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Rockville, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rockville, Md. – Despite increasing college enrollment, completion rates are low, particularly for first-generation, low-income and racial/ethnic minority students. Colleges are using technology to make active and engaging learning available throughout institutional offerings; help students become more successful learners; and improve student retention. A new guide from Abt Associates and the U.S. Department of Education recommends several evidence-based approaches to help higher education instructors, instructional designers and administrators use technology to improve student learning outcomes.
Released by the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), the Practice Guide on Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning provides both the detailed, research-based rationale for the selected technology strategies as well as tips for implementing them. These include:
“The use of technology in our day-to-day lives is ubiquitous, and the technology landscape is always evolving,” says Abt Associates’ Project Director Michael Frye, Ph.D. “The purpose of our Practice Guide is to give postsecondary educators evidence-based strategies for using technologies to support teaching and learning.”
The guide is available for free from the What Works Clearinghouse website. Additional resources to help with implementation will be available in the coming months.
Amy Dunaway Abt Associates 301-347-5056 firstname.lastname@example.org