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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 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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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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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).

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.

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.

Teaching with a Cobot, not a Robot

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July 2021

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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June 2021

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

Every Learner Everywhere, Any Place, Any Time?

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March 2021

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.

Transform Engagement: Interaction and Online Course Design

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January 2021

Rich media tools and thoughtful student-student, student-teacher, and student-content interactions can be powerful tools in online course design that inform “how we teach” and underpin successful use of technology in the online learning environment.

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.

DETA Research Toolkit 2.0

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November 2020

The DETA Research Toolkit 2.0 provides resources and tools to move research beyond the traditional paradigms and to explore innovative methodologies.

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.

Case Study: Northern Arizona University

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March 2020

This case study from Northern Arizona University demonstrates the increase in student success that can result from the implementation of adaptive courseware.

Scaling Adaptive Courseware for Student Success

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January 2020

In this webinar, faculty share their experiences at scaling adaptive courseware, reducing section variability, and supporting the implementation of adaptive courseware through Centers for Teaching & Learning.

Selecting and Evaluating Adaptive Courseware

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September 2019

In this webinar, faculty discuss the resources needed for a successful implementation of adaptive courseware and the importance of the relationship with a courseware vendor.

Adaptive Courseware in Biology

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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 Biology.

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.