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

Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The Andrew Project at Carnegie Mellon University

by Heather Walker, Program Coordinator, DigiTex In the 1970s the United States Department of Defense launched ARPANET, a network that connected government agencies and universities to allow for electronic messaging (e-mails) and file sharing (Carnegie Mellon, 2007c). This initiative was, essentially, an internet before there was an internet. Groundbreaking though it was, the communication potential … Continue reading Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The Andrew Project at Carnegie Mellon University

Looking Forward to the 87th Legislature

By Van L. Davis, Ph.D., Principal and Founder, Foghlam Consulting, LLC In a 1975 The Atlantic column, the late Molly Ivins described the start of the 63rd Texas Legislative session thusly: “The Texas Legislature consists of 181 people who meet for 140 days once every two years. This catastrophe has now occurred sixty-three times. The … Continue reading Looking Forward to the 87th Legislature

Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The WBSI Adventure in Online Education

by Heather Walker, Senior Administrative Assistant, DigiTex What elements comprise the digital learning experience? For most of us, the answer would include a learning management system such as Blackboard, Canvas, or Moodle; videos, podcasts, and other media; discussion rooms; and electronically submitted assignments, among other components. Now imagine attempting to conduct an online class without … Continue reading Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The WBSI Adventure in Online Education

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