Jun 17 2021

Higher Education’s Post-Pandemic Comeback

From higher-quality online learning to digital accessibility, here’s a look at some tech conversations colleges and universities are having as they emerge from the pandemic.

Higher education is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever before. There are more quality online and hybrid courses. There are higher standards for digital accessibility. What’s more, there is a more thoughtful approach to supporting diversity and inclusion in college communities.

For our 2021 dean’s list, EdTech: Focus on Higher Education pulled together 30 higher ed IT influencers who are using social and digital media to inform, engage and inspire their colleagues to do even better in these areas. Here’s a look at some of the conversations they’re having.

Flower Darby, the author of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, and Jessamyn Neuhaus, a professor of history at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, celebrate successfully balancing student support with academic rigor:

Brent Warner, co-host of The Higher EdTech Podcast, shares his tips for engaging students during online learning through Canvas:

Mike Aguilar, the director of esports and co-curricular innovation at the University of Oklahoma, is lifting up the voices of Hispanic students and parents in esports:

Last but not least, Eric J. Moore, an internationally recognized Universal Design for Learning specialist and an instructional designer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is motivating higher education leaders to give all students equal opportunities to succeed:

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