Bringing Digital Learning in the Classroom: Leveraging Adaptive Courseware
Workshop Session 1
Leveraging adaptive courseware is a growing trend. Instead of just pockets of usage, is it time to figure out how you might adopt it on a wide scale at your university? In addition to developing criteria for selection of adaptive courseware, this workshop will also show you how to plan for faculty development, build institutional awareness, develop staff capacity to sustain innovation at scale, and measuring effectiveness of changes.
When fully realized at a university, scaled use of adaptive courseware encompasses an institution-wide commitment to student success and degree completion, coordinated faculty development to improve instruction, adoption of high-quality content and flexible technologies that enable performance tracking, and end-user tools that support learners in guiding themselves. Eight public research universities have accelerated the adoption of adaptive courseware Eight public research universities have accelerated the adoption of adaptive courseware as part of Accelerating Adaptive Courseware grant managed by APLU. In the first two semesters, the eight universities had nearly 50,000 enrollments in 264 course sections. The first 18 months of the grants offers insights and success stories. Both the faculty and institutional support units have success stories to share. Understanding the early successes and challenges and sharing these experiences broadly are critical to improving the way adaptive courseware is developed, promoted, selected, delivered, assessed, and enhance over time. This workshop will show you how to apply the strategies of these institutions to personalize learning for students in ways that promote completion while containing costs.