Resource News – June 17, 2022

Coursetune Camp 2022 – Coursetune – June 17

Coursetune Camp is a day-long event of presentations from our K-12, Corporate Learning, and Higher-Education partners sharing how Coursetune has benefited them. This event is free and open to the public.

Higher Education: Business & Leadership – Summer Edition – Fierce Education – June 30

There is no doubt that business in colleges and universities across the country have been forced to adapt to a new post-pandemic world. Higher Education is examining all opportunities to evolve and embrace new ways of teaching and connecting the students and faculty by implementing the latest technology efforts. Join this free half-day virtual event and learn from higher education executives the art of business and leadership on campus.

InstructureCon 2022 – Instructure – July 14

Wherever your educational journey has taken you, we hope it leads you to InstructureCon 2022 this summer. This FREE one-day online event is your chance to hear from fellow educators and other inspiring presenters, network with peers, and fuel up on the latest edtech knowledge on Canvas and the entire Instructure Learning Platform.

USDLA 35th Anniversary National Conference – USDLA – July 18-21
We are gearing up for our 35th Anniversary celebration so please mark your calendars and join us in Nashville!

Education Summit ’22: Learning Together. Teaching Together. – Course Hero – July 28-29

oin thousands of faculty, instructional designers, and administrators to unravel the latest in learning and teaching – and explore the common ground between the two. Connect with colleagues, hone fresh classroom strategies, and celebrate inspired pedagogy, together, at Education Summit ’22.

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.

Artificial Intelligence: Where Are We Now? – Educause Special Report

Is the use of AI in higher education today invisible? Dynamic? Perilous? Maybe it’s all three. As AI works quietly, even invisibly, its impact is demonstrated by numerous pockets of excellence. Infusing immersive learning with AI creates dynamic experiences while placing new demands on staff and resources. Some applications of AI in higher ed reveal its perils—while some show its promise.

Digital Teaching and Learning Resource Booklet – Inside Higher Ed

A compilation of articles and essays selected by the editors at IHE. Explore how artificial intelligence can be used to change the way online exams are given, the ways community colleges are using online courses to reduce costs and a range of other institutional innovations in online, blended online and in-person courses and programs.

Stepping Up to Innovate: College Administrators Assess Higher Ed’s Ability to Change Itself  – The Chronicle of Higher Education & Watermark

Will higher education continue to live up to its promise of hosting cutting-edge innovation and scientific breakthroughs? Is the adaptability to change a matter of survival for colleges, as once put by the late Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen? Seeking answers to these critical questions, The Chronicle conducted a comprehensive survey with more than 500 higher education administrators.

Inviting Students In: The Art of Hospitality in Online Classrooms – Faculty Focus

As instructors, we learn a lot about our students by their physical presence in a face-to-face course, from their dress to their demeanor. Students also learn a lot about us this way. But that information is lost in an online class. Thus, it is important to invite students in to online classes right at the beginning to foster a learning environment.

14 Equity Considerations for Ed Tech – CampusTechnology

Is the education technology in your online course equitable and inclusive of all learners? Here are key equity questions to ask when considering the pedagogical experience of an e-learning tool.

‘Digital skills gap’ threatens innovation – eSchool News

The skills required for success in the new economy were already changing. Now, COVID has sped up these changes dramatically. As researchers warn of a growing “digital skills gap” that threatens to hold back innovation, experts are calling on schools to rethink instruction so that it more closely aligns with emerging workforce needs.

How Workload Analysis Can Ease Fiscal Constraints in Higher Education – EdTech Magazine

An in-depth look at the work employees do, along with a boost from technology solutions, can have a dramatic impact on workplace efficiency.

21st Century Skills: Preparing Students for Future Workforce Needs – Fierce Education

Today’s graduates are challenged when joining a workforce driven by digital transformation, emerging technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, and an evolving corporate landscape. This is why 21st century skills are critical to produce graduates who succeed in their careers.

2 Shifts That Could Bolster Enrollment – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Shorter semesters and competency-based education may be helping colleges stave off enrollment declines.

As Student Engagement Falls, Colleges Wonder: ‘Are We Part of the Problem?’ – Edsurge

What if colleges proactively supported students who may be struggling, rather than waiting for them to ask for help? That’s already common practice at online-only institutions—and it may be a solution for the record-high levels of student disengagement professors are reporting these days. Find out how better advising and behavioral nudges could help keep students on track.

The Season of Our Professorial Discontent – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The pandemic irrevocably changed the student-teacher relationship — and not for the better.

From Barely There to Fully Present: Three Ways to Improve Your Instructor Presence – FacultyFocus

Managing instructor presence—students’ perceptions of how instructors interact with them and guide their learning during a course—is the key to overcoming that frustration. It’s not unusual for instructors and students to have widely different perceptions of instructor presence during the same course.

Op-Ed: How the pandemic is changing higher education for the better – LA Times

During college graduation season, it’s easy to get swept up by the notion of the great promise of higher education, even if recent statistics tell a different, more sobering story.

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?

5 Keys to Grow Enrollment: Dr. Daniel Villanueva Jr., University of Houston-Downtown – EdUp

In this episode, Dr. Daniel Villanueva, Jr., Vice President of Enrollment Management at the University of Houston-Downtown, speaks with cohost is Dr. Michelle Cantu-Wilson, Director, Teaching and Learning Initiatives and Special Projects, San Jacinto College and host Dr. Joe Sallustio, Senior Vice President of Lindenwood University-Global, regarding the 5 keys to grow enrollment for colleges and universities.

Why This Children’s Show Host Pulled His Videos Off YouTube – EdSurge

In the last few years, the landscape of media for youngsters has gone through a transformation. Now kids watch videos on tablets and on their parents’ phones, and there’s been an explosion of content on YouTube and other social media platforms aimed at little ones. One preschool-teacher-turned-kids-show-host worries about the forces shaping the industry these days, and he’s been talking to a range of kids-media experts to get their advice on a way forward.

Technology Think Tank: How to Enrich Student Experiences and Fuel Self Service in Higher Education – CampusTechnology

In this round table discussion, moderated by Rhea Kelly, thought leaders and experts in the higher ed space will share real-world knowledge on how colleges and universities are leveraging smarter and more efficient technologies and data to enrich student, faculty, and parent experiences.

The Faculty’s Place in Student Success – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The shift to virtual learning gave professors insights into students’ lives and a new role as a support resource. A faculty panel discusses that and ideas for the future in this virtual forum.

2022 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers – Inside Higher Ed

Our 2022 Inside Higher Ed Annual Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers results are now available! Surprisingly, most provosts answered that the academic health of their institution is good even after another turbulent year.

Enhanced Learning in the New Digital Classroom – Educause – June 21

In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced educational institutions at all levels to switch instruction almost overnight to virtual classrooms. With scant time to marshal their resources, officials in K–12 schools and higher education institutions had to figure out how to deliver curricula, share materials, foster collaboration, and keep students engaged.

Higher Ed’s Digital Future: Liberal-Arts Colleges – The Chronicle of Higher Education – June 21

Liberal-arts colleges and universities are preparing for an uncertain future. What is the fate of a high-touch, residential education in a world where digital learning has become ubiquitous? How will the classroom and campus experience change? What are the strategies to improve the online co-curricular experience and incorporate hybrid or HyFlex choices to provide more students flexibility? What models of digital collaboration exist that will enhance their appeal to students?

Guest Expert Webinar: Rising Above Burnout – NCFDD – June 21

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the most common contributors to burnout in a faculty role and concrete steps that faculty members can take to continue to find the energy, satisfaction, and joy in their work.  

QM Success Stories Fake SLO’s and Upside Down Alignment – QM – June 22

The success of any course hinges on students achieving the learning objectives. Your activities, instructional materials and assessments help students aim for the bullseye — but what if your targets aren’t the right ones? 

The Future of Lifelong Learning – The Chronicle of Higher Education – June 29

With education and the economy changing, colleges see the need to rethink continuing education and embrace the opportunity — and perhaps the unfulfilled promise — of lifelong learning.

Reimagining Higher Education as a Student-Centered Experience – CampusTechnology – June 29

The last two-plus years of remote/HyFlex learning have accelerated the digital transformation revolution in higher education, essentially providing a proof-of-concept for new learning models and the enormous impact that smart technology products, solutions and advanced infrastructures can have on student success.

About Higher Education: Business & Leadership Summer Edition: Enrollment, Policy, Curriculum, University Collaboration – Fierce Education – June 30

The business of higher education is entering a new phase, and there is no turning back. University and college leadership are reinventing how their institutions function effectively going forward due to the effects of the last two years. Everything is being examined including course curriculum, recruitment and enrollment strategies, technology implementation and training, and strategic partnerships with other institutions and associations.