Resource News – August 12, 2022

Higher Education: The Connected Campus – Fierce Education – August 25

Fierce Education is bringing together higher education professionals to discuss the current digital divide in campuses across the nation; connectivity being the primary piece in helping solve this gap. Hear our speakers uncover topics including supporting high-bandwidth mobile applications, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, as well as the latest developments in Wi-Fi connectivity.

Educause 2022 Annual Conference – Educause – October 25-28

With the best presenters, the best content, and the best networking, the premier higher ed IT event brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to discuss their discoveries, grow professionally, and explore solutions to continuing challenges.

QM Connect Conference Expanding Possibilities – QM – November 6-9

It’s time to look beyond what you know and look instead at what is possible. Join your peers at this fall’s QM Connect Conference to see how they are Expanding Possibilities.

OLC Accelerate – Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World – OLC – November 1-3 (Virtual), 14-17 (Orlando)

The Online Learning Consortium’s Accelerate 2022 conference, Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World, emphasizes the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. Supporting administrators, designers, and educators alike, this conference offers attendees a comprehensive list of sessions and activities tailored to addressing the challenges and goals of our entire community.

Accessing Higher Ground 2022 – Association on Higher Education and Disability – November 14-18

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;

  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;

  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

CHLOE 7: Tracking Online Learning from Mainstream Acceptance to Universal Adoption – Quality Matters

The seventh installment of the Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report, produced by Quality MattersTM and Eduventures®, offers an overview of the current state of online learning in higher education as well as insights into its future development. The report was compiled by surveying chief online officers (COOs) at two- and four-year colleges and universities — the professionals best situated to assess the current state of this ever-developing field. 

Average college student needs more than five years to graduate: report – Changing America

An average college student does not enroll in enough classes to graduate in four years, and only half of full-time students earned 24 or more credit hours in their first year.

Student and Instructor Satisfaction User Report – Yellowdig

Last fall, Yellowdig sent out a survey to both instructors and students to get their feedback on their experience with the tool. They recently compiled those results into an ebook that includes two deep dives from Yellowdig professors as well as a plethora of data for you to enjoy.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12 – EdTech Update

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.


Chief online officers predict shift to hybrid education by 2025, survey finds – Higher Ed Dive

A majority of surveyed chief online officers predict the undergraduate experience will feature at least some online elements by 2025, according to the CHLOE 7 Report, the latest in a series of annual polls tracking trends in online education. 

The Problem Nobody’s Talking About: The Male-Graduation Gap – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Men have trailed women in degree completion for decades. Why aren’t colleges doing anything?

The new API support for Studio – ready to explore it? – Canvas by Instructure

As we are rolling out new features in Studio, we must not forget that growing includes the product to become an integral part of the digital learning ecosystem. We never meant Studio to become a robust video management system in itself, instead its strength originates from how it is seen today: Studio is part of Canvas, while under the hood, it is an LTI tool integrated into the LMS with endpoints that cannot be utilized by other integrations.

How to Increase the Employment Rate of Upcoming Graduates – Fierce Education

Despite the evidence that a college degree significantly improves graduates’ employment prospects and earnings, there is much more colleges and universities can do to help their students land their dream jobs. According to the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU), sixty percent of bachelor’s degrees in the United States are awarded by public institutions.

The Brutal Spring and Summer for OPMs and MOOCs – PhilonEdTech

We’re seeing consistently bad news for Online Program Management (OPM) companies and the associated MOOCs, particularly in terms of enrollment and revenue.

Online Education Is Booming, but Colleges Risk Lapses in Quality, Report Says – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A survey of more than 300 officials at American colleges shows many plan to expand online programming but few consistently evaluate the quality of those growing courses.

How Academic Technologists Can Bring Anti-Racism into Our Work – Educause

Everyone can play a part in fighting bias and discrimination. Find out what one group of academic technologists learned when they asked how they could bring anti-racism into their work.

Inflation Nation: The Latest Data on College Enrollment in Today’s On-Edge Economy – Encoura

Higher education battled through the pandemic only to encounter inflation. Might college enrollment—already battered by the pandemic—grow in the teeth of an economic downturn (like the Great Recession)?

Changes to come should be ‘music to your ears,’ higher education innovators say – The Hechinger Report

Pandemic accelerates glacial pace of change — along with fears of ‘two worlds.’

Zovio Announces Agreement to Divest OPM Business to University of Arizona Global Campus – Zovio

Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO), an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers, announced today that it has closed on an agreement to transition its online program management (OPM) business to the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC).

The End of the Road for Zovio as an OPM – PhilonEdTech

As was widely reported, we now have a resolution on the end of the Zovio/UAGC relationship, with UAGC buying out Zovio’s single-customer OPM business for a dollar.

Biden Administration Is Ready To Implement Mass Student Loan Forgiveness, As Decision Could Come Any Day – Forbes

The Education Department is reportedly prepared to swiftly implement mass student loan forgiveness — if President Biden decides to approve such an initiative.

A Public Feud Over Access and Accommodation – Inside Higher Ed

A Caltech student who couldn’t regularly attend class because of a seizure disorder was denied flexibility on attendance. She chronicled the dispute in the campus newspaper; the university defended itself in a letter to the editor.


Colleges’ Financial Situations and Institutional Transformation – Inside Higher Ed

This week’s episode of The Key features a discussion about Inside Higher Ed’s 2022 Survey of College and University Business Officers, which generally found college chief financial officers feeling pretty good about how their institutions are faring and how they’re positioned for the future.

The Tyranny of Letter Grades – EdSurge

What if schools and colleges ditched letter grades? That’s the key question in this episode of our Bootstraps podcast series about who gets what opportunities in American education. It first ran last fall and was one of the most popular installments of the series.

The Future of EdTech Procurement – MagicEdTech

What makes edtech procurement so complex and how can we fix it? Siya Raj Purohit, Global head of EdTech and Workforce Learning at Amazon Web Services Marketplace, shares her insights and a simpler solution to addressing these.

Tom Andriola on the Role of Trust in Leadership – Educause

Hosts Cynthia and Jack talk with Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor for Information, Technology, and Data at UC Irvine, about building teams and implementing solutions based on mutual trust.

Student Retention, Interleaving, and Fundamental Concepts: Design Your Course with This in Mind! – Faculty Focus

When you’re designing a course, what should you consider? How can you create your course so students are remembering and recalling the information you’re teaching throughout the entire semester? In this episode, we’ll explain how fundamental and powerful concepts can help you design your course with the big picture in mind.

The Real World of College: Dr. Howard Gardner, Harvard University – Fierce Education

In this episode, Dr. Howard Gardner, Hobbs, Research Professor of Cognition & Education at Harvard University, discusses what the real world of college looks like. He also talks about the meaning of HEDCAP and how Harvard sees the future of higher education.

MagicA11y Live – Building Accessible Products with Invisible Disabilities in Mind – Magic EdTech

We help our audience explore invisible disabilities and how to build truly inclusive learning keeping those with invisible disabilities in mind. 

Exploring the 2022 Horizon Report | Data and Analytics Edition – Educause

This webinar explored the trends, challenges, and key technology developments identified by a panel of experts in the 2022 Horizon Report | Data and Analytics Edition. Members of the Horizon Report team and panel highlighted contextual trends and challenges and discussed how key technologies can assist higher education data and analytics professionals in meeting upcoming challenges and capitalizing on opportunities. Implications of trends and key technologies were considered from the perspectives of different institutional roles.

Diverse College Administrations for a New Era – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Diverse student bodies need a diverse college administration, including presidents and department chairs. The Chronicle’s virtual forum “Diverse College Administrations for a New Era” explores how colleges and universities can establish a more inclusive and diverse atmosphere.

Read It Right: Data Literacy’s Impact on Institutional Mission – Educause – August 16

Grab your coffee and join us for an informal discussion on data literacy in higher education. We’ll dig in to resources from the latest EDUCAUSE Showcase to investigate how you can move your institution from data collection to data action. You’ll get a chance to network with colleagues and hear from EDUCAUSE subject-matter experts and leaders in the community.

Data & Canvas: Using Data to Drive Decision Making – Canvas by Instructure – August 25

In this webinar, we will review data tools in Canvas like Admin Reports, New Course Analytics, the Canvas Data Portal, and more to help you and your admins make data-driven decisions at your institution.

Career Development with Equity in Mind – Inside Higher Ed – August 25

As the public’s questions about the value of degrees grow, colleges and universities are under more pressure to ensure that graduates have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workplace. Complicating those demands are intensifying expectations that higher education serve Americans equitably, without significant gaps in outcomes for people from different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

All Things Snagit and PowerPoint – Camtasia – October 12

Build your PowerPoint presentations with customized image captures from Snagit. Learn multiple workflows for sharing your Snagit captures to PowerPoint. We will also look at the video capture feature in Snagit, and how to quickly turn your PowerPoint presentations into informative videos. Perhaps you can even replace your next team meeting with a video? Now that would be cool!