The High Bar

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No Instructional Designer? No Problem- Try This Basic Blended Course Design

Course design is an important part of using adaptive learning effectively, particularly in blended classes that bring together both online and in-class instruction. A course […]

Why Online Course Offerings Matter to Postsecondary Students

In a recent article from Higher EdSurge, The Power of Choice: Why it Matters to Students, authors Jaime Hannans, Jill Leafstedt and Michelle Pacansky-Brock explore […]

Study Shows Improved Student Outcomes and Satisfaction with Blended Classroom

Although definitions of what blended learning looks like in practice vary from one expert to another, the key components are straightforward: blended learning combines the […]

How a Flipped Classroom Improved My College Experience… And My Grades

I went to a small liberal arts college in Northern Ontario, Canada. In high school, I was a straight A student, and although I probably […]

How Universities Are Putting Learning Data to Practical Use — Real-Time Course Correction and Long-Term Strategy

On this blog and in our library of white papers, I’ve published a number of pieces about how Acrobatiq’s adaptive learning platform transforms learning data […]

Acrobatiq Advances Personalized Learning With Platform Release 3.0

After months of development and beta testing, we’re proud to introduce Acrobatiq 3.0! This release includes significant new enhancements to Acrobatiq Smart Author™ digital publishing […]

Learner-Centered Instruction: A Look At Recent Research on Fixing the Learning Gap

As universities look for opportunities to improve learning outcomes for nontraditional students, to personalize learning experiences, and to close the degree attainment gap, it’s necessary […]

Thinking About Flipped Learning? Advice on How (and Why) to Start

Flipped learning, according to the Flipped Learning Network, moves direct instruction from the group learning space to the individual learning space. The group learning space […]

Practical Steps to Bring More Active Learning Into Your Classroom

Integrating active learning techniques into the college classroom doesn’t require a complete redesign of the course curriculum. Quite the opposite. In most cases, it simply […]

Compelling Ideas in Active Learning: A Roundup of the Top Research

Over the past two decades, numerous studies have explored the effectiveness of active learning in the college classroom. Active learning uses activities and instruction designed […]

How Courseware Can Turn Online Classes Into Active Learning Environments

When a college course is designed using principles of active learning, students seize control of their own educational experience. Active learning requires students to not […]

Activate Learning Through Learning Design – Here’s How

Active learning places the student at the center of the instructional process. Instead of students merely hearing information, memorizing it, and then repeating facts on […]

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