Past Event

2024 Innovations Conference March 17-20, 2024

Don’t miss our session: Facilitating Positive Student Help-Seeking Experiences in Online Courses. Monday, March 18, 2024, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PT. Community college instructors will learn about the reasons students avoid asking for help, particularly in STEM courses. Research has linked such avoidance to students’ experiences of discrimination and marginalization, but studies show that students who seek help have better outcomes and experiences.

OLC Innovate: Education Reimagined,  April 10-13, 2024

Check out our session A framework for self-directed learning strategies to support student success in online learning. Friday, April 12, 2:30-3:15pm MT. Researchers will present an evolving framework for understanding the motivational mindsets, metacognitive skills, and applied learning strategies that students need to develop in order to be successful in online courses. We will share emerging strategies implemented by institutional partners in online and blended classrooms to support development of skills highlighted in the framework (this portion of the presentation will include specific practices from an institutional partner).

The Council for the Study of Community Colleges’ Annual Conference: Catalyzing Equity-Centered Change, April 18-20, 2024

Check out our session Developing Self-Directed Learning Skills in the Online Classroom: Importance and Strategies. In this session, researchers from the Postsec Collab will present evidence about their predictive validity with academic outcomes and strategies for promoting the development of these skills in online courses in community colleges.

DREAM 2024 – February 19–22, 2024

Creating Online Environments to Promote Motivation and Learning: Perspectives from Students at the 20th anniversary of Achieving the Dream’s Annual DREAM conference from February 19 to 22, 2024 in Orlando, FL.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Supporting Learning and Success in Online Courses: Early Insights and Updates from the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative – Webinar April 28, 2023

Supporting Learning and Success in Online Courses: Early Insights and Updates from the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative. In this webinar for Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative partners, members of the research teams share what we are learning about strategies for supporting student success and skill development in online courses and will provide updates on Collaborative activities, findings, and plans for the upcoming academic year.