Resource News – December 1, 2022

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.

InstructureCon 2023 – Instructure – July 26-28 (Denver)

In 2023, InstructureCon is happening in Denver, Colorado, at the beautiful Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center! It’s finally time to get back together again and have the best “eduventure” yet. We’ll have more ways than ever before to collaborate, learn, and have fun, not to mention a very special secret line-up of entertainment.

National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students – National Native Scholarship Providers

This national study explored college affordability for Indigenous students as part of a thirty month grant from the Lumina Foundation received in November 2019 by the American Indian College Fund (College Fund). The National Native Scholarship Providers ((NNSPs) – College Fund, Cobell Scholarship Program, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and American Indian Graduate Center*) collaborated to conduct this research project. 

7 Surprising and Significant Student Tech Use Stats to Know – Inside Higher Ed

Technology-focused campus administrators should keep seven survey findings in mind when prioritizing efforts, as our infographic shows.

Young adults with degrees say they need more real-world training – Higher Ed Dive

Individuals with degrees often find their education failed to prepare them for the realities of the workforce, according to Nov. 15 survey results from Multiverse. A majority of young adults (those age 18-26) with degrees said real-world workforce training is the most important element to preparing for a career.

3 Ways to Boost Student Persistence Beyond the Classroom – EdTech Magazine

Data analytics and on-demand support can propel students toward graduation.

Can a Group of MIT Professors Turn a White Paper Into a New Kind of College? – EdSurge Biz

A group of MIT professors convened an online gathering this week to brainstorm how to create a new kind of college from scratch to meet the needs of today’s students. Discussion was lively, and at times, surprisingly frank about the need for higher ed to make big changes.

The incredible shrinking future of college – VOX

n four years, the number of students graduating from high schools across the country will begin to decline, due to a rolling demographic aftershock of the Great Recession as people decided to stop having kids due to uncertainty and unemployment. Called the “enrollment cliff” by those in the education industry, classes will shrink, year after year, for most of the next two decades.

Analyzing the Return on Investment for Online Education – Inside Higher Ed

Authors of a new book discuss why colleges should gauge the return on investment for online learning and the cultural impediments to doing so.

As enrollment falls and public skepticism grows, some colleges are cutting their prices – The Hechinger Report

As enrollment declines and fewer than one in three Americans surveyed by the Strada Education Network think college is worth the cost, the pace of annual increases in tuition and fees — which for years rose three times faster than the cost of everything else — has for the first time since the early 1980s slowed to a rate that’s well below inflation.

Berkeley (Finally) Agrees to Make Online Content Accessible – Inside Higher Ed

Disability rights advocates welcome news of Berkeley’s consent decree with the Justice Department, which many consider long overdue.

Higher Education’s Planning Problem is Failing Learners – Fierce Education

There is a planning problem facing colleges and universities across the United States. While Guided pathways, highly structured educational experiences designed to help more students progress through college and graduate, have continued to show promise, a new survey from AACRAO found that few institutions think they do a good job using data that effective scheduling demands.

Instructure Monthly Newsletter – Instructure

Our November / December combined newsletter is full of great information. We highlight cool initiatives a handful of higher education institutions have been working on, inform you of some exciting RCE updates, provide insight into Product decisions being made, and highlight updates for Classic & New Quizzes.

Enrollments are declining: is it necessarily a bad thing? – Magic in EdTech

Phil Hill, education technology consultant and popular blog writer of PhilOnEdTech, joins Dipesh to talk about the recent decline in college enrollments, the benefits and drawbacks of this to the education industry, and makes some riveting predictions about the future of Higher Ed.

Tracy Schroeder on Leveraging Frameworks – Educause

Hosts Cynthia and Jack talk with Tracy Schroeder, Vice President for Information Services & Technology at Boston University.

Support Institutional Change with Deeper Canvas Insights – Instructure – December 5, 2022

Discover how Prince George’s Community College in Maryland used Impact to help make their Canvas migration more efficient, and how they use Impact to enhance student learning and educator best practices.

Higher Ed’s Digital Future: Research Universities – The Chronicle of Higher Education – December 6, 2022

Universities face a future where digital opportunities abound, both in their educational and research missions. But taking advantage of those opportunities is a challenge. To better serve students, these institutions often are collecting data and building online or hybrid courses. To better serve researchers, these institutions often are advancing remote lab capabilities and bolstering supercomputing power on campus and in the cloud.

Looking Ahead to 2023 – Inside Higher Ed – December 7, 2022

Even as COVID-19 recedes as a factor on campuses, college and university leaders still have plenty to worry about in the coming year. Old problems like the combination of falling enrollments, constrained resources and employee turnover remain significant problems. Escalating inflation and political intrusion into college governance add to the challenges. These are just a few probable hurdles experts anticipate small and large institutions alike will face.

Future-proof Your Instruction with Resilient Teaching – Engageli – December 8, 2022

Critics of online learning often blame the medium itself rather than an ineffective learning experience, when the focus should be on how to deliver the best teaching possible using all available tools and formats.

Higher Education’s Top 10 IT Issues for 2023 – Educause – December 13, 2022

In 2023, institutions are ready to change and advance. Technology leaders are ready to help their institutions make transformative use of technology and data. Our sector is poised to make significant progress. Can we? Discover what the 2022 IT Issues Panel and higher education institutional and technology leaders have identified as the Top 10 IT Issues, and consider the implications for you.