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Learning Impact Virtual Series: Higher Education

HIGHER EDUCATION

Taking your Teaching and Learning Ecosystem Online

 

New Credentialing in a New Economy: What Institutions Can do to Prepare

  • Erin Crisp, Ed.D., AVP for Innovation, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Luke Dowden, Ed.D., Chief Online Learning Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor, Alamo Colleges District
  • Kim Moore, JD, Director of Workforce, Professional, & Community Education, Wichita State University
  • Moderator: Cali Morrison, Ed.D., Associate Dean, Alternative Learning, American Public University System

Institutions are using credential programs to aid in degree persistence, supplementing existing programs, new access points for adult learners, and supporting business and industry partners. As we enter this new post-COVID economy, all of these reasons are becoming more important. Listen in as university leaders share how this new economy is impacting their credential programs and tips to starting your own program.

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“Don't get discouraged. Your program will change. Make sure you have the support of your administration, get influencers on board, and forge ahead.”


Optimizing Your Digital Learning Environment

  • Peter Hanley, Manager, Academic Applications, Temple University
  • Terry O’Heron, Director of Operations, Teaching and Learning with Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, Director, Learning Technology Development, University of Wisconsin System Administration
  • Moderator: Kelly Hoyland, Higher Education Programs Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Spring 2020 put a spotlight on institutional preparedness to adapt to massive and sudden change. A robust and scalable digital learning environment is essential when it comes to delivering quality, remote teaching. A panel of higher education experts share how to direct (or redirect) efforts to optimize your digital ecosystem, explore "must-haves" like seamless integration of third-party tools and apps, and discuss simplifying course building through deep linking.  

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“Standards are what lead to actionable data. It removes barriers and opens collaboration.”


Preparing Hands-on and Other Course Activities for Online Learning

  • James Coker, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Sciences, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)
  • Leah Simpson, Ed.D., Executive Director of Online Learning, Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
  • Vernon C. Smith, Ph.D., Provost, American Public University System
  • Moderator: Kelly Hoyland, Higher Education Programs Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium

The move to remote teaching has impacted many higher education areas, but one area that has changed significantly is in-person classroom activities. Many higher education institutions have invested in creating quality lab experiences for students on their campus, but how can you adopt the same in-person experience in a remote online learning environment? IMS higher education institutional leaders share how they create engaging, content-aligned, online learning activities, and their plans for the future.

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“With new technology, new techniques, and creative people, I see a bright future. It's an opportunity for us to meet a long term need.”


Higher Education Digital Transformation

  • Jeff Bohrer, Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • Cary Brown, Higher Education Programs Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • Kelly Hoyland, Higher Education Programs Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • Moderator: Rob Abel, Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

The future of digital education has arrived ahead of schedule. Is your digital ecosystem ready? What are the ‘table stakes’ in getting started with digital transformation on your campus? Your first move is to establish a safe, seamless, scalable, and agile foundation for plug-and-play integration. Once you have that foundation in place, where do you go from there? From learning tools to digital credentials, this webinar provides an indispensable overview of the open standards ecosystem for HED institutions and edtech suppliers on the road to digital transformation during the COVID-19 era and beyond.

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Reduce your integration challenges and ignite your HED Digital Transformation today. 

“Nimble is the new normal.”


Characterizing Engagement in an Online Setting

  • Andrew Miller, Ed.D., Principal Educational Consultant, Blackboard
  • Cary Brown, Higher Education Programs Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Blackboard's Andy Miller knows, whether it’s prioritizing outreach to academically at-risk students or adjusting course design elements to engage learners, data is at the heart of the matter. While most face-to-face support emphasizes intervention based on student characteristics, teaching and learning online allows educators to monitor and influence behavior based on empirical data gathered through student interaction in the digital learning environment.

"Determining the right data to capture at the right time and then understanding how to use it to enhance and drive student interaction has taken on increased importance, especially as educators move to full or hybrid online learning."

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HED Leaders Perspectives: Moving to Remote Learning

  • Sean DeMonner, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan
  • David Goodrum, Ed.D., Director of Academic Technology, Oregon State University
  • Meggan Levitt, Ph.D. PMP,  Assistant Vice Provost and Associate CIO for Academic Applications, University of California Davis
  • Kelvin Thompson, Ed.D., Executive Director for Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida
  • Moderator: Rob Abel, Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

COVID-19 is accelerating movement towards key improvements in meeting the changing demographics of students and likely providing opportunities for additional flexibility in the residential experience as well as the distance experience. IMS higher education institutional leaders stress the importance of clarity concerning expectations, humanizing strategies, aspiring to improve incrementally, agility, the importance of data, and looking for opportunities for more asynchronous and granular instruction. IMS is a powerful force for good in enabling the interoperable ecosystem of educational technology that is now literally how the business of education is running. The IMS ecosystem enables the agility needed to improve the faculty and student experience.

 

Read the Intro to the Learning Impact On-Demand Series by Rob Abel