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.
Forward: Your 2023 Planning Guide – Educause
Higher ed leaders must build and support a proactive orientation today to help our institutions meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. In the newest installment of our Showcase Series, we equip you with information on the latest higher education issues and trends to help you make plans and take actions in 2023—not only for new modalities but also for the unknown future emerging from the powerful digital and cultural transformations surrounding us.
Assessing Your Accessibility Audit – Magic EdTech
There is a lot of information available about accessibility, its definitions, compliance laws, technical standards, usability requirements, alternative pathways…where do you begin? One place to help you get started is to understand where you are in your accessibility journey. For digital technologies, a good starting point is to engage in an accessibility audit.
Debt Relief Heads to Supreme Court – Inside Higher Ed
The court will hear arguments in February on the question of whether the Biden administration is legally able to forgive federal student loans, as it plans to do. An injunction blocking the debt relief will remain in place.
Teaching: How Instructors Are Rethinking Late Work – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Pandemic teaching pushed many professors to be more flexible about deadlines. Beckie Supiano reports on how that’s shaking out now.
‘Press Play’ Isn’t a Teaching Strategy: Why Educators Need New Methods for Video – EdSurge
When it comes to using video in class, are teachers still pushing today’s version of those old TV carts into online and physical classrooms? Reed Dickson, a faculty development manager at Pima Community College, argues for new methods to incorporate video in teaching.
Five Things to Do During the Grumpy Time of the Semester – Faculty Focus
If you have taught before, then you are familiar with the grumpy time of the semester. This is when the semester starts to feel long. It is usually about two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through the semester when we (and our students) start to feel a little grumpier.
The Impact of Storytelling on Learning – Campus Technology
The benefits of storytelling in teaching and learning are well established — and digital tools can help make stories more interactive, boost engagement, and convey ideas more effectively. Here’s how to make the most of technology and sidestep common mistakes in the use of storytelling for learning.
How the Largest Higher-Ed Strike in U.S. History Blew Up Finals – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Across the University of California, students and professors aren’t sure how they’ll get through the end of the term.
Drivers for EdTech Market Valuation Changes – Phil on EdTech
Phill Hill addresses the major drivers for why so many EdTech stocks have dropped. Investors in technology-related stocks have changed their perspective in fundamental ways since late 2021, with the macroeconomic trends of persistent inflation, war, and the looming (or emerging) recession.
Zoomtopia 2022 Recap – Zoom
We hosted our annual user conference and celebration, Zoomtopia, in-person and over Zoom Events on November 8 and 9. Check out our blog recapping the event so you don’t miss any information on major announcements and key moments and takeaways. We hope to see you there next year!
How EdTech Can Encourage Healthy and Professional Social Media Use in Teens – EdTech Update
Today’s teens have never known a world without social media. It’s an established – and growing – part of everyday life, from the professional to the personal. While teens are pretty savvy regarding social media use, it can be a slippery slope if they aren’t educated on how to use it correctly and safely.
Entering 2023, College Affordability Looms Large – Fierce Education
The cost of higher education has more than doubled in the past decade and students are wondering if the value of getting a degree is worth the high price tag. Moving into 2023 colleges and universities need to hone in more on student perceptions of degree value and student needs for more nontraditional options.
Technology That Powers Education and Improves Learning for All – Magic EdTech
Dan Gizzi, speaks with Andrew Lippert, CTO of McGraw Hill, and Acky Kamdar, CEO of Magic EdTech, to get their perspective on the effects of the pandemic on the edtech industry, how to stay ahead of EdTech trends, and how to ensure a positive learning experience for students and teachers.
Students Supporting Faculty in the Shift to Hybrid Learning – Campus Technology
When Boston University launched its hybrid learning initiative this fall, it also created a Classroom Moderator program: an army of student workers deployed in the classroom to help ensure that hybrid learning could run smoothly. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Ernie Perez, director of educational technology for BU Digital Learning and Innovation, and Jill Beckman, executive director of Client Services, talk about how they rolled out the classroom moderator service and made it a success.
A Teacher’s Podcast Got Him Fired. It Also Led to Greater Self-Reflection – EdSurge
These days teachers often look to social media and podcasts to find community and unwind. That means educators are spending time following other teachers on Instagram or TikTok, or listening to podcasts where colleagues share teaching tips, joke about their classroom experiences or vent their frustrations.
Sharon Blanton on Change Leadership – Educause
Hosts Cynthia and Jack talk with Sharon Blanton, Vice President of Operations at the College of New Jersey.
Higher Ed’s Digital Future: Research Universities – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Universities face a future where digital opportunities abound, both in their educational and research missions. But taking advantage of those opportunities is a challenge.
2023 Top 10 IT Issues – Educause
The EDUCAUSE 2023 Top 10 IT Issues help describe the foundation models that colleges and universities will develop next year and beyond, acting on what was learned in the pandemic and framed by the three building blocks of leadership, data, and work and learning.