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Time for Class 2022

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July 2022

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.

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Caring for the Whole Student

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June 2022

Colleges and universities can help alleviate the burden students face every day, including restructuring mental health support on campus, providing options for digital learning, encouraging teachers to apply trauma-informed teaching practices, and connecting students with the resources they need to thrive.

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Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty Across Institutional Roles

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June 2022

This playbook presents six concrete strategies for academic leaders, college-level leaders, and instructional design staff to adopt now to better support their online adjunct faculty and the community of students and learners in their classrooms.

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Supporting Student Success at the Course Level

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March 2022

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.

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Every Learner 2021 Annual Report

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December 2021

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.

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Teaching Practices of Faculty Adopting Adaptive Courseware

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August 2021

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.

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Time for Class 2021

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June 2021

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

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Planning for a Blended Future

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May 2021

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.

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Student Leaders Speak 2021

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May 2021

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.

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Adaptive Courseware Implementation Guide

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October 2020

This extensive resource will provide you with practical strategies and resources to implement adaptive courseware with an equity-minded and student-centered approach.

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Learning Analytics Strategy Toolkit

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August 2020

For all students to have an equal opportunity to succeed, instructors must personalize learning rather than teach to a fictional average student. Learning analytics has the potential to assist instructors

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Time for Class 2020

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July 2020

This survey is designed to help higher education stakeholders gain an understanding of digital learning tools for increasing affordability and accessibility for students.

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Time For Class: COVID-19 Edition Part 1

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July 2020

The report presents first results from an ongoing series of surveys and focus groups with faculty designed to understand the impact of COVID-19 on higher ed.

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Suddenly Online: National Undergraduate Survey

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July 2020

This report describes results from Digital Promise’s national, random-sample survey of more than 1,000 college students whose coursework moved suddenly from in-person to completely online

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Digital Learning Innovation Trends

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February 2020

This analysis identified seven major and three secondary trends in digital learning innovation. The goal of adaptive learning and OER implementations is to advance institutional efforts in providing access and quality while improving student success.

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The New Learning Compact

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November 2019

The New Learning Compact Framework is a cohesive resource that includes: Core Values, Core Principles, Inquiry Questions for Self-assessment and Planning, and Guidelines for Implementation and Evaluation.

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Digital Learning ROI Resources

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June 2019

The Digital Learning ROI Resources are a set of issue briefs and case studies designed to help postsecondary institutions develop a comprehensive approach to measuring return on investment (ROI).

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Time for Class 2019 Toolkit

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May 2019

The Time for Class 2019 Toolkit is a set of research-based action briefs and tools designed to support institutional dialogue, decision-making and action.

Democratizing Learning Environments

May 2022

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.

Equity Review Tool

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April 2022

The equity review tool is designed for educators striving to create more validating and affirming learning experiences and environments for students. Using this tool, educators will be able to develop and evaluate their resources and the language they use to ensure they are asset-based and supportive of a more equitable teaching and learning process.

Supporting Adjunct Faculty: Research-based Recommendations

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February 2022

This webinar will highlight the findings of the WCET and OLC Adjunct Faculty Survey and provide research-based recommendations for supporting institutional leaders, support staff who work with adjunct faculty, and adjunct faculty members themselves.

A Case Study of Amarillo College

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January 2022

A case study on integrating adaptive tools into course redesign provides instructional design support and integrated adaptive technology. 

APLU Adapt 2021: Finding the Right Fit

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December 2021

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: Faculty Professional Learning

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December 2021

This faculty professional learning session helps faculty and educators to identify and engage a strategic set of stakeholders to support a strong implementation plan for adaptive courseware.

APLU Adapt 2021: Teaching Matters

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December 2021

Faculty discuss course design choices and pedagogical practices that accompany the effective implementation of adaptive courseware.

APLU Adapt 2021: Opening Plenary

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December 2021

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

APLU Adapt 2021: Lighting the Way

APLU Adapt 2021: Lighting the Way

December 2021

Academic leaders share their experiences and advice for approaching, sustaining, and scaling best practices with adaptive learning.

A Case Study of Adaptive Learning Technology in Science

October 2021

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.

Strategic Staffing for a Digital Future

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October 2021

An overview of the APLU Winter 2021 Digital-Forward Skills and Roles Workshop, which identified and described emergent digital-forward skill sets and roles.

Adaptive Courseware as a Tool to Master Complex Concepts

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October 2021

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.