Last week the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced seven universities will receive grants to use adaptive courseware in an effort to achieve higher completion rates at lower costs. APLU has selected 7 of its 235 member institutions to receive grants through this program. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the grants.

“We’ve assembled a cohort of institutions that represent different paths to achieve scale,” Duff tells EdSurge. “There’s no right way to implement technology at scale. This grant represents ways that different institutions will work to achieve scale—each aligning with the goals they have for their own students.”

A list of eligible courseware providers were provided to APLU by the Gates Foundation screened against the following criteria:

  1. The product has demonstrated adaptive capabilities.
  2. The provider’s adaptive products cover a wide variety of subjects across the undergraduate, general education curriculum.
  3. The product has achieved significant scale (beyond pilots) and is actively used by multiple faculty at a varying types of institutions, such as community colleges, four years, publics, and privates.

We’re pleased to share that Junction Education is one of the approved vendors for this grant program and we look forward to working with the grant recipients, and other institutions across the United States, seeking to scale affordable, engaging and effective learning.

APLU Announces Adaptive Courseware Grants: Bringing Scale to Scale (EdSurge News)