CUNY Office of Library Services received a grant from the Gates Foundation to pilot Waymaker, Lumen Learning’s OER and personalized learning courseware, in the 2017-18 AY. This project was part of a larger 3-year research study that will evaluate the impact of this courseware on student success, persistence, and retention.
BMCC Psychology faculty applied and were selected to participate in the study and used the Waymaker platform and materials in PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology, with five sections running in fall 2017 and five in fall 2018. Monica Foust and Kelly Rodgers, were the lead Psychology faculty members for this project.
For more information on personalized or adaptive learning, we recommend the Gates Foundation report produced by SRI, Lessons Learned From Early Implementations of Adaptive Courseware.