Adaptive Courseware @ CSU

APLU OVERVIEW

In July 2016, the Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) joined seven other land-grant institutions in the Accelerating Adaptive Learning Courseware at Public Research Universities Grant offered by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Adaptive courseware offers students a personalized learning environment based on learning goals set by the instructor. As the student works in the platform, it adjusts the material based on the student's progress.

Participating faculty will partner with TILT instructional designers to select one of the twenty-one approved grant vendors as well as incorporate active learning into the course.

The grant runs through the end of AY 2019 and requires that 15-20% of the general education enrollments are in courses with an adaptive component.

The grant supports three academic year cohorts through July 2019. We are currently recruiting faculty participants for Years 2 and 3.

Stipends are available for faculty teaching courses:

  • With high enrollment numbers
  • With high D/F/W rates
  • With high potential to add a variety of high impact practices including active learning, flipped classroom techniques or Learning Assistants
  • That will incorporate an existing adaptive courseware platform as a regular and integral part of the student workload.

Please Direct Questions to:

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Tonya Buchan
Instructional Designer

TILT, Rm 232
Email Phone: 970.491.2966
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Stan Kruse
Instructional Designer

TILT, Rm 213
Email Phone: 970.491.6099
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Jennifer Todd
Instructional Designer

TILT, Rm 232
Email Phone: 970.491.2975
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Christopher Geanious
Instructional Designer

TILT, Rm 233
Email Phone: 970.491.3310

Additional Reading

Why Adaptive Courseware Will Scale in Higher Ed

APLU COURSE SHOWCASE

Principles of Microeconomics, Karen Gebhardt, Ph.D.

General Physics II, Brian Jones, Ph.D

Ben Wiggins at the TILT Summer Conference 2018

Ben's Keynote Address

Ben's Workshop

ADAPTIVE COURSEWARE FACULTY COMMUNITY

Year 1: AY 2016-17

3,124 Students in 35 sections used adaptive courseware in AY2016-17

  • Courtenay Biser-Suarez – LSPA 105 & LSPA 107, Spanish Year 1
  • Karen Gebhardt – ECON 202, Principles of Microeconomics
  • Emily Hardegree-Ullman – PH 121, General Physics I
  • Brian Jones – PH 122, General Physics II
  • Gretchen O'Dell – LFRE 105 & LFRE 107, French Year 1
  • Frankie Wilcox – LGER 105 & LFRE 107, German Year 1

Year 2: AY 2017-18

  • Tammy Donahue – MECH 103, Introduction to Mechanical Engr.
  • Karen Gebhardt – ECON 204, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Emily Hardegree-Ullman – AA 100, Introduction to Astronomy
  • Karen Raines – BZ 101, Humans and Other Animals
  • Karen Raines – BZ 110, Principles of Animal Biology
  • Sally Whitney – ACT 205, Fundamentals of Accounting

Year 3: AY 2018-19

Still recruiting for AY2018-19! Contact Tonya for more information

  • Jaime Ascencio – PSY 100, General Psychology
  • Sam Bechara – MECH 103, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering & MECH 105, Problem Solving in Mechanical Engineering
  • Heather Blackburn – LIFE 103, Biology of Organisms–Animals
  • Tanya Dewey – LIFE 102, Attributes of Living Systems & LIFE 103, Biology of Organisms–Animals
  • Wendy DeYoung – HES 145 Heath & Exercise Science
  • Debbie Garrity – LIFE 102, Attributes of Living Systems
  • Jessica Jackson – HIST 151, US History Since 1876
  • Sarah Johnson, FSHN 150, Survey of Human Nutrition
  • Kerry MacFarland – CHEM 111, General Chemistry
  • Jennifer Neuwald – LIFE 102, Attributes of Living Systems
  • Lara Pantlin – PSY 100, General Psychology
  • Ryan Rahm–Knigge – PSY 100, General Psychology
  • David Sampson – FSHN 150, Survey of Human Nutrition
  • Harmony Tucker – CHEM 111, General Chemistry
  • John Wilson – FSHN 150, Survey of Human Nutrition
  • David Wolfgang – JTC 100, Media in Society