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Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty Across Institutional Roles
Online adjunct faculty need more support, and the time to ensure they get the necessary support is now. In the summer of 2021, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), with support from the Every Learner Everywhere Network, conducted a study to examine current practices for hiring, onboarding, developing, and supporting online adjunct faculty with the goal of publishing resources to help academic leaders operationalize this knowledge and improve online faculty experiences at their institutions.
Case Study: A Face-to-Face Approach to the Online Learning Space
Often educators, students, and technology teams grapple separately with online learning challenges rather than working together to resolve them. Texas State University's Division of Information Technology is testing a different approach—a collaborative, human-first strategy poised to yield significant instructional and educational gains.
Pushing Back Against Inequity in Traditional Grading
Ungrading is difficult to define in active terms. It is often characterized by what it is not — attaching grades to most practices activities, creative work, or formative and summative assessments during a term — and less often characterized by what it is. The term can also be confusing because typically an instructor using ungrading still gives a course grade at the end of the term.
EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Transforming Teaching and Learning with a Digital Learning Strategy
With institutions adopting a broad and ever-changing range of services, tools, and curricular models to support digital learning initiatives, the need for thoughtful digital learning strategy (DLS) planning to transform the overall teaching and learning experience is increasingly apparent. But how widespread is the adoption and implementation of a DLS higher education? And what key areas are institutions targeting within their DLS frameworks?
New Case Studies on Adaptive Learning Outline Benefits for Multiple Disciplines
Achieving the Dream, a partner in the Every Learner Everywhere network, developed four discipline-specific case studies, along with seven other case studies profiling individual community colleges that were part of the Lighthouse institutions with adaptive learning pilot projects starting in 2019.