The Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success provides annotated bibliographies, literature reviews, and research papers on subjects of importance to University of Maryland Global Campus's work to support innovation and student success.


Competency-Based Education

  • Competency-Based Education: History, Opportunities, and Challenges | Abstract: This briefing paper traces the evolution of competency-based education in the United States and abroad from early behaviorist models for vocational training through the more recent development and application of competency frameworks outlining what post-secondary graduates should know and be able "to do" as a result of their education. The paper also identifies factors driving the increased interest in CBE and explores the development and design of current competency-based degree programs. The paper concludes with a discussion of the challenges associated with scaling and sustaining CBE reforms.

Learner Engagement

Learner Engagement: Working Definitions and Measurement Instruments.

Predictive Analytics

Retention and Persistence

  • The Evolving Military Learner Population: A Review of the Literature | This literature review examines the evolving online military learner population with emphasis on current generation military learners who are most frequently Post-9/11 veterans. The review synthesizes recent scholarly and grey literature on military learner demographics and attributes, college experiences, and academic outcomes against a backdrop of conceptual frameworks addressing adult transition theory, learner persistence, and institutional responsiveness.