Open Texas 2021 Reflections

by Ursula Pike, Associate Director, DigiTex On March 11 and 12, DigiTex joined with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Digital Library to co-organize Open Texas 2021. The University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College, and the Houston Area OER Consortium hosted the event. The conference was free and open to anyone interested in … Continue reading Open Texas 2021 Reflections

Surviving the Pandemic: Resiliency in the Face of Continued Uncertainty

by Ursula Pike, Associate Director, DigiTex In May, four educators at DigiTex member institutions shared the ways they were coping with the first months of the pandemic. The resulting blog post, “Meeting Change And Challenge With Compassion And Resilience,” highlighted the need to support faculty at our higher education institutions in the face of the … Continue reading Surviving the Pandemic: Resiliency in the Face of Continued Uncertainty

Meeting Change And Challenge With Compassion And Resilience

By Ursula Pike, Associate Director, DigiTex Moving a face-to-face course online requires more than flipping a switch. There are technical and pedagogical trainings, course shells to be developed, syllabi to upload, someone needs to figure out how to deliver -- and possibly proctor -- an exam online, and what seems like a million other tasks. IT … Continue reading Meeting Change And Challenge With Compassion And Resilience