Designing with Equity: A Collaborative Endeavor to Promote Courseware-Enabled, Evidence-Based Teaching

Wednesday, October 11 | 4:00PM–4:45PM CT | W178a, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
Educational technologies such as digital courseware have the potential to improve the quality of teaching and learning and support faculty by providing students with engaging, personalized instruction. However, that potential is often unrealized in practice. Through extensive implementation and scaling grants, educational researchers are learning what it takes to effectively use these technologies to create meaningful changes in the classroom and produce more equitable student outcomes. While technology is never “THE solution,” having high-quality courseware that encourages and supports best implementation practices is crucial. In this session, attendees will hear from educational researchers, product creators, and higher education association leaders who are actively partnering with a set of diverse colleges and universities to cocreate and evaluate courseware products developed with equitable design principles and strategies. The goal of this initiative is to develop and evaluate exemplary courseware products that integrate equity-centered platform features and datasets that support student learning and enable faculty to engage in evidence-based instructional practices. Join us to learn about this cross-organizational collaboration and how you and your colleagues might get involved!


  • Ariel Anbar

    President's Professor, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University
  • Emily Pressler

    Postsecondary Field Research Director, Digital Promise Global
  • Kim Thanos

    CEO, Lumen Learning
  • Karen Vignare

    Vice President, Digital Transformation, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)