Using Digital Courseware to Improve Success for At-Risk Students and Time-Strapped Faculty

Tuesday, January 30 | 10:00AM–10:45AM CT | Preservation Hall, Second Floor
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
How can you impact student success when you serve many at-risk students and you're heavily dependent on part-time faculty? Digital courseware is one solution. While some fear courseware threatens to turn learning into a machine-dominated process, this session will explore how it can strengthen essential human factors such as metacognition, learner feedback, and faculty-student connections. Providing evidence and insights from a multiyear implementation, we will share the iterative process of implementing courseware, assessing efficacy, and improving design with an ultimate focus on how to improve student success while also making time-strapped instructors more effective throughout the learning process.

Outcomes: Explore digital courseware and why institutions and faculty members might consider it to improve teaching and learning * Discuss learning data analysis models for evaluating the impact of courseware on student outcomes * Identify courseware capabilities that can increase personalization, individual empowerment, and metacognition for students and faculty


  • Tom Ayers

    Dean, Information Technology and Online Campus Lead for Open and Competency-based Education, Broward College
  • Josh Baron

    Open Education Ambassador, Lumen Learning