Resource News – May 6, 2022

Learning Impact 2022 – IMS Global – June 13-16

Learning Impact is the can’t-miss edtech conference of the year. Professionals from K-12 through higher education, government, and learning technology and content providers connect and collaborate to get ahead of what’s next in teaching and learning.

NISOD Conference on Teaching and Learning –  NISOD – May 28-31

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses.

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.

2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition – Educause

This report profiles the trends and key technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning, and 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.

State of the Humanities 2022: From Graduate Education to the Workforce – American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The Evolving Conversation About Quality in Online Learning – Inside Higher Ed

This report focuses on the current state and the evolving debate about the quality of remote learning: who gets to decide its parameters, and what is the general sentiment about online learning as it stands. Intended for college and university leaders and faculty of all institution types, this resource is designed to help higher ed professionals navigate this challenging time and better support students and campus communities, both online and off.

Course Design Considerations for Inclusion and Representation – Quality Matters

Dr. Racheal Brooks and Dr. Siobahn Day Grady of North Carolina Central University examine how course design practices help create safe, inclusive and equitable experiences for all online learners.

Toward Convergence Creating Clarity to Drive More Consistency in Understanding the Benefits and Costs of OER – Midwestern Higher Education Compact

This report, developed by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC)  as part of the National Consortium for OER (NCOER) and by a workgroup of institutional, state, and national leaders, offers common principles and frameworks to improve consistency and reliability for measuring cost savings and the return on investment (ROI) of OER

Employers Claim to Value Alternative Credentials. Do Their Practices Match Their Promises? – Edsurge

New research shows a disconnect between what executives say they believe and how HR professionals act when it comes to valuing Alternative Credentials. 

What Are the Demographics of Noninstructional Staff at Colleges? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Statistical snapshots of the gender, race, and ethnicity of office and administrative support, business and financial operations, maintenance, and other noninstructional posts in 2018 and 2020.

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: Nurturing Ourselves to Support our Students – Faculty Focus

Lalah Delia, writer, teacher, advocate for holistic living and wellbeing, is credited with saying, “Focusing on taking care of yourself and doing the best you can, versus judging yourself, is how you take back your power.” 

What the World is Learning: Udemy Releases Latest Global Workplace Learning Index – GlobeNewswire

Udemy released its “Q1 2022 Workplace Learning Index,” revealing the most popular technology and power skills trainings leveraged by global online learners. Thus far in 2022, lessons on decentralized applications for blockchain and work efficiency were the leading courses among global learners in technology and power skills, respectively.

Momentum builds behind a way to lower the cost of college: A degree in three years – Hechinger Report

Skepticism about the cost and duration of a higher education drives a need for speed

Education Professors React to Divisive-Concept Laws – The Chronicle of Higher Ed

New state laws and other actions limiting what teachers can say in the classroom about topics including race, racism, and sexuality typically apply to elementary and secondary schools. So professors, while often opposed to the laws, have largely remained unaffected. But at least one group of faculty members has felt a direct impact: those training teachers.

I Left the Classroom to Work in Edtech. I’m Still Teaching and Leading. – EdSurge

When Selena A. Carrión left the classroom recently, she intended to stay in education. She found herself in edtech instead. As it turns out, teachers have a lot to offer edtech companies, from their leadership and collaboration skills to their deep awareness of how to improve today’s schools. She writes about what teachers—and companies—can expect.

A Systematic Approach to Quality Online Course Design and Development – Educause
The Digital Learning Studio at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health took the opportunity provided by the emergency switch to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic to identify possible courses for new online programs. The Mailman School of Public Health systematically reviewed the remote teaching version of its core curriculum courses and used that process as the starting point for the development of a high-quality, fully online master of public health (MPH) program.

Online Exam Cheating Is Up – Inside Higher Ed

Study by online proctoring service finds 6.6 percent rate of cheating—up 14 times from before the pandemic.

The Case for Reminding Students About Assignments – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Using a chatbot to help students get through a course shows promise in early findings.

Many College Students May Not Return Next Fall, Aid Applications And Hot Job Market Suggest – Forbes

America’s colleges and universities last October enrolled the smallest share of graduating high-school seniors in over a decade. According to new estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 61.8 percent of the Class of 2021 elected to attend college as of October 2021, down slightly from 62.7 percent for the Class of 2020.

The Unintended Consequences of “Ungrading” -The Chronicle of Higher Education

Does getting rid of grades make things worse for disadvantaged students?

In U.S., Online MBA Students Now Exceed Full-Time MBAs – Poets & Quants

More MBA students in the U.S. are now studying in online MBA options than in the more traditional full-time MBA programs on-campus.

Trends to Watch in 2022: Takeaways from the Horizon Report – CampusTechnology

One of the takeaways from this year’s Educause Horizon Report is that there’s likely no such thing as a return to normal: many of the changes that higher education has undergone over the past couple of years are here to stay. To delve into the details of what’s on the horizon for higher ed in 2022, CT spoke with Kathe Pelletier, director of Educause’s Teaching and Learning Program and co-author of the report.

Technology Critical to Facilitate Higher Education Decision-Making – Fierce Education

Higher education is between a rock and a hard place. Pandemic funding relief has disappeared, yet colleges and universities are operating in a market challenged by smaller high school graduating classes and inflation. Institutions must once again rely on their operations and business model to fund new strategies to they can operate successfully in this environment.

The Persistent Value of an HBCU Education: An Interview with Roslyn Clark Artis – Educause

Mark Brown, the executive director at the Student Freedom Initiative, sat down with Roslyn Clark Artis, the president of Benedict College, to discuss some of the challenges that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) face and the persistent value of the HBCU experience and education.

Why One University Is Moving Toward a Subscription Model – Edsurge Podcast

EdSurge sat down with Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, after a speech he gave at the recent SXSW EDU conference in Austin. They asked him how he defines the “new university” he’s pivoting to, and specifically what role the humanities might play in its updated curriculum.

Keith McIntosh on Leading with Intention – Educause

Hosts Cynthia and Jack talk with Keith McIntosh, Vice President and CIO for the University of Richmond, about his leadership journey and philosophy.

The future tech worker pipeline might not be through college – Marketplace Tech

There are two long-standing trends in the tech industry that have intensified over the last couple of years: there are more jobs than workers to fill them and there’s a need to diversify this workforce. As a result, more and more companies are rolling back degree requirements that were part of many job descriptions.

A New Approach to Gifted Education – Edsurge Podcast

A new effort is bringing a fresh approach to gifted education, and it doesn’t take place in a school building. Instead, it works either as a project-based homeschool curriculum and support system, or as an unusual boarding school that involves a kind of educational road trip. How does it fit into broader debates about the future of gifted programs?

Improving Collaborative Learning Through Technology – MagicEdTech

n this episode, Michael Lombardo, Founder and CEO of BookNook, talks to Dan Gizzi about how learning has been changed forever by the pandemic and why collaborative learning is the way forward. He enumerates how edtech companies, educators, caregivers and parents, and districts can work together to solve the challenges faced by learners and teachers.

Enrolling and Engaging Online Learners – Inside Higher Ed

Join Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman as they examine enrollment trends, strategies that institutions are embracing to attract and graduate online students and the approaches colleges are taking to ensure that their online programs are of the highest quality.

Delivering High Quality Staff and Faculty Development in 10-Minute Microlessons – Quality Matters

During their presentation, the team from the University of Maryland School of Nursing shared the innovative way they are delivering staff and faculty professional development — 10-minute microlessons! Many of the lessons they have created are publicly available on the school’s website and can be accessed by anyone. If you do use any of the lessons, please remember to give proper credit.

The Evolving Conversation About Quality in Online Learning – Inside Higher Ed

Join Inside Higher Ed Co-founder and Editor Doug Lederman for a lively discussion about the special report, “The Evolving Conversation About Quality in Online Learning,” with guest speaker and special report author Kristi DePaul.

Course Design Considerations for Inclusion and Representation – Quality Matters – May 10

During the webinar, participants will discover techniques for uncovering existing disparities faced by online learners, explore evidence-based best practices for equitable e-learning environments, and reimagine inclusive experiences for all learners.

Revamping Curriculum Management: Optimizing Academic Operations – Inside Higher Ed – May 12

In this free webcast, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will discuss the articles featured in the recently-released compilation, “Revamping Curriculum Management: Optimizing Academic Operations,” which highlight the curricular innovations and controversies at colleges and universities across the country, with several interesting trends emerging.

The Digital versus Brick-and-Mortar Balancing Game – Educause – May 12

Grab your coffee and join us for an informal discussion on digital and physical work and learning spaces. We’ll dig into the latest EDUCAUSE Showcase resources, including the 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition. You’ll get a chance to network with colleagues and hear from EDUCAUSE subject-matter experts and leaders in the community.

 -Exploring the 2022 Teaching and Learning Horizon Report – Educause – May 28

This webinar will explore the trends, challenges, and key technology developments identified by a panel of global experts in the 2022 Teaching and Learning Horizon Report. Members of the Horizon Report team and panel will highlight contextual trends and challenges and discuss how key technologies can assist higher education teaching and learning professionals in meeting upcoming challenges and capitalizing on opportunities. Implications of trends and key technologies will be considered from different institutional perspectives.