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Personalized Learning Consortium

Current Projects

The Personalized Learning Consortium engages member institutions, commercial technology providers, and industry associations in cooperative projects to further the development and adoption of personalized learning. Our current projects encompass evaluation of adaptive learning products, scaled use of adaptive courseware, and helping universities build capacity for integrated planning and advising initiatives.

**Learn more about our adaptive courseware grant program and the efforts of seven public research universities to scale use of adaptive courseware to improve undergraduate education.**


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Educating more students at greatly reduced cost per student is a fundamental challenge confronting today's public universities. A promising path to quality learning at scale is development of adaptive courseware that can be embraced by faculty as part of a process to transform the curriculum and reconsider of traditional modes of teaching. To achieve this end, universities must promote adaptive learning technologies that meet student and faculty needs.
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Public universities have renewed their focus on student success, especially degree completion. This effort, with its strong emphasis on accountability and results, promises to retain more students beyond the first year, advance learners through degree programs more quickly, and improve the allocation of scarce resources. To succeed in this effort, higher education institutions need new strategies and tools to improve planning and advising.  


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APLU Staff Highlights


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A Collaborative Approach to Personalized Learning
Meaghan N. Duff, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium

Personalized — or adaptive — learning adjusts learning experiences based on an individual student’s progress. To help promote innovative approaches to college and career preparation, USA Funds is supporting the Personalized Learning Consortium’s project. Meaghan Duff, Executive Director of APLU’s PLC shares insight into the benefits of personalized learning  with USA Funds' Senior Program Director Lorenzo Esters.