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Algebra Ready to Improve Teacher Quality

We are thrilled to announce that our latest project, Algebra Ready: Teaching Mathematics with Digital Content, has received funding support from Ohio Department of Higher Education. The project builds upon the success of our previous EDCITE: Evaluating Digital Content for Instructional and Teaching Excellence project and has design features tailored to address the specific needs in algebra teaching.

Algebra Ready aims to improve teachers’ mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical strategies, their technological pedagogical knowledge for adopting digital resources in teaching mathematics and, ultimately, to increase students’ academic achievement and college readiness in the area of mathematics. The project focuses on algebra across grade levels and the contents are well aligned with Ohio’s New Learning Standards. (more…)

Partnering with Schools in Two Statewide Straight A Projects


The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning is proud to be one of the partners in two FY2015 Straight A Fund wining projects: the College Ready Ohio project was awarded for $13.5 million and the EDCITE: Evaluating Digital Content for Instructional and Teaching Excellence project was awarded for $8.4 million. The Straight A Innovation Fund, launched by Ohio Governor John Kasich in 2013, aims to provide funding to educational entities in Ohio for innovative ideas to meet students’ learning needs while reduce educational costs.

College Ready Ohio aims to expand access to college-level courses to high school students across the states via mobile learning, open digital sources, and College Credit Plus opportunities.  By studying both online and in-person teaching and learning formats, different approaches can be examined relating to how K-12 teachers and students best adapt to new or different teaching and learning strategies. This project is led by Educational Service Center of Central Ohio partnering with ten K-12 school districts, The Ohio State University (OSU), Geauga County Educational Service Center and the Ohio STEM Learning Network. The OSU lead for this project is Liv Gjestvang from Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE).  (more…)

Winning a Learning Technology Impact Grant


Dr. Xie and his team were awarded an impact grant from the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. They will develop course materials and instructional interventions to help students maximize their learning in online environments. They will develop dynamic interactive learning modules to enhance the teaching and learning experience in an existing online course, ESEPSY 1259: Individual Learning and Motivation Strategies for Success in College, offered through the Dennis Learning Center. Based on theoretical and empirical research on motivation and learning and incorporating contemporary learning technologies and authentic learning and collaborative learning strategies, these modules will promote students’ motivation for learning in online classes. The modules will be designed for re-use in any online course, while the process of developing these materials will become the best-practices template for remaking further modules for this and similar courses.

For more information, please visit: https://odee.osu.edu/odee-grants/impact-grant/272
Also see featured news at: http://news.ehe.osu.edu/2013/06/28/making-an-impact-on-students-motivation-while-learning-online/.