This annual meeting of the WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) focuses on “practice, policy, and advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education.” The program features a keynote presentation from Jaime Casap, Google’s Education Evangelist, as well as a host of sessions on topics ranging from open educational resources and adaptive learning to state authorization and social media.
The more tech we add, the more important the relationship between faculty and learner.Melissa’s Insight
Technology helps us extend our reach, but are we making the most of the possibilities? The connection between students and instructors continues to be a critical part of the learning process, and not something that is easily developed online.
Don’t ask what you want to be, but “What problem do you want to solve?” skills for next generation workers.Melissa’s Insight
The workplace is changing, and changing fast. It’s becoming clear that continuous learning is required for job and career success, especially as our students prepare for work that doesn’t exist today. This alternative approach to career decision-making not only sets the stage for finding meaningful work, but also opens the door for a wide range of work environments and learning goals.
The C’s of change include culture, collaboration, and courage! Go forth and be courageous change agents.Melissa’s Insight
The cry for change in higher education is ongoing. What can each of us, in our individual roles in higher education, do to make it happen? Look for opportunities within your classes, institutions, communities, and professional association to collaborate.