Resource News – August 26, 2022

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.

OLC Innovate: Education Reimagined – OLC  April 2-6 (Virtual), 18-21 (Nashville)

OLC and MERLOT are pleased to announce OLC Innovate 2023 and the opening of our Call for Proposals. Join us onsite April 18-21, 2023 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN (or virtually April 4-6, 2023). Share your innovative ideas with your global network of colleagues, your community, and those who inspire and seek inspiration.

Beyond Limits: New Ways to Reinvent Higher Education – UNESCO

The 3rd World Conference on Higher Education (WHEC2022) convenes at a time of new and interconnected global threats. Peace is increasingly fragile and our planet severely endangered by the impact of human activity. The COVID-19 pandemic has widened inequalities. The digital revolution is disrupting jobs and polarizing societies, while at the same time transforming every aspect of our lives, including access to knowledge.

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan – New York Times

President Biden’s move means the student loan balances of millions of people could fall by as much as $20,000. This F.A.Q. explains how it will work.

Students Say Room Scans During Online Tests Are Invasive. Now a Judge Agrees. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The ruling, which found a Fourth Amendment violation, should prompt colleges to review their proctoring policies, legal experts said.

The Shrinking of Higher Ed – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Nearly 1.3 million students have disappeared from American colleges during the Covid-19 pandemic, raising alarms that the enrollment emergency projected to arrive a few years from now is already here. Enrollment numbers continue to look bleak as the pandemic drags on, even though in-person classes have become the norm and consulates have reopened.

Fluid students flowing in and out of education are higher ed’s future. Here’s how colleges must adapt. – Higher Ed Dive

The Universities at Shady Grove’s executive director adapts the fluid fan idea reshaping the business of sports, shedding light on higher ed’s future.

Cardona’s Vision for Higher Ed – Inside Higher Ed

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona is calling on colleges to change how they approach student success. He unveiled a new grant program for minority-serving institutions and flamed elite universities.

Technology Brings Higher Education into Correctional Facilities – EdTech Magazine
Ashland University, one of the nation’s oldest and largest correctional educators, shares its experience as a federal grant program creates more opportunities for those in custody.

Learning Management Systems Are Getting Smarter – Campus Technology

CT asks D2L CEO John Baker how today’s LMS is getting smarter, and about the opportunities AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, and related technologies are presenting in the LMS marketplace.

Finishing What They Started – The Chronicle of Higher Education

As the number of traditional-age students shrinks, educators double down on efforts to re-enroll the 39 million Americans who left without a credential.

CHLOE 7: Centralization vs. Distribution of Online Student Services – Inside Higher Ed

Joshua Kim discusses the recently released CHLOE 7: Tracking Online Learning from Mainstream Acceptance to Universal Adoption report’s findings on centralization vs. distribution of online student services and shares his thoughts.

Community Conversations: Harvard’s Kyle Shachmut on Advancing Digital Accessibility – Educause

Kyle Shachmut, assistant director for Digital Accessibility Services at Harvard University, shares advice on advancing digital accessibility and getting involved in the communities making those advances.

This YouTube Star Says AI Will Become a Creative ‘Collaborator’ With Students – EdSurge

Taryn Southern is a pioneering YouTuber who these days experiments with how cutting edge tech might transform human expression. She’s recorded a pop album that she co-wrote with some AI code, for instance, and she’s created a digital clone of herself that she can use to make videos for her popular YouTube channel.

Leading Through Transition: Dr. Danielle Wilken, President UB – Fierce Ed
In this episode, Dr. Danielle Wilken, President of the University of Bridgeport, discusses how colleges and universities can lead through transition. She is joined by guest cohost Dr. Joseph Bertolino, President at Southern Connecticut State University; and host Dr. Joe Sallustio, Senior Vice President-Global, Lindenwood University.

Interesting Insights from Carnegie Mellon’s Dean of Libraries – Educause

Dean of Libraries at Carnegie Mellon, Keith Webster, discusses CMU cloud lab strategies, and the Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse Symposium, which aims to find innovative solutions to accelerate the dissemination and reuse of scientific data in the data revolution.

Lessons in Creativity and Communications – Adobe & The Chronicle of Higher Education

Employers consider soft skills like creativity and communication in hiring. Join this forum to learn how colleges are integrating such skills into their curricula to help students stand out.

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

The seventh Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report offers a detailed view of the online learning landscape in higher education at a pivotal point in the field’s development. 

Strategic Planning in the Age of Disruption – HP & The Chronicle of Higher Education

Strategic planning allows colleges to embrace transformation and adapt to change. This forum will examine how, two years into the pandemic, they should plan for the unexpected.

Using Digital Communities to Build Connections, Increase Engagement, and Improve Outcomes at Indiana University – InScribe – September 1

Join Maggie Ricci, Manager, eLearning Services and Dr. Samuel Krerowicz, Lecturer from Indiana University East’s Department of Natural Science on Thursday, September 1st, 2022 at 11 am MT to learn how Indiana University (IU) is using digital communities to support students.

3 Best Practices to Leverage Data Insights for Equitable Growth in Education – Microsoft – September 14

When used successfully, education data, removed from silos and leveraged with equity in mind, can be used to make informed decisions and ensure accessibility, student care and support, and most importantly growth for all.

In this webinar session we will discuss best practices that will assist schools in using data and analytics to accelerate student learning and close opportunity gaps in a handful of ways.