Resource News – March 10, 2023

Curated list of online teaching and learning articles, reports, research, white papers, podcasts, webinars, and conferences by Academic Services and Products at AP. This edition was last updated March 10, 2022. Visit the most recent version of Resource News now!

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.

ASU+GSV Summit 2023 BRAVE NEW WORLD – ASU+GSV April 17-19 (San Diego)

Imagining a new era in which all people have equal access to the future.

Higher Education: Technology Profiles in Success – Spring – Fierce Education – April 27 

Fierce Education presents a free half-day virtual event to showcase how higher education institutions are successfully incorporating and upgrading their technology capabilities to better serve their students and better equip their faculty. Confirmed speakers include University of Texas at Arlington, Clemson University, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), among others.

Teaching Professor Annual Conference – Faculty Focus June 9-11 (New Orleans)

Expand your love of teaching at the Teaching Professor Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 9-11, 2023. Give yourself something to look forward to at the end of your school year: a conference to network, learn, and refocus on why you got into teaching in the first place! This is the conference to delve into pedagogy, share experiences with peers, and reengage your mind and teaching with new insights, new sights, and new friends.

36th USDLA National Distance Learning Conference – USDLA July 17-20 (Orlando)

Many lessons have been learned over the past few years and there are countless new participants and practitioners in the distance and digital learning space. To help us all to reflect on the power and importance of distance education and to collaborate on the ideas and innovations that will move everyone forward, we have selected the theme: Distance Learning’s Time to Shine.”

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.

The Academic Mind in 2022: What Faculty Think About Free Expression and Academic Freedom on Campus – The Fire

In this report we explore findings from a national survey of 1,491 faculty at four-year colleges and universities in the United States regarding their attitudes on free expression and academic freedom. These findings provide a mixed picture on the state of academic freedom among American faculty. On the positive side, a majority of faculty surveyed endorsed broad conceptualizations of freedom of speech and academic freedom, rejected harsh punishment for colleagues who engaged in controversial expression, and opposed deplatforming speakers on campus. Compared to the results of FIRE’s “College Free Speech Rankings” survey, faculty are markedly more tolerant than the students they teach. The vast majority had not been disciplined, or threatened with discipline, by their department or university for their teaching, research, or non-academic expression.

Horizon Action Plan: Data Governance – Educause

Data stakeholders all over the world are grappling with modernizing and optimizing data governance policies and practices. In this evolving landscape, what challenges will higher education face? How can we leverage our individual and collective expertise to create innovative and durable data governance solutions?

Building on the trends, technologies, and practices described in the 2022 Horizon Report: Data and Analytics, this new report provides a vision of the future along with practical action items for the data and analytics community to employ.

It’s Not Just Our Students — ChatGPT Is Coming for Faculty Writing – The Chronicle of Higher Education

And there’s little agreement on the rules that should govern it.

Helping Our Students Understand and Fight Imposter Syndrome – Faculty Focus

Imposter syndrome is not an entirely intellectual experience but is also felt in the body. Many people feel symptoms such as the heart beating faster, feeling nervous, feelings of anxiety, an overwhelming sense of dread, difficulty moving past mistakes, rumination over what you did or said in a situation, and silencing yourself or not speaking up at a meeting or other event.

Online Faculty and Student Mentoring: Building Community and Leveraging Resources – Educause

Online mentoring is an innovative and cost-efficient way to be more responsive and potentially better serve all students and faculty engaged in teaching and learning in any modality—whether online, hybrid, or in-person.

When Students Help Set Course Policies – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A professor considers co-designing the rules for attendance, participation, and late work.

Higher Education Trends: Improving Institution Sustainability – Fierce Education

Colleges and universities that stay current with student needs and the industries that will employ them are positioned to thrive in the coming years. Evolving their course offerings, student services, messaging and recruiting will position institutions to thrive despite economic and demographic challenges.

February Newsletter – Instructure

This month’s newsletter is full of excellent information. We discuss Canvas Data 2, share competency-based education resources, provide info on the new Canvas Ideas and Themes process, and much more!

9 Tips for Success as an Instructional Designer – Campus Technology

These best practices from the Learning Design and Technology program at the University of San Diego will help practitioners create the best possible learning experience for students and develop a rewarding career in instructional design.

Does ‘Flipped Learning’ Work? A New Analysis Dives Into the Research – EdSurge

A new meta-analysis looked at the effectiveness of flipped learning, a model that asks students to watch lecture videos before class so that class time can be used for active learning. The authors argue that while the approach can be done well, there’s lots of hype and failed attempts.

Why AI Needs the Liberal Arts – Campus Technology

Colby College in Maine is investing $30 million to create the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the first cross-disciplinary institute for AI at a liberal arts institution. Among its goals: utilizing AI to transform teaching, learning and research in a wide variety of disciplines. Yet it’s not just about how AI can inform the liberal arts, according to Amanda Stent, inaugural director of the Davis Institute. It’s also about how a liberal arts perspective can bring about a better understanding of whether, how, and in what ways the use of AI can benefit — or harm — our society.

Let’s Talk About Racial Justice, Food Studies, and Moving DEI Work Forward – Faculty Focus

Today, we’re going to talk about racial justice, the relationship between food and culture, and a type of plan-do-check-act cycle for diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Do Active-Shooter Drills in Schools Do More Harm Than Good? – EdSurge

IS THIS A DRILL? Active-shooter drills are now common at schools and colleges. But the sometimes-intense simulations can be traumatic for some children, and some parents are asking to let their students opt out of the experiences.

How Evolving Technologies Are Widening the Workforce Skills Gap – Campus Technology – March 21

Programs that provide in-demand tech skills training are not only vital to prepare learners for the workforce of the future, but they are also a differentiator for colleges and universities under pressure to recruit and retain students. In this industry fireside chat, Campus Technology Editor-in-Chief Rhea Kelly will speak with Tony Holmes, Practice Lead for Solutions Architects at Pluralsight, about where the biggest skills gaps are, common barriers for learners, and strategies for integrating skills training into higher education curricula.

Investing in the Student Experience: The Technology Foundations of Student Success – Campus Technology – March 23

In this industry fireside chat, Campus Technology Editor-in-Chief Rhea Kelly will speak with Michelle Watson, National Technology Strategy & Business Development, SLED Sr. Director and Scott Pohlman, Director of Business Development for Higher Education, about the intersection of technology and student experience and the key elements of a future-ready infrastructure, including modernized communication and collaboration systems, middle-mile broadband, cybersecurity solutions, managed solutions, and more.

Special Event! Third-Party Servicer Guidance: Update, What Do We Know, and Why You Should Comment – WCET, Phil Hill, and SAN

SAN, WCET, & Phil Hill welcome the public to this special event! We will address the recent US Department of Education Guidance for Third-Party Servicers to share what we know, address & collect your questions, and suggest why you should provide a public comment!

How to Apply the Concepts of Neuroscience to Create a Thriving Learning Culture – EdTech Update

In this webinar, Margie Meacham, CEO of Learningtogo and a neuroscience expert, will show you how to create a training program that promotes psychological safety and uses neuroscience to create a workplace culture where people flourish, connect, and perform at their best.

Administrators Assemble! Cultivating e-Learning Quality Champions Among Academic Leadership – Quality Matters

During the webinar, presenters Drs. Racheal Brooks, Siobahn Day Grady, Kimberly McGhee and Larrisha McGill-Youngblood shared how they instilled a sense of engagement and enthusiasm among administrators at North Carolina Central University. Through extensive professional development, incentives, communication and resources, they helped to create pathways for quality assurance implementation among everyone from instructional designers to the institution’s provost.

Experts Weigh In: Unpacking ED’s New Regulations For Higher Ed Vendors – Whiteboard Advisors

Hundreds of investors, education executives, institutional leaders, and policymakers joined a W/A webinar on recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Education related to the regulation of third-party vendors, including Online Program Managers (OPMs) that contract with Title IV-eligible colleges and universities.