Brightspace LeaP is an adaptive learning engine that personalizes the learning experience by providing the right content and the right questions at the right time. By checking what learners already know and automatically recommending new content to fill knowledge gaps, Brightspace LeaP creates individualized learning paths to help each learner succeed in their own way. (Information provided by Brightspace LeaP.)

For more information, please visit the LeaP website and view the recorded demo.

We’ve invited Dale Johnson, Adaptive Program Manager at Arizona State University to offer a three-hour workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Learning at Oregon State on June 2nd at 8:30am in the Journey Room of the Memorial Union.

Dale will reprise a workshop session he developed for this year’s Educause Learning Initiative (ELI.) We asked Dale to bring the workshop to Oregon State specifically for our faculty and staff.

This interactive presentation will explore challenges and opportunities to consider when evaluating and implementing adaptive learning systems. He will outline the issues and share practical examples from the implementation experience with flipped classes at ASU. OSU participants will evaluate possible opportunities to use adaptive learning systems at Oregon State. Dale will share models of implementation, implementation costs, and other resource implications.

Learning Objectives for the APL workshop:

  • Understand adaptive systems & terminology
  • Identify challenges and opportunities with adaptive learning systems
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of adaptive learning systems
  • Create a plan for implementing and evaluating an adaptive learning system in our organization

About Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson, Adaptive Program Manager, enjoys constantly innovating as he works with faculty and vendors to develop new courses and educational technologies. Dale studied architecture at ASU and public policy at Harvard, a learning path that combined his interests in design, engineering, art and history. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and building: he’s traveled to over 30 countries, lived in Barcelona for a year, and built his own solar home in Phoenix.

Registration for this event is full. To be added to the wait list, please email Kaylyn Hymes. You will be notified if more spaces become available.

Adaptive and Personalized Learning Workshop
June 2nd at 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MU Journey Room

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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.