March 2015

ROI of Deeper Design for Online Higher Education Programs

We’re moving into a new era of online learning where institutions will need to find ways to create something great in order to successfully compete in the marketplace. Being “great” will mean understanding students’ needs and goals on a deeper level and using the specifics of that knowledge to design learning environments that support and challenge learners. Deeper knowledge of the students and better design translate to investing a little more in the early stages of the process. If an institution uses these insights to boost student enrollment and retention as well as to improve the overall student learning experience, it can see a very real return on its investment.

District Officials Use Data for New Curriculum Resource Strategy

Using the data and insights gathered by Curriculum Insight, district administrators at Coeur d’Alene School District were able to convince their school board to approve the purchase of new curriculum resources for K–12 math. Curriculum Insight’s data will now be used to convince community members to vote in favor of the levy allowing the purchases. If approved, this will be the first curriculum purchases made by the district since 2008 and create a strong step toward achieving a new set of strategic goals. Coeur d’Alene School District now hopes to reuse Curriculum Insight to gather teacher feedback and constantly assess their curriculum resources to ensure standards and students needs are being met.