Practice Guide iconPractice Guide
Released: May 2019
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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.
1
Use communication and collaboration tools to increase interaction among students and between students and instructors.
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2
Use varied, personalized, and readily available digital resources to design and deliver instructional content.
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3
Incorporate technology that models and fosters self-regulated learning strategies.
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4
Use technology to provide timely and targeted feedback on student performance.
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5
Use simulation technologies that help students engage in complex problem-solving.
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Topics:
Education Levels:
  • Postsecondary
Audience:
  • 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, Allan Porowski, Sandra Jo Wilson, and Michael Frye.

  • 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

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