Exploring and Implementing Adaptive Learning Courseware at Georgia State University
Concurrent Session 10
In 2016, APLU selected Georgia State University as one of eight universities to implement and scale adaptive learning coursewares in general education courses. Georgia State’s adaptive learning program manager and pilot faculty discuss their experiences with the exploration, evaluation, and piloting of adaptive coursewares in grant years 1 & 2.
Georgia State University is one of eight institutions that received a grant from the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with oversight from the APLU Personalized Learning Consortium, the three-year pilot explores adaptive learning courseware in high enrollment, high DFW courses. Through collaboration and community building our team of faculty and CETL support staff dedicated Year 1 to the exploration and selection of adaptive learning coursewares. During the 2017-2018 academic year, three adaptive learning platforms are being piloted and tested against traditional coursewares in select economics, political science, and psychology courses. Providing that positive student and faculty outcomes are documented in the pilot year, our team will scale out adaptive coursewares across each of the grant-participating courses in Year 3. Georgia State’s Adaptive Learning Program Manager and faculty piloting coursewares in American Government, Global Issues, and Introduction to Psychology will share their experiences and lessons learned as they near the completion of the pilot stage of the project.