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Expert Q&A’s: Evidence-Based Practices

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

Another feature of REMOTE: A conference track featuring experts in digital instruction and pedagogy in open sessions aimed at addressing your questions.

Throughout both days of REMOTE, we’ve tapped experts in digital instruction design and pedagogy and the Every Learner Everywhere network to host open sessions entirely built around questions that you and your colleagues are confronting. Topical areas include:

– Designing Online Classes
– Engaging Students
– Equity-First Instruction
– Ensuring Quality
– Self care: How are faculty caring for themselves?

Participants in REMOTE’s Ask the Expert track will also all have an opportunity to sign up for a free 1:1 consulting session with an expert in digital learning, provided by the “Loop Expert Network, powered by ISTE.” These appointments will take place in the weeks following the conference.


Megan Tesene

Associate Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Megan Tesene, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Megan directs the Adaptive Courseware for Early Success grant for the Personalized Learning Consortium. In this role, she supports and collaborates with academic leadership from a variety of four-year universities to effectively adopt and implement adaptive learning technologies. Her work centers on enhancing pedagogy, closing achievement gaps, improving accessibility, and ensuring that students from all walks of life have the support and resources necessary to graduate.

Prior to joining APLU, Megan served as the Adaptive Learning Program Manager at Georgia State University. Based in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, she managed an interdisciplinary research project leveraging adaptive learning technologies across several gateway undergraduate courses. Megan is a social scientist by training, with expertise in qualitative and mixed-method research. She has taught introductory and upper-level courses at the University of Northern Iowa and Georgia State University. In addition to project management and sociological research, she has extensive experience in program evaluation, faculty development, instructional support, and active learning communities. She has a Ph.D. from Georgia State University and a M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa.

Ryan Luke, Ph.D.

Program Director for Adaptive Learning, University of Louisville

Dr. Ryan Luke has been teaching college mathematics for over 10 years. He currently teaches statistics courses for doctoral students in the social sciences that prepare them for dissertation writing. Dr. Luke is also a leader in the field of adaptive courseware and educational technology where he has written about the use of personalized learning software and its benefits to students. In addition to Mathematics, he holds a degree in Computer Science and began investigating digital courseware because of his interest in Mathematical Computing. His passion for teaching and love for students fueled his dedication to student growth and success initiatives. He now leads a team in the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning to aid faculty in implementing adaptive and personalized learning through digital solutions.