Tyton Partners Releases Time for Class Toolkit to Guide Higher Education Professionals in the Expansion of High Quality Digital Learning

|May 21st, 2019

Source: Press Release BOSTON, MA (May 21, 2019) – Tyton Partners has released the Time for Class Toolkit, a set of research-based briefs designed to support institutional dialogue, decision-making and action around instructional practices and digital learning tools, especially adaptive courseware. The kit was built using data from Time for Class, a national longitudinal survey of 4,000+ higher education faculty and administrators, fielded since 2014 by Tyton Partners and the Babson Survey Research Group.

Key observations from the study include:

  • Administrators report a persisting strategy-to-execution gap when it comes to digital learning initiatives. Although many claim digital learning is an important priority for their institution, they do not report that their institutions are achieving ideal environments for digital learning.
  • Professional development (PD) is seen as the leading enabler of successful digital learning initiatives. Where PD is required, or where faculty chose to participate, they report significantly better institutional outcomes for digital learning.
  • Despite its importance, only 19% of administrators say that digital learning PD has been implemented effectively and at scale.
  • Administrator influence in courseware decision-making is growing. In the Time for Class 2019 survey, 74% of 2-year and 65% of 4-year administrators say that department-level and above leadership influence courseware selection, up from 63% and 47% in 2016.
  • Courseware has been adopted by almost one-third of faculty. 77% of current users plan to continue using courseware, which may be driven by the improvement in courseware product satisfaction.
  • Inclusive access is experiencing rapid institutional adoption. 27% of administrators report using inclusive access programs at their institutions. 69% of those who are aware of such programs expect to use them in the future.

As a founding partner of the Every Learner Everywhere network, Tyton Partners has published the full toolkit for use by postsecondary faculty and administrators.  As the network expands its work with institutions to scale high quality digital learning, the toolkit will be used to support planning and implementation.

“These briefs are designed to help administrators and faculty make informed choices about digital learning and courseware tools that can improve teaching and learning at their institution,” stated Kristen Fox, Director at Tyton Partners. “This year, we have organized our findings in discrete and actionable research briefs. Along with links to the excellent resources of our network partners, we’ve created a freely accessible collection of assets to ease implementation challenges and support the scaling efforts of higher education institutions.”

The publications in this series owe much to the support and engagement of a diverse group of individuals and organizations including: the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, EDUCAUSE, EdSurge, Digital Promise, the Digital Learning Research Network, the Online Learning Consortium, Intentional Futures, and WCET.

For more information and to download the full toolkit and report at no cost, visit the resources page at everylearnereverywhere.org

About Tyton Partners

Tyton Partners is the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the education sector and leverages its deep transactional and advisory experience to support a range of clients, including companies, foundations, institutions, and investors.

About Every Learner Everywhere

Every Learner Everywhere is helping institutions of higher education use adaptive learning technology to improve teaching and learning with a focus on increasing the success of first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color. We are a network of 12 partner organizations working collaboratively to provide advice, training, and community-vetted resources that support the adoption and implementation of adaptive courseware.

Media Inquiries Contact

Kristen Fox: kfox@tytonpartners.com

Brianna Petrauskas: bpetrauskas@wearecsg.com