April 23, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Track 1: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Track 3: Student Engagement and Persistence
Errin Heyman
Dean of Educational Effectiveness
University of St. Augustine
Predicting Student Success: Using Student Readiness as an Indicator of Competency and Course Completion

Adult students possess varied levels of pre-knowledge when they enroll in online courses. These students are best served with a personalized learning plan that takes them through course materials based on the skills and knowledge they bring to their courses. At Patten, we use an initial assessment to identify prior ability across a complete set of course objectives. Because course objectives are mapped to learning resources, this enables us to create a customized learning plan for each student.

Tana Monåco
Dean of Online Learning
Patten University
Lynnette Garetz
Senior Manager of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Patten University
Presentation materials: 
Scaling Personalized Distance Learning Supports: Helping Each Student Feel S/He is the Center of the World

How does one balance scalability with personalization? This presentation provides an overview of a model used to guide decision making, and examples of how this can be effectively and efficiently done. Presenters demonstrate the application of the Scalable Personalization approach and engage participants in a discussion about how this may be applied across settings.

Mindy Sloan
Associate Vice President, Research & Student Success
Ashford University
Elizabeth Grossman
Senior Director, Library Services
Ashford University
Emily Nye
Director, Ashford Writing Center
Ashford University
Dana Haff
Digital Services Librarian
Ashford University
Rebecca Nowicki
Digital Services Librarian
Ashford University