Every Learner Everywhere
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Case Study: Portland State University

In this case study, faculty at Portland State University found that by combining active learning with adaptive courseware, there was a statistically significant reduction in grades of D, F, and Withdrawal (DFW) in foundational courses.

At PSU, Senior Instructor and Course Coordinator Rachel Webb and her team combined original Open Educational Resource (OER) materials and adaptive learning to take a new approach to  introductory statistics. The team’s goal was to decrease costs and increase passing and retention rates while providing a more dynamic and standardized mode of content delivery. Faculty also used the adaptive platform’s analytics to catch at-risk students early and help them succeed.

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Recommended citation:

Webb, R. and O’Sullivan, P. (2020, November 18) Case Study: Portland State University [Case Study] Every Learner Everywhere.

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