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This practice guide provides higher education instructors, instructional designers, administrators, and other staff with five recommendations for supporting learning through the effective use of technology.
Use communication and collaboration tools to increase interaction among students and between students and instructors.
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Use varied, personalized, and readily available digital resources to design and deliver instructional content.
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Incorporate technology that models and fosters self-regulated learning strategies.
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Use technology to provide timely and targeted feedback on student performance.
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Use simulation technologies that help students engage in complex problem-solving.
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Grades: Education Levels:
  • Postsecondary
  • Administrators
  • Instructional Designers
  • Instructors
  • Staff Members
  • Student Advisors
  • Technology Developers

This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by Abt Associates under contract ED-IES-16-C-0024.

The following research staff contributed to the guide: Sarah Costelloe, Kristen Cummings, Brian Freeman, Michael Frye, Allan Porowski, and Sandra Jo Wilson.

  • Nada Dabbagh (Chair)
    George Mason University
  • Randall Bass
    Georgetown University
  • MJ Bishop
    William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
  • Anthony G. Picciano
    Hunter College, The City University of New York
    The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
  • Jennifer Sparrow
    Pennsylvania State University
Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning
April 9, 2020

Learn expert panelists' strategies for applying the evidence-based recommendations from the Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning Practice Guide.

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