How to Promote Large Scale Adoption of 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, and develop staff capacity to sustain innovation at scale.
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 over three academic years and now 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.
In essence, the shared goal in public higher education is to find ways to decrease costs while delivering high quality education to an expanded and more diverse student body, and we can only do that when we embrace new models for monitoring and improving student performance.