Seeking to demonstrate evidence of institutional, program, and learner achievement, Daytona State College utilizes a wide range of Desire2Learn solutions to measure success
D2L Ltd. (“Desire2Learn”) today announced that Daytona State College is using institutional, program, and course outcomes to maximize institutional, program, and learner success through a unique implementation of Desire2Learn Learning Suite.
In 2003, Daytona State College implemented Desire2Learn Learning Suite after a rigorous selection process. The college began focusing on learning outcomes in 2005 in preparation for its substantive change site visit by its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), when Daytona State College applied to move from a two-year college to a college that also offers baccalaureate degrees. After identifying the outcomes that the college thought every learner should have upon graduation from Daytona State, they developed outcomes for every course and every program at the college. They later began using the competencies structure in Desire2Learn Learning Environment.
Having established learning outcomes at the institutional, program, and course level, Daytona State College then sought a more efficient solution that would enable the college to engage in rigorous analysis of achievement results to enable continuous improvement. Working closely with Desire2Learn product experts and President, John Baker, Daytona State developed an outcomes measurement and reporting framework using Desire2Learn Analytics in 2011, and plans to implement the new project across the institution in fall 2012 and spring 2013.
Desire2Learn ePortfolio also plays a role in the college’s institutional and program reporting strategy. Demonstrating evidence of learning outcomes is one of the requirements of all SACS reviews. ePortfolio acts as a repository for evidence of student learning. Course instructors identify where students have met specific learning outcomes. The SACS review committee can then easily see evidence that the outcomes are met.
“We initially implemented ePortfolio in a pilot program for the first time in the fall of 2011,” remarks Michael Moore, Emerging Technology Trainer, Daytona State College. “The feedback we received was very positive. We realized this had strong potential for our institutional and program reporting.”
Daytona State College has also leveraged Desire2Learn implementation, consulting, and training services to ensure success of the institutional and program reporting project. Desire2Learn staff across these three service areas has worked in partnership with Daytona State to harness the full potential of Desire2Learn products and to develop appropriate faculty training.
“We applaud the Desire2Learn staff for working with us to think outside the box, and integrate outcomes into the Desire2Learn Learning Management System,” Moore continues. “The staff that we’ve had constant contact with over the course of this project has been fantastic. We enjoy the working relationship and partnership we’ve developed with Desire2Learn.”
“It’s been highly rewarding for us to see the measurable impact that Desire2Learn technology has had on instructors and students at Daytona State College,” remarks John Baker, President, Desire2Learn. “The solution we’ve developed with Daytona State demonstrates the versatility and flexibility that the Desire2Learn platform offers to meet and exceed the needs of students, institutions, and instructors.”