Course Redesign and Adaptive Learning to Support Student Success

Wednesday, February 03 | 12:45PM–1:30PM | Texas Ballroom Salon F, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Assessing the Impact of Faculty Course Redesign on Student Success
Since fall 2006, 60 faculty members have adapted existing courses for hybrid delivery through UMBC's Alternate Delivery Program (ADP). The data indicate that student LMS activity, a proxy for student engagement, is higher for courses that have undergone redesign than those that have not. Additionally, using a large student-level sample with robust controls, we will describe a positive, statistically significant relationship between the ADP training program and student academic outcomes (i.e., term GPA, cumulative GPA, term credits earned, and cumulative credits earned), even when controlling for student LMS activity.

Adapting the Student Experience
Innovation in higher education has become the cornerstone for success and transformation in the learning environment, and many universities are exploring and implementing adaptive learning tools. University of Maryland University College has implemented several tools in multiple discipline areas. In this presentation, we will focus on work in economics using adaptive learning for both a limited time and throughout a course. We will share the academic and instructional design process, the collaborative work throughout the process, and the team's interaction with the vendor, Realizeit. The initial data analyses from summer show that grades have been improved.

OUTCOMES: Understand how to create a research design for adaptive learning and the project management required for a successful launch * Learn about faculty and content development for an adaptive course * View a course demo and review initial data analyses


  • John Fritz

    Assoc. VP, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Tom Penniston

    Coordinator of Learning Analytics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Karen Vignare

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

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