Meet the 2018 Digital Learning Innovation Award Faculty-Led Team Recipients

Concurrent Session 5
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Brief Abstract

Meet the team leader for each of our 2018 DLIAward Faculty-Led Team Awardees. Each team that submitted for this year's award shared a common intention – that student success is positively impacted by digital learning initiatives. We know the field is young and that “success” is subjective, however, we hope that these exceptional pioneers inspire others and increase the number of underrepresented students completing college across the U.S. Representing the winning Faculty-Led teams are: 

  • Maura Devlin, Bay Path University
    "Scaling Adaptive Learning for a Predominantly Low-Income and Diverse Population of Adult Women Undergraduates in a Centralized Course Management Model: Capitalizing on OER Adoptions to Lower Costs and Improve Learning"
  • Allison Martin, Bossier Parish Community College
    "Engaging and Retaining Underprepared, Under-resourced Learners through an OER Mobile-responsive, Gamified Delivery Platform Designed to Leverage Features of Deep Game Structure, Online Retail, Social Media, and Cognitive Applications for Learning."
  • Chris Brown, Georgia State University
    "Changing the Paradigm? Creating an Adaptive Learning Course to Improve Student Outcomes and Engagement in Large Section Introductory Classes"
  • Reid Morehouse, Ivy Tech Community College
    "Removing Barriers to Student Success with BioBeyond"
  • Tonya Baxley, Mohave Community College
    "Increasing Engagement and Access with BioBeyond"
  • D'Nita Graham, Norfolk State University
    "Learning without Barriers: Creating an Accessibility and Affordability Environment for First Generation Students"
  • Ann Cary, Portland Community College
    "Open Resources for Community College Mathematics (ORCCA): Free interactive digital course materials to improve access and affordability for underserved students in the gateway pre-college algebra sequence"
  • Rachel Webb, Portland State University
    "Active and Adaptive Learning in Statistics: Portland State University Addresses Inequities & Promotes Student Success"
  • Dr. Shawn Weatherford, University of Florida
    "Using IOLab to provide access to rigorous at-home data acquisition labs for the introductory physics sequence, supporting authentic lab practices and collaborative sensemaking of 'laboratory' data"
  • Andrew Davis, University of Mississipii
    "Addressing Access, Assessment, and College Readiness Gaps in First-Year Composition: Personalized OER Courseware Modules at the University of Mississippi"


Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the Online Learning Consortium. In this role, she provides the strategic direction for the organization and supports the development of key projects and programs to support OLC members. Dr. Mathes has 25 years of experience in both public and private education where she has continuously supported digital learning initiatives. In addition, Dr. Mathes is the author of the ICDE Report Global Quality in Online, Open, Flexible and Technology Enhanced Education: An Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (2019) and co-editor of the OLC Quality Scorecard Handbook: Criteria for Excellence in Blended Learning Programs (2017). She continues to write and present on key topics in online, blended and digital learning.

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