Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: CALCampus, Synchronous Learning, & Early Use of “OER”

by Heather Walker, Program Coordinator, DigiTex Around the same time that Project Athena and the Andrew Project were first getting off the ground, a woman named Margaret Morabito was dreaming of an affordable, consumer-oriented approach to education that incorporated the use of computers to reach non-traditional students (Morabito, 1986). Having worked previously as an English … Continue reading Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: CALCampus, Synchronous Learning, & Early Use of “OER”

Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: Course Sharing through Mind Extension University

by Heather Walker, Program Coordinator, DigiTex In 1998, the Virtual College of Texas (VCT) was established to facilitate digital course sharing in the state of Texas, with the goal of allowing students across the state to access the courses that they needed to complete their educations. Today as the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, … Continue reading Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: Course Sharing through Mind Extension University

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)