October 29, 2020
Every Learner Everywhere today released a new “Adaptive Courseware Implementation Guide” to help post-secondary institutions effectively implement adaptive courseware with a particular emphasis on ensuring such efforts benefit minoritized students. The practical resource, which is an update to the original guide released two years ago, better reflects the network’s present mission and focus, including equity and racial justice; digital courseware, learning technology, and sustainability; and evidence-based teaching in gateway courses. The guide, intended as a resource for faculty and course directors, is a collaborative resource from Every Learner in partnership with Intentional Futures (iF), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Achieving the Dream (ATD).
May 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled higher education faculty nationwide to move their instruction online with limited preparation or guidance. A newly released playbook helps faculty navigate this pedagogical shift while maintaining focus on student success.
October 24, 2018
Washington, DC – In an attempt to help universities provide more flexible learning opportunities for an increasingly diverse student body, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released “A Guide for Implementing Adaptive Courseware: From Planning Through Scaling.” Drawing on the experience of eight public universities in the midst of a multi-year adaptive learning pilot program, the first of its kind guide provides colleges and universities with a roadmap that runs from initial planning all the way through scaling the use of adaptive courseware across a campus.
April 24, 2017
Washington, DC – As college and university leaders continue to innovate new ways to help more students stay in school and graduate, a broad consensus is growing about how holistic, campus-wide, proactive advising systems are driving student success in significant ways. But implementing such systems, which often involves changes to institutional structures, policies and practices while integrating the use of technology and data analytics, can be complicated, costly and time consuming. While some schools have excelled at employing these systems, frequently referred to as Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (IPASS), many institutions find themselves aware of the vast benefits, but uncertain of how to proceed with implementing such a system on their own campus.
July 14, 2016
Washington, DC – As public research universities seek to promote completion while containing costs, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that seven of its member institutions have been selected as participants in a three-year project that seeks to personalize learning and improve undergraduate education through adoption of high-quality adaptive courseware. APLU’s Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) is overseeing the grants, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to the cohort of seven public institutions.
November 16, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced at its 128th Annual Meeting that it received a $4.6 million grant to support a cohort of public universities as they scale implementation of adaptive courseware across their campuses to improve student learning outcomes and accelerate degree completion. The award to APLU comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
July 13, 2015
Washington, DC – The Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) today announced an award of $197,500 from USA Funds to increase the number and variety of universities experimenting with adaptive learning technologies, supported by networks of peer institutions that can disseminate and scale those innovations throughout public higher education.
July 31, 2014
One year after they launched a campaign to urge Congress and the President to close the nation’s innovation deficit, a group of prominent university, scientific, and business organizations today renewed their call for increased federal investments in research to build a strong long-term economy, improve medical treatments, and strengthen national security.