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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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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.

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: 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.

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.

Re-Writing Writing

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August 2021

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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August 2021

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.

Guide to Building a Faculty Learning Community

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April 2021

This resource describes how to build and maintain faculty learning communities, details some logistics, and provides a case study from Colorado State University along with testimonials from instructors.

Case Study: Colorado State University

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November 2020

A case study at Colorado State University (CSU), found the use of active learning and adaptive courseware, along with an intentional faculty development program, are key in the implementation of adaptive courseware.

The Equity Imperative and Social Justice

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May 2020

Barbara Means of Digital Promise presents findings from a survey of students learning remotely and offers solutions for bridging the digital divide at the University of the District of Columbia.

Lab-Based Courses

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May 2020

In this resource, we’ve given an overview of a variety of options for lab-based courses to translate experimental activities to a digital learning environment.

Assessments and Grading

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April 2020

This resource offers adjustments to make to your assessment practices that can help you adapt your assessments during academic disruption.

Strategies for Rapidly Moving Online

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March 2020

A webinar focused on supporting faculty, staff, and students during the closure of community college campuses across the United States during the Covid -19 pandemic.

Adaptive Courseware in Chemistry

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July 2019

This brief provides an overview of the current research on the effectiveness of adaptive courseware broadly and in the discipline of Chemistry.