Purdue University Creates a Foundation for e-Learning Success
Challenge Adapting To A New Way Of Learning Purdue University is a public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana and is consistently ranked as one of the best public...
Move this World – Nurturing healthier, happier classrooms with SEL
From the very beginning, teachers saw that our approach to SEL made a big difference to their students, but teachers already have so much on their plates. We wanted to...
Blyth Academy Online – Helping more students access online learning
Challenge Growing Demand For Online Learning Originally established in 1977 to provide educational travel experiences, Blyth Academy is now one of the leading private schools in Canada and teaches over...
The Robb Nash Project – Raising Mental Health Awareness in Schools
Challenge Tackling A Growing Mental Health Crisis Childhood and adolescence are crucial stages in the development of a person’s mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization, 10% of...
Queen’s University’s time-saving tech solutions – Smith School of Business re-engaged faculty & cut back on administrative burden
When it came to their learning management system, the IT staff at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business used to spend much of their energy just keeping the lights on. The Business School used an LMS built in-house, and it simply sucked up too much time, says Troy St. John, associate director of IT for learning technology and application development. When the school switched to Brightspace, it was like a weight had been lifted. “The custom solution we had in place required a ton of resources dedicated to keeping it up and running,” he says. “We didn’t get a lot of time to add new or innovative things professors asked for. So they kind of stopped asking.” Brightspace’s Valence API gave the IT team a new digital sandbox, allowing them to build cool and useful tools against the existing technology. “Our program offers a really high-touch level of service to students,” he says. “And now, these new tools let us – and our faculty – deepen that commitment.”
Gwinnett County Public Schools – Success with district-wide digital learning initiative
In a recent survey by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 93% of teachers responded that they now use some type of digital technology to teach. Teachers are increasingly experimenting with digital technologies as a way to enable learning strategies, such as adaptive learning, and are engaging with students online to assign web-based projects, provide feedback, and offer interventions. Gwinnett County Public Schools is a school district operating in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The largest school district in Georgia, with 134 schools serving more than 176,000 students, Gwinnett County Public Schools embarked several years ago on an ambitious digital learning initiative to transform instruction and learning inside and outside of its classrooms through blended learning.
Valdosta State University- Using Brightspace to implement a unique CBE experience
In November 2009, President Obama launched the Educate to Innovate initiative to move American students from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade. Recognizing that great teaching is part of any child’s success, President Obama also issued a challenge to the nation to recruit and prepare more than 100,000 new teachers over the next decade.
University of Central Oklahoma – Helping students track and showcase learning that happens outside the classroom
There is more to a student than just a letter grade. Unfortunately, there is no letter grade to document the experiences and skills a student develops outside the classroom. To address this challenge, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) developed the Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) as a way to provide students with new tools to showcase a more detailed and complete picture of their experiential learning activities.
Lakeland College – Helping students take charge of their education online
Lakeland College students have the opportunity to take charge and participate in shaping their own education at the college. How? Through career-relevant, student-run projects, operations and events. The college’s students are drawn to Lakeland’s unique, hands-on education approach. Students have the opportunity to leverage a variety of instructional methods from face-to-face, blended, and distance learning to realize their educational goals, become career-ready, or enhance their professional skill set for career advancement.
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) – How USFQ partnered with D2L to drive collaboration and spread best practices across faculty
A leader in education, research, creativity, entrepreneurship and freedom of thinking in Ecuador and Latin America, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) set the bar high by implementing the philosophy of the Liberal Arts, entrepreneurship and scientific, technological and cultural development throughout its 25 years of history.