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Why Student Learning Data is Faculty’s Secret Super Power

Imagine if students walked into class each day and you could see a digital box hovering over their heads that told you exactly how much they understood about the topic you planned to discuss. Wow! How would that change your approach to teaching?

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Breaking the “One Size Fits All” Model: GPS Education Partners

 

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Honoring Prior Knowledge of Nurses with Personalized, Adaptive Learning

 

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Changing Culture, Not Just Adapting Courses

 

Annie Schultz was tired of being in the dark about what her online students were doing in the math classes she was teaching. “I was looking for a tool that would enable me to be a more informed instructor,” she said in a recent interview.

At the same time, her institution, Herzing University, was looking to make a transformational change to the way faculty taught and students learned. It turns out there was one tool that could help solve both problems: Realizeit’s personalized learning and adaptive teaching platform. As Director of Instructional Support, Annie decided to take the plunge.

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Engaging Dental Students in Active Learning with a Flipped Classroom

“Bedtime stories.” That’s what Dr. Robert Hasel,  Associate Dean of the School of Dentistry at Western University of Health Sciences, calls lectures. For more than twelve years, this health sciences educator has had a vision about how to improve learning in the 21st Century – a vision that began when watching his son play video games.

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Interview with an Innovator: Patricia O’Sullivan, Instructor in Pharmacy Administration

Patricia O’Sullivan is the manager of the APLU Personalized Learning and Adaptive Teaching initiative and an adjunct instructor of ethics and pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi.

She partnered with Realizeit to convert her Pharmacy Ethics course for the Fall 2016 semester, and has just completed her second term with her new course. We interviewed Patti to get her perspective on why she implemented Realizeit, and what her experience has been so far.

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Killing the Lecture Brought Life to Her Classroom: Patti O' Sullivan, University of Mississippi

You could say that Patti O’ Sullivan was a victim of her success. Her first-year discussion course in Pharmacy Ethics at Ole Miss had grown to the point where she needed to add sections, and then to the point where discussions were unmanageable. She couldn’t subdivide the sections any more due to lack of teaching space and student schedule issues—the program her course is part of follows a cohort format, and students must all advance through the curriculum together. So she fell back on lecturing.

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