Newsletter | October 2023

Written by: CourseGateway Team

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How Instructional Designers Partnered with Faculty to Successfully Implement Adaptive Courseware

Selecting and implementing courseware is challenging for faculty, campus leaders, instructional designers, and IT professionals, and it requires attention from all parts of an institution. Looking at successful adaptive courseware implementations can be a useful way to address and anticipate some of those challenges.

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Meet Our Product Advisory Board: How Megan Kohler Uses Her Acting Career to Inform Instructional Design - Read More

Meet Our Product Advisory Board: How Megan Kohler Uses Her Acting Career to Inform Instructional Design

“As an actor you impact an audience,” Kohler says.

“You can make them laugh, you can make them cry, but the experience makes them think more deeply about the world around them. Similarly, learning design is about creating experiences that are impactful, engaging, and meaningful for learners. A lot of skills from theater, such as communication, creativity, and collaboration, are fundamental to instructional design.”
 

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Gateway Courses: What Are They and How Can We Help Students Succeed in Them?

Gateway courses, the first credit-bearing classes students take on the path to their major or degree, should provide foundational knowledge and skills that students need to succeed.

However, some faculty and institutions have an unfortunate tendency to treat them as “weed-out” courses to screen students they deem not “college ready.”

As a result, gateway courses have high DFW rates that disproportionately impact minoritized, low-income, and first-generation students.

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How This Student Is Bridging the Gap Between Primary and Higher Ed

When Zoey Solano was in high school, she resisted the idea of going into the “family business” of elementary education.

“Everyone expected me to be a teacher, and I told myself I wasn’t going to do that,” she says. But when I thought about it, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.”

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Upcoming Events

EDUCAUSE 2023 Annual Conference

 

Come see us in Chicago –or– online!

In-Person Panel: Thursday, October 12 - 8:30am - 9:15am
Paving a Pathway to Equitable Education: Applications of Digital Courseware in Gateway Instruction, hosted by Andrea Jones-Davis and Karen Vignare, featuring panelists from our PAB (Chad Marchong and Deb Taylor) and Governance Board (Muhammad Hossain and Erin Lynch).

Online Panel: Wednesday, October 18 - 11am - 11:45am
Maximizing Student Engagement and Success in Digital Learning: the Faculty's Role, hosted by Patti O’Sullivan and featuring CourseGateway / Every Learner Everywhere student interns Safa Ghaya, Zoey Solano, Kaitlyn Taylor, and Nakhia Franks.

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