How a Book Club Inspired New DigiTex Equity Statements

By Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, and Ursula Pike, Associate DIrector, DigiTex  Last summer, we had the privilege of participating in a Reading Club hosted by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. Organized by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee of CCCOER, for which Ursula serves as Co-Chair, the virtual club met bi-weekly … Continue reading How a Book Club Inspired New DigiTex Equity Statements

Introducing InclusiveAccess.org

By Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, DigiTex  Knowledge should be free.  --Kaushik Sinha The price of college textbooks has skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Two-thirds of college students say that they’ve delayed buying a textbook because it was too expensive—even though 90% of those students worry that not having the textbook will affect their … Continue reading Introducing InclusiveAccess.org

The Digital Divide and H.B. 5 (or Hank, and the “Tail” of No Broadband)

by Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, DigiTex One of the most significant barriers to digital education is the “digital divide”: lack of access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet and adequate devices to capitalize on that access. Primary, secondary, and postsecondary students alike have been affected by this divide, its negative impact on underserved and rural … Continue reading The Digital Divide and H.B. 5 (or Hank, and the “Tail” of No Broadband)

Ready Player One, Hamilton, and Me:  “Liveness,” Mediated Communication, and Building Relationships in a Virtual World

by Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, DigiTex      “Going outside is highly overrated.”  ― Ernest Cline, Ready Player One Does anyone else sometimes feel like you are living in the pages of Cline’s dystopian 2011 novel? Set in the near future of 2045, Ready Player One depicts our planet on the brink of chaos and collapse. … Continue reading Ready Player One, Hamilton, and Me:  “Liveness,” Mediated Communication, and Building Relationships in a Virtual World

“Be Responsive”: Leading Innovation For Transition And Transformation

by Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, DigiTex Recently, I was asked by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies for the monthly meeting of their Consortia/System Leadership Group, of which I am a part, to share stories of recent faculty development initiatives at our member colleges and at DigiTex. I put out a call to our colleges and received … Continue reading “Be Responsive”: Leading Innovation For Transition And Transformation