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Adaptive Learning Luncheon Panel Discussion

The two-day Adaptive Learning Open House on May 9 and 10 will conclude with a luncheon panel discussion on Tuesday, from noon-1:45 in the MU Horizon Room. Please register to ensure a lunch will be available for you.

The panel will feature Phil Hill, co-publisher of the e-Literate blog, co-producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner in Mindwires Consulting, as well as Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease from OSU’s School of Psychological Sciences.

About Phil Hill

Phil is Co-Publisher of the e-Literate blog, Co-Producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner at MindWires Consulting. As a market analyst, Phil has analyzed the growth of technology-enabled change for educational institutions, uncovering and describing the major trends and implications for the broader market. His unique graphics and visual presentations have been widely used in the industry. As an independent consultant, Phil helps educational institutions, technology and content vendors, and policy makers as they consider and implement new initiatives.

Phil’s collegiate clients have included Western Governors University, California Community College System, Iowa State University, Bournemouth University, Pearson Education, Coursera, and others. His corporate clients have included Pearson, Lumen Learning, Authess, Acrobatiq, Coursera, and Cisco.
Previously Phil was an independent consultant through HBO Systems and Delta Initiative. In addition to e-Literate, Phil has also written for EDUCAUSE Review, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Washington Post, and the LA Times. He has been interviewed and quoted at National Public Radio, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Buzzfeed Education, the New York Times, and Washington Business Journal.

Read Phil’s Educause article, co-written with Michael Feldstien, Personalized Learning: What it Reall Is and Why It Really Matters.

About Kathy Becker-Blease

Kathy Becker-Blease is an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at OSU.  Dr. Becker-Blease developed and evaluated a hybrid version of Introductory Psychology using an adaptive learning tool, and regularly teaches traditional Introductory Psychology sections with the same adaptive learning tool. Along with the graduate and undergraduate members of her research lab, she has conducted research on rural student success, scientific literacy for health information, a low-cost mindset intervention for large classes, and an analysis of how students use adaptive quizzing in Introductory Psychology (Becker-Blease & Bostwick, 2016). She is Co-PI of a multi-site, NSF-funded study of ways to improve scientific literacy in Introductory Psychology classes, and an OSU Ecampus Research Fellow working on a similar version for Ecampus sections.

About the Luncheon

The luncheon panel discussion will conclude two days of exploration and discovery about adaptive and personalized learning platforms. The discussion will be moderated by Lois Brooks, Vice Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Dave King, Associate Provost, Outreach and Engagement, and Susana Rivera-Mills, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Please register and attend. Your feedback is needed as we consider these questions:

  • To what extent do adaptive learning platforms improve student success?
  • Can adaptive learning platforms help instructors spend less time on rote teaching tasks and more time on higher-impact interactions with students?
  • Do we want to use this kind of teaching and learning technology at OSU, and if so, what is the best way to proceed?

View the detailed schedule of the two-day Adaptive Learning Open House.

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