Introducing Digital Learning Technologies on Your Campus
Digital learning innovations can increase access and student success while lowering college costs. In this workshop, receive support for all stages of planning, adopting and evaluating digital courseware or adaptive learning initiatives. Discover the latest research on learning technologies’ impacts and resources to navigate digital courseware selection and implementation. Don’t miss hands-on demonstrations of digital learning solutions!
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About the Workshop:
Attendees are advised to bring their own computer or tablet. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. After the workshop concludes, participants are invited to an offsite mixer. Come raise a glass to a day of learning and discovery!
Elements of the workshop:
1. Opening Remarks
Presenter: Casey Green, ACAO Digital Fellows Project
Casey Green will present a discussion on innovation and infrastructure, surfacing issues and opportunities for educational entrepreneurs with focus on the rising institutional pressure to manifest returns on technology investments while improving the student user experience and increasing academic outcomes. Casey will also briefly review the events planned for the day and rally excitement among the attendees to prepare them to bring digital learning initiatives back to their own campus!
2. Understanding the Variable Effects of Digital Learning
Presenter: Vanessa Peters, SRI International
In this talk, we present a framework for characterizing essential features of digital learning features, implementation practices, and conditions. We also summarize the research evidence with respect to the learning impacts of specific technology features.
3. Why Digital Learning
Presenter: Renee Franzwa, Head of Engagement, EdSurge
Join the EdSurge team for an hands-on workshop digging into 'the why' of digital learning. We'll explore what problems you are trying to solve for your institutions and how digital learning practices and products can be leveraged to increase the quality and accessibility of learning for students.
4. Using the CWiC Framework from Courseware Selection through Evaluation
Presenters: Gates Bryant, Tyton Partners; Karl Rectanus, Lea(R)n
During this interactive session, you'll learn how the CWiC Framework can be used to improve courseware implementations through its application in two key steps in the adoption cycle: product selection and evaluation.
5. Defining “Exemplary” in the Digital Courseware Landscape
Presenter: Nori Barajas-Murphy, OLC
The project director of OLC’s Digital Learning Innovation Award will discuss findings from the inaugural 2016 awards, highlighting differences between institutional initiatives and those led by faculty members at the program or course level. The talk will also examine trends in current digital courseware implementations and identify themes illustrating barriers faced by underrepresented students across institution types.
6. Explore Innovations in Digital Learning
This serves as an opportunity for attendees to leverage the knowledge gained throughout the workshop to engage in deeper conversations and participate in hands-on demonstrations with digital courseware providers, who are creating learning solutions with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Next Generation Courseware Challenge, and gain insight from institutional partners implementing these technologies on their campus. Representatives from a project examining student impact will also be on hand.
Representatives: Nic Rebne, VP of Sales; Cecil Banhan, VP of Sales and Buisness Development; and Sabrina Fuchs, Sales & Marketing Manager; CogBooks
CogBooks’ adaptive learning system empowers instructors with the tools and support they need to create individualized learning experiences for their student to drive student success, retention and engagement.
Representatives: Julie Curtis, VP Strategy & Communication, Lumen Learning; Kelly Gillerlain, Professor of Business, Tidewater Community College
Lumen Learning's Waymaker courseware combines OER content with personalized learning tools for students and faculty that develop metacognitive abilities by providing students with relevant information about their learning, choices about what to do next to develop mastery, and real-time feedback on how their learning is progressing.
Representative: David Schonstein, Inspark Science Teaching Network Director
Driven by the Inspark Teaching Network, in collaboration with the Center for Education Through eXploration at ASU (ETX) and Smart Sparrow, BioBeyond is an innovative, next-generation science course and a unique application of education theory, powered by cutting-edge adaptive technology that can scale to thousands of students at once.
Use Cases of Digital Learning in Higher Ed
Representatives: Ilona Chebotareva and Kristin Powers, Intentional Futures
Get early insight into the trends of digital learning implementations and contribute to the research on how digital learning is impacting students.
Representatives: Danielle Nicholson, Marketing Director, OpenStax
Combining OpenStax peer-reviewed textbook content–reading, simulations, videos, and assessment–with spaced practice and machine learning algorithms, OpenStax Tutor is a personalized learning tool that helps students focus their studying efforts and gives instructors greater insight into student performance.