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Wednesday, May 20 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
ASU & Yellowdig: A Symbiotic Digital Partnership from Actionable Research

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Traditional online “discussions” have always spurred little genuine conversation, which is especially detrimental for online programs where opportunities for promoting student engagement are limited.  EdPlus at Arizona State University and Yellowdig saw this problem as a major pitfall in higher ed and began a partnership in Spring 2015 to address it. The partnership has grown tenfold over the past 4 years. Based on thorough research conducted throughout the partnership, Yellowdig has made immense improvements to its product to greater engage and retain students. This presentation will focus on the history of this symbiotic partnership, where we are taking it in the future, and present results from one example of our commitment to actionable research, an efficacy report investigating Yellowdig behaviors and grades for over 20,000 students from Arizona State University.


Brendan Lake

Instructional Designer, EdPlus at ASU
Dr. Brendan Lake is an instructional designer for Arizona State University Online, where he consults faculty on technology and learning design for programs including biological sciences, biochemistry, organizational leadership, interdisciplinary studies, music, and others.

Serah Ye

Director of Analytics & Insights, Arizona State University Enterprise Partners

Brian Verdine, Ph.D.

Head of Customer Success, Yellowdig
I received my doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, where I was appointed and continue to be an Affiliated Assistant Professor. My research involved learning... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT