PLATO Program

The University of Mississippi


January 24, 2017 WCET Frontiers

The UM PLATO Program was highlighted in WCET’s online journal. Check it out by clicking the link below.

Helping Students with Adaptive Learning: APLU and the University of Mississippi


January 17, 2017  Faculty implementing adaptive learning meet for lunch in Ventress Hall


January 12-13, 2017 English Composition Courseware Collaboration in Washington, D.C.

Members of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric faculty traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with faculty from Georgia State University, Montclair University, and the University of Georgia to review their year-long participation in an APLU grant to develop and pilot adaptive courseware for English Composition.






March 22, 2017 CETL Faculty Development Series

Join us Wednesday, March 22 for a Faculty Development Luncheon, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in which UM PLATO Program faculty will share their experiences of implementing adaptive learning in their classes. Check the CETL website for registration and location information.

January 20, 2017: Learn how to implement active learning in a large classroom! Register for the workshop.






The PLATO Program Office will be closed December 21 – January 3.


Adapting to Adaptive Learning: transforming a lecture class into a personalized learning experience

December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM CST / 3:00 PM EST
Presented By: Patricia O’Sullivan, Manager, Personalized Learning & Adaptive Teaching Opportunities (PLATO) Program, University of Mississippi

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Beyond the Horizon – Digital Literacy Forum

December 15th @ 10am -11am Central Time

Presented by: New Media Consortium

Free to All

This event will explore a pressing challenge for higher education institutions across the world: advancing digital literacy among students and faculty. As technology use is proliferating and becoming more ubiquitous in people’s daily lives, colleges and universities have become more adept at integrating it into every facet of campus life to enhance course design, course materials, and interactions between learners and educators. However, simply knowing how to use the tools does not solve the challenge. Education professionals must be able to tie the use of digital tools to progressive pedagogies and deeper learning outcomes to equip students with 21st century skills that help them flourish in college life and in their careers. Identifying and implementing effective frameworks is paramount, and a number of organizations and institutions are leading the way. Hear from an international panel of experts on their perspectives on digital literacy, the biggest challenges associated with advancing it, and recommendations for developing successful digital literacy initiatives.