How Colorado Tech grew adaptive learning beyond 100 courses in 3 years
- Colorado Technical University Provost Connie Johnson says launching adaptive learning technology requires immersive training and data-driven guidance in establishing courses.
- Johnson makes the case that adaptive courses help to increase confidence, yields stronger control over coursework and produces higher engagement among students.
- Between 2012 and 2015, adaptive courses at the institution increased from 3 to 107, with more than 75% of students enrolled in the courses.
Student engagement and success are two metrics that will always prove invaluable in reporting on college outcomes, particularly with those who hold the financial keys to a campus — donors and legislators. Technology continues to emerge as the first choice for students to improve outcomes and convenience in learning, and therefore, will soon be a major part of the college selection process.
Campuses which can successfully integrate technology, training of faculty and staff in using and understanding its value, and earning philanthropic support to expand this form of learning will have an advantage over many other peer institutions and favor in receiving federal funding for development.