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 work focuses on the scaled use of adaptive courseware and helping universities build capacity for integrated advising and student support initiatives as two important and effective methods for improving the personalization of educational experiences.
Our pages on adaptive courseware and integrated advising and student support services include background on why these areas have been selected as focus areas for the PLC and links to our current work in these areas including progress reports, outcomes data and best practices learned through the projects. Direct links to our current project pages are also available below.
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.
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 advising and student support services.
Accelerating Adoption of Adaptive Courseware
A SMART Approach to Student Success