Kate Borelli

Tips for EdTech Developers to Break Into the Postsecondary Market

Authors : Kate Borelli

Scaling evidence-based education technology (edtech) products in the postsecondary market is challenging. Developers need to figure out how to break into classrooms long dominated by commercial publishers – and how to attract funding when investors tend to focus on the much larger and less fragmented K–12 market.

Helping Your Students Not Just Survive but Thrive

Authors : Kate Borelli

During my first semester at Wake Tech college, I was not well acquainted with resources such as student success coaches, advisors, and tutoring services. However, once I became aware of them and started using them, I discovered how helpful they can be. New college students face a variety of challenges, and one effective way to overcome these hurdles is to seek help.

Why Interactive Learning is a Recipe for Student Motivation

Authors : Kate Borelli

Being a college student can be hard, especially for first-time students. We tend to think we will have everything together, but we are often wrong. We are starving for the learning we will experience in college, but we don’t quite have all of the study habits or knowledge about how to interact with our instructors that are necessary for us to grow.

Perspectives from Postsecondary Collaborative Fellows

Authors : Kate Borelli

The Collaborative has started a fellowship program for students to gain their critical input as the primary users of online learning tools. This input will help the Collaborative ensure our products address the needs of the people and communities most impacted by them.

48th Annual POD Network Conference – November 14-17, 2023

Authors : Kate Borelli

A Framework for Designing Online Courses to Support Student Success. Online courses extend access to higher education but also place a significant burden on students to manage their own learning processes.

2023 ED Games Expo – September 19-22, 2023

Authors : Kate Borelli

Scaling Evidence-Based Ed Tech in Postsecondary Education. The postsecondary sector presents distinct opportunities and challenges for ed tech developers and entrepreneurs looking to enter new markets. In this session, panelists representing entrepreneurial, investor, research, and educator perspectives reflect on strategies to scale adoption in postsecondary education and engage with researchers and practitioners to develop evidence-based products that meet customer needs.

Annual ASHE Conference – November 15-18, 2023

Authors : Kate Borelli

Promoting Inclusive Strategies in Online CTE & STEM Courses: Practitioner-Focused Research Methods. Practitioner-focused research methods can address inequities in online teaching and learning. We presented two initiatives that engage postsecondary practitioners in designing ways to foster inclusive online instruction in CTE and STEM.

Teaching and Designing Online STEM Courses to Support Self-Directed Learning Skills

Authors : Kate Borelli

The COVID-19 pandemic gave college faculty and instructional support staff a crash course in online teaching and course design. Educators and students alike discovered certain benefits of online courses, but the shift to “online all the time” bore out the warning in past research that online learning—particularly asynchronous, self-paced courses that lack live interaction between faculty and students—puts more demands on students to manage their own learning and is associated with lower pass rates. The shift also revealed that many faculty have not been adequately prepared for the challenges of teaching and learning online, and that faculty often lack access to resources and institutional support for using technology effectively to foster student learning.

IES Annual Principal Investigators Meeting – May 16-18, 2023

Authors : Kate Borelli

Calling all Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded researchers! Please join us at the Annual Principal Investigators Meeting, “Building on 20 years of IES Research to Accelerate the Education Sciences,” from May 16 to 18, 2023.

AERA Virtual Conference: Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth – May 4-5, 2023

Authors : Kate Borelli

Perspectives from Nine Institutions on the Role of Self-Directed Learning Skills in Online Courses. The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA’s) virtual conference, “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth,” from May 4 to 5, 2023.