Resource News – November 4, 2022

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 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.

The Campus Live US – Inside Higher Ed – November 9-10

The Campus Live US has been specifically designed with your job role in mind. Designed in conjunction with professionals across the sector, this event looks to spotlight challenges and shared solutions to the most pressing issues facing higher education today. Covering themes across all institutional functions, this event has something for the whole team.  

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.

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.

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 State of Higher Ed Technology: A Survey of CIOs – Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s first study of chief technology officers finds questionable support from top administrators, worries about high employee turnover and a lack of confidence on preventing cyberattacks.

2023 Top 10 IT Issues – Educause

The EDUCAUSE 2023 Top 10 IT Issues describe the foundation models that colleges and universities will develop next year and beyond, acting on what was learned in the pandemic and framed by the three building blocks of leadership, data, and work and learning.

Fierce Education Leader Spotlight: Fernando Bleichmar, CEO, AP – Fierce Education

Fierce Education Editor-in Chief and Head of Content Elliot Markowitz recently spoke with Fernando Bleichmar, who earlier this year was named CEO of Academic Partnerships, regarding the future of higher education and how AP is working with colleges and universities. Bleichmar joined AP from Cengage Group where he led their U.S. Higher Education Division.

How Regional Public Colleges Benefit Their Communities – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The institutions were hit hard by the pandemic, raising questions about their relevance and longevity. New research suggests they deserve policy makers’ attention.

Debt Relief Blocked, For Now – Inside Higher Ed

Nearly 22 million borrowers applied for loan forgiveness in the week since the application opened.

Talking OPM Market and Institution Strategy – Phil on EdTech

Phil from Phil on EdTech discusses the OPM Market and his time on a WCET panel and the Changing Higher Ed podcast discussing a similar topic.

5 enrollment trends to keep an eye on for fall 2022 – Higher Ed Dive

Although undergraduate and graduate enrollment are both down, some types of institutions saw notable increases, including HBCUs and online colleges.

How Asynchronous Learning Can Spur Student Success – EdTech Magazine

Students are looking for learning-life balance, and technology tools can make it easier for colleges and universities to help them achieve it.

The Edge: Getting Comfortable With Ed Tech – The Chronicle of Higher Education

How students’ feelings about learning technology are changing — and where they, and professors, still need support.

NSC Enrollments At High End of Estimated Range – Phil on EdTech

Phil from Phil on EdTech discusses the National Student Clearinghouse report on enrollments for Fall 2022 in US Higher Education.

Pearson May Have Learned Its Hardest Lessons – The Washington Post

Pearson Plc is the wayward pupil with a tendency to over-promise, who shows brief spurts of improvement only to bring home a disappointing report card bearing the words “must try harder.” The education provider and textbook publisher is in the midst of another periodic upswing, and markets appear willing to trust that the better grades are here to stay. It may deserve the benefit of the doubt this time.

OER Initiative Offers Tools to Expand Awareness of Digital Accessibility – Campus Technology

Teach Access, a nonprofit focused on digital accessibility skills education, is launching a collection of free online teaching resources designed to help faculty teach accessibility across a range of computer science, technology, and design programs.

Should We Rethink Our Notion of Who is ‘Smart’? – EdSurge

People who happen to be good at school and college are often described as ‘smart,’ and our systems tend to reward them with cultural status and good jobs. But what if the key to expanding educational access comes down to rethinking our concept of smarts and who has them?

Reaching Underserved Students: Nolvia Delgado, Kaplan Educational Foundation – The EdUp Experience

In this episode, Nolvia Delgado, Executive Director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation discusses how to better reach underserved students. She also address how to change the stigma of community college being 13th grade and the future of higher education with host speaks with host Dr. Joe Sallustio, Senior Vice President-Global, Lindenwood University and co-host Anya Bierzynski, Senior Executive of Digital Solutions at Advance 360 Education.

How to Make Your Lecture More Engaging and Interactive for Your Students – Faculty Focus

Lectures can be boring, but they don’t have to be. There are a variety of creative approaches for making your lecture more interactive and interesting for your students so that they stay tuned in and remember the content you want them to remember.

Looking Back at DIY U and Ahead, with Anya Kamenetz – Inside Higher Ed

This week’s episode features a conversation with Anya Kamenetz, the author and journalist who in 2010 tapped into an emerging set of issues around student debt, rapid technological change and political upheaval to lay out a portrait of a world in which individuals could learn when and how they wanted and be far less dependent on instructors and institutions.

How to Reach the Disengaged Student in the Classroom – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Faculty members report unprecedented levels of student disengagement. In this forum, a panel of experts discuss strategies to get students back on track.

Are You Ready for the Design Challenges? – Quality Matters

During the webinar, presenters and instructional designers Amy Gates and Rudy Lopez outlined the Design Challenges, a movement-building quality assurance framework they created for the staff of Alamo Colleges Online. They explained how they used QM Standards and workshops as a basis for a system of professional development, self-review and peer reviews for the staff.

The Digital Campus: Bridging the Digital Divide In Higher Education  – Instructure – November 10

There’s a lot of noise in higher ed surrounding the “digital campus,” but do the expectations of today’s learners meet institutional realities? Where can institutions make the biggest impact online to improve the student experience?