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25 Ed Tech Predictions for 2021

Education technology may have come into its own during the pandemic. But will it remain front and center forever? Here, education and industry leaders alike offer their views on higher ed's future.

Podcast: Students Supporting Faculty in the Shift to Hybrid Learning

When Boston University launched its hybrid learning initiative this fall, it also created a Classroom Moderator program: an army of student workers deployed in the classroom to help ensure that hybrid learning could run smoothly. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Ernie Perez, director of educational technology for BU Digital Learning and Innovation, and Jill Beckman, executive director of Client Services, talk about how they rolled out the classroom moderator service and made it a success.

Remote Learning in the Pandemic: Lessons Learned

The shift to online learning in response to COVID-19 has revealed pedagogical benefits that will carry on into the future. 

Higher Education IT Consultancy: A View from Both Sides of the Desk

As a seasoned higher education professional and consultant, Ellen Wagner has served on both sides of the higher education IT consultancy desk. We asked her to join us for a conversation about the role of consultants in higher education today.

How U Arizona Uses Data to Stay on Top of COVID-19

This institution has found new uses for data analysis to guide campus leaders, improve user experiences and work with researchers.



Preparing for the Liabilities of Reopening During COVID-19

The pandemic has put higher ed institutions at an increased risk of liability and lawsuits. Here's how to navigate the legal considerations of reopening.

3 Ways to Serve Students in a Completely Virtual Environment

For colleges and universities that have pivoted to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolution is not over. In order to better meet student needs both today and in the future, here are three key considerations.

Podcast: How Oregon State Uses Tech and Ingenuity to Engage Physics Students Remotely

Last fall, Oregon State University launched an Ecampus online program for its introductory physics courses, with an emphasis on collaborative, hands-on work. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, Senior Physics Instructor KC Walsh and Associate Department Head David Craig talk about how they’ve used technology, open educational resources, take-home lab kits and more to engage students from a distance.

How the Pandemic Accelerated Digital Transformation at Jones College

Jones College's move to a paperless workflow happened to coincide with COVID-19 lockdowns. Here's how going digital enabled the institution to navigate through the pandemic, a summer enrollment increase and beyond.

FLEXspace.org: A Hub for Sharing and a Platform for Research

During the past few months, higher education institutions have had an urgent need to respond to the challenges of a pandemic and reconfigure learning spaces quickly with very little room for trial and error. FLEXspace.org has proven to be both a hub for sharing what works and a platform for longer-term research on important questions that impact the future.