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Increasing Student Engagement While Improving Performance Outcomes: Using Adaptive Learning Technology to Transform Learning Environments

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB) is recognized globally as a top tier business school. Recently, DMSB implemented a challenging Undergraduate Excellence Initiative in which the level of rigor and relevance in course offerings is being greatly enhanced. Growth in the student population at DMSB is occurring in tandem with the need to provide more coverage of relevant subject matter given today’s dynamic, highly competitive global business environment. At the same time, demonstrated proficiency with advanced technologies is an imperative for success in today’s competitive business context. MGMT 371 –Principles of Management is the first step in the students’ journey through DMSB; as such, this Principles of Management course must set the standard with regard to the level of rigor, relevance and engagement required for DMSB students. This presentation will reveal how adaptive learning technology is being employed in a large online section of MGMT 371 to increase student engagement, improve mastery of content and significantly transform the learning environment.



Deborah Hazzard
Clinical Assistant Professor
Darla Moore School of Business

Deborah Hazzard serves as a clinical assistant professor of management at the Darla Moore School of Business. In her current role, she utilizes her practical business experience to augment instruction pertaining to management principles, theory, protocols and concepts. The professional experience she possesses, coupled with academic knowledge and research methods, enables her to provide innovative instruction and guidance to students in the classroom. Additionally, she enthusiastically engages with peers, students and others through community service activities and mentoring. As a scholar-practitioner, Hazzard draws from her professional network, knowledge base and practical business experience to create richer, more meaningful learning and knowledge creation endeavors.



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