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
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
We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest paper, Digital Higher Education in Texas: A Meta-Analysis of Data and Research. This paper gives an overview and analysis of national data and research available on digital higher education; examines existing sources of data and research focused on Texas, suggesting which categories may be missing from … Continue reading New DigiTex Research Paper
DigiTex recently was featured in Forbes in an article about our course sharing partnership with Acadeum and its impact on rural colleges like Howard College, Frank Phillips College, and Ranger College. To read more, click here.