Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has entered into an agreement with CogBooks Company to implement the Advanced Adaptive Technology Coursework program. Southern University and Arizona State University are the only educational institutions nationwide that will be using the system.
The Advance Adaptive Technology platform uses 21st century learning technologies to deliver quality online instruction coursework that will be used in biology and history classes to assess the effectiveness of the learning environments to improve student-learning outcomes. CogBooks then will provide research on the benefits of adaptive coursework to build on the positive results.
The research collaboration could help secure funding for research studies on the effectiveness of adaptive learning coursework to enhance student-learning outcomes and improve retention and graduation rates in STEM disciplines.
The partnership is funded in part by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.