Resource News – November 2023

QM Connect Conference  – Quality Matters – November 5–8 (Bloomington, MN) 
As an educator, your bold ideas lead the charge in improving experiences and outcomes for learners. From forward-thinking processes to your biggest moon-shot concepts, your expertise can advance QA practices for the entire QM community. You’re invited to take the stage this November to share how you achieve milestones, build momentum and innovate to uplift your colleagues and advance learner success. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard within the QM community! 

Learning 2023 – The Learning Leaders Conference – December 5–7 (Orlando, FL) 
With a laser focus on leadership strategies, skills, and best practices, Learning 2023 is the premier gathering for L&D leaders. It’s where you’ll gain the resources you need to grow and excel as a seasoned professional or aspiring leader, advance your career, and remain on the leading edge of organizational learning and development. 

A New Theory of Race in America – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A conversation with the Asian American-studies scholar Claire Jean Kim.

2021-22 IPEDS Data: Profile of Late-Pandemic 12-Month Enrollments – On EdTech

SNHU takes over as largest US institution, plus pre-and late-pandemic comparison

More Than 360 Colleges Pledged to Make Their Financial-Aid Letters More Transparent. Here’s a Closer Look. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Getting accepted to college is one thing. But for many students one piece of correspondence that follows can carry even more weight: the financial aid letter.

New Educause Horizon Report Identifies Tech Impacting Student Experience – CampusTechnology

A new report from Educause highlights the importance of supporting the holistic student experience in higher education.

Segregation or Student Support? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

As colleges scale back DEI efforts, students become “unpaid diversity workers.”

Biden Administration Puts Grad Schools in the Hot Seat – Inside HigherEd

The Education Department’s new transparency measures will tell prospective students if a graduate program will leave them with debt they can’t afford to pay back. But the agency nixed its original plan to include nonprofit undergraduate programs.

Americans Without College Degrees Die Younger. Here’s What the Latest Research Tells Us. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

People without a bachelor’s degree are likely to die roughly eight years younger than their college graduate counterparts, according to new research.

A Call for Stronger Supports for Black Student Fathers – Inside HigherEd

As their overall numbers fall on campuses, the cost of childcare rises and college support structures fall short, a new analysis highlights disparities faced by Black student fathers.

Waiting for FAFSA – Inside HigherEd

A major overhaul to the federal student aid form delayed its launch at least two months. That means headaches for everyone from financial aid officers to applicants.

ED’s Policy-Based Evidence Making – On EdTech

Exploring the Gainful Employment claims on alternative programs & transfer options

Research Reveals Growing Demand to Connect Academic Learning to Careers – CampusTechnology

Skills-Based Learning, Certifications, Apprenticeships Top Priorities for Students, Global Survey Shows

Ed Department: Mass Loan Cancellation Is Off the Table – Inside HigherEd

The first meeting of the Education Department’s student debt relief negotiating committee offered glimpses at what kind of loan forgiveness the Biden administration might propose.

Educause 2023 Conference Notes – On EdTech

It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.

3 Questions for CEO of Academic Partnerships on Learner ROI – Inside HigherEd

A conversation with Fernando Bleichmar on a newly released Ipsos student survey.

Classroom Walls Are Shifting – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors are open to online instruction — but what form is best?

Graduate Applications Up, but Enrollment Falls – Inside HigherEd

Enrollment fell by 4.7 percent in 2022, with particularly steep drops for doctoral programs at top research universities—a possible sign that higher ed’s enrollment crisis is reaching the graduate level. 

Presidents Can’t Win – Inside HigherEd

Statements on the Israel-Hamas war draw criticism from all sides. Should commenting on complicated geopolitical events be part of a college leader’s mandate?

Don’t Expect Revised TPS Guidance Before the Election – On EdTech

Whether from a change of heart or the clock running out, this guidance is no more

Even With Tenure, Women Are More Likely to Leave Higher Ed – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Across the academy, women are more likely to leave their faculty positions than men. Attrition is highest for women who have tenure or work in fields outside of science, technology, engineering, and math, according to a new study.

Growing Enrollment, Shrinking Future – Inside HigherEd

Undergraduate enrollment rose for the first time since 2020, stoking hopes for a long-awaited recovery. But surprising areas of decline may dampen that optimism.

Modernizing Postsecondary Policy to Better Support Adult Learners – Inside Higher Ed

This report aims to identify policy barriers hindering adult learners and suggest ways for policymakers to create accessible, affordable pathways in postsecondary education. 

An Army of Temps AFT Contingent Faculty Quality of Work/Life Report 2022 – AFT

A new national survey of adjunct faculty from the AFT underscores the continuing crisis faced by millions of contingent workers at the nation’s colleges and universities—with little improvement to poverty wages and untenable conditions in the wake of the pandemic. The AFT’s latest “Army of Temps” report, the third in a series, documents the troubling reality faced by millions of professional educators and illustrates how adjuncts struggle with low pay, inadequate access to benefits, little or no job security, and a lack of professional respect.

2024 EDUCAUSE Top 10: Institutional Resilience –  EDUCAUSE

The 2024 EDUCAUSE Top 10 describes the contributions that technology, data, and the workforce will make to advance three dimensions of institutional resilience: mission resilience, operational resilience, and financial resilience.

Educational Technology Research in Higher Education: New Considerations and Evolving Goals  – EDUCAUSE

This report highlights the ways in which educational technology can be effectively harnessed to engage students in different ways, meeting them where their preferences are, and promoting skills that will help them in the workforce.

Is it Time to Break-up with Twitter/X? – House of EdTech, Episode 234

EdTech Thought Twitter once brought educators together, providing community and hope when we needed it most. For teachers overwhelmed by the demands of this profession, Twitter was a refuge – a little blue bird that lifted our spirits and helped us…

Survey Highlights What Matters Most to Adult Learners – EAB, Episode 170

EAB’s Beth Donaldson is joined by her colleague, Todd Heilman, to review findings from a new EAB survey of nearly 4,000 adult learners. The two review what we learned about the motivations and preferences of adult learners, and about how they research programs and colleges they might attend.

Fostering Digital Learning Innovation – University of Central Florida, Episode 148

Guest Jared Stein joins hosts Kelvin and Tom to discuss the ways that we think about, talk about, and foster innovation in our higher education digital learning context, to the benefit of students and faculty.

Harnessing Gamification for Effective Learning – Forward Edge, November 16, 2023

Discover how to design captivating learning experiences that harness the power of game elements to promote active participation and motivation. Explore strategies to seamlessly integrate gamification into your teaching approach, and uncover innovative methods for assessing student progress through interactive challenges. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your teaching with gamification techniques that inspire and engage students like never before.

Don’t Panic! Leading and Learning in an Age of AI – Presented by Dr. Jason Neiffer, Executive Director of the Montana Digital Academy, November 15, 2:00pm ET

Every day we are witnessing the rise of mainstream artificial intelligence. With the emergence of generative AI tools, we have a new opportunity to discuss the placement of future tools in our schools to help build better, future-focused students and ultimately adults. In this webinar, you’re invited to embrace AI tools as an opportunity to adopt superpowers for you and your students to navigate what’s next in our soon-to-be-AI-driven world. Join us to calm your fears, increase your understanding and discover new opportunities for your school.

Beyond Traditional Tutoring: How Online Innovations are Elevating Student Engagement – Innovative Educator

Institutions are actively working towards becoming student-ready by equipping learners with tailored resources. The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) stands out with its innovative approach to tutoring services, ensuring they cater to the evolving needs of their students. By harnessing online platforms such as Discord and TutorChat, CSN has diversified its engagement methods, fostering deeper connections with students. Additionally, CSN emphasizes regular online tutor training, which enhances staff development, aids recruitment, and reduces turnover. Join us to uncover student support strategies, navigate tutoring budget challenges, and leverage technology to boost student achievement!

Riding the Wave: How Social Media Trends Revolutionize eLearning

Explore how you can transform eLearning with social media trends. Enhance engagement, personalization, and retention for modern learners.

6 Ways Color Psychology Can Be Used to Design Effective eLearning

Color isn’t just a design choice; it’s a dynamic tool that taps into the learner’s psychology. Whether it’s evoking a certain emotion, drawing attention to key content, or providing a calming backdrop for intensive learning, the strategic use of color can significantly amplify the effectiveness of eLearning materials.

Unveiling the Future of Learning: Top eLearning Trends Shaping 2023 and Beyond

The landscape of learning and corporate training is evolving at an unprecedented pace. In this post, we’re excited to delve into the most captivating eLearning trends that are set to redefine the way we learn and develop this year.

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AI Transformations In LMSs: 6 Remarkable Applications – eLearning Industry

AI-enabled Learning Management Systems are a game-changer. Explore 6 remarkable applications of AI in LMSs that will help you enhance courses and empower your students.

Students Outrunning Faculty in AI Use – Inside Higher Ed

A new study finds over half of students use generative AI, while more than 75 percent of faculty members do not regularly use the technology.

10 Ways Technology Leaders Can Step Up and In to the Generative AI Discussion in Higher Ed – EDUCAUSE

The use of generative AI tools on campus is an excellent opportunity for technology and other leaders to provide guidance to students, faculty, and staff about how to navigate these new technological waters.

ChatGPT and Generative AI: 25 Applications to Support Student Engagement The Times Higher Education

This article contains 25 examples of prompts that show how generative AI can help keep students interested, connected and motivated.

How to Help Students Avoid Getting Duped Online — and by AI Chatbots -EdSurge

EdSurge connected with Caulfield to talk about his strategies for managing today’s flood of information — and how new AI tools will impact efforts by educators to teach information literacy.

New AI Algorithm Predicts Online Student Performance With High Accuracy –
A team from the University of Cordoba has designed a model, based on fuzzy logic, that predicts the performance of online education students, dividing them into 4 categories and helping professors give more personalized assistance to each student, tailored to their situations.

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