Resource News – July 28, 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.

2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Data and Analytics Edition – Educause

This report profiles the trends and the key technologies and practices shaping the future of data and analytics, and it envisions a number of scenarios and implications for that future. It is based on the perspectives and expertise of a global panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.


Students and institutions are on the path to prepare for a post-pandemic future. As the world has adapted and developed solutions to conquer COVID-19, higher education must do the same, revising offerings and solutions to best accommodate emerging student needs.
Online Authentic Assessments – Campus Technology

In this three part series, learn how to use Online Authentic Assessments, how to create them in only five steps, and how to proctor and protect their integrity.

Teaching: A New Approach to Supporting Faculty Members This Fall – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The University of California at Irvine is hiring a pedagogical wellness specialist. In this article Beth McMurtie:

  • Describes one university’s strategy to better support faculty members this fall.
  • Shares the results of a new study on student belonging and classroom success.
  • Points you to some resources on creating a strong syllabus.

Guiding Young People Not to Colleges or Careers — But to Good Lives – EdSurge

Who are you? If you saw this question on a government form, you’d likely respond in a practical fashion, checking boxes about how the world perceives you. Where were you born? What’s your family’s income? What’s your race? Did your parents—even your grandparents—graduate from college?

Pace of learning back to normal during the 2021-22 pandemic school year but student achievement lags far behind, data shows – The Hechinger Report

What do we know about how kids are catching up at school as the pandemic drags on? The good news, according to the latest achievement data, is that learning resumed at a more typical pace during the 2021-22 school year that just ended. Despite the Delta and Omicron waves that sent many students and teachers into quarantine and disrupted school, children’s math and reading abilities generally improved as much as they had in years before the pandemic.

Harnessing the Student Voice: Why Student-centered Teaching and Learning Starts with Formative Assessment – Faculty Focus

Disheartened by a lack of enthusiasm from her students, an experienced faculty member stopped by our Center for Teaching and Learning last semester seeking support on how to elicit a more engaged response. Detailing the pedagogical practices that guided her teaching—chunking content; coordinating collaborative projects; communicating clearly—her frustration with the lack of class connection was clear: “If only I knew what they needed,” she mussed.

In Fight Against Ableism, Disabled Students Build Centers of Their Own – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Disabled students on a growing number of campuses have created centers to fight for access, accommodations, and a place of belonging.

Here’s the latest thinking on how to reenroll stopped-out college students – Higher Ed Dive

Attracting some of the 39 million people in the U.S. with some college but no degree requires creativity and flexible, affordable options, experts say.

It will take another 300 years before colleges’ Black and Native American enrollments reflect America’s demographics.

OPM Market Landscape and Dynamics: Summer 2022 updates & Clarification on 2U and Its Role as a Target – Phil on EdTech

Phil Hill provides summer updates to his OPM market landscape and dynamics graphics. While the major OPM market changes since Fall 2021 have been in market dynamics, the actual landscape of vendors and categories has not changed in significant ways.

Nearly Half of Students Want Hybrid Classes, While Majority of Faculty Still Prefer Face-to-Face – Campus Technology

Flexibility remains a key priority for students pursuing higher education, according to a new “College 2030” report from Barnes & Noble College Insights, the research arm of Barnes & Noble Education.

3 Tech Challenges Impeding the Use of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed – Campus Technology

Educause has released the inaugural Data and Analytics Edition of its Horizon Report, expanding the annual analysis of the trends, technologies and practices impacting higher education into “an emerging area of practice that is driving institutional decision-making and strategic planning for the future.”

Survey: More Than Half of Higher Ed Workers Plan to Leave – Inside Higher Ed

Many higher education employees are headed for the exits, according to a new survey from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, which found that more than half of respondents said they were likely to look for other employment within the next 12 months.

Demand for online education is growing. Are providers ready? – McKinsey & Company

Growing competition in online education suggests providers may need to take bold action. Five strategic moves could help them compete and grow while meeting the needs of learners.
Almost half of adults in the U.S., 47%, think online education is of roughly the same quality as in-person instruction, increasing sharply from about a third who said the same last year, according to survey data released by New America. But four out of five respondents said online education should cost less than in-person instruction, the survey found.

Tech That Powers Scalable Adult Learning – Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech speaks to Andrew Roberts, Chief Operating Officer, Barbara Bush Foundation about how scaling adult programming through technology can be a game-changer for the economy and help tackle social problems.

Mergers and Major Cross-College Collaborations – Inside Higher Ed

Many people in higher education recoil at the idea of merging institutions, and it’s little wonder: in most such arrangements, one institution swallows the other, which virtually disappears. But that doesn’t mean the alternative is for every college to remain an island unto itself.

Tech Tools to Engage a Campus in Sustainability Goals – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Colleges need to engage students in campus efforts for sustainability and energy efficiency. Join this forum for discussion of how colleges can use apps and other tools to do so.

2022 Study Hall from InstructureCon – Instructure

An on-demand experience so you can still enjoy all of the InstructoreCon content. Dive-in any time to enjoy keynotes, expert breakout sessions, and partner content. 

Engaging Your Students on Zoom – Zoom – August 3

Increase your virtual education skills and knowledge! Leave this session able to launch quizzes, share and annotate on a screen, and place your students in breakout rooms. Bring your questions! Zoom will wrap up with a live Q&A session.

Exploring the 2022 Horizon Report | Data and Analytics Edition – Educause – August 9

This webinar will explore 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 will highlight contextual trends and challenges and discuss 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 will be considered from the perspectives of different institutional roles.

MagicA11y Live – Building Accessible Products with Invisible Disabilities in Mind – Magic EdTech – August 10

It is estimated that 10% of people in the U.S. have a medical condition which could be considered a type of invisible disability. How can the learning community support the needs of these individuals? What considerations do we take to create and deliver products that are truly inclusive for all?