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3 Keys to Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities

As simulations gain traction in both in-person and remote classrooms, a multimedia author explains how he ensures they speak to all students.

"The Rise of Social Media" — Ponderings from a 3-Credit Course

Gardner Campbell has been teaching a new course this fall called "The Rise of Social Media," in which he and his students explore the history, trends, and perhaps even the future of what we now call social media. Here, CT asks Campbell for some early insights from the time he's spent with classes so far.

Changing the Landscape: Should Higher Ed Build Classrooms Outdoors?

Outdoor spaces have been a boon to the continuity of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a solution to safety and social distancing concerns. But they also hold potential for new pedagogical approaches that can improve the student experience. 

Why AI Needs the Liberal Arts

Colby College in Maine is investing $30 million to create the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the first cross-disciplinary institute for AI at a liberal arts institution. Among its goals: utilizing AI to transform teaching, learning and research in a wide variety of disciplines. Yet it’s not just about how AI can inform the liberal arts, according to Amanda Stent, inaugural director of the Davis Institute. It’s also about how a liberal arts perspective can bring about a better understanding of whether, how, and in what ways the use of AI can benefit — or harm — our society.

Internet2: A New Network for a 25th Anniversary

With Internet2 in its 25th year, it seems fitting that this is the time the organization will transition to a new network. Here, CT speaks with Internet2 VP of Network Services Rob Vietzke for an update on Internet2's Next Generation Infrastructure to be launched in October.



FLEXspace with LSRS v.3 Integration: Your Key to Future Proofing Learning Spaces

A little more than a year ago, the EDUCAUSE Learning Space Rating System was integrated into FLEXspace. Here, a round table discussion provides 5 perspectives on what the integration has meant to users.

Creating an Innovation Space to Solve Real-World Problems

James Madison University's JMU X-Labs goes beyond making, encouraging students to tackle transdisciplinary challenges through collaboration, creativity and technology.

5 Ideas to Soothe IT Staff Burnout

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the mental health of students, faculty and staff alike. But IT in particular has borne the brunt of keeping institutions' technology infrastructure afloat through relentless change, often in the face of budget cuts and staffing shortages. Here are ways to help mitigate stress and better support IT teams during this challenging time.

The Future of Online Learning Is Flexible and Stackable

Over the past few years, online learning in higher education has gone through a period of disruptive change. Not only did the pandemic trigger a massive shift from in-person classes to online, but it also brought new models of hybrid learning to the forefront. And micro-credentials, programs certifying specific competencies that can stand alone or be applied toward a larger degree, have gained momentum as learners have needed to reskill and compete in an evolving workforce. To explore these trends and more, we spoke with Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, chief content officer at Coursera, about the state of online education, the future of the traditional four-year degree, and what universities should be doing to keep up with alternative credential pathways.

Do It Once, Do It Well, Serve Many: Internet2 NET+

Now in its 25th year, Internet2 serves the higher education community with many important programs. NET+ is one we know well. Here, CT asks Internet2 NET+ leadership for some reflections and an update as NET+ reaches its own 10-year anniversary.