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Personalized Learning

Students learn best when education is targeted to their needs and goals and when they can receive real-time feedback. A growing body of evidence is demonstrating that technologies, when used effectively by faculty and student advisors, can personalize learning at unprecedented scale potentially enabling all students – not just those who are able to attend the most elite, expensive colleges – to get the best and most effective education at a reasonable price.

Our goal is to accelerate the development of these technologies and our understanding of how they can be used by faculty and advisors to help students achieve greater success in their postsecondary education. This means a learning experience that provides education tailored to students’ needs and goals, while ensuring that they have timely feedback in the learning moment, robust student supports, higher quality advising to ensure greater retention, and higher rates of program completion.

Visit our What We’re Learning page to read the latest news, trends, and reports in Personalized Learning.

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Courseware

We partner with learning technology organizations and colleges to develop and scale adoption of next generation digital courseware that delivers personalized learning at scale, and enables colleges to provide a better education to more students at lower cost.

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Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS)

We support the development of technologies that improve student retention through Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS), which helps students navigate the path to a certificate or degree.

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Updates

Consumers get more information about college

July 28, 2016

Even as a higher education becomes among the biggest investments Americans make, the information available
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Emergency Aid Keeps Students on Path to Graduation

July 6, 2016

Although students and their families plan for the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and textbooks,
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The Typical College Student Is Not Who You Think It Is

July 5, 2016

Who are today’s college students? The answer surprises most people who attended four year universities.
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‘Passport’ for Transfer

Professors and academic leaders from seven western states have rolled out an “interstate passport” to
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College deadlines complicate Early FAFSA

The Obama administration’s new Oct. 1 FAFSA release date was supposed to make it easier
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Families Often Underestimate Financial Aid Eligibility

Just 24 percent of parents and 37 percent of students believe they will qualify for
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Community college students are filling the rolls at four-year institutions

Public colleges and universities are drawing a large percentage of their students from community colleges,
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Study casts doubt on value of remedial math for college

June 27, 2016

Colleges routinely force students with weak math skills to take remedial classes before enrolling in
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Minnesota community colleges clear a path for four-year degrees

For many students, community college is the first step toward earning a bachelor’s degree. But
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Texas HBCU Launches Think Tank to Groom Next Generation of Black Leaders

One of the oldest HBCUs in the nation is working to cultivate the next generation
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