EdTech Demo: Waymaker from Lumen Learning

This is an archive page for a session that happened on September 28, 2017


As students find their footing in college, the right intervention at the right moment can transform outcomes. In this session, Ross Strader, Director of Learning Engineering at Lumen Learning, guides attendees through a brief tour of Waymaker courseware content and personalized learning tools. He highlights how research-driven learning design augments open educational resources (OER) in Waymaker courses, to enhance the quality of learning and engagement using OER. He shows how Waymaker’s just-in-time messaging tools help instructors easily identify and encourage struggling students. With grounding in learning science and efficacy research, Mr. Strader demonstrates how Waymaker contributes to improving metacognition, student engagement, and academic performance.

While aimed at post-secondary educators in British Columbia, BCcampus EdTech Demos are free and open to anyone interested in participating.


About the Presenter

Ross Strader is the Director of Learning Engineering at Lumen Learning. His focus is on the intersection of technology and the learning sciences – specifically, looking at new ways to bring learning science research to bear on technology-based, student-centered learning environments. Prior to joining Lumen, Ross was one of the founding members of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001 and then at Stanford University in 2013, where he led teams in developing data-driven, interactive online courseware. He also served as Director of Educational Technology at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas at Austin. Ross holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and UT Austin, respectively.