What are some of the techniques and tools being used to engage students? A variety of instructors and technologists discuss their approaches to keeping students invested in their courses.
With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education with positions in areas such as academic advising, learning assistance, curriculum design and competency-based education, Dr. Kathe Pelletier currently holds the role of Director, Teaching and Learning Program with EDUCAUSE. She brings an expertise for combining traditional higher education best practice with innovative delivery models. She has been recognized by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction for starting and scaling the first online Supplemental Instruction programs and by the Online Learning Consortium for a hybrid framework that creates a structure for creativity yet insures consistency and quality in hybrid program and course delivery. Through her career, Kathe has accomplished such things as building an online student success center from scratch, establishing a competency-based curriculum model that became an anchor for a self-paced CBE program, developed and launched a holistic assessment and outreach system that delivered personalized resource recommendations to incoming students, and optimized a faculty community of practice that was not only engaging and satisfying to the faculty participants but also increased student learning outcomes and success metrics.
One of the most powerful tools that technology provides on the path to student success is data and analytics. Data allows institutions to better understand students, rethink systems, and create early-alert mechanisms to help students complete their degree. But finding the best way to use data and analytics can be tricky.
Get to know Kathe Pelletier, the incoming director of the Teaching and Learning program at EDUCAUSE.