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Reimagining Courseware from an Equity-First Perspective

Earlier this year, Lumen Learning announced a partnership with Howard University to help develop equity-centered learning solutions for a new statistics course and platform. We spoke with Dr. Morris Thomas, assistant provost for digital and online learning and director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment at Howard, and Kim Thanos, founder and CEO of Lumen Learning, about developing courseware with an equity-first perspective, giving students multiple pathways to success, building in support for faculty, and more.

The Impact of Storytelling on Learning

The benefits of storytelling in teaching and learning are well established — and digital tools can help make stories more interactive, boost engagement, and convey ideas more effectively. Here's how to make the most of technology and sidestep common mistakes in the use of storytelling for learning.

Balancing Data Insight with Data Governance, Privacy, and Transparency

As VP for information technology and CIO at the University of Michigan, Ravi Pendse is committed to fostering a robust data culture that democratizes the use of data to inform decision-making. At the center of that culture is transparency: making sure students, faculty, and staff know exactly what types of data are collected, and how that data is stored, accessed, managed, and shared. Here, we talk about creating a data-aware, privacy-aware ecosystem, data governance challenges, making data visible to students, and more.

Like Leading a World-Class Orchestra: The FLEXspace Community

CT talks with Lisa Stephens, recipient of the EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award for 2022.

Driving Innovation in Higher Ed Through Data

Maryville University is working to put data at the heart of the student experience — not just for the traditional four-year degree pathway, but to inspire a lifelong-learning journey.



Serving Adult Learners with Flexibility, Stackable Credentials, and Data

As a predominately online institution geared toward serving adult students, University of Massachusetts Global is rethinking traditional models of education to embrace the flexibility and career relevance that working learners need. We spoke with Dr. David Andrews, chancellor of UMass Global, about developing a new credentialing ecosystem, listening to student and industry needs, and the data infrastructure that can really support student success.

Inside the Development of HBCUv, a New Online Learning Platform for HBCUs

The United Negro College Fund and Deloitte Digital have embarked on an ambitious effort to reimagine online education for historically Black colleges and universities. Here's how they're leveraging technology to put community at the center of the online HBCU experience.

Data Science: Re-Imagining Our Institutions at the Systems Level

What can institutions do now, to use data science better and perhaps reinvent themselves in the process? Here, George Siemens talks with CT about data science in higher education.

Colleges Leverage Tech to Improve Mental Health Options

Particularly with stresses induced by the pandemic, new and better tech-flavored ways of providing mental health support and care are being fielded in higher ed institutions.

Breaking Down Data Silos to Create a Comprehensive View of the Student

Mass personalization through data is key to innovation in higher education, according to Anthology Chairman and CEO Jim Milton. Here's how the company is moving forward after last year's Blackboard merger to enable data-informed decisions across the university.