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WHAT’S ON OUR MINDS.

We’re always learning, wondering and sharing. Here’s what we’re thinking about lately.

“Going Virtual” Video Series Launching Today!

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Mar 25, 2020

The internet and social media are loaded with information and advice for faculty who are struggling to go online quickly. Much of it is centered around the critical area of technical support–what tools to use, when and how. At the same time, there’s a gap in resources available to support faculty who want to create […]

“Do what you can…”

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Mar 18, 2020

When I read this quote by Teddy Roosevelt, it made me pause… and then to take stock. What can I do in this moment, right now, to make a difference? How can I positively impact where I am, with what I have? As we all wrestle with the unexpected changes in our lives due to […]

5 Tips For Engaging Your Learners When You Go Virtual

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Mar 16, 2020

Higher Education is undergoing a mass migration from classroom-based to virtual learning this week. To most of our partners, it feels like drinking from the fire hose! Both faculty and students need support to ensure that they get through this, that we, as a learning community, maintain quality in teaching, and ensure that all students […]

10 Easy, Low-tech Steps to Getting Your Course Online

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Mar 13, 2020

In a global response to COVID-19 Coronavirus, teachers and faculty all over the world are being called upon to make the shift from classroom teaching to conducting their courses completely online. No matter what your experience is with online learning, these 10 steps will help you make this transition efficiently and get you online and […]

Unbundling: It Worked for the Airlines, Could It Work for Higher Ed?

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Feb 26, 2020

At a time when making education more affordable, increasing speed to degree are key strategies at most higher education institutions, is it also time to finally take a page from the airline industry and unbundle the degree? While most of us don’t want the HE experience to simulate the cramped seating and multiple flight delays […]

Will OER Breathe New Life Into Higher Education?

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Jan 24, 2020

Lowering the cost of required course materials and textbooks has been the goal from the beginning of the open educational resources (OER) movement. But with OER moving more mainstream, are we seeing other benefits as well? “OER Embrace” (Inside Higher Ed, September, 2019) shared that early data among some California community colleges suggests increased student […]

First Day Advice From the Field

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jan 22, 2020

Welcome back professors! With the start of the new term comes two things, new opportunities for learning and first day jitters. Even the seasoned professors we work with tell us they still get nervous on the first day of class. Of course, the first week is also when you’re creating a vision of what’s to […]

Accelerating Innovation to Improve Student Learning

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jan 14, 2020

As we enter the new decade, it is clear that higher education institutions need to accelerate innovation in order to improve student learning. Our higher education ecosystem can’t move fast enough! The demands are loud and strong from employers, from students who fail to complete, from students who question the relevance of their degree, and […]

Should We Unbundle the Degree?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jan 09, 2020

The topic of unbundling the degree still brings mixed responses, even in discussions I had while attending a number of conferences during 2019. Some support unbundling the degree because it offers students greater control over their education – and a more direct path toward successful workforce preparedness. Others expressed concern that unbundling the degree would […]