Every Learner Everywhere
Achieving the Dream

Differentiated Instruction for Equity in Higher Education

While designing online college courses it is vital to ensure an equitable environment where each student receives high-quality experiences that are aligned with their academic readiness and goals. Through intentionally unbiased and inclusive teaching practices faculty play a crucial role in improving learning outcomes, increasing course completion and graduation rates. Differentiated Instruction is a viable asset-based approach that can serve as an engine for learners who face historically systematic barriers in institutions of higher education. This presentation will provide faculty an overview of strategies and adaptive learning technology that engage their students’ prior knowledge and supports their performance by differentiating the content, process and assessments. Faculty will be encouraged to use learning analytics to structure their course to meet learners where they are and support students’ attainment of course goals.

Speaker: Ruanda Garth-McCullough, Ph.D. Director of Programs, Achieving the Dream

To view from the other recordings in the Every Learner 2021 Strategies for Success Series, please visit the playlist on the Every Learner Everywhere YouTube channel.

Recommended citation:

Garth-McCullough, R. (2021, February 5) Differentiated Instruction for Equity in Higher Education [Video] Every Learner Everywhere Strategies for Success Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upk_6juunUU

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