and templates academic leaders can use to maintain a plan that can be used in both short-term and long-term circumstances.

Adaptive Courseware for Early Success Case Studies

The Adaptive Courseware for Early Success (ACES) Initiative was a grant-funded initiative supported through the Every Learner Everywhere network. The PLC provided intensive coaching, peer-mentorship, collaborative learning and networking opportunities, and educational resources and training to cross-functional, institutional teams at select institutions.

Time for Class 2023

This 2023 study – the largest and longest running study monitoring digital learning in higher education – aims to identify the differences between student and institutional stakeholder experiences and preferences to suggest ways institutions and solution providers can address these differences.

Time for Class 2022

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Time for Class 2022 examines how faculty and institutional leaders are using instructional materials to implement teaching practices that can improve student learning and outcomes, especially for students historically underserved by higher education. This report reviews how digital learning in high-enrollment introductory courses can enable instructors to incorporate evidence-based teaching practices and work to close equity gaps in courses.

Democratizing Learning Environments

In this webinar, participants engage in dialogue and discourse with panelists about co-creating environments that support and humanize students’ academic experiences while affirming their strengths and potential in the classroom.

Supporting Student Success at the Course Level

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This report describes the Every Learner Everywhere supports for lighthouse institutions, the experiences and accomplishments of course improvement teams at those institutions, and implications for future efforts to improve teaching and learning practices in higher education.

Every Learner 2021 Annual Report

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This year our network has prioritized increasing our knowledge and capacity for equity and racial justice work along with centering equity and racial justice in our resources and services. In addition to our personal and professional equity work, we have spent this last year inviting students into our work.

APLU Adapt 2021: Finding the Right Fit

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In this session, faculty and academic leadership share the process of evaluating, selecting, or building adaptive courseware to be implemented in their courses and on their campuses.

APLU Adapt 2021: Opening Plenary

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An opening plenary on the critical role technology plays in increasing access to educational and employment opportunities for post-secondary learners.

A Case Study of Adaptive Learning Technology in Science

The study suggests that adaptive learning technology helped students who need support with prerequisite concepts, provided tools to help guide students through complex, multistep processes, gave faculty insights into concepts students were struggling with, and reduced the cost of course materials.

Adaptive Courseware as a Tool to Master Complex Concepts

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This case study examines the efforts at three of the seven ATD network colleges participating in the Every Learner Everywhere initiative who focused on these disciplines as part of their efforts to implement adaptive courseware as a tool in gateway courses to help more students persist and succeed.

Re-Writing Writing

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This report summarizes the work of the Re-Writing Writing workshop where we invited a diverse range of digital learning experts to bring their distributed knowledge of digital tools to a four-session virtual workshop.

Lessons Learned: A Toolkit for Post-Pandemic Higher Education with Equity and Student Care at the Center

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Lessons Learned is made up of over 30 recommendations for improving practices in higher education. It asks where unexpected benefits showed themselves among the forced necessity of emergency remote teaching, and it encourages faculty, administrators, and academic and student support colleagues to continue collaborating to remove barriers, improve access, and update methods and tools.

Teaching Practices of Faculty Adopting Adaptive Courseware

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In fall 2020, Digital Promise administered a survey to a group of educators at selected two-year colleges and four-year universities to better understand the teaching practices they employ and the ways in which they use adaptive courseware in their gateway courses.

Teaching with a Cobot, not a Robot

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This presentation explores four dimensions of motivation and feedback, two learning science pillars that engage students in the learning process and fosters long-term memories with active and adaptive learning.

Emerging SMART Technologies

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Learn about the development and impact of the Internet of Everything (IoE) SMART technologies (EduGadget) of mobile devices, smartphones, wearables, and virtual – augmented reality.

Time for Class 2021

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Time for Class is a comprehensive longitudinal survey of 4,000+ higher education faculty and administrators, fielded since 2014 by Tyton Partners.

Planning for a Blended Future

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This guide moves beyond getting started with blended learning to help educators realize the best of online and onsite instruction and implement research-driven techniques to positively influence student outcomes.

Student Leaders Speak 2021

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Student Leaders Speak documents a national snapshot of diverse college students, including many who are first-generation as they reflect on their lives, their learning, their digital experiences, their challenges, their setbacks and their triumphs.

Every Learner Everywhere, Any Place, Any Time?

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In this session we address key learnings about instructional practices and student learning outcomes, usage of digital tools and impact on faculty time, and share key challenges we must continue to confront as well as the strategies faculty and institutions are deploying to better ensure that every learner everywhere is able to learn.