Adaptive Learning in Science Courses

November 18, 2020

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Webinar Series Focuses on Adaptive Learning

As part of the Every Learner Everywhere (ELE) initiative, ATD partners with a network of 11 higher education and digital learning organizations to advance equity and improve student outcomes at colleges and universities by providing scalable, high-quality supports for effective digital learning solutions. As part of this effort, ATD has been working with 7 ATD network colleges to integrate adaptive courseware in select foundational courses to improve student completion rates. During this series of four webinars, faculty and staff from ATD’s ELE colleges will share their experiences implementing adaptive learning at their colleges. The webinar dates and topics are:
• Wednesday, September 9: Adopting Adaptive Learning: College Perspectives
• Wednesday, September 30: Adaptive Learning: Pedagogies and Practices
• Wednesday, October 21: Adaptive Learning in Math Courses
• Wednesday, November 18: Adaptive Learning in Science Courses
This series is recommended for higher education professionals interested in learning more about the promise and the hype of adaptive courseware.  The webinars are sponsored by Achieving the Dream and the Every Learner Everywhere network and are free and open to everyone.

Adaptive Learning in Science Courses

Explore how adaptive learning tools and practices can transform science courses to increase student success with educators from ATD colleges that participated in the Every Learner Everywhere initiative.

The quality, availability, and effectiveness of adaptive courseware varies depending on the subject matter of the course. While there are common implementation challenges shared across disciplines, integrating adaptive learning into the curriculum of an English course, for example, often requires a different approach than for a Biology or History course. The final webinar in our Adaptive Learning series continues our exploration of the experiences community college faculty from specific disciplines have had integrating adaptive courseware into their classroom curricula.

Our Oct. 21 webinar featured the perspectives of Math faculty using adaptive tools. This month we'll hear from Science faculty from 2- and 4-year colleges participating in the Every Learner Everywhere (ELE) Initiative. During this webinar they will discuss how they approached using adaptive learning tools in their Science courses and the effect adaptive tools have had on the course outcomes of their Science students.

* Archana Dubey, Senior Lecturer, Physics, University of Central Florida
* Jennifer Rabson, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Amarillo College
* Jonathan Williams, Associate Professor, Physics, Cuyahoga Community College

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