Engaging Underprepared and Nontraditional Adult Learners with Digital Pedagogies for Success

Wednesday, January 31 | 10:15AM–11:00AM CT | Preservation Hall, Second Floor
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
With decreasing budgets available for instructional remediation, we will suggest ways for adult learners to engage with course content in ways that accounts for their widely varied background knowledge and skill sets. We will explore the potential for digital communication tools such as blogging, social media, digital storytelling (multimodal literacies), podcasting, predictive analytics, and mobile/microlearning to design instruction to help underprepared adult learners become engaged learners. We will provide ways to support students' communication skills of underprepared learners. This interactive session will encourage dialogue, demonstration, and practice of techniques, as well as preparation of goals for the participants.

Outcomes: Identify 3–5 major overarching challenges of underprepared learners * Compare and analyze a variety of engaging and emerging technologies presented during the session * Organize the beginnings of a structured and realistic strategic plan for integrating digital learning to help build success learning experiences for underprepared students


  • Leigh Hall

    Professor, University of Wyoming
  • PEGGY Semingson

    Associate Professor of TESOL, University of Texas at Arlington

Resources & Downloads

  • EduCause Poster

    380 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024