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Increasing Student Success With Alignment, Active Learning, & Analytics

David Lindrum (Soomo Learning, USA)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 10:15am
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
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Session Type: 
Vendor Showcase
Europe 1
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Concurrent Session 6
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Soomo increases student success in college courses through a tailored mix of products and services which align coursework, engage learners, and empower faculty with analytics.

Extended Abstract

Soomo enables students to succeed where a traditional textbook would fail. We do this by working with the school to carefully align what students read, watch, and do with the learning outcomes of the course. Hundreds of questions are interwoven into the webtext, asking students to check comprehension, engage in analysis, or render a considered opinion every few minutes. The drastic increase in student activity produces analytics giving instructors a detailed view of which students most need assistance or encouragement in order to succeed. The engaging resources, active learning, and faculty intervention combine to dramatically increase student success.

Lead Presenter

David Lindrum, co-founder of Soomo Learning, works as an instructional designer along with his team to deliver transformative instructional design to meet specific instructional challenges. For 20 years, David has lived and worked at the intersection of transformational learning and web technology, serving major publishers including Pearson, Cengage and McGraw, before founding Soomo as a lab for learning innovation.